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Hi christi,

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Assuming a similar 'swing' in how your CATs function, your 3 CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 610 +/- a few points). There's a big difference between raising that score to a 650+ and raising it to a 700+, so it would help if you could be a bit more specific about your score goal. For 650+, you could conceivably retest in a month (or less); but for a 700+, you will likely need at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study.

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long have you studied for this recent attempt?
2) What study materials have you used?

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3) What is your exact goal score?
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi christi,

If you took the GMAT in early November, then you would have approximately 6-7 weeks of study time. While you could potentially improve a great deal during that time, you might be 'cutting your studies a bit close' (as I suspect you would need at least 2 months to hit 700+). Given your Official Score, your practice CAT Scores and your timeline, I think that you would find the EMPOWERgmat Total Score Booster to be quite helpful. Most of our clients complete that Study Plan in well under 2 months, so you could potentially complete it in the time that you've defined. We have a variety of free resources on our site (www.empowergmat.com), so you can 'test out' the Course before setting up an Account.

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christi Replying to your message here since you have disabled private message.
I got a reply to my Kellogg eligibility form submission within 24 hrs. Since it's way past the stated timeline in your case, it is best to write to them.
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Hi guys,

Just gave the GMAT yeaterday. Bombed it due to a really bad sleep cycle. Scored 610 (Q46 V28) while I was consistently scoring 690 in GMAT prep mocks. Thinking of retaking it soon. How do you suppose I should go about it?

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Hi ajayb92,

To start, you will likely receive more of a response if you start your own post-thread (instead of piggy-backing on this thread - which is a bit old). Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would also help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Thanks for the prompt reply Rich. Please find my responses below -

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? - 2.5 months now
2) What study materials have you used so far? - OG 18, egmat course and kaplan cats
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? -
1) Gmatprep - 590 (q42 v27)
2) kaplan cat - 650 (q46 v34)
3) kaplan cat - 620 (Q45 V31)
4) kaplan cat - 660 (q47 v34)
5) Kaplan cat - 660 (q45 v37)
6) gmat prep 3 - 690 (q48 v36)
7) gmat prep 4 - 730 (q49 v40) - saw some repeats
8) gmat prep 5 - 640 (q48 v31) - was tired while starting this
9) gmat prep 6 - 690 (q46 v38) - last mock



Goals:
4) What is your goal score? - 700+

5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? - I'd like advice on this
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? - 2019 1st and 2nd round ~october
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? - mendoza, emory, simon, kelley and fisher

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ajayb92 wrote:
Thanks for the prompt reply Rich. Please find my responses below -

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? - 2.5 months now
2) What study materials have you used so far? - OG 18, egmat course and kaplan cats
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? -
1) Gmatprep - 590 (q42 v27)
2) kaplan cat - 650 (q46 v34)
3) kaplan cat - 620 (Q45 V31)
4) kaplan cat - 660 (q47 v34)
5) Kaplan cat - 660 (q45 v37)
6) gmat prep 3 - 690 (q48 v36)
7) gmat prep 4 - 730 (q49 v40) - saw some repeats
8) gmat prep 5 - 640 (q48 v31) - was tired while starting this
9) gmat prep 6 - 690 (q46 v38) - last mock



Goals:
4) What is your goal score? - 700+

5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? - I'd like advice on this
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? - 2019 1st and 2nd round ~october
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? - mendoza, emory, simon, kelley and fisher

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As soon as I saw the score, I knew I had to cancel!

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Hi ajayb92,

Have you decided whether you will retake the GMAT?
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Hi Scott,

Yes I will be taking the GMAT again but I'm unsure about the dates. Although, 2nd round deadlines for US universities are almost done. I think I can apply for European universities like Insead, HECand Esade in time.

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