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Really Lopsided Prep Scores, need some advice

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Really Lopsided Prep Scores, need some advice [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 11:32
Hey Folks,

I'm taking the gmat in 2 weeks and have been getting some really lopsided GMAT scores on the Kaplan CATs.

My verbal is consistently in the 98-99% percentile, but my quant section has ranged widely from a 41-75%.

My overall scores have been 680-710.

The honest truth of the matter is, I'm not really a quant person. I did do a minor in Econ in undergrad, and took calc and stats, but my quant background isn't that solid (overall undergrad gpa 3.68). Professionally, I am an analyst at a large government agency and my function is to investigate large pharma companies- not necessarily their numbers but other components of their businesses (marketing, manufacturing, etc).

Honestly, I just want to get into some decent schools in the dc area. I'd be thrilled with Georgetown, but happy with Maryland. I'm not sure about George Washington or AU, because I haven't researched them enough.

Are those schools unrealistic considering my profile? Any advice about this?

I'm pretty stressed and upset by all of this- I've really been studying the quant hard for months now, but my scores fluctuate regardless of my best efforts- it seems like i cruise through the problems in the Official guides comfortably, but then with Kaplan CATs, I find myself in some trouble.

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Re: Really Lopsided Prep Scores, need some advice [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 13:13
I've found the kaplan scores to be off by quite a bit compared to MGMAT and GMATprep. I wouldn't put much trust in them. The questions don't seem very representative of the GMATs either.

Anyway, I'm in the same boat. My verbal scores are always around 44-45 (98-99th percentile), but my math has been around a 45-47 (75-80th percentile), which is actually a big improvement from where I started - around 36 (48th percentile).

Your scores shouldn't fluctuate that much, so maybe take a GMATprep and see how you do, it will be the best indicator of where you stand.

To your other question, I would think that anything in the range of 700 would make you competitive for georgetown, especially with your gpa.
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Re: Really Lopsided Prep Scores, need some advice [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2011, 11:42
dont worry mate...I think You will gonna have a grip on georgetown.....

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Re: Really Lopsided Prep Scores, need some advice   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2011, 11:42
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