Hey Paul Allen:
I thought you were great in American Psycho -- at least up until the part where you run into that axe.
to be honest, right now you are not competitive at Columbia and Booth. So it does not really matter if you feel like you are running out of time. With a 680 GMAT score you do not really have a realistic chance of getting into Columbia or Booth.
This is what you have to do -- retake the GMAT, get at least a 700 and then apply in round two for Booth. I would make sure that you apply to Columbia and have the GMAT score (of course), and I would make sure to do this no later than the beginning of the new year.
You seem to place a lot of stock in the two classes you plan on taking. Did you not have a calculus and business statistics as an undergraduate finance major? If you are retaking them, make sure that other classes that you score the lowest and in that cover some basic business core course. At the end of the day getting good grades in these retake courses, will move the needle as much as getting a much higher GMAT score.
The bottom line -- GMAT is God, everything else is pretty much secondary.
I hope this helps and when you get that enhance the GMAT score, please feel free to call into the office or e-mail us at MBA@amerasiaconsulting.com
. Once you have that score, I am pretty sure we can help you get into Columbia and booth.
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