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Hi RamanT, Given the basic information you've shared, I think you should target top programs. I would encourage you to do some research and find out which ones fit with your career goals (you didn't share them in your profile) as well as your personal interests/requirements - location, class size, e...

by Stacey Oyler

Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Profile evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Hi, Thanks for your post. Your background including education and professional experience thus far does indeed seem solid. However, I do hesitate to recommend applying to bschool this year. My first concern is that you would have to apply in round 3 for Wharton and at the end of the rolling admissio...

by Stacey Oyler

Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Profile evaluation - college senior
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Hi, First things first. You need to retake your GMAT and improve your score. Next, I would advise thinking about what you are looking for in a program. Perhaps a part time program would better suit your needs? Be sure to look at average age and experience since that seems to be of concern. Lastly, b...

by Stacey Oyler

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Need some Advice/Strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Hi lifeliver, Thanks for your post. Please see my comments below: 2) Will it matter if I apply this upcoming fall 2013 (3 years experience upon matriculation) vs 2014 (4 years experience)? Assume there are no significant leadership gains in the extra year. Keep in mind that adcoms consider work expe...

by Stacey Oyler

Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: MBA Gameplan Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Sounds good. I look forward to connecting!

Stacey

by Stacey Oyler

Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Part Time MBA Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Hi Mobaig, Thanks for your post. It sounds like the timing might indeed be right for your MBA. It's not uncommon at this stage in one's career to look for change or new opportunities. I am sorry to hear about your struggle with the GMAT. The programs on your list have average GMAT scores around 700+...

by Stacey Oyler

Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Part Time MBA Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Congratulations on your acceptances! You are fortunate to be in the position of deciding between two great programs. The best advice I can give is to visit both schools. It sounds like you spent time at Darden, but have you visted Kellogg? I encourage you to attend the admitted student's weekend at ...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Favorite school or best school?
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Hi, Thanks for your post. I can certainly understand your concern around your low GPA. While your GPA is low, the good news is that you have a solid GMAT score and seem to be doing well in your MBA program. Your solid grades from your MBA program will indeed help mitigate concerns that adcom has abo...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Low undergrad gpa, please evaluate my profile
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

HI Nidhi85, Thanks for your post. You certainly have a solid profile. Your career trajectory is solid and your academics are also in good shape. The biggest challenge for you is going to be finding ways to stand out in the applicant pool and get noticed. The good news is that you appear to have quit...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: 710( 47 q, 41 v) Profile evaluation please
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Hi, Thanks for your post. Many business schools do accept the GRE, however, it can be challenging for adcoms to compare GRE scores to GMAT scores - kind of like comparing apples to oranges. While I realize you are discouraged by your GMAT score, it is highly possible that if you take the GRE and use...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Is it Advisable to Attempt GRE after Multiple GMAT attempts
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

It's always a good idea to research employment statistics at a school before enrolling. I am quite confident that the Career Services department will be honest with you about job opportunities. While they may be a bit optimistic, I am confident that they would not mislead you. After all, they are th...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Hult international business school - opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 24796

Hi Jcheves1, Thanks for your post. The situation regarding your GPA is unfortunate, but it's not a deal breaker for business school. You certainly will want to write an optional essay to briefly explain your low GPA in a very honest and direct manner as you have done here. The adcom will review your...

by Stacey Oyler

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: GPA Evaluation
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Hi, Thanks for your post. As part of the large applicant pool of IT professionals from India, you face increased competition for a spot in a US MBA programs. Unfortunately, GMAT score is indeed a factor in admissions decision. Checking out average GMAT scores at schools of interest is a great way to...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Which universities to apply with my low score
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Hi Len, Thanks for your post! I think you are indeed a qualified candidate for the schools on your list. You have excellent academics with high GPAs in both undergrad and grad school. Your professional experience is solid, and the fact that you have been promoted ahead of your peers is certainly wor...

by Stacey Oyler

Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Hi, Thanks for your post. You certainly do have a non-traditional background, but I think most adcoms will find your mix of experience attractive. My main concern is regarding your goals, it's not quite clear to me exactly how obtaining an MBA will help you. What are your post MBA goals? Often times...

by Stacey Oyler

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Maybe some insight..? Non-Trad construction background
Replies: 1
Views: 948