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Score averaging? [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2006, 10:44
Guys,

If you take GMAT multiple times. Do they average them out or take the latest or the greatest?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2006, 20:27
greatest.

but they report all scores.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 20:05
woah I didn't know that thanks for telling
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2006, 17:12
rhyme wrote:
greatest.
but they report all scores.

do you think it matters how many times you took the test?
i mean, if you improved your score by taking the test 4-5 times (and finally got, say, over 700), or you got the high score from the first or second try?
i think the number of times you attempted the test does make a difference.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2006, 21:27
rhyme wrote:
greatest.

but they report all scores.


According to MGMAT, the score report form includes the most recent five attempts. Hypothetically speaking, what if somebody were to take the test 20 times (god forbid, but what if), would only the most recent five scores appear on the official report? In other words, is it theoretically possible to mask a "tainted" GMAT record by taking the test multiple times, and thereby pushing out the first couple attempts from the view of adcoms?? (We can take the test four times in any given year).

Consider "John Doe" as an example.

Attempt #1: 450
Attempt #2: 500
Attempt #3: 570
Attempt #4: 600

John Doe waits a few months for the calender year to change...

Attempt #5: 620
Attempt #6: 640
Attempt #7: 670

John Doe is satisfied with the 670 and decides to report that score to XYZ b-school.

Now the question is, will XYZ adcom see all seven attempts, or only his last five :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 20:25
I have a good friend/colleague who was at a Wharton info session a few months back. Someone asked a similar question (e.g. how many times can you take the GMAT) and the response was that it really doesn't matter. In fact, the admissions rep said the person they admitted last year who took it more than anyone else took it ELEVEN TIMES. Of course, the rep said this was an extreme case and you never know what else this person had in his/her application. Still, I wouldn't wish at least a year of taking the GMAT on anyone.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 08:50
wshaffer wrote:
I have a good friend/colleague who was at a Wharton info session a few months back. Someone asked a similar question (e.g. how many times can you take the GMAT) and the response was that it really doesn't matter. In fact, the admissions rep said the person they admitted last year who took it more than anyone else took it ELEVEN TIMES. Of course, the rep said this was an extreme case and you never know what else this person had in his/her application. Still, I wouldn't wish at least a year of taking the GMAT on anyone.


Wow, actual proof that even John Doe can get into Wharton!
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2006, 18:54
I thought it depends on schools. some schools do take a look at your previous score. and if you take multiple times without increasing much or even with decreasing scores, you are worse off.
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