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Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:45 pm
i find it interesting when someone applies to HBS and then basically says that they would not have gone if they were accepted... what's the point in applying then? i also think that had you been accepted... you would have gone there

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toptenorbust Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
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Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:05 pm
You are correct about the gmat score. If the 50th percentile is 700-750 than we can assume the 80th is around 670-780, and I am no olympian. Im just a bilingual expat engineer/project manager in charge of XX million euros of engineering materials and services.

Also, it was almost mainly just for me to see if I would get accepted, this is why i feel beaten. At a school like HBS I can assume I would accrue 160,000 USD in debt over the course of 2 years, meaning I dont know if I would have even accepted the offer. Im hoping the other first class programs I'm applying to will offer me the financial support that will make their programs more interesting for me.

okigbo Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:40 pm
I would also agree that a 640 is way below the 80th percentile for HBS. Unless you are an olympian, or started a multi billion org or your dad is a huge donor, chances are not looking too good.

That said, keep in mind that although most of the invites have gone out, some will continue to trickle so it is too early to throw in the towel...

Best of luck though with whatever happens..

toptenorbust Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
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I got invited for an interview with BC CSOM which is coming up shortly. However it will be a phone interview due to my geographical location. Im an expat!

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Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:00 am
toptenorbust where else did you apply just focus on those now? i always think that HBS is a crapshoot...

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