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Disastrous GMAT; help with mitigation.

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Disastrous GMAT; help with mitigation. [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 07:56
Hi Linda:

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?

Boston College
Babson College
Boston University
NYU Stern

Thank you very much for your time.
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Re: Disastrous GMAT; help with mitigation. [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 16:25
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Hi Linda:

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?

Boston College
Babson College
Boston University
NYU Stern

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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