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# What are my options?

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18 Apr 2017, 18:51
Hey Guys, I took the GMAT today and scored . GMAT 560 Q37 V30 IR 5

During the quant section, I just blanked out at even a simple question! I spent more than 3 minutes during the test, but on my walk back to the parking, didn't take more than 30 seconds to solve it.
Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a couple of times during the test. I am extremely disappointed by the score!

That said, I am applying to some schools for Fall 2017 (I know it is very late and only some schools will even accept the application).

Q1: Should I even bother applying?

My GPA for undergrad was 1.5 (converted from 61% in India).

- After my undergrad in engineering, I worked about 3.5 years in variety of roles Business Development, Operations, Project Analysis, Product Management experience at start-ups
- I took some business classes and excelled in those
- I have been volunteering with two organizations for a while

Q2: How realistic is it to actually offset low scores in my essays?
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Updated on: 24 Apr 2017, 17:01
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Originally posted by okfan01 on 19 Apr 2017, 04:16.
Last edited by okfan01 on 24 Apr 2017, 17:01, edited 1 time in total.
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22 Apr 2017, 06:14
dubbleB wrote:
Hey Guys, I took the GMAT today and scored . GMAT 560 Q37 V30 IR 5

During the quant section, I just blanked out at even a simple question! I spent more than 3 minutes during the test, but on my walk back to the parking, didn't take more than 30 seconds to solve it.
Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a couple of times during the test. I am extremely disappointed by the score!

That said, I am applying to some schools for Fall 2017 (I know it is very late and only some schools will even accept the application).

Q1: Should I even bother applying?

My GPA for undergrad was 1.5 (converted from 61% in India).

- After my undergrad in engineering, I worked about 3.5 years in variety of roles Business Development, Operations, Project Analysis, Product Management experience at start-ups
- I took some business classes and excelled in those
- I have been volunteering with two organizations for a while

Q2: How realistic is it to actually offset low scores in my essays?

Thanks for the post. I agree that you are probably better off waiting and applying in the 2017-2018 cycle. Getting an additional year of experience will also help your chances of getting in.

The reality is the GMAT is too low for most schools. I suggest additional preparation. If you are interested in tutoring, see below for an overview of how we can help.

https://www.personalmbacoach.com/gmat-gre-tutoring

Good luck!

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24 Apr 2017, 16:50
If you want to go to any school that will make a material impact on your career you will want to delay your applications until the next cycle. Your GMAT should be your main priority as you look to improve your profile
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26 Apr 2017, 06:46
dubbleB wrote:
Hey Guys, I took the GMAT today and scored . GMAT 560 Q37 V30 IR 5
Hi dubbleB, First of all relax and know that YOU are not your GMAT score. This is just simply how you performed one day on one test and does not determine your future. That being said- let me answer your questions below.
During the quant section, I just blanked out at even a simple question! I spent more than 3 minutes during the test, but on my walk back to the parking, didn't take more than 30 seconds to solve it.
Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a couple of times during the test. I am extremely disappointed by the score!

That said, I am applying to some schools for Fall 2017 (I know it is very late and only some schools will even accept the application).

Q1: Should I even bother applying? I think you would be better off doing another round of prep for GMAT and wait until you can see if you can improve before applying. Also, consider the GRE if the GMAT seems to not be your thing.

My GPA for undergrad was 1.5 (converted from 61% in India).

- After my undergrad in engineering, I worked about 3.5 years in variety of roles Business Development, Operations, Project Analysis, Product Management experience at start-ups
- I took some business classes and excelled in those
- I have been volunteering with two organizations for a while

Q2: How realistic is it to actually offset low scores in my essays?
Good essays can offset some of the GMAT deficiency but since your combo GMAT/GPA is low and you have just avg work experience in tenure- I think your essays would have to be spectacular to move the meter and I am not even sure they could. I think with more focus on the GMAT or GRE and really knowing your WHY for the MBA this could help more. We do offer counseling for those 1 yr+ out from applying to help you get your profile in the best possible and that might be helpful for you to consider. The link to look into this is here: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
Best wishes to you!

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