I prepared for the GMAT on my own using Princeton Review
books and scored a 640 (39/39) on my first official GMAT. That score is lower than the 660-680 range that I was getting on many of my practice tests (Princeton Review
CD and Official GMAT CD).
I recently retook the GMAT in hopes of improving on my 640, but I ended the test during the final verbal section. This decision was motivated by some "easy" questions that I received towards the end of the quantitative section. (See attachment) Did I psyche myself out or was I really doing poorly?
I have a 2.9 GPA from a top-15 university and a 3.8 GPA on three courses (acct / decision sci / computer info sys) that I have taken at a local state university. Also, I have strong work experience with promotions and advancements.
The schools I am applying to have average GMAT scores of 650 - 680. I was planning to apply early admission (November 1) to my first choice school. Should I sign up for a GMAT course and retake it? Should I hold off on my application until January 31? Would a 680 help me stand out to an ad com? Thanks for any insight.