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The application Process [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 12:38
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My query is regarding the application process. I know the moment I post this i wii be directed to a detailed post that might say it all regarding the application process .But still i am doing it because i have some specific queries to which specific answers will be much appreciated.
1) What happens on test day ? Before the test we are asked to select 5 schools. Why ? To send our scores is the official answer i know, but i don't understand what this “send the official score” mean ? How is it different from me sending my score to them (5 schools) myself , through mail ?
2) Once i click the report score tab what happens ? Does my score go to the 5 designated schools immediately ?
3) After the test , once i get my official report card what do i do next ? This is after i have got a decent 700+ score on my test. Do i immediately start writing the essays (assume that i have a good 15-30 days between my test day and deadline day for application ) ?
4) Now this is a naive yet important question. Once the school gets my score, will the school contact me or will i submit my essay to the school and wait for getting shortlisted for the interview ? If it is the latter then do i pay the application fee then or after i get shortlisted for the interview ?
5) I have additional professional qualifications which i believe will be favorable in my application process. How do i convey that to the schools ?
6) A bit of a side-track question , is the cost of retaking the exam $250

Guys as you would have imagined by now i am an amateur with respect to GMAT. So kindly be patient with me and help me out on the above-mentioned queries. Prompt reply would be much appreciated.

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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 13:07
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My query is regarding the application process. I know the moment I post this i wii be directed to a detailed post that might say it all regarding the application process .But still i am doing it because i have some specific queries to which specific answers will be much appreciated.
1) What happens on test day ? Before the test we are asked to select 5 schools. Why ? To send our scores is the official answer i know, but i don't understand what this “send the official score” mean ? How is it different from me sending my score to them (5 schools) myself , through mail ?
2) Once i click the report score tab what happens ? Does my score go to the 5 designated schools immediately ?
3) After the test , once i get my official report card what do i do next ? This is after i have got a decent 700+ score on my test. Do i immediately start writing the essays (assume that i have a good 15-30 days between my test day and deadline day for application ) ?
4) Now this is a naive yet important question. Once the school gets my score, will the school contact me or will i submit my essay to the school and wait for getting shortlisted for the interview ? If it is the latter then do i pay the application fee then or after i get shortlisted for the interview ?
5) I have additional professional qualifications which i believe will be favorable in my application process. How do i convey that to the schools ?
6) A bit of a side-track question , is the cost of retaking the exam $250

Guys as you would have imagined by now i am an amateur with respect to GMAT. So kindly be patient with me and help me out on the above-mentioned queries. Prompt reply would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
Sanchay


hi sanchay ,

let me answer few of your questions which i am aware of:

1) What happens on test day ? Before the test we are asked to select 5 schools. Why ? To send our scores is the official answer i know, but i don't understand what this “send the official score” mean ? How is it different from me sending my score to them (5 schools) myself , through mail ?

when you register for exam you pay 250$ for this now this money also includes the cost of delivering your scores to any 5 schools of your wish
you cant send your scores through your personal emails to schools.The official score must be sent through PEARSONS.
Now if you want to send your scores to more than 5 schools then you have to pay additional fees (i think its 50$ per school),which you have to do later after your exam is done.


2) Once i click the report score tab what happens ? Does my score go to the 5 designated schools immediately ?

once you click the score report TAB ,a screen will come displaying your score with quant and verbal break up( as you will see when you will give GMAT PREP TEST)
an unofficial score report with all your personal description such as appoint number ,date of exam..etc will be given as print out for your reference.
NO its not like that as soon as you click the score is sent...it takes few days and that is notified to you by email .

3) After the test , once i get my official report card what do i do next ? This is after i have got a decent 700+ score on my test. Do i immediately start writing the essays (assume that i have a good 15-30 days between my test day and deadline day for application ) ?

yes offcourse...you should start ASAP.it takes time....i think its more critical than preparing GMAT ( :-D )

4) Now this is a naive yet important question. Once the school gets my score, will the school contact me or will i submit my essay to the school and wait for getting shortlisted for the interview ? If it is the latter then do i pay the application fee then or after i get shortlisted for the interview ?

SCHOOLS are not going to contact you...
you have to submit application and you are going to pay before and not after.

5) I have additional professional qualifications which i believe will be favorable in my application process. How do i convey that to the schools ?

there are different types of essay question in which you are always welcome to put up your unique features.

6) A bit of a side-track question , is the cost of retaking the exam $250
yes.

hope i have made your doubt clear.
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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 22:09
Yes it does help. Thank you so much.
But here is another thing which i desperately need your help on.

I took my GMAT and my score was 650 (V-38, Q-42). I desperatley need you help. I cannot even think about applying to the 5 schools of my choice (ISB, INSEAD,LBS,Kellogs,Hong Kong Business School) with that because my quant percentile was horrible (53). Verbal was decent though (84). So please help me to improve my quant. What do i do ? I have gone through the MGMAT guides and its all fine. And i also know where the problem is i.e applying the concepts during the exam. I know you will say to practice more. But where do i get the questions ? There is no point wasting my energy practising sums which deviate largely from actual GMAT. So direct me to a good collection of questions please. MGMAT CAT questions are a huge demotivating factor. But i know that math concepts are the same everywhere. So as you see i am running in circles here. Help me come out of this please.

Also, does it make sense to apply with this score ? I know my quant percentile is a huge disadvantage. So i am 80% inclined to retake the test (which is after 31 days i presume). If i score a 750 (please dont laugh....I know its a 100 point jump but i am confident i can get it.) what score will the schools take in ? The higher one or the latest one (scary version) the average ?
Please help me. I am getting deperate and restless here.
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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 22:35
Your highest score will be considered.... If you get 750, then you will be applying with a 750....

I do not think that it is a good idea to apply with your current score... Especially since you've taken the test only once.. We don't want the schools thinking thatt you are happy with the score and are not willing to try again...

All the best on the retake... :)
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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 22:43
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Your highest score will be considered.... If you get 750, then you will be applying with a 750....

I do not think that it is a good idea to apply with your current score... Especially since you've taken the test only once.. We don't want the schools thinking thatt you are happy with the score and are not willing to try again...

All the best on the retake... :)



Thanks for the reply MacFauz. But what about my other queries ? Any help regarding those ?
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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 22:57
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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2013, 02:12
for improving your quant...yes you need a lot of practice....and i am not laughing for your 750 dreamscore....every aspirants dreams that score and even i dream for that...wish you can get your score.

one of the way to build your quant confidence is to follow BUNUEL.
Follow bunuel explanations and questions and i am sure you are going to gain.

moreover MCFAUZ has already given a good suggetion above.\

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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 12:21
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for improving your quant...yes you need a lot of practice....and i am not laughing for your 750 dreamscore....every aspirants dreams that score and even i dream for that...wish you can get your score.

one of the way to build your quant confidence is to follow BUNUEL.
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moreover MCFAUZ has already given a good suggetion above.\

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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 21:34
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blueseas wrote:
for improving your quant...yes you need a lot of practice....and i am not laughing for your 750 dreamscore....every aspirants dreams that score and even i dream for that...wish you can get your score.

one of the way to build your quant confidence is to follow BUNUEL.
Follow bunuel explanations and questions and i am sure you are going to gain.

moreover MCFAUZ has already given a good suggetion above.\

good luck :)



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Nope, how can i even think of it with this score ? I am going to retake the test.

Hey guys i have one more question, I am a Chartered Accountant (CA) and also Cost Accountant (CMA).I have an All India Rank in the latter. Now I believe these two can be very advantageous for me. But I am a bit lost here as to how do I draw the attention of the schools to this fact? I mean is there any Resume that I have to submit or do I have to tactfully incorporate this in the essays?
And one more thing, I am thinking about going for the $79 magoosh quant class. Is it any good ? A prompt response to this will be much appreciated.

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Re: The application Process [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2013, 06:42
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honchos wrote:
blueseas wrote:
for improving your quant...yes you need a lot of practice....and i am not laughing for your 750 dreamscore....every aspirants dreams that score and even i dream for that...wish you can get your score.

one of the way to build your quant confidence is to follow BUNUEL.
Follow bunuel explanations and questions and i am sure you are going to gain.

moreover MCFAUZ has already given a good suggetion above.\

good luck :)



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Nope, how can i even think of it with this score ? I am going to retake the test.

Hey guys i have one more question, I am a Chartered Accountant (CA) and also Cost Accountant (CMA).I have an All India Rank in the latter. Now I believe these two can be very advantageous for me. But I am a bit lost here as to how do I draw the attention of the schools to this fact? I mean is there any Resume that I have to submit or do I have to tactfully incorporate this in the essays?
And one more thing, I am thinking about going for the $79 magoosh quant class. Is it any good ? A prompt response to this will be much appreciated.

Thanks.


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