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General Advise on GMAT application regarding my low score [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 09:48
Hi,

I scored a 710 in GMAT. But on my second attemot i scored a 640.
Should i provide any reasons in the application for my low score?
Or is it ok to leave it alone?

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Re: General Advise on GMAT application regarding my low score [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 21:36
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Re: General Advise on GMAT application regarding my low score [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 23:09
Hi,

The gap between the tests is 5 months.(can you tell me how the time might matter in the eyes of the adcoms? ).

The reason behind this is the condition at my workplace. My entire team was dissolved and we had to look for new opportunities. I found a new job a week before the day i would have been deported from the country. the challenges at the new job too, have spoiled my preparations.

Do you think this looks more like an excuse? This was my lowest score in the 10 practice exams(Knewton +GMATPrep) i took. I dont know if it was just a bad day or if this stress has affected my timing on the exam. i am open to your opinions.

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Re: General Advise on GMAT application regarding my low score [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 23:20
what do you mean by other options?
Normally, is 5 months a big gap after you score good?
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Re: General Advise on GMAT application regarding my low score [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 23:35
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No I mean can you retake or do something else to offset it?
You might highlight the issue in your optional essay. I would if I were you. Its a pretty good story you have got there that people would love to read.
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Re: General Advise on GMAT application regarding my low score [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 23:57
Right now I dont have any other options to offset it. Nothing i can think off for my applications of 2013.
Thank you for your feedback.
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