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Please be kind, genuinely looking for help. Started my Grad School journey and really want an idea of the quality of school I can realistically aim for. My profile: M / 27 / AA 3.1 GPA Frm a State university 6 YOE (3 in Big 4 Consulting) Active in community Prez of a few orgs Frm Chicago 100% open to relocate 1st practice GRE: 304 (151- V / 153 Q) Looking to pursue a tech mgmt concentration.

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Everyone here will tell you to boost your GRE and GMAT first and that serves as a good baseline for the schools with target/reach category first. Suggest taking a look at GMAT average using a GRE calculator and set yourself some school goals first. First diagnostic is always rough, plenty of room to rise from here.

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Thanks D1!

URM will balance out low GPA, but that means you need to get GRE up though to 320’s (schools over look one weakness usually not 2) and then you can start to consider M7 and be in a good shot for T15 so long as you have a solid story. My advice is first to consider what you want from career opportunities, culture, learning style, and geographic location. identify the schools that meet those requirement and then lookup the average class profile and what your delta is from there. Take corrective action as able to fix the gap (this means improving work, volunteer, and test score). Also what type of consulting? Adcoms have different tiers how they rate consultants based on brand and work(eg risk assurance/boutique rates lower than T2/strategy.) getting yourself on those more strategic engagements or ones where your managing large implementation teams will look better.

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Is AA Asian American or African American because it’s going to alter your chances significantly

With strong GMAT id say definitely a chance at M7. With good GMAT I think T15 is within reach. Good luck.

If you’re willing to wait a year to apply, I would recommend looking into Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) their MBAPrep program is very helpful for AA, latinx, and native prospective students. If you’re interested in applying this year, I would recommend looking at the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management they have pretty strong partnerships in the Top 15.

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