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Hello, Taking the GMAT again is a no-lose proposition. Business schools really mean it when they say they look at your highest score. Most schools will look at your highest OVERALL score (they won't combine the quant score from one sitting with the verbal score from another), but they know that many...

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Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: # of GMAT test attempts
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Hello, You probably already know this, but you come from a very competitive profile (Indian/male/IT), which will make things hard for you. Add in the fact that you already have more than six years of full-time work experience, and I think that you may have a hard time getting into a top-ten school. ...

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Fri May 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Profile Evaluation please
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

New Free GMAT Practice Test

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Tue May 25, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Ask a Veritas Prep representative
Topic: New Free GMAT Practice Test
Replies: 2
Views: 2983

Hi Osirus, The admissions process for a financial engineering degree (and for a master's in accounting, and other specialized programs like that) will usually look more like those of general graduate programs. So, usually a personal statement and recos, but less emphasis on "your story" and more int...


Thanks Osirus! You don't need to mess with this bum anymore. We've got him in our sights.

Scott

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Tue May 11, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Manhattan GMAT vs. Veritas Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 12741

Hello, A low GPA will definitely hurt your chances. Of course, it depends on how low "very low" is! But, it's going to make it harder. However, it can be done. You're thinking of it the right way: The GPA is in the past, but going forward you can help yourself the most by taking (and getting A's in)...


Hi adam1hockey, I think you have some interesting material to work with here. Your undergrad GPA, your varied work experience, and your extracurriculars will all be assets as you try to 1) demonstrate fit with your target schools and 2) stand out vs. other applicants. Assuming you can get some terri...


Hi daytripper, Sorry to hear the news. The short answer is that a layoff is obviously not ideal from an MBA admissions standpoint, but admissions officers are actually fairly open-minded about it, especially in this economy. They key is to show that you stayed active and maintained momentum, rather ...


Hello, If social entrepreneurship is what you want to do, I think a broader MBA may make more sense for you than a MS in Management, since the latter is going to be more theoretical and will likely take you further away from true hands-on experience. Assuming that you're looking at MBA programs, can...

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Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: admissions suggestions pls!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Hello!

You can find our contact info here:

http://www.veritasprep.com/contact-us/

Outside of our office hours, you can also reach our admissions consulting team at mba [at] veritasprep dot com.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Scott


Hello, It will definitely depend, at least in part, on what you want to do after business school. If you want to do something that makes use of your engineering background, such as supply-chain management or operations, then I would also look at Michigan State, Purdue, and Ohio State in the U.S. In ...

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Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Urgent Help Required
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Hello, I don't think you're barred from applying, but it will be a challenge for you to answer why you need a part-time MBA (vs. a full-time degree), beyond the fact that you don't want to wait until next fall's deadlines. If you're unemployed now, consider what other things you could do now to make...

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Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Expert Advice, Please
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Hello, Yes, your GPA will definitely be a challenge. I normally hesitate to tell someone with a 690 that they should consider retaking the GMAT, but since your GMAT is so low, you're going to need to do everything in your power to overcome this. Your GPA itself is in the past, and can't be changed, ...

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Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Please evaluate my profile
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Hello, While ideally your GMAT would be a little higher (660+), I do think you have a legitimate shot at those schools. The biggest question I have is what community service / extracurricular activities / leadership roles you have in your background. As you probably know, yours is a fairly common pr...

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Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Profile Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

So you telling me that a graduate from a top 10 school in the WORLD cannot make it to the wall street, just because the school is located geographically in Canada? Very ignorant comment Jessica makes. Sch, I'm curious to know where exactly Jessica's post you saw her comment that one must attend a U...

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Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: UCLA vs. Rotman
Replies: 13
Views: 16070