Now to the questions I have:
1. I've heard that their is a typical Indian Male IT professional stereotype which inhibits my chances at all top colleges. I want to know with my work ex and slightly average score am I being realistic in my schools. Also, please suggest any other schools that I can aim for.
2. Is it true that maximum scholarships are awarded in the first round of applications. Also I have heard that their is a higher chance of rejections in the later rounds.
3. Lastly, and this has been eating away at me for the past few days- Should I retake the GMAT? I feel I can do better in English but realistically I think I could at max get a 740-750. Is it worth it?
Your help would truly truly be appreciated!!
Thanks for writing us good sir,
Sooo, let's get kicked off with your questions.
1. It's not that it "inhibits", it's that the schools have too many exactly similar profiles to choose from. What makes YOU different from the other 300 Big four, high GMAT Indian Male IT candidates?? That is the million dollar question! And hopefully one you will be answering in your emails.
2. Both are true. The earlier you apply, the more seats there are, and the more money there is.
3. Like any investment, it depends on the costs. If anyways you are considering applying next year, and you have plenty of time, of COURSE you should try and get a higher score. A higher score can help differentiate you ( a bit). BUT, that having been said, I don't think that if the ONLY difference you will have is 20 points more, it will make all that much of a difference. Meaning once you break 720, 10 or 20 or 30 points more on the GMAT doesn't magically get you in anywhere. You also gotta have the profile.
Hope this helps!!!
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