Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Wharton | Ms. Negotiator
GMAT 720, GPA 7.9/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
MIT Sloan | Ms. Physician
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Ms. Globetrotting Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 ENG Entrepreneur
GRE 322, GPA 3.82
Harvard | Mr. 2+2 Filipino Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Deferred Admit Searcher
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Ms. General Motors
GRE 330, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Sustainability Consulting
GMAT 710 (Q49/V39), GPA 3.39
Stanford GSB | Mr. Global Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.99
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Real Estate IB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Mr. Virtual Reality Entrepreneur
GRE 326, GPA 3.87
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)

MBA Handicapping: A 770 GMAT & A 4.0 From LSE — What Else Do You Need For 2+2

The question for Harvey is not what he needs to gain acceptance from either Harvard Business School or Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in their deferred admission programs. The question is how can he screw it up?

Talk about a perfect candidate: Harvey is a Brit, with a jumbo 770 GMAT (40 points above Harvard’s class median score), a perfect 4.0 in economics from the London School of Economics. And he has racked up a portfolio of stellar extracurriculars, including a stint as president of the Save the Children chapter on LSE’s campus. Harvey also is an ex-English Junior National Ice Hockey Team member who competed on the international stage. When he graduates from LSE later this year, he already has a plum job with Evercore, the prestigious global investment banking advisory.

If he doesn’t gain admission to HBS’ 2+2 program or the deferred MBA options at Stanford, Wharton and Columbia–all of which are on his target list–it won’t be because of those very impressive facts.

In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg tells Harvey what could potentially do him in. It’s a lesson in not taking anything for granted when you apply to an elite MBA program. As Sandy says, “An admissions interview is like being born. A lot of bad things can happen to you very quickly.”

If you would like to participate in a future Friday’s With Sandy webinar, you can contact Sandy and P&Q Founder John A Byrne here.

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