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# Retaking the GMAT after admit

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17 Apr 2012, 12:01
I was recently admitted to business school, with a 720 gmat (48Q 41V). After hearing that top consulting firms care about GMAT scores even after admittance, I've considered retaking the exam.

I was getting consistent 750s/760s with my practice tests, but sentence correction killed me in the actual tests. Anyone have any words of advice on retaking? I'm pretty confident a couple weeks of focused studying should get me in the mid 700s.

Thanks!

Edit: Realized that there is already a "should I retake the gmat" thread. Could a mod move my post there?
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17 Apr 2012, 13:56
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Well this isn't a question that anyone can really answer for you. If you're already accepted then obviously you'd only be taken the GMAT for recruiting purposes. Generally, if you have a 700+ you will reach the threshhold for any consulting companies. I've read this numerous times and heard it from numerous sources. The only companies requiring 99% would be test prep companies. With a 720, and a 94% under your belt, I do not think that this will keep you from getting interviews. Ultimately, a high enough GMAT score and other credentials will just get you the interview. Then it's your job to close the deal. A 770 ins't going to get you the job you know? You're time might be better spent preparing for recruiting, networking with consultants, doing case interview prep, and pursuing other things that will set you up for good internships and good knowledge. I know once you're done with the GMAT it always feels like you left something on the table, but at this point you have to ask yourself if it is truly worth the retake?

PS there is no retaking the gmat forum, but I've moved your post to a different area of the site.
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17 Apr 2012, 13:58
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I agree, 700 might be close but a 720 should be comfortably above the threshold for first round interviews.
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17 Apr 2012, 14:19
Yes, this would be for recruiting. As I have a few months left before school begins, I figured this was something relatively straightforward I could do to improve my interview prospects.

I had read that low 700s was good, but mid 700s was ideal, no questions asked, when it came to the top consulting firms.
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17 Apr 2012, 16:18
I would recommend spending the extra time working on your case interview technique if I were in your shoes if you are not familiar with them. MBB offers quite a few round 1 invites at target schools but the offers fall exponentially for round 2/3 which are based on case interviews.

If thats not going to be an issue and you have time go for it! Why not.
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