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HK, This is something that only US schools ask, as part of some freedom of information act... Dianars, I believe that this could send a signal that you are being dishonest or hiding something; but if nothing else looks fishy or exaggerated in your application then it won't raise any red flags by its...

by jon82

Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: i did not waive my right for recommendation letters.
Replies: 4
Views: 8450

You should give Stacy more information so that she can properly answer your question. See her sticky post about what to include in your question:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/what-informa ... -t129.html

Good luck!
J

by jon82

Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Please advise
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

I just want to make a brief comment here. There is a difference between education in Canada and the U.S. Notice how Jessica jumps to a conclusion that you HAVE to attend an American school to have a shot at the wall street. Rotman has been ranked in finance by FT between 5-10 ever since these ranki...

by jon82

Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: UCLA vs. Rotman
Replies: 13
Views: 15619

I was accepted to Oxford in Rd 2 and will likely attend. Now it's time to look for financing!

by jon82

Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Said Oxford 2010 admits
Replies: 7
Views: 5586

Spiri, You are correct that the PT programs are easier to get into - at least from what I've heard on this forum. I don't know much beyond that. If you package yourself well, you have a shot. Still, to have better than just a shot, you should dedicate yourself to the GMAT for a month or two. My opin...

by jon82

Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Do I have a snowball's chance in hell?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

I cannot speak for SMU Cox, but the others are highly competitive. Do you have a snowball's chance in hell? Yes. Should you retake the test if you want to have a good shot at any of these schools? Yes. If I were you, I wouldn't waste the money and a year of my life applying to these schools with a l...

by jon82

Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Do I have a snowball's chance in hell?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Harsh.Champ, Briefly, I made a couple good decisions and a couple lousy decisions during the application phase: Good decisions 1) Letters of Recommendation I had thought about using a US Senator that I had interned for many years ago as a reference. I also thought about using a couple professors who...

by jon82

Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: How I beat the GMAT - 750; 48Q 47V
Replies: 6
Views: 4104

My impression is that it depends where you apply. If you went to a Top 50 and are applying to Harvard then yes, all things being equal I think that they likely look at your undergrad institution and give you a slight knock. I mean, by applying to Harvard, a school with a tremendous brand, you are ad...

by jon82

Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: How important is your undergraduate university
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

A quick update: I've been accepted to Oxford!

by jon82

Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: How I beat the GMAT - 750; 48Q 47V
Replies: 6
Views: 4104

Aaron,


*Edited*
Be specific in your plans, your choice of institutions, and why now is a good time for you to get an MBA. Good luck!

J

by jon82

Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Application advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Of the schools I applied to, some asked in the application whether I'd visited. Others asked in the interview. In my opinion, they do this in an effort to see if you are truly interested in the school and this can be demonstrated in any number of ways. IMO visiting is often a poor ROI, especially wh...

by jon82

Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: How does not visiting schools affect your chances?
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

That all sounds good and I'd say you have a decent chance with good essays, letters and interviews. My experience is mainly with FT programs, but the biggest concern I have is your length of work experience. Generally, adcoms 'count' only your full time postgrad work experience so it looks like you'...

by jon82

Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 580 GMAT score-keep it? or get re-take?
Replies: 6
Views: 10021

I think it's hard for an outsider to make this call without more info. How long have you worked and in what capacity? (ie, 4 yrs Financial Analyst for Fortune 50? 8 yrs Sales for boutique trading company?) What is your GPA? What was your major? What calliber school did you attend? (ie, Top 20? Top 1...

by jon82

Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 580 GMAT score-keep it? or get re-take?
Replies: 6
Views: 10021

Valleeny, If I were in your position, I would approach the question of sending an additional letter by asking myself the obvious question 'What do I want to accomplish?' The answer is you want to get admitted to the school. But more specifically, you want to demonstrate skills/interest that might no...

by jon82

Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Writing a personal email or snail mail to the Adcom member?
Replies: 13
Views: 5479