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High Verbal, Low Quant = Retake GMAT?

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High Verbal, Low Quant = Retake GMAT? [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2009, 13:09
Hi everyone,

Quick question for a friend just took the GMAT and got a 680 (Q 37, V 47). She is looking to do Marketing and is applying to the part-time programs at Chicago and Kellogg whose averages are around 710-715. Since she doesn't have too much time to prepare, I told her to just focus on her essays and the rest of the applications. I am not sure, but are these schools a bit more lenient on the Quant score because she is not going to do Finance afterwards? She is kinda convinced to pay a tutor and hit the books hard to bring the Quant score up. This could possibly effect her essays as I know she isn't fully done with them yet (I am proofreading them :lol: )

So what does GMAT club think?
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Re: High Verbal, Low Quant = Retake GMAT? [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2009, 13:28
miccarlo wrote:
Hi everyone,

Quick question for a friend just took the GMAT and got a 680 (Q 37, V 47). She is looking to do Marketing and is applying to the part-time programs at Chicago and Kellogg whose averages are around 710-715. Since she doesn't have too much time to prepare, I told her to just focus on her essays and the rest of the applications. I am not sure, but are these schools a bit more lenient on the Quant score because she is not going to do Finance afterwards? She is kinda convinced to pay a tutor and hit the books hard to bring the Quant score up. This could possibly effect her essays as I know she isn't fully done with them yet (I am proofreading them :lol: )

So what does GMAT club think?


I'm not too familiar with PT admissions, but my gut reaction is that it could raise concerns on the adcom. Regardless of what she wants to do after school, MBA coursework involves a significant quantitative component. I can tell you that Kellogg takes a very quantitative approach to courses that may not appear to be quantitative, such as marketing or strategy. To be blunt, a quantitative GMAT score around the 50th percentile could raise flags about whether she could handle the coursework. Of course, if she has good grades on her transcript in quantitative courses (higher level math, statistics, economics, etc.) it would ease those concerns.
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Re: High Verbal, Low Quant = Retake GMAT? [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2009, 13:47
I suggested that maybe she could use her optional essay to say that the Quant score is not indicative of her quant ability (she has only taken the test once) and plans to take it again (not sure if this would help). I was pushing her to focus on her essays seeing how little time she has left.
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Re: High Verbal, Low Quant = Retake GMAT? [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2009, 13:55
Speaking from experience.... even though my quant was not that low, I wish I had retaken it. I've only gotten one ding so far, but I knew that 70th percentile was a weak point in my application (they say the top schools are looking for 80% and above), and now all I can do is wonder. Would a higher quant score have helped? I don't know. But it may help your friend's peace of mind to know she did the absolute best she could.
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Re: High Verbal, Low Quant = Retake GMAT? [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2009, 13:15
I'm not necessarily saying she shouldn't retake the test, but keep in mind that the average GMAT score for part-time programs is (almost always) lower than the score for their full-time counterparts. For example, Chicago's part-time average GMAT score is 688. I couldn't find Kellogg's, but I'm certain that it's also lower than the full-time program.
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