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# Scored an 800 - Denied, now Admitted to HBS!!!

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01 Apr 2008, 05:57
A few months ago, in an effort to boost my GMAT score prior to enrollment at the GSB, I decided to retake the test. I knew I messed up some easy questions on my one previous attempt, so I went for broke.

And...what do you know...at the end, the score popped up - 800! I know since some people will want the facts, it was 51Q, 50V at the Prometric testing facility on 20 N. Clark, in Chicago.

So, I waited for the official score report to arrive. On a whim, I decided to call up the HBS admissions office, and told them about my achievement. They didn't seem too interested at first, but they said they'd take it into consideration, even though they had already denied me admission.

Five days later (last Friday), an admit package arrived at my doorstep! I was absolutely floored.

What's more, my local newspaper just published an article today about it! Read it here!
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01 Apr 2008, 06:04
Hahahah, You messed my surprise... I was waiting a little bit to tell you guys that I received a call from Stanford

Good one
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01 Apr 2008, 06:09
Hahaa...very funny
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01 Apr 2008, 06:10
Hahahaha... very nice. Very nice...

Oh, by the way! Congrats!!!
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01 Apr 2008, 06:19
Ahhhh, you guys are too sharp!

I was hoping for at least ONE reply that didn't click the link, and asked for something like a barometer reading or blood sample for verification.
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01 Apr 2008, 06:52
You got me all the way until the link. You should remove it!
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01 Apr 2008, 07:04
f00kie wrote:
You got me all the way until the link. You should remove it!

that means u were fooled!!

nice job IrishFan...u almost had me..luckily google got ahead of the game and warned me it was April Fools day today when i checked my email

and there is also this gDay with MATE

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01 Apr 2008, 07:05
April 1st - The day when we are reminded what we are on the other 364 days!!!
(Now dont pick me on numerical accuracy vis-a-vis leap years)
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01 Apr 2008, 07:12
Come on, we all know an 800 is like the unicorn or the tooth fairy. It doesn't exist.

Besides, if you scored an 800 and were denied admission, I'd suggest you retake the gmat.
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01 Apr 2008, 08:59
kidderek wrote:
Come on, we all know an 800 is like the unicorn or the tooth fairy. It doesn't exist.

Besides, if you scored an 800 and were denied admission, I'd suggest you retake the gmat.

To prove that first time wasn't a fluke
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01 Apr 2008, 09:01
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Along the same lines, kevincan came up just short.
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01 Apr 2008, 09:35
This wasn't funny.

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01 Apr 2008, 10:31
He-he-he! You almost fooled me although I am very well aware of this day ))
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01 Apr 2008, 14:29
HAHAHA! Good one... I learned not to trust anyone on this day... I feel bad for those who get a call from Stanford (like kwam) or other schools today.

I knew something was fishy when IrishFan said 51Q 50V, since that would be a 790.
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01 Apr 2008, 18:16
anyways, a 800 score is more a reason to get dinged at top schools!!!!!! You would have probably had me if you had said it was a 790!
Re: Scored an 800 - Denied, now Admitted to HBS!!!   [#permalink] 01 Apr 2008, 18:16
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