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Help! Poor Test Scores

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Hi there,

There's no way to mask it, I have low test scores. I've tried studying for months, taken prep courses, paid for private tutors and everything. Because I knew the test was going to hard I opted for the GRE knowing that schools are accepting lower than average scores and hoping an adcom will accept a lower GRE since doing so won't hurt their GMAT average. How bad? 156 verbal and 155 quant.

A little about me: 3.43 GPA from a private top 50 university. I have significant national political and crisis communication experience and am now at a major financial media company where I'm managing aspects of our strategic communications effort (resulting in over $1 million in new sales). In my spare time I'm consulting for an international educational non-profit through a social sector investment org, am a mentor to an at risk youth in my city, help oversee a $2.5 million real estate trust and am involved with alumni activities from my undergrad school.

What can I do/say to help address the low scores in an application?

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Sounds like you have made quite an effort! While there are certainly ways to shine throughout the rest of your application, the most important being the essays, there unfortunately isn't much you can say about your test scores. They are what they are and its not possible to say anything that would help your case. Since you have spent so long already practicing and studying, I would put that level of effort and focus into your applications. The scores are just one part of the application, so focus on the others. Do you know which schools you are applying to yet? Good luck!

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