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Tested GMAT 3 weeks ago, score was not impressive.
Scored 710 (91%) V40 (91%) Q48(69%) IR 8(93%) AWA 5.5(80%)
Graduated with a bachelor in business with highest honor and a master degree within four years at a top 20 university GPA3.85/4.00
ranks top 5% of the class, dean's list every semester, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon
Currently working in top3 US investment bank with 2 years of experience
Solid community service, involved in firm recruiting and intern mentoring, part of alumni interviewer for my undergrad college and other EC

Want to target top10 MBA programs for fall 2018.

Should I retake GMAT to improve my chances???

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Since you plan to apply in Fall 2018 I'd say there is time to see if you can improve a bit more to have a cushion- and potentially increase your chances of getting scholarships. So while the score you have now may be enough- especially for top 20 programs- you may find it is worth the effort to dig a bit deeper and see if you can get that score up. Also, we offer a great program called early edge where we work with candidates one year or so out from applying and help get their profile in great shape so that when you do apply you are ready. There is more to getting into a top program than just the GMAT so make sure you are also addressing the rest of your profile to make it as strong as possible this year. To learn more about Early Edge, sign up for a free consult at this link: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/

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New post 30 Aug 2017, 15:05
You have a strong profile...depending on your ethnicity this may be enough given your high GPA and strong work experience. Now given the top programs are all inching towards 730 you may want to take another stab at the GMAT to get closer to that score
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Ryan.s94 wrote:
Tested GMAT 3 weeks ago, score was not impressive.
Scored 710 (91%) V40 (91%) Q48(69%) IR 8(93%) AWA 5.5(80%)
Graduated with a bachelor in business with highest honor and a master degree within four years at a top 20 university GPA3.85/4.00
ranks top 5% of the class, dean's list every semester, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon
Currently working in top3 US investment bank with 2 years of experience
Solid community service, involved in firm recruiting and intern mentoring, part of alumni interviewer for my undergrad college and other EC

Want to target top10 MBA programs for fall 2018.

Should I retake GMAT to improve my chances???

Thanks!


The fact that you say that the score was “not impressive” tells me you think you could have done better or were expecting to do better. For that reason alone, I would say “yes, you should retake” because even though your profile looks decent enough, you want to feel like you gave the application process your all, and really did everything you could in order to get into the best possible school for you.

(If you want, you can also try our admission chances calculator in order to see what your chances for specific schools are, as that might also make it easier to make a decision: https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/)

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Ryan.s94 wrote:
Tested GMAT 3 weeks ago, score was not impressive.
Scored 710 (91%) V40 (91%) Q48(69%) IR 8(93%) AWA 5.5(80%)
Graduated with a bachelor in business with highest honor and a master degree within four years at a top 20 university GPA3.85/4.00
ranks top 5% of the class, dean's list every semester, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon
Currently working in top3 US investment bank with 2 years of experience
Solid community service, involved in firm recruiting and intern mentoring, part of alumni interviewer for my undergrad college and other EC

Want to target top10 MBA programs for fall 2018.

Should I retake GMAT to improve my chances???

Thanks!


Hello Ryan.s94,

It almost goes without saying that you have a very strong profile :)

Having said the above, if you are targeting the top 10 MBA programs, you must definitely look at re-taking the GMAT (especially since it seems like you were expecting a higher score) This will further boost your chances. :)

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Ryan.s94 wrote:
Tested GMAT 3 weeks ago, score was not impressive.
Scored 710 (91%) V40 (91%) Q48(69%) IR 8(93%) AWA 5.5(80%)
Graduated with a bachelor in business with highest honor and a master degree within four years at a top 20 university GPA3.85/4.00
ranks top 5% of the class, dean's list every semester, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon
Currently working in top3 US investment bank with 2 years of experience
Solid community service, involved in firm recruiting and intern mentoring, part of alumni interviewer for my undergrad college and other EC

Want to target top10 MBA programs for fall 2018.

Should I retake GMAT to improve my chances???

Thanks!




Hi

You can improve your quant t0 50 which will boost your score upto 740 and for top 10 business school 730+ is more favorable

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Ryan.s94 wrote:
Tested GMAT 3 weeks ago, score was not impressive.
Scored 710 (91%) V40 (91%) Q48(69%) IR 8(93%) AWA 5.5(80%)
Graduated with a bachelor in business with highest honor and a master degree within four years at a top 20 university GPA3.85/4.00
ranks top 5% of the class, dean's list every semester, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon
Currently working in top3 US investment bank with 2 years of experience
Solid community service, involved in firm recruiting and intern mentoring, part of alumni interviewer for my undergrad college and other EC

Want to target top10 MBA programs for fall 2018.

Should I retake GMAT to improve my chances???

Thanks!


Hi Ryan,

I think you have an amazing profile and 710 is a phenomenal score. I think you will be able to make it to your dream business school provided you focus on and present a strong application. I have seen many applicants who had a lower GMAT score than yours; however they were admitted in Top 10 schools. Try to make your application as strong as possible.

If, however you feel comfortable giving another attempt, you have a good enough time between now round 2 to improve your score. If you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them. Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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