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# Advise needed.. Should I retake the GMAT?

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30 Jul 2011, 07:13
Hi Stacy,

I wrote the GMAT today and scored 700 (Quant-46, VA-40). I wrote pretty decent essays, guessing should get a >=5 in AWA.

I have sent my scores to the following schools :

ISB, Emory University (Goizueta), UCLA, UNC (Kenan Flagler), Tepper.

I dunno if my score is good enough or not. Can u please advise? Should I retake the test or is the score worth pursuing?

I have 2+ years of work ex and loads of extra curricular activities and social work.. If a detailed profile info is required will do so in the next post. For now can u please tell me if m good to go?!

Thanks
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31 Jul 2011, 22:38
Hi deepti387,

On a similar note, you should understand how an admissions team sees your GMAT score. Your GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so an admissions team will only focus on your highest score. For this reason, if you believe you underachieved on your test and can score 30+ points higher, there is not a downside to retaking the test (other than the cost of the test).

However, your GMAT score is around the averages of the schools you are looking to (http://www.manhattangmat.com/gmat-mba-p ... chools.cfm), so it will certainly not hurt your application.

Hope this was of help.

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31 Jul 2011, 23:20
Hi Stacy,

I also talked to a qualified GMAT trainer.He said my quant score is not sufficient and is on the borderline, as such it might affect my applications, so its better I retake the test. Cost of the test is not as much a problem to me, as the application deadlines. If i do consider retaking the test, the earliest date I am looking at is September 15th. So I would probably get my official scores around Oct 1st week. Most of the deadlines are in Oct 1-2nd week for R1. I did read your post about Round1 vs Round2 and it made a lot of sense. But I would definitely like to apply for Round1 if possible. Considering this what do u suggest?!

Thanks for all the info so far

Regards,
Deepti.S
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