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Despite my initial GMAT, I was able to secure a Sloan interview and Kellogg waitlist, but could not convert at either. Since the '08 application season, I have significantly improved my GMAT to the mentioned score. However, I realize that a strong re-application is not built on a GMAT re-take alone. In addition, my waitlist status extended my communication with Kellogg (update letters into June) so there is less "new" material available. Given these circumstances, I would like to understand my chances with a Kellogg re-app and additional re-apps to Stanford and Haas (both of which did not extend interviews to me) after only one year. Two-year re-apps make more sense?
US-born 28 years old with 5.5 yrs of work experience MS (3.7) and BS (3.8) from US Top 4 EECS program 3.5 years R&D engineer, 2 yrs. business development in Tech Strong trajectory with Corporate assignments Strong recommendations and extracurriculars (Fraternity president, Non-profit entrepreneurship...)
Re: Re-application driven by GMAT re-take [#permalink]
22 Nov 2009, 12:37
With your improved score you should certainly reapply at Sloan and Kellogg (1st-round submission would have been ideal). Your profile seems strong but I didn't see the "unusualness" that would make Stanford doable for you. I might just need to know your profile better. But I would not discourage you from applying to Haas. At your age waiting two years for a re-app does not make sense. You need to apply now. Chances are it was the GMAT that was holding you back. See Accepted.com's info on reapplicants.
Hope this helps,
Re: Re-application driven by GMAT re-take
22 Nov 2009, 12:37
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...