I have 71% in 12th, 8.8 CGPA in 10th and 7.1 CGPA in graduation. Kindly tell on getting good score in GMAT can I get into Harvard ?
I got 6.83 and 6.81 CGPA in my last year BTECH Degree can I get a admission in Stanford or harvard or oxford University
Step 2 Research External factors
Step 3 Research Internal factors
Step 4 Think like Harvard Business Schools Admission committee Identify gaps
Step 5 Work on the gaps in your application
Step 6 Prepare and ace the GMAT
Step 7 Apply to Harvard Business Schools (HBS) MBA Program
Your GMAT score accounts for 22% weight-age (16% for total GMAT score + 6% for GMAT quant score) in your application. Most students require 3 months of preparation time to achieve a 740+ score. Make sure to target a score which is 20+ more than the average GMAT score of your target B-schools incoming batch. For HBS you should target 750, which is around 20 points more than 731 the average GMAT score of last years batch.
In order to gain admission to Harvard or any of the other top B-schools, you need more than just academic excellence to back your profile. Although academic excellence is important, scores and grades are simply used to filter prospective students. Selection after shortlisting is based on the remainder of your profile.
According to previous years' class profiles, the average academic requirements include:
- Average GPA : 3.71 (on a 4-point scale)
- Median GMAT score : 730
In order to gain admission, there are also English language proficiency score requirements which are:
- TOEFL iBT: 109
- IELTS Academic: 7.5
- PTE Academic: 75
The aspects of the profile which are major influencers in admission to Harvard's MBA program (or any other top program for that matter) is a set of moving essays which sway the admissions committee.
There are usually a number of essays which applicants are supposed to answer which are based on a variety of topics such as motivation, goals, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses etc. These are the first thing that the admission committee reads while considering your profile for admission and therefore you should ensure that your essays are strongly-worded, to-the-point and most importantly, unique. Apart from this, a candidate's work-experience and the nature of work experience is very important. Generally, 2-5 years of work experience is recommended prior to applying for any of the top MBA programs and if the nature of work experience aligns with a managerial or administrative role, then it holds more weight. Additionally, letters of recommenders are more acknowledged if they are personal and enlist specific instances and examples.
Apart from written evaluation, top B-schools also require applicants to sit for an interview, primarily to gauge the candidate's suitability for the program and university, as well as to judge the authenticity of the written documents. Some B-schools (like Harvard) require candidates to even provide a post-interview reflection of their experiences.
Therefore, it is nearly iimpossible to judge whether you would be able to get into Harvard simply based on your academic achievements.