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Yet another profile evaluation request - and some questions [#permalink] New post 25 May 2007, 15:34
EDIT: Removing profile. Thanks for the suggestions, Paul

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Re: Yet another profile evaluation request - and some questi [#permalink] New post 29 May 2007, 08:41
mNeo wrote:
EDIT: Removing profile. Thanks for the suggestions, Paul


mNeo,

Your profile is very strong--no red flags that I can see--but I don't see the 'superhuman' or 'magical' aspects that Stanford and HBS favor. I agree you should aim for first round, but I think you should apply to more than 2 schools. Because your profile is so strong I think your option A makes more sense--there are plenty of top 10 schools where you will be competitive; I just don't see the 'extra'/unusual aspect that Stanford and HBS like.

It's true your apps get better as you go, but I don't think that means you should apply to the safety schools first and *then* your top-choice schools. After you've finished one or two apps you should be where you need to be. So I would recommend applying to a mix of first-choice and second-choice schools in the first round. You may just want to start working on your essays in mid-summer, so you've polished them by the time the first-round deadlines arrive.

In terms of schools given your goals, your odds should be decent at Haas, MIT, Wharton, Michigan. A safety school could be USC. HBS and Stanford could be long shots.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2007, 09:03
Thanks a lot for your time and suggestions. This is certainly going to help me a lot.

I am now preparing a schedule for a mix of 'reach' and 'realistic' applications in R1 and R2. I am also weighing my options that can add to my profile by the time I apply. Thanks once again.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 16:43
mNeo wrote:
Thanks a lot for your time and suggestions. This is certainly going to help me a lot.

I am now preparing a schedule for a mix of 'reach' and 'realistic' applications in R1 and R2. I am also weighing my options that can add to my profile by the time I apply. Thanks once again.


You're welcome.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2007, 07:43
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I had shortlisted MIT Sloan as one of the 3 R1 schools where I was applying. But, I have been hearing that MIT Sloan is almost impossibile for Indian applicants from the technology field (I am from Telecom). Is that correct? Will I be almost wasting my application effort if I apply to MIT?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2007, 13:26
mNeo wrote:
Paul,

I had shortlisted MIT Sloan as one of the 3 R1 schools where I was applying. But, I have been hearing that MIT Sloan is almost impossibile for Indian applicants from the technology field (I am from Telecom). Is that correct? Will I be almost wasting my application effort if I apply to MIT?


mNeo,

I would be surprised if MIT's percentage of Indian and South Asian admittees has dropped off at all. If the odds are "almost impossible" this is more likely because more Indian applicants may be applying there (I don't know). But this increased competition is something you'll face at all of the top schools, so I wouldn't base any application decisions on it.

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