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GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
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GMAT 710, GPA 3
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GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
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GRE 326, GPA 3.3
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GMAT 750, GPA 3.78
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GMAT Waived, GPA 3.51
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GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
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GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
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GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
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GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
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GRE 332, GPA 3.6
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GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
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GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
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GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Public Health
GRE 312, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0

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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