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New post 13 Jul 2017, 10:07
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 14 Jul 2017, 10:20
Hi, and thanks for writing! The AdCom evaluates the GMAT score in a couple of ways: 1. your overall score, to see how it stacks up vs. the program average and other applicants 2. the quant score, to assess whether you can handle the analytical rigor of the MBA program. Given the competitiveness of the programs to which you're applying, I think it would be in your best interest to try to improve by a few points on the Quant section (at least a 45 or 46 raw score). Aside from that, your strong GPA in chemical engineering should also help them understand your academic potential.

Applying R2 shouldn't put you at a significant disadvantage, particularly because bschools don't get a ton of Spanish applicants, and you have strong work experience and extracurriculars. I recommend applying when you feel you are most ready, and I feel that doing your best to get a GMAT score you're satisfied with will be worth it (since it'll help you feel that you did everything you could to maximize your chances before submitting the application).

Hope that helps! If you'd like to discuss your profile further, I recommend that you sign up for a free 30-min consultation here: https://www.mbamission.com/consult/?dis ... admissions
Thanks and hope to reconnect soon!




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.

Regards

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