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What is the most stressful part of the MBA application process? GMAT? Essays? Others?

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GMAT.

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I’m studying GMAT right now and it’s actually taking a toll on my mental health. Does anyone else feel this way?

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For me, it was the wait after submitting apps.

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Definitely the gmat

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Essays imo

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It depends

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GMAT and essays. You have to do a lot of introspection for the essays and really see if your narrative has a thread. GMAT only because it was hard for me to consistently dedicate time while doing M&A transactions.

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EYP.

GMAT was pretty brutal. The essays were surprisingly time consulting/stressful to manage while working in IB full time. It’s like you’re grinding in spreadsheets all day and then have switch gears at 9-10pm to write about your values and other touchy feely stuff haha

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The wait! Essays after that. Gmat is the least stressful, it isn’t random, you study -> you pass, I don’t know what’s everybody stressed about. While for the essays you’ll never know why it is or it isn’t good

Just to understand my line of reasoning, I’m currently preparing CFA L1 which is like 1000 times more difficult than gmat (at least for me) and I find less infuriating than making essays where I don’t know if my edit did better or worse lol

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