I received a 630 (42Q, 34V) the first time I took the GMAT 2 months ago. I studied my butt off and took it again a 2nd time a month later. I received a 480!!! (27Q, 29V). I honestly don't know what happened! Maybe it was nerves or burn out.
Although the schools I'm applying to say they take the highest score, won't they see both? How much will I get dinged when they see that I did not improve but rather seriously bombed the 2nd time around? Will they care?? Should I take the GMAT one more time in December? I'm worried that if I can't get higher than a 630 on the 3rd try that the schools will think that the 630 was a fluke rather than the 480 score! Please advise!!