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Retake a 3rd time after 650 to 670 improvement?

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Retake a 3rd time after 650 to 670 improvement? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 09:25
I took the GMAT the first time in June of 2013, and got 650. After studying for another 3 months (plus working full time) I took it again in December and only improved by 20 points even though on the GMATPrep exams, I've gotten a 700 and 720. I felt a lot more relaxed during the test the second time around and truly believed that I would be able to get to 700, so you can imagine my disappointment when I saw I only improved by 20 points after months of hard work.

My target schools are MIT, Columbia and UPenn, all of which have average GMATs of 700+

Should I retake it a third time in the fall of 2014 (I'm taking the CFA in June 2014 so I will most likely retake the GMAT around Thanksgiving of 2014).

I don't plan on applying to schools until 2016, 4 years after graduating but I'm still concerned about how retaking the test 3 times will look on my applications, or if that is a factor at all.

Any insight is much appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Retake a 3rd time after 650 to 670 improvement? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2014, 13:02
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Hi there,

Sorry to hear you didn't see quite the improvement you wanted, though better up than down. ;) In general though schools always take the highest score, so trying twice or three times really is fine, and if it's feasible I would suggest going for it one last time. Good luck and keep us posted on questions and your progress!
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