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Declining GMAT [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2004, 04:40
I would appreciate any comments on my case.

I have passed GMAT 2 times. First attempt 590 - Q 44 - 73%, V - 27 - 47%, Second 570 - Q - 44 - 73%, V - 24 - 36%. Not very strong Q in both cases spiced with worsening V.

The major problem is that on practice tests I always scored in the range of 650-720. I am in a despair now, how the add coms would interpret that situation and would it be a real problem if my third score would also belong to the range of 570 - 620 pts.

My stats: 25, Eastern European, 3 years in a brand management(junior-middle levels), int. exp( mainly through working in int companies). Undergrad GPA 4 out of 4 (Int Relations), degree with distinction, some extra during university.

Target: Kellog, IESE, Wharton, Yale, Tuck.

Whould it be a disaster to take GMAT more than three times(although three time is already more than normal) and would the lack of extra activites/community works after graduation be a problem.

Thanks for feedback!
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2004, 07:48
Taking the test three or so times is probably less of an issue than some might think . . .

Dartmouth: "I have taken the GMAT several times. Which score does the admissions committee consider?
The admissions committee takes into consideration your highest test score. The Tuck application allows students to report up to two GMAT test scores. This way, if you have scored better on one test in the verbal section and better on the other in the quantitative section, we will consider your highest quantitative and highest verbal scores."

Chicago: "If you score lower than you like, taking the test again can be a way to strengthen your application. The admissions committee looks favorably on taking the GMAT more than once, although we do not recommend taking the test more than three times. The highest of your valid scores will be considered the official one."

Duke: Elizabeth Riley, Director of MBA Admissions, 19 Sept 2001 reported in Business Week that Duke normally does not recommend that applicants take the test more than three times. However, this statement appeared to be more precautionary rather than mandatory.

Schools clearly expect a reasonably large number of students to retake the examination. If not, schools would not need policies to decide which score(s) to accept as official. Of course, there is a strong element of diminishing marginal returns after taking the test several times.

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Re: Declining GMAT [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2004, 15:44
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Makavelli wrote:
I would appreciate any comments on my case.

I have passed GMAT 2 times. First attempt 590 - Q 44 - 73%, V - 27 - 47%, Second 570 - Q - 44 - 73%, V - 24 - 36%. Not very strong Q in both cases spiced with worsening V.

The major problem is that on practice tests I always scored in the range of 650-720. I am in a despair now, how the add coms would interpret that situation and would it be a real problem if my third score would also belong to the range of 570 - 620 pts.

My stats: 25, Eastern European, 3 years in a brand management(junior-middle levels), int. exp( mainly through working in int companies). Undergrad GPA 4 out of 4 (Int Relations), degree with distinction, some extra during university.

Target: Kellog, IESE, Wharton, Yale, Tuck.

Whould it be a disaster to take GMAT more than three times(although three time is already more than normal) and would the lack of extra activites/community works after graduation be a problem.

Thanks for feedback!

You really need to raise that score if you want to have a decent chance at the schools you're targeting. Taking the test three times is not a big deal and it is not nearly as bad as applying with a 590. From an admissions perspective you have no down side from taking it a third time. Your chances at these schools currently are very poor because of your score. Your chances will go up significantly if you improve your score to the mid 600's (at least). To my mind, you have only upside by taking the test again.

Yes, the lack of community service is a lack. But with the decline in applications to American schools, especially from Europe, it may not doom your application if all other elements are competitive. You also can start doing something now, so that you will have at least a few months of recent community service.

Good luck!
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