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New post 28 Apr 2018, 08:08
Was fortunate enough to be admitted to Johnson with a small scholarship despite low GMAT (620 cold). I was WLd at Darden and dinged by other schools - Tuck is offering feedback if I choose to reapply. My question is should I attend Johnson/try to get off the WL at Darden or reapply to M7+Tuck next year. I'd probably target GSB/HBS/Sloan, Haas, Kellogg, Tuck, and SOM.

My hesitation with Johnson and even Darden is that I decided relatively late to apply, didn't study for the GMAT at all, and am nervous that I may have some regret in not applying myself properly with the GMAT. Are the career outcomes that different from Johnson/Darden versus the schools that I listed. Ultimately I want a career in the tech/start up space - thinking VC long term. Also open to RE, but realize that this is more niche. Have no desire for MBB. If I went the consulting route, would probably just go back to my Big 4 firm.

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3.7 GPA from 20-25 undergrad
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New post 30 Apr 2018, 09:12
The fact that you got into Cornell with a 620 shows the rest of your application is insanely strong. If I were you, I'd take the time to score a better GMAT and reapply next year. Just my 2 cents.
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New post 30 Apr 2018, 09:25
Hey rdc2020 ,

Congratulations for the two great admits. :)

I think you should try to push your GMAT score more towards 700 and then reapply. Getting scholarship and waitlist from the great schools despite a low GMAT score clearly shows that you have something very strong in your profile. This strength along with a. High GMAT score can really help you get into M7 schools.

So, wait for a few months, prepare well for GMAT and then apply in early rounds to secure a higher chance of getting admitted.

All the best. :)
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New post 30 Apr 2018, 10:46
with a 720+ i think non H/S M7 is possible for you. if you believe you can achieve that, i'd retake and apply next year
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