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Hello

I am planning on applying to MBA programs for the 2010 year for the following
- NYU (part time Langone)
- Chicago/Booth
- UT McCombs
- Michigan/Ross

Am wondering if my profile has a chance in being considered for admission for these schools.

Profile:
GMAT score - 670, Verbal 40, Quant 42
Undergrad background - 3.0 from a small state school (The College of NJ) with a Finance major, History minor
I took the Level 3 CFA in June and am waiting for results next month
spent about a year and half in massage school after graduating from undergrad, but returned to work in corporate America.
5 years work experience as of next month, jumped around a couple of times and have been working in a private equity shop for 3.5 years now.

Extra-curricular: not much after undergrad, currently doing a virtual volunteership with an internet non-profit researching foundations for grants. I started with the non-profit a month ago. In college, I was a part of a ballroom dance club and was treasurer for one year.

I understand my GPA is low, but am wondering if I need to take the GMAT again to focus on bringing my quant score up?

in addition, I ended up spending 5 years in undergrad because I took too many classes that did not apply to my major. I also studied abroad in my fourth year in undergrad. Is this something that needs to be disclosed in the essays and interviews? Is this another drag on my prospects for admission?

Thanks in advance. I appreciate any feedback you have to provide to my questions.

J.

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New post 23 Jul 2009, 09:04
If you want to be competitive for the schools you mentioned (i.e. so that your GMAT isn't a concern), you should re-take the GMAT given your GPA -- 700 or better ideally.

And yes, you should also state why you spent 5 years instead of 4 -- just do it as succinctly as you can (1-2 sentences is all you need).

If you do both of those things, you should be competitive enough for the schools you mentioned (i.e. you're not a shoe in, but the schools you listed are certainly within range that they're worth applying to).
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thanks, I figure I'll do the applications first and retake the GMAT afterwards. hopefully will be able to improve my score.

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