LOL - dude, you're free to believe whoever you want, my points don't change mate. And I think you missed my point. Adcoms want you to believe what they want you to believe, who would tell you anything different? And yes they look at the entire profile - but rest assured the GMAT always comes first unless you have something "google-able" about you that stands out. Especailly for H/S/W.AshB wrote:Varun,
Congrats and thanks for sharing your GMAT story! Have to admit, it is very inspirational.
Thinking about your comment on GMAT as the lone criteria, H/S/W have 80% of class between 680 - 760, their range appears to be larger than some others, with some admits in mid 500s. Have you happened to research why? I am certainly positive that there is no Indian profile in the mid 500s. Given the range of middle 80%, mid 500s is low enough that one can almost consider that it might not have carried any weight at all in the app.
Talking to different adcoms and putting together all the information together, I am leaning towards concluding that there are few schools (H/S/W and may be few others) that give consideration to the entire app, while others might look at GMAT first, if not the only one.
Best of luck in your endeavors.