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Suggestion About Retaking: 720

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Hi,

I posted this in the GMAT general discussion forum and was pointed to post this here as well in order to get some thoughts from an admissions expert:

I applied R2 to HBS and was rejected with no interview. I am going to reapply R1 next year, but I was wondering if anyone thinks it is necessary to retake the GMAT. I will be working over the summer, but I do not mind carving out some study time to boost my score if it is necessary. I am currently a 1L at HLS, so I'm really only willing to apply to the JD/MBA at Harvard for this reason. My GMAT score is a 720 *41V/47Q; 8IR, 5AW). Any advice would be appreciated!


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New post 25 Feb 2019, 16:53
It definitely never hurts to improve your GMAT score! A 720 is solid but not a score that's going to differentiate you. In other words, you've "checked the box" when it comes to the GMAT, but a higher score has the potential to be a strength of your application & something that makes you stand out vs. other applicants. If you have the time to do some more studying & try to improve your score I would definitely do that, but only if it's not going to negatively impact your performance at school or your ability to do your best on your b-school essays. Improving your GMAT score will also show the adcom that you've taken steps to improve your candidacy since you applied last year.
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