After studying for approximately two months and regularly scoring in the high 600s to low 700s on GMAT practice tests, I bombed the actual exam, scoring 30Q (30%) and 42V (96%) 600 total. This is without question a nerve issue and so i am very hisitant about taking the test again if that can be avoided.
I have a BSBA in Marketing from a small private Boston university with a GPA of 3.922. I have participated in a variety of honors programs and have spent a semester studying abroad at Charles University in Prague (dont know if that helps).
I worked full time through school-- and i mean full-time, 40 -50 hrs/ week-- in one of the largest museums on the east coast in a staff management capacity. The position gave me wide ranging management level responsibilities and surely contributed to my professional growth. I also did a short contract role with the Department of Public Health in thier fiscal department. I am, by the way, 24 years old and therefore at another distinct disadvantage.
I am planning on applying to the following schools for round 2, do you think there is any hope, and if there is, is there any specific actions that i can take to mitigate this terrible quant score?
Thank you very much for your time.
With your current score yoru chances at NYU Stern are almost nil. You do have a chance at the other 3 schools.
If you are at all willing to consider retaking, I would recommend it. You a strong academic record, extensive experience, and int'l exposure. You bombed the test and really have only one way to go: up. I think you have little downside and a lot of upside from taking it again.
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