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GMAT 690, Should I retake for the third time?

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GMAT 690, Should I retake for the third time? [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2009, 18:25
The first time I took GMAT I scored 660 (Q48, V32).

On the second try, I got 690 88 percentiles overall (Q 50 93percentiles, V34 68percentiles).

I am wondering if I should take it for the third time.

My dream is to attend top MBA schools such as Harvard and I feel my score is not sufficient enough.

How do I get penalized if I take it too many times?
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Re: GMAT 690, Should I retake for the third time? [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2009, 19:38
kandibandi wrote:
The first time I took GMAT I scored 660 (Q48, V32).

On the second try, I got 690 88 percentiles overall (Q 50 93percentiles, V34 68percentiles).

I am wondering if I should take it for the third time.

My dream is to attend top MBA schools such as Harvard and I feel my score is not sufficient enough.

How do I get penalized if I take it too many times?


Getting a higher score than your current score isn't going to help you as much as improving other parts of your application to get into HBS. Getting into HBS is more than spectacular test score and high GPA.

You should only take it again if you can improve your verbal score by wider margin than your second attempt. I wouldn't discourage you from increasing your score if you can, not because it will help you get into HBS, but it will make you more competitive for other schools other than HBS.
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Re: GMAT 690, Should I retake for the third time? [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2009, 18:56
I am kind of in the same boat as you as I am planning to take it again after scoring 660 twice. The problem for me was that in test 1 my score was 47m34v and then 42m40v. I know if I get the better of the two I will top 700.

690 could work but if you can get 740+, then go for it. Best of luck
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Re: GMAT 690, Should I retake for the third time? [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2009, 02:39
I would say no. If you are a woman, double no.
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