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Is canceling the score a good strategy?

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Hi,

Wanted to hear some thoughts on a dilemma I have. Is it a good strategy to cancel your score on the exam day if it is 20-30 points lower than your target score? I think it is because one can reinstate a score (within 5 years of the exam date), but it is not possible to to cancel the score once it is 'accepted'. Since the number of attempts are 8, one can expect to retake the exam and if multiple attempts do not help reach the target score, the maximum score of previous attempts could be reinstated. Is this a viable strategy?

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Hi jayarora,

If you are concerned about having too many Official Scores on your record, then 'cancelling' any Scores that you are not happy with would make sense. Most Schools generally do not care if an Applicant takes the GMAT more than once, but if you'd like to know for sure how an individual Program's Admissions Committee views this issue, then you should reach out directly and ask (the Program's representatives would likely be happy to answer any questions that you have).

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Hi jayarora,

Since you always have the option of reinstating a canceled score, there is never any harm in canceling a GMAT score. If, for some reason, you end up needing a canceled score at some point in the future, like you said, you can reinstate it (within 5 years). So yes, I think that the strategy you describe is a viable one. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out.
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