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R2 Applicant with below 80% GMAT. Withdraw?

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R2 Applicant with below 80% GMAT. Withdraw? [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 14:01
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So, I applied to a select number of top schools, though with a glaring downside - below 80% GMAT. In fact it's way below. I don't know what got into me, but I hit submit anyway. Just received my first reject today, and what I guess I had a feeling about hit me now - my app is just not up to snuff this time. GPA is avg as well from a state school, with a background in real estate investment with a family business I grew up with.

I called Columbia, and they said it's a 'personal decision' whether I'd like to withdraw or not - in either case, they will see me as a re-applicant if I am applying the same year. I wonder - if you're considered a re-app anyway, how is a full denial seen as opposed to a withdrawal? Any thoughts? I know the app fee is nonrefundable, but I am willing to withdraw if it means having a more favorable review R1 in October of this year.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..
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Re: R2 Applicant with below 80% GMAT. Withdraw? [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 15:10
What was your GMAT?

Just my 2 cents (I'm not a pro), I would stick it out if they will consider you a reapplicant anyways. Especially since a withdraw without reason shows poor planning, and you will probably want to address why you withdrew in you optional essay. Just b/c I realized I wasn't up to par isn't a great reason. Good reasons would be a new job offer, new project, promotion, family, etc...

I would start TODAY, on improving yourself for the next year's class. The most important thing as a reapplicant is to show how you've improved, and why you deserve an admit this time. That type of work starts now. I would also retake the GMAT and score in the 80% range, preferably 710+. Then I would apply in R1 or R2 next class year (whenever you app will be the best) b/c these rounds are generally less competative than R3/R4 (if available).

You are correct in thinking that you chances are slim if you are way outside the 80% range, but this doesn't mean you have no chance. You should probably provide the rest of your stats so that you can get the best advice possible including:

Age
Sex
Nationality
School's targeted
Work Experience & # of years
GMAT
Undergrad ranking
Undergrad GPA
Extracurriculars
Leadership roles
etc...

Also, you should ask yourself if you are applying to the correct schools. Once you have improved your profile, you should re-evaluate your school choice and make sure that you are applying to a couple reach schools, a few sweet spots, and a couple safetys. If you apply to all reaches you could be putting yourself in a bad position
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