Hello,

I scored a 550 on my first attempt at the GMAT today, and needless to say, I was a bit disappointed (considering the average score is a 605 at the school I wish to attend). I have only been working for 3 years, so I am guessing that I need to have a much higher score to be considered 650+.

Test breakdown: Q32, V34 - 550 total.

As background, I probably only studied a total of 5 hours over 1.5 weeks (which was barely enough to get me though the diagnositc test using GMAT Review. And despite my awful scores on the quantative section, I actually have a degree in Applied Mathematics. Honestly, it just seems like I didn't have enough time during the quantative section.

Can anyone offer any advice that would help me obtain a 650+ score? To hit the summer application deadline, I have 30 days to study, and to hit the fall application deadline, I have until June.

Additionally, based on my limited experience, what else can I do in increase my chances?

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,

-Michael