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Need Advise : Retaking GMAT? [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 11:35
I have taken GMAT twice, one year apart.

The first time:
Q 86 percentile
V 83 percentile
Total 710

The second time:
Q 85 percentile
V 97 percentile
Total 760

As you can see, after one year of preparation, most improvement is in the verbal section. Given that I am a Chinese immigrant working as an engineer, that my undergrad GPA is 3.3, and that my target schools are Tuck, Fuqua, and Johnson, does it make sense for me to get a higher Quant score?



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Re: Need Advise : Retaking GMAT? [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 11:58
Absolutely not! With a 760, and over 80% quant, you have no reason to retake. In my opinion, you will have a very good chance of not improving your score, and will also show that you are concentrating in the wrong areas. Your GMAT is done, and you destroyed it, now move onto the other important parts of your application. The only reason to retake when you have such a high score is if your quant was below 70% percentile, and you got a 99.9% verbal... and with yours above 80% you are great. Your score shows very strong understanding of both sections, and will definitely get a "very strong GMAT" checkbox from any Adcom.

Your GMAT will not hold you back, only the rest of your application will. So get on it! :) Good luck
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Re: Need Advise : Retaking GMAT? [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 18:37
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In my opinion, you will have a very good chance of not improving your score



Thanks a lot! I do agree with this part!!!
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Re: Need Advise : Retaking GMAT? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 10:47
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Hi dropoutloser,

I agree with the above post. There is no reason to retake the GMAT. Congratulations on the excellent score.

Here is some school specific advice for the programs you are looking at:

Tuck: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/d ... ck-advice/
Fuqua: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/d ... ua-advice/
Cornell Johnson: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/cornell-advice/


Cheers,

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Re: Need Advise : Retaking GMAT? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 19:38
Thank you, Stacey! The links are REALLY helpful!
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