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690, not sure what to feel [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 14:12
OK, so I just retook the GMAT. I scored a 690, which is a big jump from my initial 640. Although I'm in the 670 - 710 score range, I'm not sure what to think. Here are the reasons for my confusion:

-First time I took the test I was crushed, now I am feeling better since I am in the competitive range
-I pooled ALL my effort for the verbal section on the retake and did minor practice on the quantitative section. I usually received a 38-41 quant and 37-39 verbal, but for reasons unknown I score 50 quant and 31 verbal o_O

I am looking to go to NYU Stern and was hoping to get out of the science field into the business field (accounting->CPA is my career path). I have read that 690 is a good score, but I'm not sure if spending another 250 dollars for a 3rd retake is worth the 10-20 points or so (especially since I jumped 10 points above the expected quant). Suggestions?
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Re: 690, not sure what to feel [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 16:52
I think you should take this score and run with it. Your quant is almost perfect and although your verbal leaves something to be desired, if you write well, they'll see that you have strong verbal abilities. You should be happy. 50 points is major improvement!
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Re: 690, not sure what to feel [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 19:16
Check this link. should-i-retake-gmat-thread-retaking-gmat-strategies-83339.html

if you had got a 700 and satisfied with that score, then you shouldn't go for retake. Retaking for 10 points is waste of time, you can spend that essays and apps.
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