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Calling all McDonough Applicants:(2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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Hey guys,
I am targeting for R2 deadlines but due to test dates and prep i might end up taking GMAT around the deadline. So, if things go south I will have to retake. (16 days as you already know)

Can we update scores post submission date?
If yes, how late?

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New post 06 Dec 2015, 12:31
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Hey guys,
I am targeting for R2 deadlines but due to test dates and prep i might end up taking GMAT around the deadline. So, if things go south I will have to retake. (16 days as you already know)

Can we update scores post submission date?
If yes, how late?

Thanks


It depends on the school. Some schools will allow this if you reach out in advance and ask them and others will not. Usually it is easier to make the case if you have at least one score and you are just looking to improve the score. That way they can start evaluating you with your old score and if you have the new one relatively quickly, they can add it to your file. If you haven't taken it at all, that may be trickier.

Good luck and reach out if you would like help putting together your applications in a short amount of time.

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The process of applying to an MBA program involves a significant amount of time dedicated to introspection. You have to decide if a school’s values resonate with your own, where your future career goals will take you, and what program format is right for you. You should take time to weigh your options and evaluate your situation. Krista O’Neill, M’17, shares her process of deciding to join the Full-time MBA Program at Georgetown McDonough.

Early in 2014, I was convinced that I had my five year plan mapped out: take the GMAT, apply to the Evening Program at the McDonough School of Business, and spend the next three years balancing a career I enjoyed, school, and home life. I was a good candidate for the Evening Program as I had been living in Washington, D.C., for over six years, was looking to advance in my current career, and was eager to take on a new challenge.
My husband was the first to suggest that I consider attending McDonough full-time. He was an alumnus of the Georgetown Executive MBA Program, and had first-hand experience balancing demanding career ambitions with a rigorous school curriculum.
Working in the political sector, my job was cyclical in nature. In the weeks where I worked only 40 hours, school would have fit in effortlessly. In the weeks where I  worked 60+ hours, the quality of my work and school assignments would have suffered, as well as my relationships with my boss, my coworkers, and the classmates that depended on my contributions. Additionally, my husband was fully supportive of my aspirations for an MBA but I knew that I did not want to be overwhelmed for our first three years of marriage. I didn’t want to sacrifice the little things that we loved doing together, like watching our Sunday HBO shows.
Ultimately, I decided to apply to both the Full-time and the Evening MBA Programs. I spoke to the Georgetown Admissions team and asked if I would be penalized for applying to both, and they assured me that I would not. I figured that either Georgetown McDonough would decide for me by accepting me to only one (or neither) of the programs, or my gut-reaction on being accepted to both programs would help me make a final decision.
In May of 2015, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both programs. Needless to say, I was ecstatic after the initial phone call, and my gut reaction told me that I was excited at the prospect of being a full-time student again.
Looking back, I am confident that I made the right decision. Being honest about my limitations with both myself, and my family, was critical in helping me gain clarity. Additionally, once pre-term was complete, I began a fellowship in my industry that allowed me to stay connected to the aspects of my career that I enjoyed most.
The MBA at McDonough has been an unbelievable experience thus far, and I could not imagine taking less away from it than I am. For other prospective students considering the Evening and Full-time Programs, I am confident that either path that leads you to an MBA from the McDonough School of Business will be well worth it, and taking an honest assessment of your priorities and abilities for the next two-to-three years will help you choose which path to take.
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Just a week left..........have a lot of work at office, but can't get anything done. Every day seems like forever :( . How're the rest of you faring?
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Just a week left..........have a lot of work at office, but can't get anything done. Every day seems like forever :( . How're the rest of you faring?


Same here :( I interviewed on October 26th, it's been a long wait
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FROM McDonough Admissions Blog: The process of applying to an MBA program involves a significant...
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The process of applying to an MBA program involves a significant amount of time dedicated to introspection. You have to decide if a school’s values resonate with your own, where your future career goals will take you, and what program format is right for you. You should take time to weigh your options and evaluate your situation. Krista O’Neill, M’17, shares her process of deciding to join the Full-time MBA Program at Georgetown McDonough.
Early in 2014, I was convinced that I had my five year plan mapped out: take the GMAT, apply to the Evening Program at the McDonough School of Business, and spend the next three years balancing a career I enjoyed, school, and home life. I was a good candidate for the Evening Program as I had been living in Washington, D.C., for over six years, was looking to advance in my current career, and was eager to take on a new challenge.
My husband was the first to suggest that I consider attending McDonough full-time. He was an alumnus of the Georgetown Executive MBA Program, and had first-hand experience balancing demanding career ambitions with a rigorous school curriculum.
Working in the political sector, my job was cyclical in nature. In the weeks where I worked only 40 hours, school would have fit in effortlessly. In the weeks where I  worked 60+ hours, the quality of my work and school assignments would have suffered, as well as my relationships with my boss, my coworkers, and the classmates that depended on my contributions. Additionally, my husband was fully supportive of my aspirations for an MBA but I knew that I did not want to be overwhelmed for our first three years of marriage. I didn’t want to sacrifice the little things that we loved doing together, like watching our Sunday HBO shows.
Ultimately, I decided to apply to both the Full-time and the Evening MBA Programs. I spoke to the Georgetown Admissions team and asked if I would be penalized for applying to both, and they assured me that I would not. I figured that either Georgetown McDonough would decide for me by accepting me to only one (or neither) of the programs, or my gut-reaction on being accepted to both programs would help me make a final decision.
In May of 2015, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both programs. Needless to say, I was ecstatic after the initial phone call, and my gut reaction told me that I was excited at the prospect of being a full-time student again.
Looking back, I am confident that I made the right decision. Being honest about my limitations with both myself, and my family, was critical in helping me gain clarity. Additionally, once pre-term was complete, I began a fellowship in my industry that allowed me to stay connected to the aspects of my career that I enjoyed most.
The MBA at McDonough has been an unbelievable experience thus far, and I could not imagine taking less away from it than I am. For other prospective students considering the Evening and Full-time Programs, I am confident that either path that leads you to an MBA from the McDonough School of Business will be well worth it, and taking an honest assessment of your priorities and abilities for the next two-to-three years will help you choose which path to take.
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What does a typical day for a Georgetown McDonough MBA student look like? With involvement in clubs, an active career search, and coursework all at once, there is a lot going on! Current student and student ambassador, Amanda Holst, shares her typical day as a full-time second-year MBA student.
I am often asked what a typical day in the life of an MBA student looks like. To describe a typical day plainly, it’s BUSY. Yes, five extra hours a week would make a huge difference, but I would likely find a way to fill those hours with new activities. At McDonough, being an active, engaged student is not only valued, but a cultural norm. Georgetown has a lively community and culture, so there’s always an opportunity to learn, explore, network, or have fun. No matter how students use their time – classes, internships, club meetings, or happy hours - the goal is make every day the best experience possible.
I’m writing this on a typical Monday for second-year students. Mondays are an interesting day of the week. Like all Mondays, I wake up with the mixed feeling of relaxation from the weekend and urgency to work through my to-do list. At 7:45 a.m., I find myself eating a bowl of Cheerios as fast as possible so I can catch the next blue line train from Pentagon City to Rosslyn. Once at Rosslyn, I jump on the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) bus and browse my email and Twitter feed to stay up to date on the morning headlines. I am pleasantly surprised to see an email from the Career Center informing me of an interview invitation from one of my target employers. The hard work is paying off! I make a mental note to set up time with a peer advisor to work through a few preparatory case interviews.
By 9 a.m., I arrive at school and find my study group for today’s class, Regression Analysis, adding last minute edits to our case write up and studying for today’s exam. We spend the next two hours comparing notes and working through outstanding questions – a common occurrence at McDonough. From 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., I work through my exam and toil in Minitab to produce the best model. Despite the course being a six-week elective, I’m amazed by how much I’ve learned in a short amount of time.
At this point, classes for the day are over, but the day is still young. From 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., I volunteer to participate in an M’17 networking practicum - an exercise designed to help first-year students work through any networking jitters prior to employer events. The first-year students ask great questions and overall, I feel the event is a success.
After, I quickly grab lunch from Vital Vittles, the on-campus food store, and go to the Admissions office for my 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. student ambassador shift. At 4 p.m., I rush to my next team meeting for Principled Leadership, our only core course this semester. My team and I discuss an upcoming paper, draft an outline, and assign next steps for the week. At 6 p.m., I’mon the move to another team meeting for Defending the Bottom Line. My four teammates and I draft our talking points for this week’s presentation and plan a practice run for tomorrow afternoon.
At 7:30 p.m., I leave school, make dinner at home, and watch the first half of the Packers vs. Chiefs game while playing with my dog, Mischa. It’s been a long day, but it’s only Monday – back at it tomorrow!
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New post 09 Dec 2015, 19:56
I interviewed on Oct. 23, a longer wait. Receive an email from AO, asking me to add the current student for further information about the field I am interested in. However, without a formal offer, no motivation.
A batch of decisions on the way.
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I interviewed on Oct. 23, a longer wait. Receive an email from AO, asking me to add the current student for further information about the field I am interested in. However, without a formal offer, no motivation.
A batch of decisions on the way.
Hope for the best.



Did anyone get a similar mail?
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New post 11 Dec 2015, 06:22
I did get a similar email connecting me with President of Consulting club. Having said that, I dont think it means anything. Don't fret over it.
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New post 11 Dec 2015, 06:24
I did. Two emails, a month after (to the day) my interview. One said my application was being reviewed and decisions would be out the 15th. The other was the contact information of the president of a club I had expressed interest in on my application.
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The process of submitting your application to an MBA program is designed to be highly self-reflective. In the time leading up to your submission, you will study for the GMAT or GRE, you will write essays, you will work to craft the strongest application possible. Most elements of the application process fall under your control, under the microscope of your careful scrutiny, one element that cannot be controlled is your recommendation. So how can you ensure the strongest recommendation is submitted on your behalf? Today assistant director of operations, Porter Watkins, has prepared three tips for submitting recommendations to your Georgetown McDonough MBA application.

Firstly, consider who should provide your recommendation. The strongest recommendations come from someone who can vouch for your character, performance, abilities, and goals. At Georgetown McDonough, we strongly encourage our applicants to use a direct or former supervisor. Someone who can provide concrete examples of your successes and areas for improvement would be the best choice.
Now that you have an idea of who should provide your recommendation, there are a couple of ways to prepare them. First and foremost, let your recommender know early! The earlier the better. Chances are they are writing multiple recommendations, completing forms, and writing letters - all of which takes time - so give them plenty of leeway.
Once you have notified your recommender, help them help you. Schedule time to meet and discuss your goals, your reasons for pursuing an MBA, and jog their memory. Come to the meeting with your resume, list of accomplishments or projects you have worked on, or perhaps bring a past performance evaluation. Recommendations that are detailed and provide specific examples can better speak to your abilities.
The recommendation is an opportunity for you to provide insight into who you are as a professional. It provides the admissions committee with a consistent, overall impression of who you are, from an objective point of view. So like all other pieces of your application, take your time, prepare, and enjoy the process!
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New post 11 Dec 2015, 09:04
Lol... my interview was conducted by porter Watkins! if only I had read these recommendation tips earlier =D

Btw...I was also asked to get in touch with a student ambassador, but I don't think one should read too much into this... Mostly because this was in response to certain doubts/queries about the consulting club that I had raised during the interview !
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I know the notification date is the 15th but, do we expect that admitted students will be receiving a call tomorrow?
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New post 13 Dec 2015, 10:27
Hello,

Guys please help me on this.

Is TOEFL required for non US citizen whose undergraduate medium was English ?

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New post 13 Dec 2015, 19:42
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I know the notification date is the 15th but, do we expect that admitted students will be receiving a call tomorrow?


Seems like the deadline was Dec. 20th last year and people received admittance calls starting the 18th. If they follow the same pattern, I would expect the admittance calls to go out tomorrow. Regardless, we'll see very soon now.
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New post 13 Dec 2015, 20:59
Will be checking my phone all day tomorrow
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Is anybody planning to attend today's reception in New Delhi?
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New post 14 Dec 2015, 07:25
These two days are going to be the most improductive ones at work
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New post 14 Dec 2015, 07:30
Seems it's not sure if calls will go out today or tomorrow. Applicants who are waiting here for the results can gather in chat room to share news/updates with each other - http://gmatclub.com/gchat/
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