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Should I be worried about unbalanced GMAT score & low grades in 1st yr

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Hi,

My application deadlines are closing in and may be I am too late to be thinking about this now.

My overall GPA is decent (8.9/10), but my grades in the first two semesters were relatively poor, especially in maths. Though my grades improved significantly 3rd sem on wards.
Further, i received a decent GMAT score of 720, but again my quant (47, 63%) and verbal (42, 96%) scores are unbalanced. Should I be concerned about this and may be try to explain this in my essays? Or an upward trend of grades and an overall good GMAT score is safe and I shouldn't worry too much?
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Hi leia23 ,

First of all, 720 is a great score. Congratulations :)

I believe you should worry more on writing the best quality of applications and mention the low score/mathematics reasons in optional essay. You can mention them that you are planning to take some online course to strengthen your skills before you will join them.

All matters right now is the quality of essays.

All the best :)

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I think you are fine here, if you had consistently low performance in your quant classes AND in the GMAT it may make sense for you to mention your plan in your optional essays. This is not a must, but if you are generally planning on taking MBA Math or additional coursework at places like the UC Berkeley extension then it's worth mentioning
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leia23 wrote:
Hi,

My application deadlines are closing in and may be I am too late to be thinking about this now.

My overall GPA is decent (8.9/10), but my grades in the first two semesters were relatively poor, especially in maths. Though my grades improved significantly 3rd sem on wards.
Further, i received a decent GMAT score of 720, but again my quant (47, 63%) and verbal (42, 96%) scores are unbalanced. Should I be concerned about this and may be try to explain this in my essays? Or an upward trend of grades and an overall good GMAT score is safe and I shouldn't worry too much?



The main score is far more significant than the breakdown. So no need to retake based on that alone. And certainly no need to write an essay about it.

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New post 06 Oct 2017, 20:36
I don't htink that's such a unbalance in gmat. it's not even possible to get a 96% on quant so the curves are so different
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