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Need urgent advice: Should I take GMAT again ?

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I'm planning to apply for Spring 2020 weekend programs and took my GMAT in April'19 scoring 680. Attempted twice again after that, almost topped in Quant but failed miserably in Verbal both times.

I am currently drafting the applications and after speaking with with some alums, got an impression that a 700+ score will -

1) Help me get into the consultant role after MBA
2) Strengthen my application (although the adcom's said 680 is fine for the weekend MBA)
3) Will put me in line for scholarships.

I am too tired to start with the preparation again and not even sure if the schools will consider new GMAT once I submit the application (which I am planning to do in the next week or so).

Any advice suggestions especially considering point 3 above will be appreciated.
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New post 22 Sep 2019, 13:52
Hi ambera33,

From what you describe, it does not sound as though you want to study and retest, so you are ultimately asking Admissions questions. As such, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and plans. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

1) What were your Scores for each of your Official GMATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
2) What application deadlines are you currently facing?

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Hi ambera33,

From what you describe, it does not sound as though you want to study and retest, so you are ultimately asking Admissions questions. As such, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and plans. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

1) What were your Scores for each of your Official GMATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
2) What application deadlines are you currently facing?

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Thank you for your quick reply. I will try to find a relevant thred from the link you shared for my query.

To answer your questions,
1) My GMAT Scores are - 680 (Q44 V39), 610 (q50 v23) and finally 620 (q48 v28) - in that order.
2) I am planning to apply to the Weekend programs for which the deadline is in Jan. However, the admissions are on a rolling basis, so earlier the application is submitted, better it is.

I am just curious whether a 700 mark will help me get the scholarships. For the application, 680 GMAT seems to be fine, so if they are gonna reject me, it may be because of my profile.

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New post 27 Sep 2019, 10:35
Hi ambera33,

Regarding scholarships, have considered reaching out to the folks in admissions regarding how your GMAT score may help or hinder your getting a scholarship? Also, if it turned out that you could get a scholarship with a higher GMAT score, would you consider a retake?
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New post 27 Sep 2019, 10:43
Hi ambera33,

Individual Scholarships will each have their own application requirements, so beyond discussing your situation with an Admissions Expert, you would likely need to research the various Scholarships that are available at each Program that you plan to apply to. I suspect that at some point you are going to come across some Scholarships that would require that you have a higher GMAT Score - so you will have to weigh all of the various factors (re: studying with the goal of scoring higher, applying sooner rather than later, applying for some Scholarships and not others, etc.) and decide whether retaking the GMAT is a worthwhile idea or not.

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New post 27 Sep 2019, 10:52
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Thanks for the feedback folks.

I have spoken to some of the alums about scholarships and got to know that the amount allocated to the weekend program is very less and usually only 750+ GMAT scorers are able to receive that.
I think I am okay with my GMAT score application wise - its at average or above average score for Booth & Ross.

So I guess Ill be going ahead and applying with my current 680 score.

On another note, do any one of you know about external scholarships one can apply to ? I tried to google it but couldn't find anything great; however, have heard from some people that some external scholarships are available.
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