Aringo client accepted to Wharton with a $80,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 650, accepted to MIT!

Aringo's Chicago admission rate is 54% higher than Chicago’s regular admission rate.

Two Aringo clients accepted to Kellogg with $60,000 scholarships

Aringo client, GMAT score of 580, accepted to Harvard!

Aringo's Columbia admission rate is 50% higher than Columbia’s regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to Harvard with a $65,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 640, accepted to Wharton!

Aringo's Harvard admission rate is 45% higher than Harvard's regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to Chicago with a $140,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 670, accepted to Harvard!

Aringo's INSEAD admission rate is 106% higher than INSEAD's regular admission rate.

Three Aringo clients accepted to Chicago with scholarships of $130,000 each!

Aringo client, GMAT score of 630, accepted to INSEAD!

Aringo's Kellogg admission rate is 90% higher than Kellogg’s regular admission rate.

Two Aringo clients accepted to Chicago with scholarships of $110,000 each

Two Aringo clients, GMAT scores of 660, accepted to Harvard!

Aringo's LBS admission rate is 238% higher than LBS’s regular admission rate.

Two Aringo clients accepted to Chicago with scholarships of $125,000 each

Aringo client, GMAT score of 640, accepted to Kellogg!

Aringo's MIT admission rate is 123% higher than MIT’s regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to NYU with a $45,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 660, accepted to Wharton!

Aringo's Stanford admission rate is 114% higher than Stanford’s regular admission rate.

Four Aringo clients accepted to Stanford with scholarships of $20,000 each

Aringo client, GMAT score of 630, accepted to LBS!

Aringo's Wharton admission rate is 66% higher than Wharton’s regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to Darden with a $34,000 scholarship

Aringo client accepted to Columbia with a $30,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 640, accepted to Duke!

Aringo client has been offered a $40,000 scholarship to attend Tuck

Two Aringo clients, GMAT scores of 640 accepted to INSEAD!

Aringo client has been offered a $22,000 scholarship to attend Kellogg

Three Aringo clients, GMAT scores of 680 accepted to MIT!

Two Aringo clients have received $25,000 scholarships to attend Wharton

Aringo client, GMAT score of 600, accepted to Duke!

Two Aringo clients have been accepted to Stanford with scholarships of $30,000 each

Aringo client accepted to Wharton with a $50,000 scholarship

Aringo client accepted to UCLA with a $35,000 scholarship

Five Aringo clients accepted to Michigan with a $20,000 scholarship each

 

A bit about Extra Recommendations

To: Aringo 2014 Candidates
From: Aringo Research Team

Subject: Extra Recommendations Update
Estimated level of impact on admission chances: 2 out of 5 (5 is highest)
 
Dear all,

This update is based on:

   1. Our current analysis of success cases from the last season.
   2. Our recent conversations with heads of admission committees.

The bottom line: providing 1-2 extra recommendations could give you a tactical advantage in the admission process.


Definition
An extra recommendation is a recommendation letter submitted above and beyond the mandatory recommendations that the school requires.

 
Recommender
Your extra recommender should be someone who either supervised your work (paid or voluntary) or (second priority) cooperated/worked with you during an extracurricular or a professional activity.

Your extra recommender should shed light on achievements, characteristics or experiences that were not covered in the mandatory recommendations.

For example, good extra recommenders could be:

* A parliament member whom you voluntarily helped during his primary elections campaign.

* A CEO for whom you did some voluntary/paid research a couple years ago.

* A university professor that you worked for as a teaching or research assistant.

* Your boss from a workplace which was not covered in the mandatory recommendations.


Schedule
You may start work on your extra recommendations upon completion of Aringo's Deadline Interview.


Process

* If the below is not in line with specific guidelines about extra recommendations provided in a specific school's application instructions - follow the application instructions. You always want to read them carefully and as early as possible.

* Most extra recommendations are sent in hard copy.

* If you send the extra recommendation in hard copy, and if you didn't see the actual letter that the recommender sent (while providing the recommender with a draft/example, you are not supposed to see what the recommender actually sent), ask the recommender to seal the envelope (for example, with a scotch tape or a sticker) and sign across the seal.

* It is usually good to keep the extra recommendation one page in length.

* You can prepare the extra-recommendation-example with your consultant in the same process used for mandatory recommendations.
Your consultant will write the recommendation example based on Aringo extra recommendation guidelines, 2014 updates, and our example pool.

* Unless otherwise instructed in the school application instructions: the extra recommendation does not have to answer the recommender questions of the school, though it could.

* The extra recommendation should be addressed to the admission committee of the specific school it is sent to. It will better not be a "form letter", but rather a letter that was written specifically for that school, refers to the school, and mentions the school's name.

* It is important to write and attach a convincing note explaining why you added the extra recommendation and clearly noting which of your recommendations are the extra ones.

Your Aringo consultant may write such a note according to our guidelines and example pool after interviewing you for a few minutes.

* Make sure that your personal data mining is in synch with the experience/activity/position that the extra recommender refers to.

* If the recommender initiated the idea of writing the recommendation, then it will be good if you suggest to the recommender to mention that he initiated the recommendation, and to explain why he initiated it.
This is especially important if the school is asking not to send an extra recommendation and we want to send it (see below), or if we want to send two extra recommendations.


Caveat

Carefully read the application instructions of each school you are applying to.
Do they recommend that you not send extra recommendations?
If so, it is probably a good idea not to send extra recommendations to that school. However, if you feel that:

 1. You have a strong extra recommendation, and
 2. It provides important information that is not covered by other recommenders, and
 3. You and your consultant can write a convincing note about why this
     recommendation is needed
     despite the school's guideline not to add such letters, and
 4. It will not be easy for you to get into this school,

Then we recommend that you send an extra recommendation (just one) to that school too.


Hope this helps. Much much luck with the process,

The Aringo Research Team

 

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