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AWA Rescoring - is it worth it? [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2006, 14:16
My GMAT scores are 650 (V77%/Q70%).
I am looking at a FEMBA program at UCLA Anderson.

The shocker for me was that I got a 4.0 AWA. I am wondering if I should spend the money for a rescoring. Has anyone tried rescoring and have been successful. I hope to get at least a 5.0

Anyone heard of anybody skipping a whole 1.0 point higher or should I just give up and hope for the best?

Thanks for the advise in advance.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2006, 17:43
Have I heard wrong? I thought that application essays would better demonstrate your writing ability; I heard that a poor AWA might earn you a trip to a writing class, but should not otherwise distract you.

Fact or fiction?

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2006, 06:02
I've always heard the same as JustMatt, and would focus more on getting your actual GMAT % higher rather than the AWA. Schools just do not seem focused on it. Take my score for instance, I got a measly 3.5 on AWA but a 730 (48Q, 42V) on the GMAT. It did not seem to hurt me in the slightest during my application process. I was offered a full-ride to the BU School of Management and it was never mentioned at my HBS interview a few weeks ago.

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Re: AWA Rescoring - is it worth it? [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2006, 09:17
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My GMAT scores are 650 (V77%/Q70%).
I am looking at a FEMBA program at UCLA Anderson.

The shocker for me was that I got a 4.0 AWA. I am wondering if I should spend the money for a rescoring. Has anyone tried rescoring and have been successful. I hope to get at least a 5.0

Anyone heard of anybody skipping a whole 1.0 point higher or should I just give up and hope for the best?

Thanks for the advise in advance.


Sslchan,

I don't think it's worth your effort or money to try raising your AWA score. As other posters have noted, schools simply don't weight the AWA score as heavily as they do the Quantitative and Verbal components. Just make sure you write strong application essays--the writing samples that schools *do* care about (a lot).

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