F1GMAT: AdmissionsConsultants is known for its expertise in guiding MBA candidates to Ivy League schools. What are some of the unifying characteristics of MBA candidates who make it to the top schools. Can average MBA candidates be positioned for success?
AdmissionsConsultants: I find that it’s helpful to think about the admissions process as a series of three hurdles. Successful applicants must clear each hurdle to gain admission to the program of their choice.
1) Academic Qualification
You need to have the grades and tests scores to demonstrate that you are capable of handling the academic workload. If your GMAT/GRE scores and GPA are significantly below the average for that school, the admissions committee will doubt that you have the ability and/or work ethic to get the most out of their program. They might even conclude that you’re a risk to flunk out. In general, over 80% of applicants to selective graduate schools are excellent students with terrific test scores and competitive GPAs, and, therefore, they clear this first hurdle with ease.
2) Intangible qualities
The second hurdle is your intangible...
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