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# Retake. yes or no.

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22 Oct 2004, 20:18
Hi Linda and Hjort,

The question about retaking the test is bothering me from last 2 days; I got 690 having 50Q,34V. I am sure, I can do much better on verbal, but that just didn't work out this time.

The question that is bothering me is what if I get lesser than what I have now? Would it be a good idea to apply with this score and give the GMAT in, say, DEC (after sending the apps)? And if in case I get I better score, can I send that as an improvement on the former? If not, let it be 690?

I read a couple of replies that schools did consider the highest score, but I am still sceptical about it. question, what if (?), is quite difficult to answer. Anyway, one more question, how does it work out with the schools to which I didn't select to send the score; Can I just send the hightest score and just keep the lower one?

I have more than 4 yrs of exp in IT-indutry and have a pretty decent academic background.

thanks in anticipation
dj
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22 Oct 2004, 21:12
Please see info below about the score report sent to school. Note that schools receive the three most recent scores.

GMAC:

"The Score Report

Paper score reports include the three most recent test results achieved in the last five years, a copy of the most recent AWA essay responses, and the following background information that the test taker may have provided during GMATÂ® test registration or on the day of the test:
 country of citizenship
 gender
 date of birth
 Social Security number
 telephone number
 highest level of education attained
A score report printed with "Delayed or Absent" may mean that the test taker registered for but did not take the test or that there is a delay in reporting scores (at the time of printing, the exact case is not always known).
A “+++” symbol in place of a score means there is no reportable score. This may be because the test taker canceled his or her score, Educational Testing ServiceÂ® (ETSÂ®) canceled the score after a security investigation, or no valid score could be obtained because of significant mistimings or because the test taker did not respond to the questions. Test takers are informed of the specific reason the “+++” symbol appears."

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25 Oct 2004, 15:19
dj wrote:
Hi Linda and Hjort,

The question about retaking the test is bothering me from last 2 days; I got 690 having 50Q,34V. I am sure, I can do much better on verbal, but that just didn't work out this time.

The question that is bothering me is what if I get lesser than what I have now? Would it be a good idea to apply with this score and give the GMAT in, say, DEC (after sending the apps)? And if in case I get I better score, can I send that as an improvement on the former? If not, let it be 690?

I read a couple of replies that schools did consider the highest score, but I am still sceptical about it. question, what if (?), is quite difficult to answer. Anyway, one more question, how does it work out with the schools to which I didn't select to send the score; Can I just send the hightest score and just keep the lower one?

I have more than 4 yrs of exp in IT-indutry and have a pretty decent academic background.

thanks in anticipation
dj

The business schools "take" the highest score, but as Hjort explained, the schools see the last three scores. Being human, I believe that they cannot but be influenced when they see the highest score is followed by a lower score. If you take the test again, you can choose whether to self-report a score or not. If it goes up, you can self-report. If it goes down, you can let the schools wait to receive the official report, but they will receive it.

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Re: Retake. yes or no.   [#permalink] 25 Oct 2004, 15:19
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