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15 Oct 2009, 10:32
I am wondering should i retake my GMAT? I know i can definitely score more because in my preps i had averaged 740-750 and during the test day i know i messed up because of my health. Now i am not afraid of scoring less, but what i cannot afford is time.
So i am leaving my decision on scholarship factor! How much does the GMAT score matter when it comes to schools awarding scholarships?
I am looking at an MBA from Asia (NUS, NTU, AIM, HKUST, ISB) and a few Europeans.
Can some one provide me with right pointers to this effect or may be advice me as to what i shold i do?
It would help a lot.....

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15 Oct 2009, 12:04
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I am wondering should i retake my GMAT? I know i can definitely score more because in my preps i had averaged 740-750 and during the test day i know i messed up because of my health. Now i am not afraid of scoring less, but what i cannot afford is time.
So i am leaving my decision on scholarship factor! How much does the GMAT score matter when it comes to schools awarding scholarships?
I am looking at an MBA from Asia (NUS, NTU, AIM, HKUST, ISB) and a few Europeans.
Can some one provide me with right pointers to this effect or may be advice me as to what i shold i do?
It would help a lot.....

dear...first of all congrats for 700...the colleges which you are targetting have avg score as 660 except ISB which is near around 720-730. Considering the score is just one of the several criteria in ur app I would say you stand a decent chance with the same score.
Giving the GMAT again is always an option but since you have mentioned that u messed up because of your health...was it a case that you were ill b4 the exam day? or fell sick on that very day....sorry to say if it was latter the same can happen again ( life can be sometimes very pricky). If your acads have ben decent and you can manage good essays then that will negate for your 700 (which you think is low )...rest if you want to give another try at GMAT you can always do that

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16 Oct 2009, 12:24
zizou5 congrats on your 700 score! I kinda agree with asterixmatrix..

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If your acads have ben decent and you can manage good essays then that will negate for your 700 (which you think is low )...

To support this above quote of asterixmatrix heres a thread link from pagalguy forum.
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/internati ... quant.html
Read this thread post by Columbia10admit to find out what he did with his 700 score and prepared to get inspired to make the best use of your 700

Hope this helps..

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16 Oct 2009, 14:27
Here are my thoughts on retaking - would not bother unless you get a confirmation that scholarship indeed depends on GMAT. In that case - it is absolutely worth it to spend a few months and get your tuition paid for. Worth it even to take a class or get a tutor, but do check with the school admissions if GMAT matters and if they have \$\$\$ remaining. Many will give away most of Fin Aid in R1 and R2.

If not, the highest average GMAT score for an MBA program is 726 - (Stanford GBS), and I don't think 700 or 740 makes that much difference. (sorry you all 740 guys - you are not that cool

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17 Oct 2009, 10:12
asterixmatrix wrote:
was it a case that you were ill b4 the exam day? or fell sick on that very day....

No it was not exam sickness, on the contrary i was hardly anxious about the exam....

bb wrote:
Here are my thoughts on retaking - would not bother unless you get a confirmation that scholarship indeed depends on GMAT. In that case - it is absolutely worth it to spend a few months and get your tuition paid for.

Totally agree and thats exactly the answer i am seeking, how much importance does the GMAT hold in case when you want to apply for scholarship...

Thanks for showing me to the columbia10admit post, his is a unique and inspiring story..

I should have added this earlier, I am actually applying for Bschools nex year, and will be targeting Fall'2011...Now do your opinions change about a retake ??

Thanks to all who have replied and good luck to all who are sailing in the same boat....

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