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Hello, It’s hard to provide suggestions without knowing your goals, which would be a key factor in determining fit with a school. I’d consider Berkeley to be a very high reach, Anderson a possibly reasonable reach, and Texas an on-par to reasonable reach. I would suggest looking at schools in th...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Hello, From the information provided, I consider you list of schools to be solid – a range of on-pars and reasonable reaches, all excellent for your target goals. Please keep in mind that for entrepreneurship as a goal, there is a danger – using the e-word, entrepreneur, as a crutch. It doesn’...


Hello Sindhura, I believe you would be qualified for an excellent Swiss program, IMD. To get started on the applications, review the applications on each website (usually you will have to login and create an account, then you have access to the application form) -- check the form itself, the essays,...


Hello, Congratulations on the improved GMAT! The new score puts you in a much better range for Langone. An even higher GMAT would still help, because the GPA is low (even from Columbia it's still low). They will want to see evidence of quantitative capability somewhere -- in the GMAT, transcript, or...


Hello, Vishal, From the information provided I’d conclude that top-20 programs will be reaches. With an Indian IT background and relatively low GMAT and GPA, it will be difficult. If one of those numbers is low, then to be competitive for challenging programs the other number should be higher than...


Hello, The fact that you were invited for interviews at those schools and made the first cut indicates that you’re fundamentally qualified. Enterprise may not be a “prestigious� employer, but I don’t think it would be a significant drawback because your track record was stellar, and you shou...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Need Profile Evaluation Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Hello, Kristina, To answer your questions: - I believe that you should cite your US citizenship (at least, US adcoms will want to see this if you have it – it would seem like a strange and questionable omission if they found you left it out). They may even ask, "Are you a US citizen or resident" i...


Hello, Beetlesky, Being in an overrepresented group makes it harder to gain admission to the most competitive programs, but not impossible, and many such people are admitted to the likes of Wharton each year. They keys are to (a) be among the top in this group in terms of numbers and work experience...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Requesting Profile Evaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Hello, From the information provided I believe that MIT, Wharton, and Columbia will likely be extremely high reaches. Darden would probably be a reasonable reach, and Duke and Tepper would be on-pars to reasonable reaches, depending on other aspects of your application (e.g., your track record of ac...


Hello, Below are answers to your questions: 1. From the information provided I’d consider Wharton and Kellogg EMBA programs as reasonable reaches (with a great application you’d have a reasonable though less than 50% chance), Booth on the border of on-par and reasonable reach, and Duke and Emory...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Week-end/EMBA Profile Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Hello, It’s better not to have the break – it’s best to apply to MBA programs while fully employed if possible. If you left work to pursue GMAT studies, actually I don’t think that adcoms will be too impressed by that. Since it’s done, you should try to make as productive use of your time ...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Break in work experience
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Hello, One way to mitigate a low quant GMAT score is to have a transcript with high grades in quant courses and/or (ideally and) evidence that you effectively apply sophisticated quantitative methods at work. So first you should evaluate those factors in your profile. If they are strong, it wouldn't...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Do I Need to Retake GMAT?
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Hello, From the information you’ve provided I consider you likely to be competitive for the programs you mention in your specified time frame. Obviously some are more competitive than others in terms of admissions stats, e.g., Wharton would be more of a reasonable reach (for anyone actually) while...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval for Top 10 Hopeful
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Hello, Akhilesh, It’s difficult to give an informed evaluation without knowing anything about your goals. Also, I would need to know more about your work – you clearly have a strong track record and the international experience is good, but in what function/position and industry? How strong is y...

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation Important!!
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Hello Audrey,

I believe I answered this question previously in a private message -- if you didn't receive my answer please let me know!


Best regards,
Cindy Tokumitsu
Senior Editor, www.Accepted.com

by Cindy Tokumitsu

Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: admission advice and evaluation
Replies: 2
Views: 906