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B-school applicants expenses!

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21 Oct 2010, 08:28
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Hiya,

I recently realised that B-school applicants spend enormous amounts of money simply to apply to various B-schools! From exam fees to admission consultation - the costs are rising!

There's a story posted on the BusinessBecause website titled Costs Pack a Punch for B-school Applicants - read that it tells you a lot more!

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21 Oct 2010, 09:44
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rashmikumar wrote:
Hiya,

I recently realised that B-school applicants spend enormous amounts of money simply to apply to various B-schools! From exam fees to admission consultation - the costs are rising!

There's a story posted on the BusinessBecause website titled Costs Pack a Punch for B-school Applicants - read that it tells you a lot more!

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21 Oct 2010, 09:51
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I would love to, but as I've been a member here for just a day, gmatclub doesn't lemme post links and urls! Sorry!

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21 Oct 2010, 10:56
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I read the article. I can't say any of the information was new or surprising. What I took from it was that there are all sorts of expenses for getting into a business school. How much it costs is incredibly subjective and up to the needs of each individual.
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Yes that is quite true. But many often don't realise that there are other expenses besides the high tuition fee. And it also shows the extent people can go to simply get into a good B-school.
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rashmikumar wrote:
Yes that is quite true. But many often don't realise that there are other expenses besides the high tuition fee. And it also shows the extent people can go to simply get into a good B-school.

I think many individuals spend a ton of money on their pursuit of the magic bullet for getting into a top B-school. I know I almost went in for some of the programs out there, with all of their swanky promises, testimonials, and statistics. Still, read the fine print.

I still have my days when I doubt my application, but in the end I'll just be confident in myself, my accomplishments, and my goals. I'll lay all my cards on the table at the interview and see what happens. If I don't get in somewhere awesome, well at least I can always say I did my best. I can't demand anything more of myself, let alone plopping down thousands on prep stuff, consultants, and application gurus that may or may not be worth it.

I think the article is good to read, just to reinforce the fact that there may be a bunch of hidden expenses. I definitely believe that people should have as much information as possible when they start down this road. Forwarned is forearmed!
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29 Oct 2010, 03:00
Yes, spending thousands of dollars just to be more prepared to start life in a B-school is going a little overboard for sure! But towards the end of the day, what matters (as you say) is that you do your best, and that you're happy with whatever you're putting forth.
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