Rejected - what to do now?


TKOY90
I just received my rejection letter from Wharton.

There's not really any information why in the letter. I thought I had a strong profile (710 GMAT, 4.5 years work experience).

The problem is I didn't apply to any other schools. Wharton really had been my 'dream' school.

I have decided to try for other schools as 2018 is really an ideal start for my MBA, in terms of my career.

I still have a bit of time to get into round 2 at NYU.

Now, I am looking for another school that I can definitely get into. A safe bet. Any thoughts? Really interested in schools that are strong for finance.
I just received my rejection letter from Wharton.

There's not really any information why in the letter. I thought I had a strong profile (710 GMAT, 4.5 years work experience).

The problem is I didn't apply to any other schools. Wharton really had been my 'dream' school.

I have decided to try for other schools as 2018 is really an ideal start for my MBA, in terms of my career.

I still have a bit of time to get into round 2 at NYU.

Now, I am looking for another school that I can definitely get into. A safe bet. Any thoughts? Really interested in schools that are strong for finance.
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Duncan
710 and 4.5 years is not better than average, so I am curious about what makes your profile strong.

Look at this site's top ten schools for finance. Rochester comes to mind as a safe school.
710 and 4.5 years is not better than average, so I am curious about what makes your profile strong.

Look at this site's top ten schools for finance. Rochester comes to mind as a safe school.
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laurie
NYU is also a competitive school. You're in the ballpark but depending on other factors it's not a 'safe' bet so to speak. If you think you could retake your GMAT and gain 20 or more points, that could help.

Otherwise, did you get any feedback from Wharton?

Simon would be a good choice as a safety. Maybe look into BU as well.
NYU is also a competitive school. You're in the ballpark but depending on other factors it's not a 'safe' bet so to speak. If you think you could retake your GMAT and gain 20 or more points, that could help.

Otherwise, did you get any feedback from Wharton?

Simon would be a good choice as a safety. Maybe look into BU as well.
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frenzy4
Also got a fat NO from Wharton. NYU sounds like a good alternative. Keep us updated!
Also got a fat NO from Wharton. NYU sounds like a good alternative. Keep us updated!
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Duncan
I think Laurie is mistaken in saying this candidate is competitive at NYU. They are pretty much on the average for GMAT and under the average for work experience. That is the profile of the average declined candidate. If candidates hit the average on most criteria and do not stand out on others then they are not selected.
I think Laurie is mistaken in saying this candidate is competitive at NYU. They are pretty much on the average for GMAT and under the average for work experience. That is the profile of the average declined candidate. If candidates hit the average on most criteria and do not stand out on others then they are not selected.
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laurie
Yes, agreed. If you reread my post you'll see that I don't think it's a safe bet for them.
Yes, agreed. If you reread my post you'll see that I don't think it's a safe bet for them.
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TKOY90
Guys, I was under the impression that above 700 the schools don't really pay attention to the actual overall score. But if you think that a stronger GMAT score would help I'm all for it. Round 2 at NYU closes on January 15 - it's a bit earlier at Rochester but there's still time. What score should I be aiming for?

On that note, assuming I can get a better GMAT score in the next month can I (should I??) re-submit my app to Wharton?
Guys, I was under the impression that above 700 the schools don't really pay attention to the actual overall score. But if you think that a stronger GMAT score would help I'm all for it. Round 2 at NYU closes on January 15 - it's a bit earlier at Rochester but there's still time. What score should I be aiming for?

On that note, assuming I can get a better GMAT score in the next month can I (should I??) re-submit my app to Wharton?
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Duncan
If you are above average on other criteria then perhaps 700 is enough, but if you are not then GMAT is one of the few levers available to you.
If you are above average on other criteria then perhaps 700 is enough, but if you are not then GMAT is one of the few levers available to you.
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On that note, assuming I can get a better GMAT score in the next month can I (should I??) re-submit my app to Wharton?

I would ping their admissions team and see what they say. I kind of doubt that a stronger GMAT score will be the determining factor, but who knows? Maybe the group in subsequent rounds will not be as competitive. Do you think you could substantially improve your score (to 750+)?
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On that note, assuming I can get a better GMAT score in the next month can I (should I??) re-submit my app to Wharton? [/quote]
I would ping their admissions team and see what they say. I kind of doubt that a stronger GMAT score will be the determining factor, but who knows? Maybe the group in subsequent rounds will not be as competitive. Do you think you could substantially improve your score (to 750+)?
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TKOY90
Just did. I'll report back if / when I hear something.
Just did. I'll report back if / when I hear something.
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