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# Should I mention I am taking GMAT again in MBA application?

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28 Feb 2014, 11:48
So I am taking my 2nd GMAT tomorrow, and hopefully it works out, but you never know what is going to happen. However,
some of the schools I am planning to apply have their deadlines on the first week of March, so whatever result I get on my 2nd GMAT will be the score they will judge me as, and considering how my past 4-5 practice exam scores never went above 640, most likely I will have to take 3rd GMAT in April for schools with April deadlines unless some luck + best condition work together that grant me 650+, which I most likely doubt.

I know it sounds dumb expecting failure when I didn't even take it yet, but should I mention in my MBA essay (optional essay) for schools with March deadlines that I am taking GMAT again in April?
Your expertise on this is appreciated.
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28 Feb 2014, 15:37
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You can mention, if it is true, that you keep getting shocked on the test day and the performance you expect is not materializing. You are committed to getting the right score and will retake it. That may turn the tables a bit for lower ranked schools and help you get some footing in the door if your score is not within the range. The top 10 schools are not likely to pay much attention, however.
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01 Mar 2014, 16:25
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Hey there,

I was going to respond and realized you just took the GMAT today. How'd it go? Hopefully you rocked it! If you're willing to share how you did, we can probably have a less hypothetical convo at this point about what you can do for some of your March deadline schools.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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02 Mar 2014, 03:10
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It is totally OK to reach your target score in the 2nd or 3rd attempt. There is nothing to hide. The worldwide average of GMAT test trials is 2.9!
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