Hi, I got 730 (M:49/V:41), but the score of AWA is only 3.5. Can I just use this GMAT score to do the application? Thanks.
A 3.5 might hurt your application, but I can't imagine it would cripple you if you write your essays well. I definitely don't think the test is worth retaking just because you scored poorly on the AWA. Most schools don't even look at it. If you really want to be safe, call the adcomm at the school you are interested in and ask.