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# 80/80 split still a benchmark?

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Manager
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 81
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Babson '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GMAT 2: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3
WE: Marketing (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 11

80/80 split still a benchmark? [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2012, 17:32
[EDIT - Thank you, Paul]

Last edited by OptimisticApplicant on 10 Oct 2012, 09:28, edited 1 time in total.
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Kudos [?]: 184 [0], given: 0

Re: 80/80 split still a benchmark? [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2012, 18:23
Your 48 is close enough that you need not worry about crossing the 80th percentile (which is not a hard cutoff), especially if you come from a quantitative background. Don't worry about the misreporting; it was unintentional on your part and the schools will understand...

--Paul S. Bodine, Great Applications for Business School, www.paulsbodine.com

OptimisticApplicant wrote:
Hi there,

GMAC recently released revised percentile rankings, and I noticed that you now need to score a 49 or higher on the quant section in order to cross the 80th percentile barrier. Two questions:

1) With such a high bar for the 80th percentile mark, do you think that AdComs will adjust their standard 'ideal' score?
2) I got a 48 on the quant, which was the 80th percentile at the time (78th now)--is it okay if I reported the percentile as 80th in my applications?

Thanks!
OptimisticApplicant
Manager
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 81
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Babson '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GMAT 2: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3
WE: Marketing (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 11

Re: 80/80 split still a benchmark? [#permalink]

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23 Jul 2012, 06:13
Thank you, Paul.
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Re: 80/80 split still a benchmark? [#permalink]

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24 Aug 2012, 20:30
What about a Q45? (68th percentile) How is that for H/S/W, or even top 10 generally.
Re: 80/80 split still a benchmark?   [#permalink] 24 Aug 2012, 20:30
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