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Planning on applying round 2 this year - is 6 schools too many? Any suggestions for good, “safety” schools to consider? The bulk of the schools I’m looking at are M7

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I applied to 7 of the top 15 programs: 4 reach, and 3 I had a good shot at. Disregard safety schools, or schools you would never attend if accepted. I keep meeting people who did that. It makes me wonder: 1) Do you need to start your MBA program now and any school would do? 2) Are you only aiming for the best you can get into? I aimed for the best I could get into plus scholarship. Applying to MBA programs is not like undergrad. You won't be missing out if you waited another year, because you were rejected by all the 6 schools you applied to.

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I applied to 6 in round two and gave myself 2.5 months. Only applied to m7 because for me if I didn’t get into any, I wasn’t going to go, plain and simple. Rejected from 5, waitlisted at 1... eventually got in off the waitlist. Very stressful.

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Thank you @Booz Allen 1! That’s great advice. If you don’t mind sharing, how did it work out for you?

M1 - Which one did you get? Mind sharing your GMAT? Congrats!

720 GMAT and Booth. Thank you! Whole process was a struggle, I don’t envy you going through it but hopefully you catch a few more breaks than I did. Good luck!

What was your background M1?

2nd what BA1 said. Only apply to schools you’ll go to. Good friend of mine applied to 7 schools (all top 10) and got into a state school in which he decided not to go to. He tried again this year and only applied to M7 and luckily got into one of them

I'm at Johnson as a Park Fellow. I'm enjoying it :)

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