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# Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process

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Re: Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process [#permalink]
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I do not agree with point 1. For an Indian IT male applicant, I would say Gmat/Gre is a major part (probably all) of the application.

And I would completely agree with you but I know some instances where Indian Engineers got calls from top US Bschools at GRE of 320-323 (. Equivalent of 670 GMAT)

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Re: Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process [#permalink]
I would assume that either they had some disabilities/extreme life circumstances or a significant amount of WE. Still there can be exceptions...
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arora1
I would assume that either they had some disabilities/extreme life circumstances or a significant amount of WE. Still there can be exceptions...

Yeah not gonna lie, I am completely aware of this fact and hence didn't apply to schools like Darsan, Cornell etc .

This year was weird specially the round 1 and schools were but merciful.

Happenstance, are you Indian male engineer ?

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Re: Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process [#permalink]
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The GRE GMAT conundrum is pretty real. I would mostly agree with arora1. For male indian engineers GMAT is pretty much make or break (or GRE, don't see too many GRE admits unfortunately). I guess 730 is really the new 700

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elPatron434
The GRE GMAT conundrum is pretty real. I would mostly agree with arora1. For male indian engineers GMAT is pretty much make or break (or GRE, don't see too many GRE admits unfortunately). I guess 730 is really the new 700

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Unfortunately,true !

Hence most of us didn't bother applying in R1.

I am not sure how schools treated GMAT this year in R1 :
1. Waivers were given post R1
2. Waitlists from schools such as Ross
3. Administration was different before R1 and lots of political Jumla in regards to F1 visa and classes on campus.
4. Increase in application in European and Asian schools implying a lower Indian pool in R1 this year.
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Re: Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process [#permalink]
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elPatron434
The GRE GMAT conundrum is pretty real. I would mostly agree with arora1. For male indian engineers GMAT is pretty much make or break (or GRE, don't see too many GRE admits unfortunately). I guess 730 is really the new 700

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Unfortunately,true !

Hence most of us didn't bother applying in R1.

I am not sure how schools treated GMAT this year in R1 :
1. Waivers were given post R1
2. Waitlists from schools such as Ross
3. Administration was different before R1 and lots of political Jumla in regards to F1 visa and classes on campus.
4. Increase in application in European and Asian schools implying a lower Indian pool in R1 this year.
I would also think that deferrals played a huge part in making programs extra competitive, especially for programs with relatively small cohort sizes. Potential vacancies almost cut by a half possibly translated into the bloodbath that was R2.

I think applicants to schools such as Stern were particularly hit. Almost everyone was waitlisted without interview at Stern from what I understand.
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Re: Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process [#permalink]
elPatron434
QuabityAssurance
elPatron434
The GRE GMAT conundrum is pretty real. I would mostly agree with arora1. For male indian engineers GMAT is pretty much make or break (or GRE, don't see too many GRE admits unfortunately). I guess 730 is really the new 700

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Unfortunately,true !

Hence most of us didn't bother applying in R1.

I am not sure how schools treated GMAT this year in R1 :
1. Waivers were given post R1
2. Waitlists from schools such as Ross
3. Administration was different before R1 and lots of political Jumla in regards to F1 visa and classes on campus.
4. Increase in application in European and Asian schools implying a lower Indian pool in R1 this year.
I would also think that deferrals played a huge part in making programs extra competitive, especially for programs with relatively small cohort sizes. Potential vacancies almost cut by a half possibly translated into the bloodbath that was R2.

I think applicants to schools such as Stern were particularly hit. Almost everyone was waitlisted without interview at Stern from what I understand.

I see. Would this create a domino effect in R1 next year ?

Damn I hope not.
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Stumbling on Round 2 : Musings from my application process [#permalink]
Lol for my sake I hope not! I guess it depends on the covid numbers and the number of deferrals that would be granted as a consequence of it.
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