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Is it worth it for me to retest? [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 16:38
I achieved a 500 score on the GMAT. I was in the 80th percentile for the verbal, a 6.0 AWA, and the quant...let's just say, if I got even a mediocre score, I would be pulling over 600 easy. Anyways, my ambition to go to bschool is not go to the top 5 or 10, etc. I simply want to go to a good graduate business school with a good tech program, that's all.

I've had 3 years part-time work experience at two locations and a 3.86 GPA.

Here is a list of the schools I was considering and if you want you could recommend me a school as well that'd be appreciated (one with good IT classes):

No chance...no chance in hell:

McGill

Decent Shot:

Arizona State University
University of Pittsburgh-Katz
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Illinois
Pace University
Fordham University (?)

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 19:06
I would absolutely retake...your score will likely hurt you quite a bit.

Why only part-time experience? Usually, schools insist on full-time work experience. Was it two part-time jobs at the same time? Did you have an opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 19:34
I would definitely retake if I were you. Most business schools focus more on Quant score than Verbal score especially if you want to focus on IT course.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 20:18
Thanks guys, you've convinced me to retake it...do most schools average the two scores?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2007, 05:31
Schools usually take the top score. Some average if you've taken it 3+ times.

btw, 500 is below average. I believe the new average is 540 (<--don't quote me).
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