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20 Aug 2008, 20:09
Hello all, I am just looking for a bit of a general opinion. Recently took the GMAT, got a 570. Had actually been scoring a little lower on some of my practice tests. The school I am trying to get into(for a MSF) last year had an average GMAT score of 560. I know my score isn't great, and I'm not trying to get into any top 20 schools. I was just wondering if as long as my score is above the average, my gpa is way above the average,good application and essays, I should be ok?

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20 Aug 2008, 20:35
Yes, your current GMAT score should be good enough for consideration (the school you are targeting with av GMAT score of 560) provided you write a good essay and express your goal clearly in your application.
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21 Aug 2008, 00:19
Should be fine provided that your essays are good. Are you applying first round? If you're applying second round, maybe you should consider taking the GMAT again? If you score really high, that may be a differentiating factor for this school.

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21 Aug 2008, 07:22
I was planning on applying first round. I just started getting worried it might not be good enough, and I really want to go to this school. If I knew I definitely could get better, I would do it right away. But I feel like it would take a class or tutor, which I'm just not sure if I have the time or money for right now. If its the difference between me getting in and not getting in though, I would definitely retake.

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21 Aug 2008, 07:47
Hi jos05, I have a similar score and would appreciate if you could share the schools you're targeting.. are they in the US/Europe? Also, are you only looking @ MS in finance?

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21 Aug 2008, 16:48
Hi,

I live in Florida, so Florida State, University of South Florida, Florida International University. Not sure about UF(one because my score is a little low-two because I'm finishing up my undergrad and fsu and am a diehard gator hater ). Out of state thinking University of Colorado-denver and trying to figure out another one. And yep, only MSF programs.

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23 Aug 2008, 13:45
Make sure you visit the schools and develop relationships with the admissions offices. Show your interest for that school in particular, both in your communications with them and in your essay. Since your score is about their average, you'll set yourself apart with your GPA and your essay.

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23 Aug 2008, 19:36
Contrary to what most people advise, I'd say go for a retake. Judging by your language and the fact you live in Florida, I conclude that you're a native speaker. Given that, verbal shouldn't be a huge problem. So your problem must be quant. I firmly believe that quant is subject to significant improvement if you put in some time and effort. So, 650+ is quite realistic and should position you much better in the applicant pool.

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