Hey everyone. Long time since I've perused this forum. I took the GMAT my first time last year and scored a 700. However, I'm motivated to try again for a better score and to bring up my quant percentage. I have a couple questions I'm hoping you guys can help me out with....
1. Will a higher GMAT score boost my "academic credentials" to put me in a better position for an academic scholarship an a top tier school?
2. Would taking a prep course, such as Princeton Review
, be worth the money, seeing as though I am already familiar with the format of the test?
I feel confident I can do better than a 700 or I wouldn't be wasting my time retaking.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
I agree with Nikerun; taking a course after 700 is a waste.
I have a friend who has 760; good undergrad degree but average experience. He has been applying to top 20 and so far all dings; except Columbia - they put him on a waiting list.
I don't think going for 700+ is worth it unless you are absolutely determined.
If you do decide to do it, however. I woudl recommend that you order you score reports and send them to schools with 700 on them. Then take the test and see if you got more than that. In that case, send another copy with a higher score. This will help omit a screw up in case you walk out with a 660.
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