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Profile Evaluation Request - WEAK Quant

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Hi! I’m looking for advice on the impact my low quant score will have on applications. Little different than most here - I’m looking at a solid state school (think top 50 program, not top 10). My overall GMAT score of 620 is right in line or slightly above the program averages for target my schools (they average from 580-610).

Work in marketing in the entertainment industry, got a marketing undergrad degree and minored in English. Always enjoyed writing but HATED math all my life. Understandably, my verbal score was strong - but my math score is fairly abysmal. V 38 (85th percentile) Q 37 (34th percentile). IR score was 6. I’m looking to take a marketing concentration with the MBA. 4 years work experience if that matters. Currently serve as one of the creative leads for a major world-renowned brand.

How much will they be looking at the score breakdowns, and what is the risk of my low Quant getting me the axe? I’m hoping the fact that my score is slightly above the averages will carry me through, but I’m really not sure what to expect. I’m more than competent enough in real world math to handle the necessary budgeting and financial tracking required in my position at work - but give me a word problem or geometry, dear lord, and I totally fall apart.

Any input would be much appreciated!
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The answer here would be the same as for any other program you will just need to satisfy their need to know that you can handle the work. And so if you can't do this with the test score do it another way. Since you don't have a track record of math success, no shame, I would strongly recommend that you do MBA math and submit those transcripts directly to the school which is something they offer. It's like a 12 to 20 hour self-paced online program. The website looks cheesy but it's legit.

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Hi there,

You can also take a quant class (such as calculus or statistics) online or at a local college with the aim of getting an A in the class in order to demonstrate your ability to handle the rigor of the curriculum.

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lpaulsen33 wrote:
Hi! I’m looking for advice on the impact my low quant score will have on applications. Little different than most here - I’m looking at a solid state school (think top 50 program, not top 10). My overall GMAT score of 620 is right in line or slightly above the program averages for target my schools (they average from 580-610).

Work in marketing in the entertainment industry, got a marketing undergrad degree and minored in English. Always enjoyed writing but HATED math all my life. Understandably, my verbal score was strong - but my math score is fairly abysmal. V 38 (85th percentile) Q 37 (34th percentile). IR score was 6. I’m looking to take a marketing concentration with the MBA. 4 years work experience if that matters. Currently serve as one of the creative leads for a major world-renowned brand.

How much will they be looking at the score breakdowns, and what is the risk of my low Quant getting me the axe? I’m hoping the fact that my score is slightly above the averages will carry me through, but I’m really not sure what to expect. I’m more than competent enough in real world math to handle the necessary budgeting and financial tracking required in my position at work - but give me a word problem or geometry, dear lord, and I totally fall apart.

Any input would be much appreciated!


Dear lpaulsen33,
Short and honest responses:
    1. Do they look at Score Breakdowns?
    Yes, they do. Often though, it is for a minimum performance criteria that assures them of the candidates making through the classes, even with passing grades. If you have other (very strong) hands that can help you compensate for your One weak hand, you can still win.
    2. Is there anything you can do to strengthen your hands further?
    Take courses in Math, the better your scores, the stronger your hands get.
    3. Are there real cases like yours out there?
    I know personally, of many cases, who have had admits from your target schools with comparable GMATs and decent profiles. Feel free to connect for more information.

Hope that helps.
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