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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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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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Hello MALLEKB, Congratulations on the V-score. V35 is a very good score.

For Q .... I would suggest you to go through the link below by bb:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 42810.html

Quant Megathread :https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gmat-quantitative-megathread-244512.html
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New post 17 Oct 2018, 15:01
I'm sorry to hear about the score - nerves can defiantly kick in when it's the real thing vs. a practice test. I would continue to study & do your best to at least get a 600 (which will mean wanting to ideally try to hit 640+ on practice tests, to allow for that "nerve factor" when you're taking the real test). That said, the fact that you're a military applicant is awesome & will do a lot to compensate for the GMAT if, worst case, you're not able to improve your score. The adcom loves military applicants. You'll also just want to be sure every other part of your application is rock solid: super strong clear post-MBA goals (since your argument for why you need the MBA hinges on those), great LORs (they can vouch for your quant skills & overall business aptitude), and a resume/essays that really highlight your business impact as much as possible. Good luck to you & hang in there!
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