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

It is currently 23 Jul 2014, 14:42

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Schools Visits - Does it matter and to whom

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Aug 2009
Posts: 54
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 29

Schools Visits - Does it matter and to whom [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2010, 20:58
I have heard that some schools value student visits, even going as far as recording the number of times you visit and contact them. I have heard NYU is one of the schools that this matters a lot to. I have also heard some schools such as HBS could care less if you visit. What programs value school visits and which programs do not? Thanks for your help.
_________________

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny - Elaine Maxwell

Director
Director
User avatar
Affiliations: Columbia, Wharton, LBS
Joined: 02 Nov 2009
Posts: 592
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, LBS, Columbia, Wharton, HEC Paris
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: Schools Visits - Does it matter and to whom [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2010, 15:18
Hi RBiscoe,

There is no fast and easy rule about it. It depends on a few factors. Also school admissions team change each year and sometimes the new personnel or the change in admissions landscape will also affect its admissions practice. So we do not believe making a list of these schools is the effective way to go about it. Rather, determine the list of schools you are interested in and might be a good fit for you. Then email or call us for additional assessment.

A rule of thumb. School visits are always good, especially when you can leverage on the experience to connect with the reason why you choose this particular program. However, if the acceptance rate is very low and the school is top-ranked, then school visits are merely a small component in the entire package. The strength of your application including your intelligence, willpower, past track record, future plans becomes more important. After all, they are selecting the best candidates, not the most eager candidates. :-)

For the schools a bit further down the list, how determined you want to join the program becomes more of an important factor. One basic reason is that no school wants to get turned down after sending out admissions letters to students. The acceptance rate is important to the school.

More questions, join us in our next free info session or simply call or email us at Manhattan Review.
_________________

Manhattan Review GMAT Prep & MBA Admissions Consulting
Web: http://www.manhattanreview.com | Phone: +1.212.316.2000
Receive 20% off Admissions Consultings as GMATClub member!

Re: Schools Visits - Does it matter and to whom   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2010, 15:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Schools Visits - Does it matter and to whom

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.