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MRharris14, Thanks for your questions! These are all excellent aspects to consider as you target an MBA admissions consultant. My comments are below: I noticed you only list 4 consultants on your site, and I am wondering why most other firms I see have 10+ consultants? >>We have a total of 6 consult...

by Graham

Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Consultant load and company setup?
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Thanks for your follow-up response! Let me try to restate my point and make it a bit more clear: 1. If you do not waive your right to see the letters that your recommenders submit, this means that you will have access to those letters upon your request after the admissions process is complete (wheth...

by Graham

Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Waiving right to review my LORs
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

Dear Yankexpat, Thanks for your post! The short answer to your question is that programs will not likely verify exact dates of your collegiate and post-collegiate XCs. Many schools will, however, verify that you did in fact particpate - hence their request for a contact person - and they may ask tha...

by Graham

Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Background Check Question
Replies: 1
Views: 6487

Dear Eman, Thanks for your post! The answer to your question is that in most cases you should only submit the number of letters that the school requests. Submitting more creates additional work for your admissions reader - and in some cases additional exasperation - so you need to be absolutely cert...

by Graham

Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: # of recommendations given
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Desmond, I just saw this post after responding to your query in the general forum: http://www.beatthegmat.com/attorneys-in-the-mba-applicant-pool-t42772.html I see that you have provided a bit more detail here, which is helpful. At this point, it likely makes more sense for us to chat via phone (onc...

by Graham

Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Profile Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Re: Attorneys in the MBA applicant pool?

Desmond, Thanks for your post! I've offered my responses to your questions below: To the best of your knowledge, how well represented are attorneys in the MBA applicant pool? Will I stand out? >>Attorneys comprise a small but consistent percentage of the applicant pool. When I served as an admission...

by Graham

Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Attorneys in the MBA applicant pool?
Replies: 2
Views: 2849

Dear sg1928, Thanks for your post! Given that your GMAT result is skewed towards the quantitative side of things (I'm guessing around 78% on the verbal, 98% on math), you are correct in assuming that the adcom may look carefully at your essays, the interview component as well as what the recommender...

by Graham

Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Essays
Replies: 1
Views: 1148

Dear Nestlepurelife, Thanks for your post. You raise a couple of good questions: 1) Will a very high GMAT score offset a low undergraduate GPA? The short answer is that a very high GMAT score can certainly help improve your academic profile. Obviously, if you've got a 2.0 GPA, there's likely no GMAT...

by Graham

Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Admission into a top school?
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

B-schooler, I'll echo Stacey's advice here. When it comes to a lack of quantitative experience, and the various ways to remedy it, there's a bit of a pecking order: 1) Ideally you've scored above the 80th percentile on the quantitative section of the GMAT exam. This is a very strong way to signal yo...

by Graham

Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Addressing a lack of quant coursework
Replies: 3
Views: 5129

Ctimpano, If your recommenders haven't yet submitted their reference letters, I would contact the school and ask them to reset the system and allow you to tick the box to waive your right. In fact, depending on the school, you may be able to delete your recommenders from the system on your own, then...

by Graham

Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Waiving right to review my LORs
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

Re: Profile Evaluation!

Dear Nee_T, Thanks for your post. I've offered some quick thoughts/replies to your profile and questions below, but I strongly encourage you to reach out to Clear Admit directly for a free one-on-one phone session with one of our counselors - since you clearly have a number of questions you'd like a...

by Graham

Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Profile Evaluation!
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Dear JMSells, Before I offer my thoughts on your chances in HBS's regular admissions cycle, I want to shed some light on the factors that may have kept you out of HBS 2+2: 1) Given that you dropped out of college to run a business and will be nearly 25 upon completion of school, it's clear that you ...

by Graham

Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval for HBS -- Interesting Situation
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Dear Cammijc, Thanks for your post. While this 'future' activity will certainly not be something that you list on the data forms or devote entire essays to, you may be able to work in a mention somewhere (in an interview, at the tail end of a relevant essay, etc). It's also possible that one of your...

by Graham

Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Adding a future activity to your application
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Dear JMSells, Thanks for your post. Can you please clarify on a couple of points: 1) Is FedEx your current employer - or was that something you did prior to launching the perfume company? 2) When did you graduate from ugrad? 2009? 3) Are you presently employed? 4) How many times have you taken the G...

by Graham

Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval for HBS -- Interesting Situation
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Academic related questions

Dear Target2010, Thanks for your post! Please see my thoughts below: A sincere thank for your detailed replies. >>My pleasure! 1. How does adcom evaluate a universtiy's marking criteria. University of Delhi(India) is one which follow strict marking scale and getting a first division(60%) is a tough ...

by Graham

Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Academic related questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1573