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It sounds like you're annoyed and want to let them know, but what purpose would it serve? Just send a letter asking them to remove you from the waitlist. Any more than that would be overkill.

by machichi

Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Asking to be removed from wait list
Replies: 3
Views: 963

If you're not applying for 3 years, why not retake the GMAT? You have plenty of time. Or am I misunderstanding?

by machichi

Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: GMAT 680: retake? Target: 1-year MBA
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

You're absolutely right. Top schools consider a score balanced when the percentiles are more in line. The rule of thumb is both scores should be at or above 80th percentile (Q48 and V36). The scaled score is definitely not the same, percentile-wise, for math and verbal as you noticed. A 42 in verbal...


You really should not apply R3 as an international candidate for a couple of reasons. 1) You probably won't have time to get a visa, which means some schools will not even consider your application. 2) You are from a highly saturated pool of applicants, which means most schools will have all the IT ...


How many years out of college are you? It's not as easy to throw aside a poor GPA if you graduated in the past two years or so. Did you show improvement each year in your GPA? Do you have time to take a class next semester? You probably should develop an alternative transcript; just be sure to get t...

by machichi

Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Low GPA but High GMAT- Advice on Admissions??
Replies: 4
Views: 4374

Have you received any promotions? How have you demonstrated leadership and/or leadership potential? What are your goals for receiving an MBA?

When people refer to the essays, they really want to know that you can answer these questions well.

by machichi

Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: ding ding ding
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Obviously your top marks in AWA and IR are not going to hurt you; however, you're right that they'll only be helpful on the margins. I think the rule of thumb is that if they are too low they might leave the admissions folks questioning your abilities, but when they're high, they just brush them to ...

by machichi

Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Do AWA and IR scores even matter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

A 725 is not a possible GMAT score. You will be greatly hindered by your undergraduate GPA, for sure. I'm wondering if since college you've taken any classes to start to develop an alternative transcript? It will be helpful to demonstrate your newfound maturity. You have a couple of promotions, whic...

by machichi

Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Admission with a low undergrad GPA, decent experience &
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Unfortunately, I don't think a 550 is going to be helping your application much. A 600 would put you in the running, but so you know, the average GMAT is 695 at Kellogg and slightly low at Booth . Your background is strong but it's really weakened by your GMAT. If you look at the Business Week repor...

by machichi

Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: 550 GMAT enough for Booth or Kellogg PT MBA?
Replies: 1
Views: 1894

Thanks a lot for your reply machichi! Let me first give you a bit of information about my self. I'm 35 years old, non-native speaker, I have a bachelor degree in business, major in finance from a public university in the states. I have over 6 years of experience in the financial services industry w...


People on gmatclub have heard. Bunch of dings, waitlists, and accepts.

by machichi

Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Anybody heard from Fuqua; Today is the deadline
Replies: 1
Views: 631

You don't think if you explain to your previous manager, she'll understand how important this is to you? You really shouldn't go back more than 3 years, but perhaps two jobs ago was only a few years ago? You can make the process easier for her by giving her bullet points that you want her to cover s...


Does running contribute to your personal AND professional development? If so, then you can choose either. The point is to explain your activity in a way that is compelling both personally and professionally. Running wouldn't count in that way for me, but it might be a metaphor for your stamina, etc.

by machichi

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: IE Spain Essay Help: "Show us an activity you enjoy doi
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

This sounds like a ploy to get you to love their school more or to figure out if their career management office is equipped to handle a candidate like you. Either way, I think it's a good sign. It's an investment of resources and that means they like you.

by machichi

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Invited to a second Interview...
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

What best schools? What do you want to study? What is important to you in your career, in your fellow students, and in a program?

by machichi

Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: 5 Schools for GMAT Test
Replies: 2
Views: 747