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Profile eval-retake GMAT? [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2007, 11:39
I am a 27 year old female who is looking at online MBA degrees. I have worked my entire adult life in government (4+ years full-time), mostly legsialtive. I have held 3 jobs, each more challenging, higher up and with more responsibility than the one before it. My current employer would help me wth tuition and in the process install me as a technical assistant to the CFO so I could apply what I learn from the MBA and the job. Should that be included in an app essay?
My undergrad GPA from the University of Minnesota was 3.28, with a 3.75 over the last 60 hours. My major was history, so the only math course I took was freshman Calc.
I came late to the decision to go to B-school, so had a month to study for the test. I got a 560 overall, which I am find with, but my Quantitative was 32 scaled. Ouch! Honestly, considering I haven't taken a math class in 9 years I don't think it's that bad, but admissions people likely won't be as amazed. :)
I would like to know whether I should retake the GMAT or take an extension intro Business Math class, or just leave it and hope. How bad is a 31? I can't find anything about the scale. Thanks for your help.
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I am a 27 year old female who is looking at online MBA degrees. I have worked my entire adult life in government (4+ years full-time), mostly legsialtive. I have held 3 jobs, each more challenging, higher up and with more responsibility than the one before it. My current employer would help me wth tuition and in the process install me as a technical assistant to the CFO so I could apply what I learn from the MBA and the job. Should that be included in an app essay?
My undergrad GPA from the University of Minnesota was 3.28, with a 3.75 over the last 60 hours. My major was history, so the only math course I took was freshman Calc.
I came late to the decision to go to B-school, so had a month to study for the test. I got a 560 overall, which I am find with, but my Quantitative was 32 scaled. Ouch! Honestly, considering I haven't taken a math class in 9 years I don't think it's that bad, but admissions people likely won't be as amazed. :)
I would like to know whether I should retake the GMAT or take an extension intro Business Math class, or just leave it and hope. How bad is a 31? I can't find anything about the scale. Thanks for your help.


madqueenbess,

I think the schools will cut you a fair amount of slack given that you are a woman (underrepresented still in B-schools), a history major, had a good GPA, and have an interesting career background. That is, you will add to the diversity of their class. They will cut you slack, but not enough to make that 560 appealing to them. No quant coursework now will help you; only a higher GMAT score. Of course, there are plenty of schools that will admit you with a 560, but if you're aiming top 30 then I recommend "doing the needful" and taking a prep course to raise that score. You are still young enough to wait a year if it comes to that, though second-round apps are fine too. And, yes, tell the schools what your company has in store for you if you get admitted. Bottom line: you are the kind of applicant they would probably root for, but you have to meet them halfway. Keep in mind: they need to see leadership stories in and outside of work but would probably cut you some slack on community involvement given your government work.

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