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# Should I Reinstate First Attempt Score if Better than Most Current?

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03 Apr 2018, 12:51
Hi All,

I took the GMAT in December and scored 610. Knowing I could do better, I cancelled the score. Unfortunately, I took it again today and scored 590. I know I was ill-prepared and did not do enough studying. My applications are due very soon so I had to accept the score from today. Should I have the 610 score reinstated?

I might try and take it again, but senior management at my company is wanting me to start somewhere soon so I must complete my applications. I'm not planning on going FT or to a top 10 so this might be sufficient.

Thanks
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03 Apr 2018, 13:32
Of course you do want to have your better score reinstated.
I know many people might say “come on! You can do better! Let’s retake!”.

However I am a practical and conservative human. GMAT is a hard requirement for MBA and you need to have it. That is a given fact.

Since application deadline is coming soon, you want to make sure at least you have a full complete application profile.

To make you feel better, I took my 600 score that I got from first attemp right away. I know it is low, but after talking to prospective alumni, I decided to go with it. Now, after communicating with the admission counselor in the school, I am actually feeling pretty confident. If you are not shooting for top 10s, I think you want to use your 610 score.

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03 Apr 2018, 18:04
bigred5434 wrote:
Hi All,

I took the GMAT in December and scored 610. Knowing I could do better, I cancelled the score. Unfortunately, I took it again today and scored 590. I know I was ill-prepared and did not do enough studying. My applications are due very soon so I had to accept the score from today. Should I have the 610 score reinstated?

I might try and take it again, but senior management at my company is wanting me to start somewhere soon so I must complete my applications. I'm not planning on going FT or to a top 10 so this might be sufficient.

Thanks
As has been mentioned above, it's usually better to apply with a higher score than a lower score. Although the two scores are almost the same, there is a chance that some schools might be more reluctant to consider scores below 600 than those above it.
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