1. Do all universities consider the highest score of all attempts or take an average. I have not read any clear take on this anywhere on the university websites.
2. How does this score compare? I thought getting a 700 would make admissions into the top schools a non issue from a GMAT score perspective. But I m not sure how a 690 fits in terms of cutoff for top schools.
1. Highest score. A 690 is good enough for all the top programs.
2. At this point, the GMAT score will mainly be used to separate like candidates. Example: if one spot is between you and another candidate and the school doesn't have much to differentiate on, the GMAT score will come more into play.
You're on the table for all top programs. Focus on your application and you should be fine.
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