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Toefl 102. Is enough? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 02:39
Hi everyone!

I just got my score report and I got 102 in TOEFL.

The scores are
Reading - 29
Listening - 29
Speaking - 20 (WTF!)
Writing - 24

I am considering applying for top school in USA to get my MBA.

What do you think? Should I retake the exam?
I practiced a lot my speaking and thought I handled that part decently (at least for something around 24) I am from the south of Spain and maybe my accent influenced the final score.

Thanks!
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Re: Toefl 102. Is enough? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 04:17
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well. the overall score is pretty good, but you have to consider that the top programs indicates a split on speaking and write section of at least 25.

So I would suggest you to retake IF the program specifically says for a 25 in both sections. otherwise it is a good score.

It depends on what the school wants.

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Re: Toefl 102. Is enough? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 04:25
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well. the overall score is pretty good, but you have to consider that the top programs indicates a split on speaking and write section of at least 25.

So I would suggest you to retake IF the program specifically says for a 25 in both sections. otherwise it is a good score.

It depends on what the school wants.

regards


I have been looking for basic requirements in top programs but I did not found the minimum scores for each section.
Anyway, I have booked next 25th of January to retake the TOEFL, hoping I will "speak" better this time

The MBAs that I'm considering are (in order):
1) Stanford (this is aspirational)
2) Wharton
3) MIT
4) Haas (not sure)
5) UCLA (back-up)
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Re: Toefl 102. Is enough? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 04:53
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carcass wrote:
well. the overall score is pretty good, but you have to consider that the top programs indicates a split on speaking and write section of at least 25.

So I would suggest you to retake IF the program specifically says for a 25 in both sections. otherwise it is a good score.

It depends on what the school wants.

regards


I have been looking for basic requirements in top programs but I did not found the minimum scores for each section.
Anyway, I have booked next 25th of January to retake the TOEFL, hoping I will "speak" better this time

The MBAs that I'm considering are (in order):
1) Stanford (this is aspirational)
2) Wharton
3) MIT
4) Haas (not sure)
5) UCLA (back-up)


As far as i know the school would not be impressed a lot for a read score of 29 and speaking 20.........what do you think about in the shoes of a commission that should evaluate your profile ???
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Re: Toefl 102. Is enough? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 05:07
carcass wrote:
messito wrote:
carcass wrote:
well. the overall score is pretty good, but you have to consider that the top programs indicates a split on speaking and write section of at least 25.

So I would suggest you to retake IF the program specifically says for a 25 in both sections. otherwise it is a good score.

It depends on what the school wants.

regards


I have been looking for basic requirements in top programs but I did not found the minimum scores for each section.
Anyway, I have booked next 25th of January to retake the TOEFL, hoping I will "speak" better this time

The MBAs that I'm considering are (in order):
1) Stanford (this is aspirational)
2) Wharton
3) MIT
4) Haas (not sure)
5) UCLA (back-up)


As far as i know the school would not be impressed a lot for a read score of 29 and speaking 20.........what do you think about in the shoes of a commission that should evaluate your profile ???



I don't know.... my expertise here is very limited and I am just doing what feels right..... I been asking for advice to my colleagues at work and they think I should try.

The full picture of my profile in few words:
GMAT --> 710 (Q49 V38) done in July
TOEFL --> 102 ( 29,29,20,24) done in December
Experience: worked in Austria for 6 months, then 1,5 years in a Big four and now I have 1 year in a top strategy consultant firm (I will apply next year) I am from Spain
Studies: Telecommunications engineer (8/10)

The problem with the retake is that I have very few spare time to spend studying.....
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Re: Toefl 102. Is enough? [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 08:42
I am starting today!
I will focus mainly on the speaking part, and a little bit in the writing section. Hopefully I will score a little higher this time...
Thanks @Carcass
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