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# What are my chances?

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Updated on: 04 Jul 2018, 10:55
I took the gmat and got a 710. However my math is in the 60th percentile (reading carried me). I have a 3.9gpa from stanford and 2 years of IB experience. I founded a non-profit organization (501c3) in High School and was the president and finance officer for multiple organizations on campus. Should i retake the gmat to improve math or is my score as a whole good enough?

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Originally posted by Fogel123 on 23 Jun 2018, 16:36.
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25 Jun 2018, 03:24
My friend

No one can answer this based on the information provided.
GMAT is critical but just piece of the overall admissions puzzle. To know all the admission factors for a good B-School read here
Based on your overall profile one might be able to recommend if a GMAT can make or break you chances.
Based purely on the limited info given, I'd say retake and aim for a 730+. But that is a misleading statement without complete info.
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Fogel123 wrote:
I took the gmat and got a 710. However my math is in the 60th percentile (reading carried me). I have a 3.9gpa from stanford and 2 years of IB experience. Should i retake the gmat to improve math or is my score as a whole good enough?

Top schools:
Stanford
Harvard
Berkeley
Wharton

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25 Jun 2018, 04:25
Fogel123 wrote:
I took the gmat and got a 710. However my math is in the 60th percentile (reading carried me). I have a 3.9gpa from stanford and 2 years of IB experience. Should i retake the gmat to improve math or is my score as a whole good enough?

Top schools:
Stanford
Harvard
Berkeley
Wharton

Hi Fogel123,

The schools you are considering will view your application in a holistic manner and the GMAT score will only be a component of the same. In order to assess your chances with your current score, we will need greater details on your professional experience, achievements, skill-set, and career goals. Of course, on the face of it and considering the schools you are targetting, you may have to re-take the test.

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04 Jul 2018, 10:16
Fogel123
I agree with the above... but because of the competitiveness of those schools, even if you are a really well rounded applicant, it will be extremely tough getting in with a 60th percentile on quants so I would definitely re-write. It's easier to assess though once your whole profile is reviewed so if you'd like, sign up for a free consultation with us at Fortuna Admissions (https://fortunaadmissions.com/free-consultation/ )

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06 Jul 2018, 22:11
Fogel123 wrote:
I took the gmat and got a 710. However my math is in the 60th percentile (reading carried me). I have a 3.9gpa from stanford and 2 years of IB experience. I founded a non-profit organization (501c3) in High School and was the president and finance officer for multiple organizations on campus. Should i retake the gmat to improve math or is my score as a whole good enough?

Top schools:
Stanford
Harvard
Berkeley
Wharton

Yes, Fogel123 I'm afraid that you will want to retake the exam. It would be sad to see all that you have here go to the sidelines because your math just isn't punching at the same weight as fellow applicants. Also, if you're going for something like consulting etc. you need to have a 700 from a top 10 school but a 720 if you come from a top 20 school. similar types of rules apply in the finance careers as well. So, it's well worth it from a career standpoint.

To be competitive at HBS you need a 49 or better. Unless you are Chinese or Indian (overrepresented candidates are best off going for round 1, esp for GSB and HBS) I would just focus on improving your GMAT and submit in Round 2 if necessary.

If you hit a brick wall with this consider other ways to demonstrate your quant abilities….modeling in your job counts for something, if you have a CFA obviously that would as well…good grades in college in math classes and then I would back that up by doing MBA math which is an online program that might take 12 to 15 hours but definitely demonstrates to them your ability to handle the work.
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