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## UCLA Anderson with a 620 - gmat pwned me, but I still win!

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#### UCLA Anderson with a 620 - gmat pwned me, but I still win!

Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:12 pm
Hi there!

I've been meaning to write this for a while now to say thank you to Beatthegmat.com for all the support and assistance. I've spent a lot of time combing these forums for guidance and mental back-up as I've obsessed on b-school apps and the gmat in general. I just want to let you know that I was successful in getting into my target school and let others know that it is indeed possible to do with a less than "perfect" application.

I originally thought that I had a pretty decent chance at USC Marshall and threw the UCLA Anderson "Hail Mary" on the recommendation of a co-worker that is in their part-time program. I am soooooo glad I took her advice. I never would have thought I could get in with such poor GMAT scores. So if anyone is out there that is feeling like it can't be done, please know that it is possible. There is no 'perfect candidate,' just write essays that speak from the heart and be willing to convey what it is you are trying to accomplish. You just need to submit a rounded out application that clearly states your goals and what you want to achieve. If you are able to meet the school minimums and come across as a real person with real goals, you have a much better chance of success! If anyone has any other questions, please feel free to ask!

Thanks again,
Eric

My background:
34 years old
University of California Prof. Certificate - Real Estate
4 years exp in real estate multifamily asset management/finance/light Business Intelligence
5 years exp Hospital lab assistant (school job)
6 years exp account manager for world-wide soft drink company
GPA: 3.23
GPA last two years:3.61
GMAT - Took ManhattanGMAT - I highly recommend these guys!! I spent the better part of 6 months studying for the GMAT and saw some improvement, about 50-75 points.

Pract. Test 1-mgmat 590 Q36 V34
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My son was born here and I took time off studying for 3 months. The remainder of work was done on 4 hours of sleep a night with a newborn.

Pract. Test 4-mgmat 490 Q23 V34
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Pract Test mba.com 500 Q28 V31

Real GMAT 1 560 Q32 V35
*GROAN* Studied for another month and retook.

Test 6-mgmat 640 Q45 V33
Real GMAT 2 620 Q35 V40
*GROAN* again, but out of time to retake as it was mid R2. I strongly feel that if given another month or two, I could have brought up my score another 50 pts.

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