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Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE? [#permalink]
06 Jan 2014, 08:32
I plan to apply to PhD programs in OB in the fall, and am in a bit of a pickle. Just like almost everyone who frequents this forum, I've got my eye set on getting into the very top schools. Now, I have a good GMAT score (730) but my Quant was below 75% (definitely wouldn't look great if the AdComs look beneath the surface of my score). I've got an Accounting undergrad (3.5/4.0) and a Master's in Management (3.9/4.0) from a large state school. Relatively sure I could get into top 25 programs, but that's not the point.
Here's my issue:
Although I think my Quant score could improve if I retook the GMAT, I don't know if I could pull off another 97% Verbal. So instead of risking getting a lower GMAT score, can I take the GRE, and then depending on my results, omit either it or the GMAT? If I take it and somehow get 90%+ in both sections, fantastic! And if not, no harm done, I'll just use the GMAT. Or do they somehow look up your scores for both exams? So for example, if I bomb the GRE, will my GMAT score now be useless?
Probably a bit of a silly question, but I have combed the internet and can't find an answer. Everyone is wondering which to take, but no one seems to be leveraging a safety net.