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A high score can cover up your lesson stellar GPA and potentially cover up your less than stellar application. It won’t replace it but it will cover up some imperfections. It can also provide a scholarship but as a veteran, I’m assuming You’re using military programs to pay for tuition. Thank you very much for serving the country 💪

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Thank you! I have a 3.48 GPA from a military service academy

That is fantastic. If you want to get a more detailed profile review, feel free to submit a post in the decision tracker.

Lots of military guys tend to have a lower GPA so you will come in well ahead of a number of folks.
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Thank you! Pleasure to serve

Ill have to figure out how to submit a post in the decision tracker for a review. New to gmat club, just signed up
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Ill have to figure out how to submit a post in the decision tracker for a review. New to gmat club, just signed up

Sure! Sorry, it’s overwhelming here 😢. Here is a link: decision-tracker/register.html
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Thank you! I have a 3.48 GPA from a military service academy

­Hey, ­Usafseen21
Thank you for your post.

First off, hats off to you for your service, and it's great to see that you are taking on a new challenge. 

A score of 645 is commendable and coupled with a GPA of 3.48; you've got a strong foundation. So, let's break it down for Darden and how your unique background as a veteran might play into this.

While your overall GMAT score is solid, Darden's competitive range is typically around the 700+ mark. However, the strength of the rest of your application can offset this since they look for diverse and dynamic profiles. Emphasize your leadership and teamwork experiences from your military service in your essays, and make sure you craft your story in a compelling manner.

Here are some of the Official Darden links that might help you in different scenarios:

1. MBA Admissions as a military person/veteran - Learn about one-year deferment, Veteran benefits from Updates to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Military Scholarships, and Application Fee Waivers.

2. Darden Military Association - You can contact them at -DMA@darden.virginia.eduor visit their website - www.dardenveterans.com 

Remember, the journey to Darden is not just about numbers but about the story you tell and the diverse perspectives you bring. I hope this helps.

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Originally posted by MiMEssay on 14 Feb 2024, 15:57.
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Hey, Usafseen21 Thank you for your post. First off, hats off to you for your service, and it’s great to see that you are taking on a new challenge.  A score of 645 is commendable and coupled with a GPA of 3.48; you’ve got a strong foundation. So, let’s break it down for Darden and how your unique background as a veteran might play into this. While your overall GMAT score is solid, Darden’s competitive range is typically around the 700+ mark. However, the strength of the rest of your application can offset this since they look for diverse and dynamic profiles. Emphasize your leadership and teamwork experiences from your military service in your essays, and make sure you craft your story in a compelling manner. Here are some of the Official Darden links that might help you in different scenarios: 1. MBA Admissions as a military person/veteran - Learn about one-year deferment, Veteran benefits from Updates to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Military Scholarships, and Application Fee Waivers. 2. Darden Military Association - You can contact them at -DMA@darden.virginia.eduor visit their website - www.dardenveterans.com  Remember, the journey to Darden is not just about numbers but about the story you tell and the diverse perspectives you bring. I hope this helps. Cheers!  Abhyank Founder & CEO  MiM-Essay MBA and Masters Admissions Consulting Customer Reviews|Consultants|School Explorer Contact us: +91-8448224865

Hey, i might be wrong but 700+ gmat is for classic not for the focus edition.
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MiMEssay wrote:
Hey, Usafseen21 Thank you for your post. First off, hats off to you for your service, and it’s great to see that you are taking on a new challenge.  A score of 645 is commendable and coupled with a GPA of 3.48; you’ve got a strong foundation. So, let’s break it down for Darden and how your unique background as a veteran might play into this. While your overall GMAT score is solid, Darden’s competitive range is typically around the 700+ mark. However, the strength of the rest of your application can offset this since they look for diverse and dynamic profiles. Emphasize your leadership and teamwork experiences from your military service in your essays, and make sure you craft your story in a compelling manner. Here are some of the Official Darden links that might help you in different scenarios: 1. MBA Admissions as a military person/veteran - Learn about one-year deferment, Veteran benefits from Updates to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Military Scholarships, and Application Fee Waivers. 2. Darden Military Association - You can contact them at -DMA@darden.virginia.eduor visit their website - www.dardenveterans.com  Remember, the journey to Darden is not just about numbers but about the story you tell and the diverse perspectives you bring. I hope this helps. Cheers!  Abhyank Founder & CEO  MiM-Essay MBA and Masters Admissions Consulting Customer Reviews|Consultants|School Explorer Contact us: +91-8448224865

Hey, i might be wrong but 700+ gmat is for classic not for the focus edition.

­Hey, Mandy001
Thanks for the information.

I have checked the official site I didn't find anything related about what you posted. If you have heard it from somewhere or have a reliable source, can you please add it below in the thread? It would also help us with better evaluation and benefit the whole community. :) 

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  Hey, Mandy001 Thanks for the information. I have checked the official site I didn’t find anything related about what you posted. If you have heard it from somewhere or have a reliable source, can you please add it below in the thread? It would also help us with better evaluation and benefit the whole community. :)  Cheers! Abhyank Founder & CEO  MiM-Essay MBA and Masters Admissions Consulting Customer Reviews|Profile Evaluation|School Explorer Contact us: +91-8448224865  

My point is that you mentioned that the competitive range of gmat score for Darden is 700+. If we assume that to be the focus edition, then it comes out to be 750+ in classic edition which is very high!
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Thank you everyone!
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Hi everyone, is there difference between interview conducted by second years and adcoms? thank you!
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I heard that adcoms are super nice during the interview so no worries. In terms of decision making, I have no ideas...
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Decision-wise: Very minimal different

I can only see it as different if you are being selected for Jefferson, Oculus or Batten Scholars

but if just traditional admission + merit scholarship, I believe it’s 0% difference
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Hi,
Does anybody have any idea, till when Darden will be sending invite?Any last day?
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I can only see it as different if you are being selected for Jefferson, Oculus or Batten Scholars

What do you mean by different? Could you please explain this?

I had an interview with second-year student and it was very nice and friendly. As I applied for Batten, I asked Adcom and they confirmed that I will be invited for an additional Batten interview once I have been accepted to Darden.
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but if just traditional admission + merit scholarship, I believe it’s 0% difference

thanks
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Hi, Does anybody have any idea, till when Darden will be sending invite?Any last day?

Last year they were inviting people till the last week of their decision release date (which is around 12th March)

I am also in the same boat as yours. There is no point in thinking too much about it
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What do you mean by different? Could you please explain this? I had an interview with second-year student and it was very nice and friendly. As I applied for Batten, I asked Adcom and they confirmed that I will be invited for an additional Batten interview once I have been accepted to Darden.

Dm you seperately
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­Loosing hopes now. No emails/updates yet from Darden.
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