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I am pretty frustrated right now. I was not expecting an elite GMAT score, I had been scoring in the 600-620 range on my practice tests. I took the test the first time about a month ago and scored a 520, chalked it up to nervousness or whatever. I took the test again today and scored a 570 Q35 V35. Obviously, the quant section really hurt me. I am applying to a few schools that I would consider to be top 50, Wisconsin being my top choice, and few lower level schools such as Colorado Leeds. I feel like I have a strong application aside from my GMAT, 7 years as an Air Traffic Controller in the military made rank quickly and supervised operations, 3 years in the UK, and strong references. How much is my score, more specifically, my Quant score going to hurt me? I think I will take a step back in my studying and eventually retake before applying to the top 50 schools but what are my chances with the lower level schools with this score.

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This is an admissions question but posted in the GMAT section.
Look to the median GMAT score and the GMAT range for your schools.

You note scope for improvement in quant: high scores are favoured for top schools and supposedly for top investment banking and consulting. Perhaps your desired schools and potential employers don't have preferences. This would allow you to focus on verbal.
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Ok, I was wondering if I posted in the right section. Thanks for the reply.

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Hi MALLEKB,

You're ultimately asking Admissions questions, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and application plans. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admission ... tants-124/

The Average Score on the Official GMAT hovers around 550 most years, so your 570 is just a bit above-average. The Q35 might be an issue, as it's a below-average performance in that section. That having been said, Business Schools know that not every Applicant is a great Test Taker - and there are a number of aspects to the application that you might be able to use to 'make up' for the Q35. If you do choose to retest, then you could potentially focus on the Quant section (including your general math skills and Quant Tactics) and pick up some points in a relatively short period of time (re: a month or so).

1) What application deadlines are you currently facing?

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Hi MALLEKB,

As philipssonicare mentioned, you should reach out to one of the many admissions consultants here on GMAT Club to get an expert opinion. If you do end up retaking your GMAT, feel free to reach back out here or to me directly, and I’d be happy to provide some advice.

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