Okay, well over the past three weeks I have been studying and taken gone over the Manhattan Foundations of Gmat Math
book as and have completed all of the questions in the book. As described earlier, I first took the exam blind and got a terrible 500. In the past 3 weeks, my practice tests seems to be consistent at the 570 mark, which is still by no means good but is showing improvement.
I have already applied to NYU stern (part time) with my application on hold until I re-take the GMAT again (likely mid-late June) of which I am hoping for at least a 600.
Below is my current bio submitted to NYU..
-I have a 3.2 cumulative GPA in accounting w/ a CPA license.
-Since college, I have only worked for one firm, a Big 4 accounting firm and have been promoted since starting.
-Great letters of recommendation from top ranked positions w/i my firm; good essays; multiple extra-circulars
-I took the GMAT's practically blind and scored a horrendous 500, which I do not think reflects my over intelligence in any way. However, I had to take the exam to complete the application and took the exam w/ little preparation during a very strenuous busy season.
-I have done work with a few "start up companies" which have recently been bought out by some of the largest internet companies in the world so I have some experience outside the accounting field within entrepreneurship.
-also have 100% sponsorship from employer as they are more than happy to be flexible w/ work/life balance and are willing to pick up the entire bill. Not sure if that helps in ANY way?
I know that I will probably need AT LEAST a 600 to even been considered, but my only concern is timing as I know NYU is rolling admissions and basis their decisions on a first come first serve basis. With that being said, should I move my exam up as soon as possible or continue to prepare and wait until later in June to submit my scores? Not sure how I should handle this situation?
Any advice would be very helpful!
Also- thank you to JonAdmissionado and rjdunn03 for giving me some great and insightful feedback!