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I worked with Aringo only in a partial manner, after I turned to them late and there was no room for me. I was very sorry that I did not work with them fully, as it would probably have helped me get accepted to other places and saved me a lot of heart palpitations. Given this, I think that if I woul...

by josbilou

Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Best MBA Admissions Consulting Service?
Replies: 134
Views: 83213

There IS a sort of grey area with GMAT scores. But as we know, this is not a science. A great score is always advantageous but the adcoms do not stop looking when they see a below average score. They do always go over the whole application.

by josbilou

Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Aringo claim their client at HBS with 580.HBS didn't respond
Replies: 28
Views: 7505

Hello,.. I'm from India, have 4.5 years of exp and will complete 5 years by July'14 in IT industry. I have a B.Tech degree with major in IT. Working at the moment as junior level Project Manager in an MNC. I have fairly good academics.(Above average) Currently I'm scoring in range of 680-690 in moc...

by josbilou

Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Which schools to target with GMAT score of 680-690
Replies: 7
Views: 18124

You can probably explain it in the optional essay, which is a good place to talk about any special circumstances in your application.

by josbilou

Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Help explaining current unemployment
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Please. There is enough information about application requirements and school standards to fill an encyclopedia. I'm not saying that acceptance at a top school or even a good school is a scientific procedure, far from it, but there is a base line of necessary conditions and any applicant should feel...

by josbilou

Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Aringo claim their client at HBS with 580.HBS didn't respond
Replies: 28
Views: 7505

My experience is that I got accepted to the school and program I wanted with the extensive help of a good consulting firm and a great personal consultant. English is not my mother-tongue and I could not have done the essays without their help. It's hard to understand just how instrumental they can b...

by josbilou

Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Aringo claim their client at HBS with 580.HBS didn't respond
Replies: 28
Views: 7505

First, this person who got in with a 580 is obviously a very special case, and I'm sure he/she has a remarkable resume and personal story. So unless you accomplished something truly remarkable (Rhodes scholar, saved a village, escaped a war torn country, NFL player, founded a startup worth $10 mill...

by josbilou

Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Aringo claim their client at HBS with 580.HBS didn't respond
Replies: 28
Views: 7505

I worked with Aringo only in a partial manner, after I turned to them late and there was no room for me. I was very sorry that I did not work with them fully, as it would probably have helped me get accepted to other places and saved me a lot of heart palpitations. Given this, I think that if I woul...

by josbilou

Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any Good admission consultants????
Replies: 38
Views: 23272

Vincent's advice is good and useful. Have you considered trying to apply with the GRE instead of the GMAT? You would still have to prepare and you should investigate whether this is a valid alternative at your choice schools, but the GRE could be a good option for you.

by josbilou

Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Do i stand a chance?
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Although an acceptance with a GMAT below 600 or 620 is a rare occurrence at all the top schools nevertheless it does happen regularly. There will always be a small number of applicants, usually from outside the USA, who have extraordinary life stories that show intelligence and tenacity but who have...

by josbilou

Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Aringo claim their client at HBS with 580.HBS didn't respond
Replies: 28
Views: 7505

I'm not sure which methodology is being referred to here. Duke (Fuqua) and UCLA (Haas) are ranked very close to each other on the main financial publications' yearly rankings, and have been for a years. There are differences in their programs, the east-coast/west coast factor is big and affects grad...

by josbilou

Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: UCLA versus Duke
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

I'd say send in your scores immediately - it won't hurt you. Generally speaking, it's not easy to predict a GMAT score and most of us are somewhat surprised for the better or worse. Sometimes you just know you did a lousy job of it but the schools will have access to all your records, as you know. A...

by josbilou

Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: To Send or Not to Send Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

You have plenty of the right materials and have obviously tried hard to improve. I suggest that you study the material with an experienced partner, or a tutor. Often, the right answers need an explanation which someone with a good knowledge of English grammar will be able to help you with. You need ...

by josbilou

Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need Serious Help in Verbal - 650 Q50V27
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Yes, I do agree that any preparation for this will be really helpful. Another thing I wanted to mention was that I had to try 3 different PC's before I finally got one in which the VIdeo Essay Software worked with the audio. So try out the Video Essay part in advance, don't leave it till the last m...

by josbilou

Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Kellogg Video Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 13574