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I just finished retaking the GMAT. Overall my score improved from 500 to 570. Standardized tests have always been my downfall, so I don't think retaking the GMAT will help too much. I'm trying to get into the USC MBA.PM program for the class of 2017. The average GMAT score is 600...

I have about 5 years full time work experience, though did have previous part time jobs.
I graduated with a Business Economics B.A. and minor in management from UCI. my GPA was 3.3 USC average last year was 3.1.

I'm thinking if it is worthwhile to retake the GMAT or focus on my application essay and resume. The deadline is 6/1/14

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New post 21 Mar 2014, 13:13
Hi Amy,

Hope you are well. Great job on the improvement! Did you self-prep for your most recent exam? What materials did you work through? I think you can get to 600. 2 months is a lot of time (depending on what else you have going on in your life). If you don't feel too burnt out and can give another push then it's certainly not going to hurt you to give the GMAT another shot. If you are feeling overwhelmed then just work on the apps - you are close enough:) But if you do have the energy then why not give it a shot? What was the breakdown on the last exam? Is there anything in the GMAT that you find particularly challenging? Any topic or question type that you don't do well on? Let's see if we can find some easy stuff for you to focus on to get those 30 points.


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