Well, my Quant. scores on my practice tests have been horrible so far & am wondering how important the Quant. score is by itself for a school that is not in the top 10 since I don't intend to apply to any of those schools. I've read that for some top 10 schools you should be in the 80% percentile. My scores are in the 60% percentile right now and I always score below my level on timed multiple choice tests (as I did on the SAT). Is there any other way to show the schools that I'm really not weak in math? I'm not on the level as some on the boards here but I was always good at math in school, just not speed math.
I'm frustrated that my quant. skllls may be decided from 37 questions & 75 minutes. I am targeting schools in the top 30 in the U.S. for a marketing MBA.
I want to take the actual GMAT and start the application process so I can apply in the 1st or 2nd round at the latest but I'm worried about the math score. I am working fulltime & may be taking Accounting and a finance class this fall to brush up on those subjects.
TAking these classes is a good idea. I share you concern about the 60% quant score being a red flag at top 30 schools. It may not be a knockout, but is a negative. The quant courses will mitigate. If your work is also quantitatively demanding, that will help you too.
For more suggestions, please see "MBA Admissions: Applying with low GMAT/GPA
and "The GMAT in MBA Admissions
For suggestions on how to handle the time demands of the GMAT, your fellow GMAT club members can provide far better advice than I can.
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