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# Do schools place more emphasis on recent GMAT score?

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24 Oct 2010, 09:53
I took the GMAT for a second time yesterday and did noticeably worse than my original test, which was taken about 3 years ago. I know schools say that they look at your highest score, but since the score report will show both tests, I'm worried that the admissions committees will see the decline and that it will raise a red flag. My friends tell me I shouldn't worry about it since my first score is respectable, but I'm kind of freaking out about it.

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24 Oct 2010, 10:06
You should not worry

The way AdComs see the score, is you put it on your application and then an administrative assistant goes through the applications and score reports and matches them to validate that the self-reported score matches your official gmat score. If she saw you had a 600 3 years ago and got 400 a few days ago, she may feel bad for the \$250 but I doubt she'll be running down the hall to tell everyone about it

So, don't worry, focus on your apps, your 3-year old score is safe!
(now if it was 4.5 year old score, then it may be a concern but not 3-year old)
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24 Oct 2010, 10:09
Dude,
10 points is not a big deal, I understand that you may freak out about a lower score but a 700 and 690? 3years later? Nothing to worry about.
No get to work on those essays! they count too.
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24 Oct 2010, 10:56
jordanhendrix wrote:
Dude,
10 points is not a big deal, I understand that you may freak out about a lower score but a 700 and 690? 3years later? Nothing to worry about.
No get to work on those essays! they count too.

It's not the overall score but the percentile drop in the math section. On my first test, i got 77% quant, and i retook it to break 80%, which is the guideline recommended by wharton and the other top schools i'm applying to. i have no idea how this happened, but my quant dropped to 68%, which is rather embarrassing.

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24 Oct 2010, 11:02
Arbitrageur wrote:
jordanhendrix wrote:
Dude,
10 points is not a big deal, I understand that you may freak out about a lower score but a 700 and 690? 3years later? Nothing to worry about.
No get to work on those essays! they count too.

It's not the overall score but the percentile drop in the math section. On my first test, i got 77% quant, and i retook it to break 80%, which is the guideline recommended by wharton and the other top schools i'm applying to. i have no idea how this happened, but my quant dropped to 68%, which is rather embarrassing.

I understand, but like we said before, schools aren't even going to see it.
No worries
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24 Oct 2010, 11:18
jordanhendrix wrote:
Arbitrageur wrote:
jordanhendrix wrote:
Dude,
10 points is not a big deal, I understand that you may freak out about a lower score but a 700 and 690? 3years later? Nothing to worry about.
No get to work on those essays! they count too.

It's not the overall score but the percentile drop in the math section. On my first test, i got 77% quant, and i retook it to break 80%, which is the guideline recommended by wharton and the other top schools i'm applying to. i have no idea how this happened, but my quant dropped to 68%, which is rather embarrassing.

I understand, but like we said before, schools aren't even going to see it.
No worries

The score got reported to the schools, so yes, they will see it.

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24 Oct 2010, 11:23
^^^ let me rephrase that, the adcoms mostly likely will not see it
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24 Oct 2010, 11:42
jordanhendrix wrote:
^^^ let me rephrase that, the adcoms mostly likely will not see it

I thought adcoms see all your scores? And it got reported to the schools, so i assumed that means the adcoms will see it. I'm not an expert on this, so I could be wrong.

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24 Oct 2010, 14:11
Read what BB wrote in his post above......
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24 Oct 2010, 14:18
jordanhendrix wrote:
Read what BB wrote in his post above......

So the score report that the schools receive will have both my scores, and not just the most recent one? That means I do not have to resend a score report through MBA.com if I choose to report just my highest one?

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