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680->660, should i retake? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 02:33
i took my first official gmat a month ago got a 680 (Q46/V35), i was dissapointed. My practice scores on verbal of mgmat or the gmat prep have never been below 38 EVER.

mgmat scores - 680, 690, 710, 730, 720

so i brushed it off as a bad day, retook yesterday. 660(Q47/V35), needless to say i'm devastated. AND EVEN WORSE is the fact that I tried to save a few pennies and actually sent the score report, so the schools will see the lower score now too. UGHHH!

I had planned to applied to 4 schools first round (all top 10-15 schools). I have a low gpa (3.1), from a top engineering college in the US. Given that I'm Asian and work in consulting, do I even have a shot, I keep on hearing that GMAT is just one component, but I can't help but think that my chances aren't good given my demographic, and the fact that i'm not improving the school's numbers in any way. (low gpa and gmat)

What would you do if u were me? Retake and apply in later rounds? or apply in the first round as it is?
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Re: 680->660, should i retake? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 04:47
It's strange that you got a lower overall score while your Q was higher than before.

By the way, your Verbal is a bit low. Do you think you could improve it?

What are your target schools? Maybe your gmat score is good enough?
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Re: 680->660, should i retake? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 04:49
target schools: duke, cornell, tuck (as a reach)
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Re: 680->660, should i retake? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 08:40
I think you're fine for Cornell. Tuck will be harder, but it's doable with top notch application, i.e: cover letters, resume, essays, etc.
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