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# Second GMAT Experience 660 Q47 V34

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31 Jan 2010, 20:41
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I do not know even how to start.

I took GMAT on Friday, January 29 for the second time in my life.
First time, I took it in October 2009 and scored 610, which was very disappointing for me.
This time, I prepared for the test for one month, and was very hoping that I will be able to score close or above 700.
660 score disappointed me...

This time, I used extensively GMAT club tests, which were wonderful resource for me to improve my math from Q44 to Q47.
And Manhattan GMAT CATs were very helpful as well.
However, I am very disappointed with the verbal section of the test. As I finished the test, I thought, I did better on verbal section rather than math section, simply because, on the math section I was dumb enough not solve three problems related to ratios and percent (fairly easy questions). I guessed them randomly.
Verbal section looked easy to me. I knew answers to most of critical reasoning and sentence correction questions. I screwed up only one reading comprehension, the rest were kind a OK for me.
BUT...
When I finished the test V34 popped up. I do not know what to do know. I am a graduate from American University, and have no problem understanding English, and my English is not that bad.
I needed GMAT to get into PhD program. I needed 700 at least. But I do not have it. and I am tired of studying for GMAT endlessly. I do not know whether any school in the US will accept me for Phd program with my 660 score.

I will try, if not then I will start surfing GMAT club again, and I will be ready again to battle with GMAT!!! For that, I need to wait for at least a year.
For now, I just say thank you GMATclub! If not you and bb, i do not know whether I would be able to get that high, where I am now. ( I still think 660 is not that bad for average university)
If you know any university, which accepts GMAT score 660 for PhD program in Accounting, please let me know...
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01 Feb 2010, 07:43
Sorry to hear about your troubles. Remember, a 700 is not a garuntee to get into any school. It makes your chances better but you can offset a low GMAT score with solid work experience/stellar academic record/great extra currics and a variety of other things.

Another thing you can do is to ask the school you are planning on applying to for a class profile of entrants into the PHD program and the range of GMAT scores of their incoming class. A 660 is close enough to a 700 and given that your profile looks good too, I do not see a reason why they wouldn't accept you.

Best of luck.
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07 Feb 2010, 22:56
After a week of break, decided to retake GMAT again. This time, I want to use Knewton course. They have 50 points guarantee or money back term. We will see how it will work out. I will am planning to study for GMAT this summer.
I need at least 700 to apply to Indiana University, i guess...
Thanks for cheering me up...
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08 Feb 2010, 22:35
Thank you for the kind words and sorry you are in a valley and not on a mountain top.
Hope it works out and good luck.

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