Struggling to determine I should realistically apply. How did you decide which schools are out of reach?

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1. Examine your future goals and determine a good fit (e.g. Kellogg and Ross for marketing, GSB and Berkeley for Tech)
2. Examine the average gmat and gpa score and determine if you fall in general range
3. Determine one reach school, three target schools, and one backup school based on the above

Employment reports. Speak to alumni. Info sessions

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Break out your goals into professional, social, and academic. Which schools meet the greatest hits?

Then separate those schools into tiers (no chance, reach, target, safety).

Apply to majority of reaches and targets in R1. Don’t apply to the safety until later rounds

Piggybacking off this, how many apps is too many? I have 2 reaches, 2 targets, and 2 safeties. I have my reach/target apps 90% done so I was thinking of just knocking out the 2 safeties for R1 as well.

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