I'm faced with a dilemma right now as the subject header suggests. I wrote the Gmat 3 years ago without having done much prep and scored a disappointing 660. I did the GmatPrep tests
this week and scored a 700 and 750.
I'm currently applying to INSEAD, HBS, Ivey, Oxford and Cambridge. Do you think it would be worthwhile to rewrite the test, or should I just go ahead and send the applications?
I'm fairly confident with my leadership and international experience and I think I posess a demographical advantage.
Thanks for your help!!
You don't need to retake the GMAT for Ivey, Oxford, or Cambridge, but if you want a serious shot at INSEAD and HBS you might want to retake. Unless your demographic advantage places you in the following three categories--Native American, Hispanic American, African American--then your profile may not be enough to compensate for your 660 at HBS and INSEAD, schools where even seemingly "perfect" applicants (with 700+ GMATs) get dinged all the time.
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