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750. Retake for a young applicant?

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750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 00:11
Hi dear consultants,

I have just taken gmat 10 min ago and I got 750 (51, 40, 98%ile).

Should I retake? I'm genuinely worried.

I have only 2.5 years of work experience and I rely on a >99%ile score to bring some light to my application for top schools.

Does 750 and >760, say 770 or 780, make a sig. difference when admission committee reviews application?

If I retake, does a lower score affect the ad com's percention on my 750 score?

What's your advice?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: 750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 00:28
750 is a great score, i dont think 10 points makes much diff... congrats
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Re: 750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 06:20
I had the same level of WE when applying and a 760 and it was still hit or miss. At this point, you've registered a top quartile (at least, probably higher) score for all the top programs. Just have a broad list of target schools, fine-tune your essays and really prepare for your interviews and you'll be fine.
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Re: 750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 06:33
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I had the same level of WE when applying and a 760 and it was still hit or miss. At this point, you've registered a top quartile (at least, probably higher) score for all the top programs. Just have a broad list of target schools, fine-tune your essays and really prepare for your interviews and you'll be fine.



Thanks for all the responses :)

Coakleym - Do you think a higher score would bring much value to me? Or I should focus on the essays and interviews?

Also, what about scholarship? Does scholarship application require a higher score?

Thanks.
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Re: 750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 06:54
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calvinhobbes wrote:
Thanks for all the responses :)

Coakleym - Do you think a higher score would bring much value to me? Or I should focus on the essays and interviews?

Also, what about scholarship? Does scholarship application require a higher score?

Thanks.


I don't think it will bring much value, no. It might be a consideration for scholarship awards but I think a good number of the scholarship awards are holistic in nature. I think they weigh your essays along with your hard stats in many award cases.
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Re: 750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2010, 09:04
I think many people would faint (of happiness) if they got a 750!
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You will have to answer the Adcoms about your retake. They will suspect why you have repeated your Gmat after scoring 750 ,probably you are not good MBA candidate and relying solely on Gmat score.

So better prove them you are not only good in Quant and English but also good at your essays and application.
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Re: 750. Retake for a young applicant? [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2010, 09:47
Thanks for all the constructive responses.

Agree that GMAT is only one tiny piece of a puzzle. Should better spend the energy on other tasks.

Have a good day.
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