It is currently 13 Dec 2017, 05:15

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Ross R1 | Kellogg R1 | Darden R1 | Tepper R1


Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Urgent Question! (Low GMAT; 2nd or 3rd Round?)

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Apr 2004
Posts: 17

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: New Zealand
Urgent Question! (Low GMAT; 2nd or 3rd Round?) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2005, 06:54
Hi Linda,

I have an urgent question regarding my MBA application. I am applying
for MBA programs (HBS, MIT, Stanford, and Haas) starting in fall 2005. I
was planning to apply for 2nd round (HBS - Jan 5, Stanford - Jan 6,
Sloan - Jan 19, Haas - Jan 21). However, after having completed my
first GMAT exam yesterday with a 630 (Q 47, V 29), I am unsure. Should
I retake the GMAT in Feb., hopefully do better and go for 3rd rounds
or should I submit now? I am not certain that I can improve my verbal score much more because I am not a native English speaker and I have studied quite hard on the verbal already.

I believe, however, that appart from my low verbal GMAT score and my low GPA in
my first semester of College (1st semester GPA 3.0 gradually increasing
to last semester GPA of 3.8), I have good
professional experience (2 years NYC i-banking with Salomon focussing on Latin America & 3 years of entrepreneurship in New Zealand) and unique personal background (professional athlete before College, and various interesting extra-curiculars) as well as strong essays and excellent recommendations.

It would be great, if you could provide me with your opinion on what I should do - submit for 2nd round or 3rd? The sooner you can post something the better because the HBS and Stanford dealines are due on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Happy New Year!

achuard

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consultant
User avatar
B
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 5810

Kudos [?]: 584 [0], given: 74

Location: Los Angeles CA
Re: Urgent Question! (Low GMAT; 2nd or 3rd Round?) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2005, 16:52
achuard wrote:
Hi Linda,

I have an urgent question regarding my MBA application. I am applying
for MBA programs (HBS, MIT, Stanford, and Haas) starting in fall 2005. I
was planning to apply for 2nd round (HBS - Jan 5, Stanford - Jan 6,
Sloan - Jan 19, Haas - Jan 21). However, after having completed my
first GMAT exam yesterday with a 630 (Q 47, V 29), I am unsure. Should
I retake the GMAT in Feb., hopefully do better and go for 3rd rounds
or should I submit now? I am not certain that I can improve my verbal score much more because I am not a native English speaker and I have studied quite hard on the verbal already.

I believe, however, that appart from my low verbal GMAT score and my low GPA in
my first semester of College (1st semester GPA 3.0 gradually increasing
to last semester GPA of 3.8), I have good
professional experience (2 years NYC i-banking with Salomon focussing on Latin America & 3 years of entrepreneurship in New Zealand) and unique personal background (professional athlete before College, and various interesting extra-curiculars) as well as strong essays and excellent recommendations.

It would be great, if you could provide me with your opinion on what I should do - submit for 2nd round or 3rd? The sooner you can post something the better because the HBS and Stanford dealines are due on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Happy New Year!

achuard


Achuard,

That is a low GMAT for all those schools. Are you Latin American, which might mitigate somewhat? They are going to be very concerned that your English skills are not strong enough.

Here's what I suggest: if your essays are in excellent shape and ready, I suggest you submit them R2, and let them know you are working on your English skills. Enroll in an English course. Maybe you will be wait-listed or receive a conditional acceptance, which schools occasionally give. This is not optimal, and I'm not overly optimistic, but I think it is the best way to go.

Good luck!
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted ~ The Premier Admissions Consultancy
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Kudos [?]: 584 [0], given: 74

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Apr 2004
Posts: 17

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: New Zealand
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2005, 17:08
Thanks Linda for your advice. I might wait for 3rd round, brush up on my English, take the GMAT a second time and hopefully do better.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

  [#permalink] 04 Jan 2005, 17:08
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Urgent Question! (Low GMAT; 2nd or 3rd Round?)

  new topic post reply Update application status  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.