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Calling all Smeal (Penn State) Applicants: (2018 Intake) Class of 2020

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Hello All,

I have a 650 on GMAT (Q43 and V37). Is it advisable for me to apply to Penn-Smeal for an MBA? Below are my profile details :-

Qualification :- Bachelors of Engineering (BE) and Master of Science (MS) -- both First Class degrees, Full time from Indian Universities
Work Ex :- 4.5+ in a reputed IT firm. Working as a Senior Engineer now.

Waiting to get my TOEFL scores.

Kindly let me know if I could give a shot with this profile. Have I got any fair chances for a seat and/or a scholarship ?

Thanks in Advance.

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New post 29 Dec 2017, 06:18
reachskishore wrote:
Hello All,

I have a 650 on GMAT (Q43 and V37). Is it advisable for me to apply to Penn-Smeal for an MBA? Below are my profile details :-

Qualification :- Bachelors of Engineering (BE) and Master of Science (MS) -- both First Class degrees, Full time from Indian Universities
Work Ex :- 4.5+ in a reputed IT firm. Working as a Senior Engineer now.

Waiting to get my TOEFL scores.

Kindly let me know if I could give a shot with this profile. Have I got any fair chances for a seat and/or a scholarship ?

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,
Kishore


Hey Kishore,

I have the same GMAT score as you and only hold a bachelor's degree. I applied for priority round and got an interview call. I cannot say if it will eventually land me a spot or not but I am keeping a positive attitude. If you are not planning to retake the GMAT, then try and write an outstanding essay and resume. Personally, I can say my resume has helped me acquire interviews with schools that I did not think I had a shot. For essay, just a suggestion but be 100% clear on what you want to do and what the school offers which will help you to achieve it. There should be no doubt in the readers mind that you might not achieve your goals after going to the school. Also, Smeal has a video essay component where you can impress the admissions team. It's up to you to convince the school why you are the perfect candidate for the school.
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Any interview invites anyone ?

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No not yet.

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Any interview invites anyone ?

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When did you submit your application? I think the applicants from priority deadline are still interviewing.
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i'm in!! Though the email from the adcom was scary: " Please check your page for a status update"...I'm glad to report I'm in. The official mail followed later.
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i'm in!! Though the email from the adcom was scary: " Please check your page for a status update"...I'm glad to report I'm in. The official mail followed later.
Any others with results yet?

Hi Karanjain, congratulations! Did you have the interview on campus eventually? I interviewed on Jan-4th and the adcom mentioned that he needs two weeks for a decision so I haven't heard anything yet.
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i'm in!! Though the email from the adcom was scary: " Please check your page for a status update"...I'm glad to report I'm in. The official mail followed later.
Any others with results yet?

Congratulations!! Mind sharing your profile, if not already done.
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Did anyone who applied in R1 got an interview call???

I applied in R1 (Dec 1 Deadline) and have not heard anything yet.
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karanjain2227 wrote:
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i'm in!! Though the email from the adcom was scary: " Please check your page for a status update"...I'm glad to report I'm in. The official mail followed later.
Any others with results yet?

Hi Karanjain, congratulations! Did you have the interview on campus eventually? I interviewed on Jan-4th and the adcom mentioned that he needs two weeks for a decision so I haven't heard anything yet.


HI
I interviewed online. Yes, my interviewer had mentioned the same timeline to me as well, but i received the notification earlier.
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Invited to Interview on: 2018/01/19
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