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14 Jun 2004, 13:29
Does anyone know how the process by which schools recieve the scores. To be more exact, do you have to specify the schools that you want to send your scores before you start the exam. What if you had a bad day and you know you screwed up the test and decide to cancel your score. Would the school still find out that you cancelled. If so, would that be a negative factor in you application.

How does this whole thing with sending scores to schools work?
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16 Jun 2004, 00:22
No. Schools only find out if decide to see your scores. there is a option at the end of the test to cancel your score. if you do cancel, its not reported to the univ.

Before you begin the test, you are asked to specify the schools you want to send the scores. I dont see the point of not reporting scores because even if you want to send your scores later, schools are going to see your previous score.

But...for example, you have a 680 on your first attempt and you wanted to take it again ( by the way, 680 is a good score)... i would ask you to FIRST order the score reports for this test and send it to the universities of your choice..

then , go ahead and take the exam. if you do better, you can send this new and better score to the universities you sent the 680 score... if you get less than 680, you are safe as you have already sent the higher score one to universities.

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16 Jun 2004, 11:54
You mean as soon as I click to see my score, it is gone to the school.

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I dont see the point of not reporting scores because even if you want to send your scores later, schools are going to see your previous score.

Just to clarify the comment above, let's say I take for the 2nd time. This time I score significantly higher and want the opportunity to apply to better schools. Since I didn't pick these new schools initially, I'll have to request to send my scores seperately. Would they still recieve my old scores? If that's the case, would my old score have an adverse affect on my application or make me look like crap [/quote]
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16 Jun 2004, 12:02
from what i have read on Linda and Game Plan's forums, it should not make an adverse effect.

the best person to ask is.. Linda Abraham ... she has her forum here.. just post in the Ask Accepted.com forum... MBA Game Plan may also be able to help you.

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17 Jun 2004, 18:37
Pkt wrote:
Does anyone know how the process by which schools recieve the scores. To be more exact, do you have to specify the schools that you want to send your scores before you start the exam. What if you had a bad day and you know you screwed up the test and decide to cancel your score. Would the school still find out that you cancelled. If so, would that be a negative factor in you application.

How does this whole thing with sending scores to schools work?

Basically, you pick schools first thing - you have 5 slots. These are drop down or list of schools, so you pick, you don't type them in. Just wanted to mention this.

As I said, you are doing that first thing, so if you feel you did a horrible job, the only choice you have is cancelling your score, however, I don't recommend this. most of the time, schools are interested in the last result.

However, here is my recommendation:
The best alternative is to skip the first part (sending scores to schools) and not pick any. Take the test. Find out your result and then order additional score reports to the schools if you did well. IT costs $25 or$40 for 5 schools but it is worth it.
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18 Jun 2004, 14:53
Hi BB,

From your Post I get that we have to select the 5 universities from the already existing list. My question is how is the list organized ? Is the list just names of the universities in Full ( no abbrevation) or is it organized per state.

I wanna know that so that I can write down the 5 universities I am interested in not to mess up.

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21 Jun 2004, 14:14
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Hi BB,

From your Post I get that we have to select the 5 universities from the already existing list. My question is how is the list organized ? Is the list just names of the universities in Full ( no abbrevation) or is it organized per state.

I wanna know that so that I can write down the 5 universities I am interested in not to mess up.

thank you,
Mounika.

It is pretty straightforward. I think they are organized by state and then alphabetically. Please correct me if I am wrong; it has been a while. usually you don't need to bring anything, just be able to recognize the school's name.

it is 5 schools or organizations. They have some organizations. i have sent my GMAT score to the World Bank or World something organization. I had one spot left.
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21 Jun 2004, 16:23
mounika,
If you are not sure ,go with bb's recommendation of sending scores later that costs few bucks($40 for 5 schools). This will give lot of flexibility at relatively low cost. _________________ GS No excuses - Need 750!!! Manager Joined: 02 Jun 2004 Posts: 154 Location: san jose,ca Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 21 Jun 2004, 16:35 I have another related question. Does the 5 school limit go away if you are ready to pay the additional fee? When exactly do you need to pay the fee? Thanks in advance. _________________ GS No excuses - Need 750!!! Intern Joined: 11 Jun 2004 Posts: 8 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 22 Jun 2004, 11:34 Can someone answer my initial question. Quote: Since I didn't pick these new schools initially, I'll have to request to send my scores seperately. Would they still recieve my old scores? To make things clear, let me rephrase it again. I take my GMAT for the 1st time and send my score to schools A, B, C, D and E. Next time, I do well and this time I send my score to school X, Y and Z only. Would X, Y and Z still see me 1st score. Thanks Founder Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond Joined: 04 Dec 2002 Posts: 14457 Location: United States (WA) GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.5 Followers: 3726 Kudos [?]: 23035 [0], given: 4515 Show Tags 22 Jun 2004, 12:44 GoalStanford wrote: I have another related question. Does the 5 school limit go away if you are ready to pay the additional fee? When exactly do you need to pay the fee? Thanks in advance. yes, you can pay$28/school to send your reports to additional schools, but you will do it after you take the test and you can pick up a form from the administator at the test center or online.
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22 Jun 2004, 12:45
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Can someone answer my initial question.

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Since I didn't pick these new schools initially, I'll have to request to send my scores seperately. Would they still recieve my old scores?

To make things clear, let me rephrase it again. I take my GMAT for the 1st time and send my score to schools A, B, C, D and E. Next time, I do well and this time I send my score to school X, Y and Z only. Would X, Y and Z still see me 1st score.

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YES, your last 5 test scores will be reported.
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24 Jun 2004, 13:21
Hmm... I guess a bad score will haunt you for the rest of your life
J/k... i'm sure if you have a good score, you bad scroe shouldn't hurt you too much.

Thanks guys for all the explanations.
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25 Jun 2004, 00:49
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Hmm... I guess a bad score will haunt you for the rest of your life
J/k... i'm sure if you have a good score, you bad scroe shouldn't hurt you too much.

Thanks guys for all the explanations.

If you take 6 tests, your Score1 will not appear on the report. If you take 7, your first two test results will not show up on the report. etc....

so, not so much for the rest of your life, just for the first $1,000 and 5 months. YOu can take gmat only once a month. _________________ Founder of GMAT Club US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New! Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books Co-author of the GMAT Club tests GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Intern Joined: 04 Aug 2003 Posts: 30 Location: Texas Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 01 Jul 2004, 11:40 This information is clealy given in the mba.com site. Cancellation: Even if you cancel your scores, a score cancellation report will be sent to the institutions you chose before the start of the exam. Infact it remains to be part of your permanant GMAT record and Cancellation report will be sent to all Universities which you choose in the later exams too. http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT/TheE ... Scores.htm Score reporting: You can choose 5 insititutions to receive your scores. But this is optional. But one should remember once you choose there is no going back. Also, only scores from 3 Most recent tests in the last 5 years will be reported. If you have taken 4 tests then you CANNOT request your first test score to be sent to schools even though it is your highest score. http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT/TheE ... chools.htm On the whole, most of the universities consider the highest GMAT score. There are very few schools that average the scores. In case you are in doubt you can contact the particular school to know their policy. So logically speaking it does not make much sense to Cancel your scores. Its better to see your score so as to atleast know where you stand and how u actually did rather than assuming things. Intern Joined: 09 May 2004 Posts: 27 Location: houston, tx Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 01 Jul 2004, 15:36 So I choose the five schools, even if I haven't submitted my application yet? I am taking the GMAT in a week, and plan to apply in the fall or winter but not sure. If you haven't started an app, won't the schools receive the scores and not know who you are? Founder Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond Joined: 04 Dec 2002 Posts: 14457 Location: United States (WA) GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.5 Followers: 3726 Kudos [?]: 23035 [0], given: 4515 Show Tags 05 Jul 2004, 01:51 cs77 wrote: So I choose the five schools, even if I haven't submitted my application yet? I am taking the GMAT in a week, and plan to apply in the fall or winter but not sure. If you haven't started an app, won't the schools receive the scores and not know who you are? That's correct - they won't know who you are, but they will make a file for you - does not take much - put your name into the computer, enter your address other info that comes with the score report. Takes one student worker at$10-20/hr. As long as the score came off the official report, they no longer need to see it. The school will store the original in some huge file cabinet somewhere deep underground

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