I am a waitlisted applicant at UNC. I was informed to improve my GMAT score and I wrote my GMAT exam on May 31. Unfortunately, I got only 30 score increased (from 530 to 560). I called the admission director and she said my chance is very slim due to my low verbal section.
However, I have submitted two additional short essays regarding my recent accomplishment and my distinct contribution that might help strengthen my application.
It would be great if you could recommend what else I need to do in order to improve my chance for UNC admission. Should I send the "letter of support" from my friend who graduated from UNC? Should I ask for short letter from my recommenders?
- GMAT 560 (M 48, V20), AWA =4.5
- 11 yrs working experiences (9 yrs - management consulting, 2 yrs - family business)
- Bachelor in IT and Master in Finance
- International applicant
Yes, letters of support can keep you on the admissions department's radar screen, and in your case it would be helpful if the writers could comment on your verbal skills, if they have knowledge of them. Additional wait-list letters spaced every 3 to 4 weeks or so can also help, and you may want to directly address the verbal skills issue in these letters by providing evidence that shows your verbal skills are better than your GMAT score suggests. However, I think the UNC adcom is being candid with you that you will probably not be admitted, so don't count on the letters helping you very much.
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