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New post 16 Feb 2018, 21:06
Hello,

I've applied for Round 2 to a few top programs ranked 8-16, and have a pretty strong record (strong recs, academics, work experience, and diversity), but a low GRE quant score. This afternoon I received a call from an adcom who indicated that I would likely be waitlisted if I did not retake the test. When asked if they cared about the analytical writing/verbal portions, she indicated no, that all that matters at this point is my quant section (getting it up a few points). I now have two weeks to study, and will focus on the quant. During the test, what would your advice be? Can I bomb the other sections and focus on the math?

Let's say I don't score higher, how would I get off the wait list? I have a feeling that this will be the likely result from my other schools.
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lighthouse20 wrote:
Hello,

I've applied for Round 2 to a few top programs ranked 8-16, and have a pretty strong record (strong recs, academics, work experience, and diversity), but a low GRE quant score. This afternoon I received a call from an adcom who indicated that I would likely be waitlisted if I did not retake the test. When asked if they cared about the analytical writing/verbal portions, she indicated no, that all that matters at this point is my quant section (getting it up a few points). I now have two weeks to study, and will focus on the quant. During the test, what would your advice be? Can I bomb the other sections and focus on the math?

Let's say I don't score higher, how would I get off the wait list? I have a feeling that this will be the likely result from my other schools.



I have never heard anyone getting a phone-call from an adcom to aver that "you would be waitlisted"
Are you are you are taking about the MBA ?

Anyways -> I would say prepare for both the sections. But focus on the quant part. Do not bomb the other sections.

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New post 18 Feb 2018, 11:37
stonecold wrote:
lighthouse20 wrote:
Hello,

I've applied for Round 2 to a few top programs ranked 8-16, and have a pretty strong record (strong recs, academics, work experience, and diversity), but a low GRE quant score. This afternoon I received a call from an adcom who indicated that I would likely be waitlisted if I did not retake the test. When asked if they cared about the analytical writing/verbal portions, she indicated no, that all that matters at this point is my quant section (getting it up a few points). I now have two weeks to study, and will focus on the quant. During the test, what would your advice be? Can I bomb the other sections and focus on the math?

Let's say I don't score higher, how would I get off the wait list? I have a feeling that this will be the likely result from my other schools.



I have never heard anyone getting a phone-call from an adcom to aver that "you would be waitlisted"
Are you are you are taking about the MBA ?

Anyways -> I would say prepare for both the sections. But focus on the quant part. Do not bomb the other sections.

Yeah, it's for an full-time 2 year MBA. I definitely realize how lucky I am to receive that advice.

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stonecold wrote:
lighthouse20 wrote:
Hello,

I've applied for Round 2 to a few top programs ranked 8-16, and have a pretty strong record (strong recs, academics, work experience, and diversity), but a low GRE quant score. This afternoon I received a call from an adcom who indicated that I would likely be waitlisted if I did not retake the test. When asked if they cared about the analytical writing/verbal portions, she indicated no, that all that matters at this point is my quant section (getting it up a few points). I now have two weeks to study, and will focus on the quant. During the test, what would your advice be? Can I bomb the other sections and focus on the math?

Let's say I don't score higher, how would I get off the wait list? I have a feeling that this will be the likely result from my other schools.



I have never heard anyone getting a phone-call from an adcom to aver that "you would be waitlisted"
Are you are you are taking about the MBA ?

Anyways -> I would say prepare for both the sections. But focus on the quant part. Do not bomb the other sections.


Best
Stone


Yeah, it's for a full-time 2 year MBA. I definitely realize how lucky I am to receive that advice.
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New post 22 Feb 2018, 11:14
lighthouse20 wrote:
stonecold wrote:
lighthouse20 wrote:
Hello,

I've applied for Round 2 to a few top programs ranked 8-16, and have a pretty strong record (strong recs, academics, work experience, and diversity), but a low GRE quant score. This afternoon I received a call from an adcom who indicated that I would likely be waitlisted if I did not retake the test. When asked if they cared about the analytical writing/verbal portions, she indicated no, that all that matters at this point is my quant section (getting it up a few points). I now have two weeks to study, and will focus on the quant. During the test, what would your advice be? Can I bomb the other sections and focus on the math?

Let's say I don't score higher, how would I get off the wait list? I have a feeling that this will be the likely result from my other schools.



I have never heard anyone getting a phone-call from an adcom to aver that "you would be waitlisted"
Are you are you are taking about the MBA ?

Anyways -> I would say prepare for both the sections. But focus on the quant part. Do not bomb the other sections.
[color=#0000ff]I don't think this is so unusual. It means they like you-- and they want you to get a better score-- so take their advice and maybe even invest in a tutor so that you can really do your best in getting a better score! Good luck! They like you or they would not have bothered to call!



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Yeah, it's for a full-time 2 year MBA. I definitely realize how lucky I am to receive that advice.

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