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how many times is "too many" for the GMAT?

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how many times is "too many" for the GMAT? [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2004, 15:08
It's been a while (a couple of years or so) since I last took my GMATs. Like many, I took the exams at times when most people were laid off or were suddenly unemployed. Unfortunately, I canceled a couple and kept three scores, which I shouldn't have (none of which exceeded 600). All in all, I've taken five. I'm planning to take one soon but I am concerned how the top 10 schools will look at this and how they will interpret this.

I was told by PR that "you can take it as many times and it doesn't matter" but when I read the posts here, I noticed some differing opinions.

I'm comfortable that the other aspects of my application will be strong but the biggest bogey is the gmat. Advice and thoughts are welcomed.
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A good rule of thumb is about 3 administrations. The main issue is that some observers will interpret serial low scores as evidence of the applicant's lack of preparation and inability to prioritize. However, as long as the last showing is particularly strong I would not worry about this too much.

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I agree. You've taken it and reported your score as many times as adcomms consider "normal," but I would prefer to take it four times and have a strong score to point to, rather than take it three times and not be happy with any of my scores.

However, I hope that you're trying something new this time, whether it's more or different preparation. Some people keep taking the GMAT without doing anything differently, hoping to "get lucky" and score higher, but this is a recpie for disappointment. Take it again when you're certain that you'll be able to improve your score.

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