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# High IR score, lower (comparatively) Combined Score

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08 Oct 2012, 08:06
I received the following scores. I plan on applying to Kellogg, Booth, MIT, and Stanford. Is there enough data to talk up my IR score during the interview? Is there anything I can do to leverage my high IR score to make my application look a little better?

Verbal 35 / 74%
Quant 42 / 57%
Total 630 / 72%
IR 8 / 92%
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09 Oct 2012, 21:37
TK01 wrote:
I received the following scores. I plan on applying to Kellogg, Booth, MIT, and Stanford. Is there enough data to talk up my IR score during the interview? Is there anything I can do to leverage my high IR score to make my application look a little better?

Verbal 35 / 74%
Quant 42 / 57%
Total 630 / 72%
IR 8 / 92%

At this time, most schools are not including the IR score as part of their evaluation. The reason being is that there is not enough data yet to correlate performance on IR with performance in business school. The other concern is your low quant score. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think you'll need to take the GMAT again to have a realistic shot at those schools (unless you have some truly outstanding work experience--like you started a $10million company or something like that.) Senior Manager Status: Yale! (whipped and bound) Joined: 02 May 2012 Posts: 406 Location: United States (CA) Concentration: Nonprofit GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42 GPA: 3.41 Followers: 7 Kudos [?]: 139 [0], given: 78 Re: High IR score, lower (comparatively) Combined Score [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Oct 2012, 12:48 Ward2012 wrote: At this time, most schools are not including the IR score as part of their evaluation. The reason being is that there is not enough data yet to correlate performance on IR with performance in business school. The other concern is your low quant score. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think you'll need to take the GMAT again to have a realistic shot at those schools (unless you have some truly outstanding work experience--like you started a$10million company or something like that.)

I 100% agree with Ward. Your score is far below the mark that you'll need to be truly competitive at these schools. Yes it's great that you got an 8 on the IR, but you should interpret that as meaning "I can do even better on the GMAT next time!" MIT in particular is supposedly quite GMAT obsessed. Stanford might be more open to your story, but you want to give them reasons to admit you, not to deny you, and right now your GMAT score is a good enough reason to say sorry, try again.
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Re: High IR score, lower (comparatively) Combined Score   [#permalink] 10 Oct 2012, 12:48
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