Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 24 Oct 2016, 10:06

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 15:20
Hello

I am actually a new member (Just registered 5 min. ago). Just wanted to know about your thoughts on which round would it be better to apply. I am currently planning to apply to Wharton, Stern, and Boston Univ. I was aiming for R2 but seriously it has been kind of difficult. I am still working on my essays and I want to take the GMAT again, as I did not even crack the 500. Considering the competitiveness in these schools I think it is a must to take the GMAT again. I did only study for 1 month however, considering that I had already taken the GRE and figured it would be quite similar. But I was definitely wrong. What do you think? Should I delay to R3 and have a much stronger application and dedicate at least two strong months towards the GMAT? Also, do R3 applicants are at a disadvantage than other applicants?

I'd appreciate any input I can have.

Regards
Intern
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 15:33
I forgot to mention that I am not currently working, so I do have time to dedicate the necessary time towards my studies.
VP
Joined: 09 Dec 2008
Posts: 1221
Schools: Kellogg Class of 2011
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 242 [0], given: 17

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 16:13
R3 is much tougher to get an admit because most of the available spots in the class have already been filled from R1 and R2. To be honest, if you are planning to retake the GMAT (and with a score <500 it's probably a good idea to be seriously considered at Wharton or NYU), you're best bet would probably be to focus on the GMAT now and then target R1 or R2 in next year's application cycle. Trying to retake the GMAT and still apply R2 this year is probably not feasible, and applying R3 is really a long shot (and an expensive long shot at $200-$250 per application).
_________________
Intern
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 16:23
Thanks. You think it would be feasible to go just for Boston Univ. on R2. I know that for Wharton and NYU I'd have to seriously dedicate much more time an for R2 , it would definitely be pushing it. The BU application is basically complete, bar from one essay, I have already finished the other 3. I'd just have to full time study for one month for the GMAT.
Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 224
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 16:34
I think Jerz is right. RD 3 is very tough. Also, if you have a sub 500 GMAT, you're not getting in regardless of what round you apply. Is it possible to apply next year?

With respect to BU, if you've already finished most of the essays and you're confident you can improve your GMAT score by 150 pts or so in the next month, then give it a shot. If you're not that confident in your ability to get a better score, I think it would be a good idea to wait longer and just apply next year.
Current Student
Joined: 08 Oct 2007
Posts: 169
Location: Berkeley, CA
Schools: Berkeley-Haas MBA
WE 1: Investment Management (fund of funds)
WE 2: Private Equity (\$2bn generalist fund)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

10 Dec 2009, 09:12
Do you have a good GRE score? I believe Wharton takes the GRE now too, so perhaps you don't even need to do the GMAT again.
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
R1, R2, R3, R4... what are people talking about? 2 14 Nov 2009, 07:10
R1 R2 R3 chances 1 10 Aug 2009, 14:09
Plz help: R2 vs R3 4 21 Nov 2008, 11:45
Is it better to apply in R3 or R1 or R2 17 10 Jan 2007, 06:59
Is it better to apply in R3 or R1 or R2 0 10 Jan 2007, 06:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by