Mr. Deferred Admit

About Me:

I have been very involved in my undergraduate journey. While my GMAT score is below the average of my target schools, I am hopeful that my leadership experience will balance my application. Highlights include: Graduating with 2 degrees (3 majors) with a 4.0 GPA. President of student honorary and professional fraternity. Founded 2 student organizations.


Undergrad School: Top 50 public

Undergrad Major: Entrepreneurship and Education

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 690

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Small business owner: raised and sold 1000+ tortoises, National educational advisory board and many strategic planning positions at my university, Founder of LGBTQ+ activist group: created first gender neutral restroom at college

Work History:

Title: Sole Marketing Intern in the Country

Industry: Marketing

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Account Executive Intern

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

(1) As an undergrad, I created a new process for a large CPG that resulting in $2.5M in annual revenue recovery. (2) Was awarded for most outstanding scholar in the business school of 8,000+ students. (3) Highest academic honors. (4) Led regional task forces. (5) Top-performing intern in the country out of 100+for Fortune 500 company. (6) Teacher assistant.

Post MBA Goal:

Beyond my MBA, I plan to lead a large team in sales or account management for a Fortune 500 CPG. I am a strong motivator and enjoy helping others reach their potential. I will also teach as an adjunct faculty member at a college near where I end up.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission. You have a lot going for you in the areas that admissions officers pay most attention to when evaluating deferred MBA candidates: excellent extracurricular leadership, a perfect GPA, and high-quality internships (and on top of that, a tortoise business – how fascinating!!). While you’re right that the GMAT is below the average for deferred MBA applicants, your profile strengths will help offset it to a degree. However, are you willing to retake the exam – or if not, give the GRE a shot? Both exams are viewed equally, and I’ve seen some people fare better on the GRE vs. the GMAT. This way, you’ll be able to tell yourself that you did everything possible to …

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