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Should I re-take the GMAT with a 710 (46/42)

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Should I re-take the GMAT with a 710 (46/42) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2004, 12:05
I received a 710 (46 quantitative (80th), 42 verbal (96th)). AWA 4.5. Should I re-take the GMAT?

I am going for the top 5 (Harvard, Wharton are my 1,2). Also, I've heard 80% is the cut-off for quant. Is this 80 and above, or only 80?

Is there any risk to re-taking? I've heard the top 10 schools only look at the best score?

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5 yrs work experience in big 5 consulting, now a Manager
undergrad GPA 3.8 Big Ten
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Re: Should I re-take the GMAT with a 710 (46/42) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2004, 14:23
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I received a 710 (46 quantitative (80th), 42 verbal (96th)). AWA 4.5. Should I re-take the GMAT?

I am going for the top 5 (Harvard, Wharton are my 1,2). Also, I've heard 80% is the cut-off for quant. Is this 80 and above, or only 80?

Is there any risk to re-taking? I've heard the top 10 schools only look at the best score?

Other credentials:
5 yrs work experience in big 5 consulting, now a Manager
undergrad GPA 3.8 Big Ten
Outstanding recommendations

Thanks!!!


Don't retake that 710. You are providing plenty of evidence you can do the math. Furthermore the 80% is a guideline, a comfort level. It is NOT a cut-off.

The downside of a retake is admittedly minimal. Schools may question your judgement. In addition if the score goes down, while they will "count" the higher one, they will also see both.

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