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New post 17 Jul 2017, 03:16
Good afternoon,

I have posted the following topic on another section, but the respondents recommended that I post it here:

Hi folks!

First things first, thank you very much and congrats for the forum. I`ve been reading you for a while during my GMAT journey and it`s been such a great help.

This is my case: I took the GMAT for the second time (first time was 640 and I cancelled it) and got a 680, Q44 (percentile 54) and V39 (percentile 89). For the Verbal section I am quite satisfied since I am not a native speaker but on the other hand I am dissapointed with my Qant Score, as it was lower than what I was scoring in the practice tests...And it bothers me that my GMAT score is not balanced.

The schools I plan to apply for are: INSEAD, LBS, IESE, UCLA and Michigan Ross. For all of them my score is within the GMAT mid80, but would my unbalanced score put me out of the programs?

I hope I am able to improve my Qant score. But preparing the GMAT again may force me to apply on the 2nd Rounds, would this reduce my possibilities of getting accepted?

And a little background of myself: I am Spanish and 28 years old. I hold a Degree in Chemical Engineering (top tier of the class) and have more than 4 year of experience in the Oil & Gas Sector, working for a big engineering company. I have some international experience since I have been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 4 months and will stay there for around a year (the problem is that I work 6 days a week 13 hours a day so the time I can dedicate to my MBA application is limited).

Extra-curricular info: I created and investment club with a friend, played footbal for several years during my young year. I am also a runner, having run several halfmarathon and a trail marathon.


To summ up, should I retake? Applying on the 2nd Rounds reduces the odds of being accepted? Should I add some other schools to my target?

Thank you very much again.

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New post 18 Jul 2017, 12:59
iribardyc wrote:
Good afternoon,

I have posted the following topic on another section, but the respondents recommended that I post it here:

Hi folks!

First things first, thank you very much and congrats for the forum. I`ve been reading you for a while during my GMAT journey and it`s been such a great help.

This is my case: I took the GMAT for the second time (first time was 640 and I cancelled it) and got a 680, Q44 (percentile 54) and V39 (percentile 89). For the Verbal section I am quite satisfied since I am not a native speaker but on the other hand I am dissapointed with my Qant Score, as it was lower than what I was scoring in the practice tests...And it bothers me that my GMAT score is not balanced.

The schools I plan to apply for are: INSEAD, LBS, IESE, UCLA and Michigan Ross. For all of them my score is within the GMAT mid80, but would my unbalanced score put me out of the programs?

I hope I am able to improve my Qant score. But preparing the GMAT again may force me to apply on the 2nd Rounds, would this reduce my possibilities of getting accepted?

And a little background of myself: I am Spanish and 28 years old. I hold a Degree in Chemical Engineering (top tier of the class) and have more than 4 year of experience in the Oil & Gas Sector, working for a big engineering company. I have some international experience since I have been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 4 months and will stay there for around a year (the problem is that I work 6 days a week 13 hours a day so the time I can dedicate to my MBA application is limited).

Extra-curricular info: I created and investment club with a friend, played footbal for several years during my young year. I am also a runner, having run several halfmarathon and a trail marathon.


To summ up, should I retake? Applying on the 2nd Rounds reduces the odds of being accepted? Should I add some other schools to my target?

Thank you very much again.

so for INSEAD, LBS, and IESE you may be fine going round 1 as is.
For UCLA and Michigan Ross, you might want to hold off for R2 and then apply with a higher score. That's my 2 cents- no one can know for sure what will be best- but from what I know of these programs that's what I advise. Best wishes to you.

Here's a stratus article where we discuss things to consider when deciding when to apply: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... ss-school/

And if you'd like to talk more about your specific situation- here is the link to set up a free consult:
https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
Regards


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