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Scored a 680(Q49, V34) in my first attempt; Should I retake?

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I took my GMAT today and scored 680(Q49, V34) on it. Although it was my first attempt and I have improved from 580(first mock gmatPrep), I am a bit disappointed. I had been scoring 710-720 in my GMAT preps so not all that happy to see this score. I am applying to ISB YLP and Harvard 2+2. Knowing that this score is below the median score required for admission into these programs, I canceled my scores.

Now I see many posts on the forums saying 680 is not really a bad score and you can take a shot at these schools. Also, the R3 deadline for Harvard 2 +2 is two days from now: April 3rd. Should I submit my score in this application or fill in 0s?(Harvard's site says you can fill in 0s and take a test at a later date but do so at your own risk :/)

I am really confused now. Please, please help me out!

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abhijay wrote:
Hi,

I took my GMAT today and scored 680 on it. Although it was my first attempt and I have improved from 580, I am a bit disappointed. I had been scoring 710-720 in my GMAT preps so not all that happy to see this score. I am applying to ISB YLP and Harvard 2+2. Knowing that this score is below the median score required for admission into these programs, I canceled my scores.

Now I see many posts on the forums saying 680 is not really a bad score and you can take a shot at these schools. Also, the R3 deadline for Harvard 2 +2 is two days from now: April 3rd. Should I submit my score in this application or fill in 0s?(Harvard's site says you can fill in 0s and take a test at a later date but do so at your own risk :/)

I am really confused now. Please, please help me out!


Hey, what was your breakup?

I think if schools are asking for taking test at a later date you should find out how much time you have in hand before they close your application.

If they say you have 2-3 weeks and if you think you can give your exam and score better in this duration, I would suggest go ahead and do it.

Remember: One should always take risks in life to succeed. :)
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Hey,

Thanks for your reply!

I had 49 on Quant and 34 on Verbal. They haven't mentioned any timelines on their website :/. Should I reinstate the score?

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Hey,

Thanks for your reply!

I had 49 on Quant and 34 on Verbal. They haven't mentioned any timelines on their website :/. Should I reinstate the score?


I think you should do the following:

1. Check your competitive pool online and see what is the average score for your case.
2. Send out an email to the schools right away and ask them for the new score submission timelines.
3. If you think you are competitive enough and can take another try within the required duration, I would suggest go ahead and take the exam. In that case you can reinstate your previous score and submit a better score later.

In short, you have to put a lot of efforts researching multiple things now.
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Re: Scored a 680(Q49, V34) in my first attempt; Should I retake? [#permalink]

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abhijay wrote:
Hi,

I took my GMAT today and scored 680(Q49, V34) on it. Although it was my first attempt and I have improved from 580(first mock gmatPrep), I am a bit disappointed. I had been scoring 710-720 in my GMAT preps so not all that happy to see this score. I am applying to ISB YLP and Harvard 2+2. Knowing that this score is below the median score required for admission into these programs, I canceled my scores.

Now I see many posts on the forums saying 680 is not really a bad score and you can take a shot at these schools. Also, the R3 deadline for Harvard 2 +2 is two days from now: April 3rd. Should I submit my score in this application or fill in 0s?(Harvard's site says you can fill in 0s and take a test at a later date but do so at your own risk :/)

I am really confused now. Please, please help me out!

sometime it's better not to cancel your score
retaking GMAT and improving your score will show admission committee that you are willing to improve your self and actually you can do it

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