Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Jun 2015, 20:48

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE? [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 08:32
Hi all!

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.

Thanks!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2627
Followers: 465

Kudos [?]: 3600 [0], given: 725

Re: Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE? [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 04:08
Expert's post
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: AS - Gold, UA - Silver, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12817
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2725

Kudos [?]: 13466 [1] , given: 3864

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE? [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 09:23
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Yes, you can do it.
Take both and then choose which one to send. Schools cannot look up your score unless you request that it be sent to them (and pay to send those scores too!)

Good Luck!
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Re: Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE?   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2014, 09:23
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic I only want to us my GMAT score, but I do have an old GRE... DesertDweller 1 05 Jan 2013, 13:02
1 Where can I go? ceunkkum 1 09 Oct 2009, 20:12
Wharlton, GMAT or GRE Adam6378 2 09 Jul 2007, 14:13
for PhD in Marketing: What is better, GMAT or GRE? indelibleprince 3 09 Sep 2006, 06:37
GRE or GMAT? elhajoui 4 19 Jul 2005, 20:27
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Can I keep OK GMAT score as safety net and take GRE?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: carcass



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.