For YEARS people have asked: "Why did you engineer this awesome essay-writing tool, but you have NOT built a 'chances calculator' type of tool?"
The reason is that b-school admissions are ultimately EXTREMELY subjective, such that any "calculator" would be so inaccurate that we haven't built one. E.g. we had a user whose admissions consultant told him that Tuck was a "Stretch" school and he wouldn't get in, and then he used the Lab and was accepted. So the predictability is SUPER hard to gauge -- especially based on quantifiable measures!
You'll find some advice around researching schools and deciding what programs to apply to within our "To-Do" module.
For shortlisting schools, here is how admissions consultants do it -- they are just guessing based upon people they've seen like you in the past (+ also if your goals match something a program is "famous" for, e.g. Columbia for real estate, Yale for social enterprise, etc.). Maria teaches you how they do it here: MBA Admissions Chances: How To REALLY Determine Your Odds
typically provide some feedback to folks on school selection as a part of our
Sanity Check Services if they're being really unrealistic, we don't provide
sessions specifically on school selection like traditional consultants do
because, well, those are either sales calls and they want you to sign up for
their services OR they will push you to only apply to "safe" schools
bc they're most interested in being able to later tout their
Here at the Lab, we encourage people to apply to a number of schools with your strongest application possible and to remember just how competitive the process is - NO ONE can tell you that you're a slam dunk anywhere!
Our free trial will give you the ability to check out a portion of the Lab. Upgrading to paid access will unlock all of the modules and all of our program-specific advice that starts showing up in the Writing modules.
There is a 7-day refund policy should you purchase the Lab and decide it's not for you, so you have nothing to lose!