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Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 09:55
Could you please evaluate my profile:

GMAT: 630(Q46, V 31, AWA 6 )
GPA: 7.13/10( from one of the top 10 Engineering colleges in India )
WE: 2 Years( Business Software )
Nationality/Sex: Indian/Female

Aiming for:
1) UC Irvine- Merage
2) UC Davis
3) USC Marshall
4) ASU Arizona- WP Carey
5) UC San Deigo -Rady

What are my chances for admissions and if admitted for aid( Do I sound greedy :roll: )

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 16:42
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Could you please evaluate my profile:

GMAT: 630(Q46, V 31, AWA 6 )
GPA: 7.13/10( from one of the top 10 Engineering colleges in India )
WE: 2 Years( Business Software )
Nationality/Sex: Indian/Female

Aiming for:
1) UC Irvine- Merage
2) UC Davis
3) USC Marshall
4) ASU Arizona- WP Carey
5) UC San Deigo -Rady

What are my chances for admissions and if admitted for aid( Do I sound greedy :roll: )

Thanks a lot.


I'm sorry, but I think your GMAT is sinking your chances at all the schools on your list. I encourage you to retake and raise your verbal score specifically -- or change your target schools.

Best,
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Re: Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 16:53
Thanks, Linda.
What business schools accept candidates with such GMAT scores(630). Do any of the ranked schools accept such scores at all?
Because, the schools I am targeting are ranked between 30 -50(UCSD is not even ranked). If these schools don't accept, then I guess no other will?! :(
Could you please suggest schools relevant to me.
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Re: Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 18:31
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Thanks, Linda.
What business schools accept candidates with such GMAT scores(630). Do any of the ranked schools accept such scores at all?
Because, the schools I am targeting are ranked between 30 -50(UCSD is not even ranked). If these schools don't accept, then I guess no other will?! :(
Could you please suggest schools relevant to me.


Would you consider preparing again and retaking the GMAT?

Don't focus so much on the ranking. I am guessing that you are located in California and the reality is that you are applying to almost all UC programs. Now all these schools do accept a few applicants with a 630 GMAT, but you are asking me for a profile evaluation based on what's most likely to happen. Schools that are less picky about the GMAT would include MBA programs that are part of the Cal State system, or private programs like Santa Clara, Pepperdine, or Loyola Marymount. You may also want to check out Hult in Boston, which looks more at work experience than at the GMAT and has a very international program.

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Re: Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2010, 15:15
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pddm wrote:
Thanks, Linda.
What business schools accept candidates with such GMAT scores(630). Do any of the ranked schools accept such scores at all?
Because, the schools I am targeting are ranked between 30 -50(UCSD is not even ranked). If these schools don't accept, then I guess no other will?! :(
Could you please suggest schools relevant to me.


Would you consider preparing again and retaking the GMAT?

Don't focus so much on the ranking. I am guessing that you are located in California and the reality is that you are applying to almost all UC programs. Now all these schools do accept a few applicants with a 630 GMAT, but you are asking me for a profile evaluation based on what's most likely to happen. Schools that are less picky about the GMAT would include MBA programs that are part of the Cal State system, or private programs like Santa Clara, Pepperdine, or Loyola Marymount. You may also want to check out Hult in Boston, which looks more at work experience than at the GMAT and has a very international program.

Best,
Linda



Thanks Linda,

Based on your advice, I'm going for a retake! :)
However, this means applying in R2 & even R3 for a couple of colleges. :(
I have one more concern: Even if I do well in the retake , does my relatively low work ex (2 yrs) weaken my profile?
I have heard people say that unless you have a great extracurriculars and GPA, GMAT 700+ also doesn't help much.
I know, that I should be concentrating more on GMAT now and less on speculating!
But, there is a lot of guessing game happening everywhere and a sound opinion from an expert would be highly appreciated.
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Re: Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2010, 20:31
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pddm wrote:
Thanks, Linda.
What business schools accept candidates with such GMAT scores(630). Do any of the ranked schools accept such scores at all?
Because, the schools I am targeting are ranked between 30 -50(UCSD is not even ranked). If these schools don't accept, then I guess no other will?! :(
Could you please suggest schools relevant to me.


Would you consider preparing again and retaking the GMAT?

Don't focus so much on the ranking. I am guessing that you are located in California and the reality is that you are applying to almost all UC programs. Now all these schools do accept a few applicants with a 630 GMAT, but you are asking me for a profile evaluation based on what's most likely to happen. Schools that are less picky about the GMAT would include MBA programs that are part of the Cal State system, or private programs like Santa Clara, Pepperdine, or Loyola Marymount. You may also want to check out Hult in Boston, which looks more at work experience than at the GMAT and has a very international program.

Best,
Linda



Thanks Linda,

Based on your advice, I'm going for a retake! :)
However, this means applying in R2 & even R3 for a couple of colleges. :(
I have one more concern: Even if I do well in the retake , does my relatively low work ex (2 yrs) weaken my profile?
I have heard people say that unless you have a great extracurriculars and GPA, GMAT 700+ also doesn't help much.
I know, that I should be concentrating more on GMAT now and less on speculating!
But, there is a lot of guessing game happening everywhere and a sound opinion from an expert would be highly appreciated.


My expert opinion mirrors yours: Focus less on speculating and more on strengthening your qualification so you will have more reasons for an acceptance and less for a rejection.

Yes your relatively low work experience will work against you at schools with higher levels of work experience at matriculation, but you should aim for schools with lower levels of work experience at matriculation.

Another option: Wait a year. Improve your GMAT. Apply R1 with a higher GMAT and one more year of work experience. In the interim, get involved in something other than work and applications so that you can discuss a non-professional or community service activity.

You might be interested in Where Should You Apply? A Guide to Selecting the Best MBA Programs.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Profile Evaluation(Low GMAT & Low GPA ) [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2010, 11:16
You are not considering part-time programs?
All schools you are interested have them.
Generally, part-time programs have wider range of acceptable GMAT scores.

I am debating whether I should go to full or part time programs in South California. Any thoughts (pluses/minuses) will be very appreciated.
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