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GyanOne possesses deep expertise and experience in helping applicants from across different industries understand, apply to, and get accepted at top MBA programs in the US, Europe, and Asia. Contact us today at + or at info [at] gyanone [dot] com Fourth, don’t pull back your punches now – go for your applications full throttle So you have measured the scales carefully now. This is the most important stage of all – go for your MBA applications full throttle. This is the stage for you to understand that every year, for every school, half the applicants fall below the median GMAT (this has to be true always by definition) – and still make it through on the basis of the strength of other parameters! Around 20-25% of these also fall significantly below the median and even the average and still make it. You have every reason now to make the best of what you have. Work, rework, review, rework, and review your essays once again – they are going to be the key vehicle propelling you to success. Talk about your potential contributions to the school once you are part of its student community. Discuss your career goals with all the clarity that you have, and talk about why the school is such a great fit for them and for you! It is exactly these factors that have worked for other applicants in the past – make them also work for you!
The popular perception among MBA applicants is that a GMAT score of 700 is the magic number for acceptance into a top-ranked business school. Many applicants aren’t comfortable until they have the magical number of “7” in the hundreds digit of their score. However, you may be wondering if an even higher score – a 99th percentile score – will differentiate you from the other applicants to top MBA programs. Increasing your score from a 700 (94th percentile) to a 750 (99th percentile) may require additional study time of anywhere from 20-50 hours, and you may wonder if it’s worth it.
As a reapplicant to Kellogg, Alyssa knew that she’d need to focus on explaining how she’s improved her application over the last year. In addition, after multiple attempts at the GMAT, Alyssa felt that taking the GMAT again was futile; so she needed to adequately mitigate her GMAT score, which was well below the average. She and her Vantage Point consultant worked to ensure that her goals were clearly articulated as well as how she’d advanced in her career and aspirations since her first time applying. She was also advised to take additional coursework that helped the admissions committee understand that she could handle the academics despite her GMAT score. Alyssa is now a student at Kellogg!