Stanford GSB | Mr. Marine Corps
GMAT 600, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. AI & Robotics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Ms. MD MBA
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fundraising Educator
GMAT 510, GPA 2.89
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Work & Family
GMAT No GMAT Yet, GPA 4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Fintech Startup
GMAT 570, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Ms. Ukrainian Techie
GMAT 700 (ready to take it again), GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Pretty Bland
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Ms. Sales & Trading
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Dream
GMAT 760, GPA 3.1
Columbia | Mr. Alien
GMAT 700, GPA 3.83
Harvard | Mr. Veteran
GRE 331, GPA 3.39
Wharton | Mr. Naval Submariner
GMAT 760, GPA 3.83
Wharton | Mr. Second MBA
GMAT Will apply by 2025, GPA 7.22/10
IU Kelley | Mr. Builder
GMAT 620, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Supply Chain Data Scientist
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Aspiring Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8 (Highest Honor)
Yale | Mr. Environmental Sustainability
GRE 326, GPA 3.733
Yale | Mr. Project Management
GRE 310, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Samaritan Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.87
MIT Sloan | Ms. Physician
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Cal Poly
GRE 317, GPA 3.2
HEC Paris | Ms Journalist
GRE -, GPA 3.5
IU Kelley | Mr. Educator
GMAT 630, GPA 3.85
IU Kelley | Mr. Tech Dreams
GMAT 770, GPA 3
Tuck | Mr. Strategic Sourcing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.90

It’s Nearly Midnight. Where Are All My Friends?

So it’s 11:44pm on Saturday night and I’ve just completed my set of 20 Critical Reasoning questions.  My friends are out at a house party :-/ .  I had a friend ask me when the next time I would be available because he wanted to plan something.  I told him “The third week of November….no I’m not kidding… the third week of November.”  At this point all my friends understand what’s at stake.  I still get invitations to go out and I simply say “I’m studying.”

After meeting with my tutor today we think we finally picked up on my issue with Verbal.  I was not paying attention to the modifiers in the passages and premises, thus making me deem correct answers out of scope!

So I was excited to try my next set of CR after our session today and I just completed it.  I am happy to report that I only got 2 incorrect out of 20.  I’m not going to get TOO excited just yet but at least it’s a step in the right direction!

So I finally heard back from NYU regarding the diversity conference.  I was WAITLISTED!

At first I was bummed about this.  I found out at about 6:30 on Thursday while I was on the crosstown bus going home.  I was immediately disappointed upon hearing and then naturally went to that place in my head saying to myself “Well if I can’t get into the diversity conference then there’s no hope for admissions.”  Of course everyone says that they are mutually exclusive, but it’s natural for one to think that.  Then I texted Brandon and he made a great point that turned my mood around.  He made a great point.  He said “Well that’s a good sign if you were waitlisted with your GPA and GMAT.”  I responded with “…you know I didn’t think of it that way.  So the way I’m going to interpret my waitlisted status is that NYU finds my profile interesting, but with the combination of my GMAT and GPA, there’s no real way they could justify openly accepting me to the diversity conference, since there wasn’t an essay.”

Yes my text was about that long, but it contained some curse words because I curse like a trucker.. again… I’m from Jersey!

This report is adapted from Richard Battle-Baxter’s blog posts at “Ellipsing My Way…To Business School.”

Previous posts by Richard at Poets&Quants:

Should You Hire an MBA Consultant?

Study for the GMAT or Polish Off an Essay?

Am I Really Cut Out For This?

My First Round Applications Are Looking Elusive

A Frustrating Day and Night on GMAT Prep

Having Trouble Hitting the Submit Button