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Extremely Non-Traditional Candidate GMAT Quant Sufficiency?

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Hello!

I recently scored a 770 on the GMAT (6 IR, 47Q, 51V) and am shooting pretty high on my schools this coming Round 1. However, I'm also coming from a very, very non-traditional, musical background which has some clear pluses and minuses. While a 770 is a good cumulative score, being that my background is what it is do I need to try and bring my 47 up a bit, or should that be okay?

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Hello nontraditional91

Though you have a phenomenal overall score, some schools prefer a more balanced percentile in each section too, say 75%. A 47 in Q would be close to 65% in my understanding. Check the website of the specific school to see if they have mentioned something around that.
A retake is not really warranted and will depend on what schools you are applying to and your overall profile- work ex, career goals etc.

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nontraditional91 wrote:
Hello!

I recently scored a 770 on the GMAT (6 IR, 47Q, 51V) and am shooting pretty high on my schools this coming Round 1. However, I'm also coming from a very, very non-traditional, musical background which has some clear pluses and minuses. While a 770 is a good cumulative score, being that my background is what it is do I need to try and bring my 47 up a bit, or should that be okay?

Thanks!

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Hi nontraditional91,

Thank you for your post, and congratulations on a 770 GMAT! Can you share a little more about your background, in particular, your academic background? Your target schools will look at the quantitative aptitude, so if you can show that in some way in your application, please do so to balance out your profile. We are happy to do a profile evaluation, should you like to keep the details more private. If so, please reach out to schedule a free 30-minute consultation (contact details in signature).

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nontraditional91 wrote:
Hello!

I recently scored a 770 on the GMAT (6 IR, 47Q, 51V) and am shooting pretty high on my schools this coming Round 1. However, I'm also coming from a very, very non-traditional, musical background which has some clear pluses and minuses. While a 770 is a good cumulative score, being that my background is what it is do I need to try and bring my 47 up a bit, or should that be okay?

Thanks!

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nontraditional91 HBS kind of holds 49 as their magic number but that said I still don't think it would be warranted for you to retake the test rather than invest your time and energy into your application materials.

You might take MBA Math which is a 15 to 20 hour self-paced online program, this is proof of competency and admissions committees take it seriously.

that is unless you have some strong grades to show in quantitative related subjects in college. Or some other way the idea is to show them that you have done math stuff and not failed LOL.

I think it would be a wise choice for you to not just apply to Harvard but other top 10 schools like don't make this just Harvard Stanford Wharton.

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