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Reapply to Chicago Booth R2, or R3 with career/EC growth??

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Reapply to Chicago Booth R2, or R3 with career/EC growth?? [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 14:37
waiting till R3:
Pros:
pending new job in January (different industry, similar function, international experience)
I just took a lead role for a volunteer organization, and would have progress towards event planning.
Attempting the GMAT for a 4th time. (630 (Q39/V38) on first attempt is my best, but I just know that the quant side can come up).
Cons:
less admits, i.e. more competitive.

Applying R2:
Pros:
More admits, same round I got an interview in last year
possible waitlist.
Cons:
recommendation letters might not come in time for R2
feeling like work hasn't shown sufficient career progress since being rejected in March 2011.
not much EC in last 6 mo.
still applying with weak GMAT.

Notables: despite my profile, I interviewed R2 last year. My dad is a Chicago GSB alum (might have helped to get the interview). My B.S. is in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh, and my M.S. (3.71) is in Systems Engineering from George Washington University

Your advice is appreciated!
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Re: Reapply to Chicago Booth R2, or R3 with career/EC growth?? [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 18:11
scott2013 wrote:
waiting till R3:
Pros:
pending new job in January (different industry, similar function, international experience)
I just took a lead role for a volunteer organization, and would have progress towards event planning.
Attempting the GMAT for a 4th time. (630 (Q39/V38) on first attempt is my best, but I just know that the quant side can come up).
Cons:
less admits, i.e. more competitive.

Applying R2:
Pros:
More admits, same round I got an interview in last year
possible waitlist.
Cons:
recommendation letters might not come in time for R2
feeling like work hasn't shown sufficient career progress since being rejected in March 2011.
not much EC in last 6 mo.
still applying with weak GMAT.

Notables: despite my profile, I interviewed R2 last year. My dad is a Chicago GSB alum (might have helped to get the interview). My B.S. is in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh, and my M.S. (3.71) is in Systems Engineering from George Washington University

Your advice is appreciated!


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Re: Reapply to Chicago Booth R2, or R3 with career/EC growth?? [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 00:11
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Hi scott2013,

We always recommend that clients avoid applying to the final round if possible. For many schools, this is the time they are focused on completing their class and picking very specific profiles. In addition, if you submit an application in March and are not admitted, you do not have much time to regroup and improve your profile before reapplying in October for the next season. For this reason, I recommend you apply to either Round 2 this year, or wait to apply next year.


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