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This thread is retired. For current Military applicants' discussion, visit this thread - Calling all US Military Fall 2018 Applicants!



Thanks Dondarrion for the heads-up that it was time for a new thread....

This year's R3 deadlines are in the rearview mirror so it's time to get things rolling for veterans planning on applying this coming year for matriculation in the fall of 2017 -- or further down the line since it never hurts to start the process early.

If you haven't already, check out the MilitaryToBusiness blog for all kinds of valuable (and free) information geared towards military applicants: http://blog.militarytobusiness.com/

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Thanks EBM

I recently got back from a massive b school tour. I have a ton of information on tuition, GI bill, Yellow Ribbon, Scholarships. I'm working to compile it to get it published here. I have found that a lot of the information online is outdated.
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A few veteran-specific admissions numbers from Cornell which (to my knowledge) is the only school to release anything other than "4% of this year's matriculating students are veterans" etc.

I've got some thoughts on this matter which I'll post later, or possibly pull together in a full-on blog post.

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Where is everyone looking at applying this year? I know there are a lot of vets lurking around here - sign up and post ya wimps.

Also, check in here for GMAT Club military discounts

http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-military-discounts-152489.html
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Good luck to all veterans for applications this season! GMATClub and some GMATprep companies offer discounts on test prep material to active and reserve military members. Check out this thread to find more information on this.. gmat-club-military-discounts-152489.html
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Count me in for Class of '19. I am new to this process, but would be happy to provide advice on GMAT resources. Just PM me.
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Time for me to come out of the woodwork I guess. Count me in for class of 2019! Application season is right around the corner so I'm starting to get pretty excited. Hopefully I'll see a few of y'all at some recruiting events.
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Hoping to get at least HBS, GSB, Kellogg, and Wharton submitted in R1. We'll see what happens...
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We are less than 90 days out from some early R1 deadlines.

I have visited all of my target schools minus Kellogg and Booth. I am hoping to get up there during the first few weeks of school in the fall. Has anyone visited either one of those schools? Thoughts?
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Hoping to get up to Chicago to see Kellogg after we redeploy. Only got to visit HBS while on leave so I'm a little behind the power curve there. I've reached out to guys in the vets' clubs though, they've been super helpful and have given me some great perspective.
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One of my main concerns about Booth is where everyone lives. I need to ensure I get my family into a good area - we have outgrown small apartments.
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Thanks EBM

I recently got back from a massive b school tour. I have a ton of information on tuition, GI bill, Yellow Ribbon, Scholarships. I'm working to compile it to get it published here. I have found that a lot of the information online is outdated.


Hey Don, any updates from this old post? I am specifically looking for any scholarship info beyond Yellow Ribbon. I don't want to rule out a school based on affordability if there are other ways tuition can be covered.
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In as well. I'm applying from being stationed overseas, so this will be interesting.
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Hey Don, any updates from this old post? I am specifically looking for any scholarship info beyond Yellow Ribbon. I don't want to rule out a school based on affordability if there are other ways tuition can be covered.


I haven't done a ton of school specific scholarship research except for Darden, which offers multiple military scholarships (and if you have 100% GI Bill it's a free ride).

Check out the McKinsey Emerging Scholars and the Tillman scholarship.

Some of this stuff has been put on the back burner due to the sheer amount of essays I am currently writing.
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If I could give one piece of advice in regards to tuition and loan concerns it would be this: attend the best school that admits you and let the money stuff sort itself out later.

A few thousand dollars (or even $30-40K if it comes to that) is a drop in the bucket compared to the boost in earning potential over the next 30-40 years of your career. Those of you who are 100% GI Bill + Yellow Ribbon will be in a better financial situation than any of your classmates who aren't independently wealthy or getting their MBA on McKinsey's dime.

I had substantial scholarship offers from two other highly-regarded schools and turned them down to attend HBS even though I wasn't Yellow Ribbon-eligible given that I only qualified for the 80% GI Bill rate. Even with me opting for a lower-paying job than 98% of my HBS classmates it's been no issue making the monthly payments on the $20K-ish of loans that I took on.
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I need advice guys. I've got 7 years in. Have 3 years left on this commission. Not sure if I should get out after 10 or just retire. How do these schools look at us as older applicants? I would be 42 if I did the extra 10 years. I plan on starting my own business once I get out but am hoping to do an in residence program to be able to network and because I learn better in person. Haven't taken the GMAT yet but scored 660 on the GMAC diagnostic. Didn't study beforehand, so I'm certain I can do better if I do study.
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I need advice guys. I've got 7 years in. Have 3 years left on this commission. Not sure if I should get out after 10 or just retire. How do these schools look at us as older applicants? I would be 42 if I did the extra 10 years. I plan on starting my own business once I get out but am hoping to do an in residence program to be able to network and because I learn better in person. Haven't taken the GMAT yet but scored 660 on the GMAC diagnostic. Didn't study beforehand, so I'm certain I can do better if I do study.


32 at matriculation is a little more common for military applicants, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. If you're a pilot (which sounds likely based on the 10 year mark that you mentioned), the committees see this timeline all the time so it shouldn't hurt you. As for the GMAT, 660 is a monster score for not studying beforehand. You should have no issue improving that to 720+. Bottom line, if you want to get into a top school, your age and GMAT score (assuming you study next time) won't be the factors keeping you out. Good luck man and keep in touch.
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Darden has announced their fall military visit day will be October 10th.
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For those interested in Tuck, the application is now live. They said it was going to be mid-July, but I never received an email about it.
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Jaykizll wrote:
I need advice guys. I've got 7 years in. Have 3 years left on this commission. Not sure if I should get out after 10 or just retire. How do these schools look at us as older applicants? I would be 42 if I did the extra 10 years. I plan on starting my own business once I get out but am hoping to do an in residence program to be able to network and because I learn better in person. Haven't taken the GMAT yet but scored 660 on the GMAC diagnostic. Didn't study beforehand, so I'm certain I can do better if I do study.


When I see "Not sure if I should get out after 10 or just retire" that doesn't exactly scream that you have a burning passion to stay on active duty. So my advice would be to not waste another 10 years of your life doing something that you don't love (and that isn't in line with your long term goals) just because it's the "safe" choice.

Getting admitted to a highly regarded full-time MBA program at 42 years old is a non-starter...it's just not going to happen. Even at 32 you'd be in the oldest ~5% of the student body at most top 20 full-time MBA programs but veterans tend to skew a few years older than the mean/median for schools, and if you're older largely because of your post-winging service obligation that won't be held against you during the application process.
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