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670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 20:20
Hey everyone! So, I took the GMAT twice. First I scored 670 overall (35V, 47Q). I just took the test again today and was very upset and shocked that I score 480 overall (25V, 31Q). I have never scored this low in any practice test. I scored a 530 on my diagnostic test not ever having seen any type of GMAT question.

I have a couple of questions.
1. I know schools take your highest score, but in a situation like this how bad will this hurt me?
2. Is it possible that there was an error in the scoring?
3. I gave 5 schools the first time I took the test and 5 different schools the second time. Do all 10 schools have access to both scores? And if not, is it possible to not report the 480 to the first 5 schools?


All answers and comments are appreciated. Thanks guys!
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Re: 670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 22:28
Schmidididit,

1. Depends on the school you are applying to. Some of them just look at the highest score - period. Some others will look at both scores but still consider the highest. Yet others will just look at your most recent score. In any case, 670 to 480 is a steep drop so it will raise eyebrows. Retake recommended.
2. Nope - you can still email GMAC if you have a concern, but the possibility of an error is really very remote
3. No - only the five most recent ones have access to both scores. You can report the 480 to the earlier five by paying for sending across the new score to them.
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Re: 670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 22:32
Thanks for your response GyanOne. So is it possible to leave my 480 out of my application when applying to the first 5 schools or must they be reported no matter what?
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Re: 670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 22:58
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Hey everyone! So, I took the GMAT twice. First I scored 670 overall (35V, 47Q). I just took the test again today and was very upset and shocked that I score 480 overall (25V, 31Q). I have never scored this low in any practice test. I scored a 530 on my diagnostic test not ever having seen any type of GMAT question.

I have a couple of questions.
1. I know schools take your highest score, but in a situation like this how bad will this hurt me?
2. Is it possible that there was an error in the scoring?
3. I gave 5 schools the first time I took the test and 5 different schools the second time. Do all 10 schools have access to both scores? And if not, is it possible to not report the 480 to the first 5 schools?


All answers and comments are appreciated. Thanks guys!


Looks like you got your answers already but here is a different take:

You should be fine without a retake (you can always explain in an optional essay if you need to) - what are your target schools? (of course if you can retake and get 700+ that's better but what are the chances)

What were your practice scores before the retake?

How much time passed between the 2 attempts?
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Re: 670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 02:09
I just applied to Wharton, 100% won't get in but whatever. Other schools I'm looking at are UT, USC, NYU, WashU, Emory and UCLA. Probably won't apply to all, but at least a few of them. NYU would be a dream school but UT would be ideal.

I took mostly Kaplan tests. My diagnostic was a 530, this was considering I have never seen any type of GMAT question before. I eventually started scoring around 630 on the Kaplan tests. I took a MannhattanGmat test last week and scored a 600. The 670 I got the first time could have been luck, but dropping to 480 is just ridiculous.

I took my first test in November 2011 and I took the second one yesterday. So about 2 months have past.

Is it possible to not report the 480 to the schools that I gave my scores on my first attempt at the test?
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Re: 670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 23:29
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Re: 670 to 480! [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2012, 10:44
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anyone?


I am not an expert on this, unfortunately. But Gyanone seems to suggest that the first 5 schools would see only your first scores - so you should be fine there.

Probably you could ask Stacy Blackman on the 'Ask Stacy' thread to confirm?

For the second batch of 5 schools, you can possibly explain your substantially lower score on the second attempt in your optional essays with something like 'took the test while I had very high fever' or some other personal emergency...? They might just buy it, because a ~200 point drop is pretty unusual and they might believe that something was really amiss the second time around.
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