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Re: 720 (V39/Q49) - First attempt [#permalink]
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sting8 wrote:
Thanks for your insights AndrewN .
I am thinking of a retake by the end of November.
For VA, I am planning to go through Ron's Videos and stick around the forums for daily dose of 5-10 questions.
For QA, I am planning for GMAT Club tests and rigorous practice for all the topics.
For mocks, it would be Veritas and GMATPrep. That's pretty much my plan. I am open to all kinds of suggestions.

Regarding the schools, I am interested in Ross, Anderson, Fuqua and McCombs. I am also considering Tepper, as per my current score.
I am not very keen on UNC (did not hear very nice stuff regarding their career office) and Foster(thinking that the program may be too much siloed)

It seems to me that you have chosen schools that fall in line with your exam scores. A retake might not be necessary, despite your demographic. That said, I am all about self-improvement, and if you feel motivated to earn a better score, then I say go for it. Your plan sounds good to me: not too many questions, but enough to keep yourself sharp and allow for growth.

I would recommend looking into the locations of the schools a little more to decide where you might want to live and attend classes. There is a huge difference between Michigan and Texas or California, especially in winter.

Good luck.

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Congratulations on the awesome score, and thank you for the shout-outs! I'm glad that we could help a little bit.

I realize that this is a pretty small part of your (excellent!) debrief, but I love that you've made the transition from thinking about only three MBA programs (Harvard, Stanford, ISB) to thinking more broadly about the programs that will help you accomplish your goals. I'm a big fan of the schools you mentioned in your conversation with AndrewN (hi Andrew!), and if you can get in, those programs will take you to some good places in life. :)

Keep us posted on your progress with the retake and applications, and congratulations again!
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sting8 wrote:
Thanks for your insights AndrewN .
I am thinking of a retake by the end of November.
For VA, I am planning to go through Ron's Videos and stick around the forums for daily dose of 5-10 questions.
For QA, I am planning for GMAT Club tests and rigorous practice for all the topics.
For mocks, it would be Veritas and GMATPrep. That's pretty much my plan. I am open to all kinds of suggestions.

Regarding the schools, I am interested in Ross, Anderson, Fuqua and McCombs. I am also considering Tepper, as per my current score.
I am not very keen on UNC (did not hear very nice stuff regarding their career office) and Foster(thinking that the program may be too much siloed)



Thanks for sharing your experience!
720 is very respectable and often the average for many top 10 programs, though I understand the need for the higher score for some of the applicants. Good luck in November and sorry you have to fight the battle one more time. Hopefully it will be more on your terms. :thumbsup:
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