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# Giving up on the GMAT

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Joined: 24 Apr 2008
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23 Sep 2008, 22:08
I've taken the GMAT three times. Each time my score barely improved. I've taken a prep course and studied using MGMAT books. I've concluded that standardized tests are not my strong point.

Combined GMAT score 600
Quant 36 Percentile 48
Verbal 35 Percentile 75

Is there anything I can do to show b-schools that I'm ready for the quantitative sections of their curriculum? I'm currently enrolled in an MBAmath online course. I plan on sending my transcript from this course to the schools I apply to.

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24 Sep 2008, 10:11
I think you're on the right track with taking quant-heavy courses, but I'm not sure that an online course is the best and most respected way of acheiving this goal. If there is an university or even community college close by, I would look at taking a course there and get an A in the class. That seems to be absolutely necessary.

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I've taken the GMAT three times. Each time my score barely improved. I've taken a prep course and studied using MGMAT books. I've concluded that standardized tests are not my strong point.

Combined GMAT score 600
Quant 36 Percentile 48
Verbal 35 Percentile 75

Is there anything I can do to show b-schools that I'm ready for the quantitative sections of their curriculum? I'm currently enrolled in an MBAmath online course. I plan on sending my transcript from this course to the schools I apply to.

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Joined: 24 Apr 2008
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Schools: Cornell
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24 Sep 2008, 11:19
Thanks jallenmorris. I applied to MBA programs last fall and was wait listed by Cornell. I was instructed to re-take the GMAT and to take the MBAmath course online. I thought these were well known. Cornell, Tuck and other top schools use this course to help prep students for quantitative portion of their curriculum.
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25 Sep 2008, 07:29
I talked to a Yale adcom last week and he said Yale at least doesn't care about where you get your fundamentals, be it comm college, online or whatever.
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28 Sep 2008, 12:06
asdert,

If Cornell told you to raise your GMAT score then unfortunately nothing aside from a stronger GMAT score will really compensate. Did you make the argument in your Cornell application that your standardized test scores and GPA have always been out of synch, i.e., your SAT was average but your GPA was stellar. Sometimes this helps a little, but not much.

Good luck,

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30 Sep 2008, 21:18
Then I guess I'll have to take another shot at the exam. If I can't raise my score then I'll have to attend a school outside of the Top 20. Thanks for your help!
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10 Oct 2008, 20:22
You're welcome and good luck.
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