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# From Aringo: *Awesome* Application Self-Assessment Tool

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07 Mar 2012, 11:09
R1 you can be waitlisted, not the case in R2 for a lot of schools, so applying R1 has got to be at least slightly more +EV, all else being equal

Also R1 likely demonstrates a slightly enhanced image of commitment to the school
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07 Mar 2012, 11:26
Very nice tools, thanks for sharing. Does anyone know a similar tool?
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15 Mar 2012, 09:09
I totally agree with that - "I don't see how you can assess objectively the strength of your essays and even worse the strength of your recommendations!" -
you can't, and therefore you should estimate. Of course if your estimation is wrong then your entire score might be wrong since the essays, recs and application is a big part of the score.
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22 Mar 2012, 09:29
BAMBAMBAM wrote:
R1 you can be waitlisted, not the case in R2 for a lot of schools, so applying R1 has got to be at least slightly more +EV, all else being equal

Also R1 likely demonstrates a slightly enhanced image of commitment to the school

How much advantage does applying in R1 really gives you? and is it like that in all schools? I heard that there is not a big difference between R1 and R2, and only R3 is harder.
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30 Mar 2012, 00:10
I think the chances in R1 are a bit higher, since the class is still empty, while in R2 some of the seats are already taken, but no doubt that R3 is the hardest, since you are also competing against waitlist candidates from R1 and R2.
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07 Apr 2012, 23:12
What about schools that have 4 rounds? is round 3 still so hard?
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16 Apr 2012, 09:05
I'm not sure, probably in that case round 3 is a bit harder than round 2 but better than round 4...
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24 Apr 2012, 08:32
Right you are
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03 May 2012, 08:25
I think it's also harder to get a scholarship in later round.
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13 May 2012, 07:56
What about schools that use rolling admission? does it matter when you apply during the first round before the final deadline?
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21 May 2012, 08:19
If they read application by the order they receive them, then I guess there is an advantage to applying early. Of course in that case you don't have to stress about a specific deadline so you can take your time and submit your application when it's ready and strong.
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29 May 2012, 08:25
Regarding this discussion on application rounds, I think that if you are a really strong candidate, you will be admitted, regardless of the round in which you apply. Remember that you don't know your competition in each round, you don't know how strong are the applicants who apply in a specific round, so you can only guess. It is possible that sometimes it will be easier to get accepted in round 2 or even 3.
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07 Jun 2012, 23:48
What about the eternal question about whether an improvement in the GMAT is worth postponing the application submission to the next round? is a possible increase of 10-20 points on the GMAT worth waiting for round 2 or 3?
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15 Jun 2012, 00:24
I think it depends on the actual score:
An improvement from 690 to 710 is substantial, but an improvement from 710 to 730 doesn't matter as much in my opinion. In addition, some schools allow updates from candidates after application submission, so you can apply early and then improve the GMAT and update the school with your improved score.
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23 Jun 2012, 23:03
I heard that it's easier for female candidates to get into some B-schools. Can anyone tell me if it's true?
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01 Jul 2012, 22:41
Well, I also heard about it but I don't know if it's true for every school. I guess that guys are more management-driven in general so more of them try to apply there. It's a known fact that schools try to make their classes as heterogeneous as possible so naturally they'll want more female students. I guess a woman can do better than a man with the same GMAT score (given all other parameters remain equal…).
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09 Jul 2012, 08:15
Right, they like diversity (male-female and also nationality-wise) and they take pride of having high percentage of women in class.
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16 Jul 2012, 08:30
Absolutely - many b-schools nowadays are trying to attract more women, which probably makes it a bit easier for women to get accepted.
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24 Jul 2012, 08:36
I took it in retrospective and it was rather accurate, although I couldn't remember some of my stats (promotions, awards) so I gave an estimate.
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03 Aug 2012, 23:51
I think this tool gives too much importance to the GMAT score. Career progress and accomplishments are much more important, and it tells more about a candidate than a test you can prepare for and take many times.
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