To give some background, I took the gmat for the first time a few months back and scored a 680. I decided the score is not enough and prepared for a few more weeks and retook it. Unfortunately, my scored dropped to 650 which was a big schock to me. I studied again and i took the gmat again today but i wasnt feeling well for the last few days and I had to step out a couple of times during the test and couldnt really give it my 100% so I had to cancel my score.
I want to know whether my application (if i apply with a 680) will take a big hit because of this or adcoms will only consider the score the applicant's submit (which is what they say on their website). Any thoughts on this will be very helpful.
The concerns that you have regarding your low GMAT can certainly be offset by submitting a good essay and working hard on your application and interviews. Most schools see a combination of all these things to grant an admission.
But saying that, we have to see which schools you are targeting and what are your career goals. We would also have to see the quality of the work done by you in your work experience till now and how the schools that you are targeting will make you reach you future goals. Schools see your application as a complete package. Even a score of 680 would be sufficient for you if you are the right candidate for the school based on your work experience and extra curricular.
You need to get your complete profile evaluation done based on these factors and that would help you to understand about your chances in the targeted schools.
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