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New post 17 Jul 2017, 03:17
Good afternoon,

I have posted the following topic on another section, but the respondents recommended that I post it here:

Hi folks!

First things first, thank you very much and congrats for the forum. I`ve been reading you for a while during my GMAT journey and it`s been such a great help.

This is my case: I took the GMAT for the second time (first time was 640 and I cancelled it) and got a 680, Q44 (percentile 54) and V39 (percentile 89). For the Verbal section I am quite satisfied since I am not a native speaker but on the other hand I am dissapointed with my Qant Score, as it was lower than what I was scoring in the practice tests...And it bothers me that my GMAT score is not balanced.

The schools I plan to apply for are: INSEAD, LBS, IESE, UCLA and Michigan Ross. For all of them my score is within the GMAT mid80, but would my unbalanced score put me out of the programs?

I hope I am able to improve my Qant score. But preparing the GMAT again may force me to apply on the 2nd Rounds, would this reduce my possibilities of getting accepted?

And a little background of myself: I am Spanish and 28 years old. I hold a Degree in Chemical Engineering (top tier of the class) and have more than 4 year of experience in the Oil & Gas Sector, working for a big engineering company. I have some international experience since I have been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 4 months and will stay there for around a year (the problem is that I work 6 days a week 13 hours a day so the time I can dedicate to my MBA application is limited).

Extra-curricular info: I created and investment club with a friend, played footbal for several years during my young year. I am also a runner, having run several halfmarathon and a trail marathon.


To summ up, should I retake? Applying on the 2nd Rounds reduces the odds of being accepted? Should I add some other schools to my target?

Thank you very much again.

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New post 24 Jul 2017, 11:54
iribardyc wrote:
Good afternoon,

I have posted the following topic on another section, but the respondents recommended that I post it here:

Hi folks!

First things first, thank you very much and congrats for the forum. I`ve been reading you for a while during my GMAT journey and it`s been such a great help.

This is my case: I took the GMAT for the second time (first time was 640 and I cancelled it) and got a 680, Q44 (percentile 54) and V39 (percentile 89). For the Verbal section I am quite satisfied since I am not a native speaker but on the other hand I am dissapointed with my Qant Score, as it was lower than what I was scoring in the practice tests...And it bothers me that my GMAT score is not balanced.

The schools I plan to apply for are: INSEAD, LBS, IESE, UCLA and Michigan Ross. For all of them my score is within the GMAT mid80, but would my unbalanced score put me out of the programs?

I hope I am able to improve my Qant score. But preparing the GMAT again may force me to apply on the 2nd Rounds, would this reduce my possibilities of getting accepted?

And a little background of myself: I am Spanish and 28 years old. I hold a Degree in Chemical Engineering (top tier of the class) and have more than 4 year of experience in the Oil & Gas Sector, working for a big engineering company. I have some international experience since I have been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 4 months and will stay there for around a year (the problem is that I work 6 days a week 13 hours a day so the time I can dedicate to my MBA application is limited).

Extra-curricular info: I created and investment club with a friend, played footbal for several years during my young year. I am also a runner, having run several halfmarathon and a trail marathon.


To summ up, should I retake? Applying on the 2nd Rounds reduces the odds of being accepted? Should I add some other schools to my target?

Thank you very much again.

Regards


Hey there, dude,
Well any decision of re-taking or not should take into consideration the following:
- How much did you study? If you studies more could you do better?
- How much effort/time would it take you to get a higher score? How much higher according to your estimation?
- How important/necessary is it that you apply THIS YEAR? What happens if you need another year to lock down a better score.

Overall, I should say that my opinion, especially if you are young, and don't have a reason which obliges you to attend school now, the best thing for you to do is to apply to an MBA with your highest possible score - this can translate into better studies, at a better school, with a better network, and a better job with a higher salary... So usually the extra push is worthwhile. Especially at your level. There is a HUGE difference between a 680 and a 720. Less so between a 720 and 760.


I hope this helps!!!
Best,
JF
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