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Should I retake the GMAT? (710 49Q 38V)

by a.narula06 Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:20 pm

I am trying to decide whether I should retake the exam with a 710 score if I am looking to get into Harvard, Stanford etc. I had a 3.61 from MSU as an undergrad in Finance. I feel like this is a good score but not good enough considering the school I am looking to get into. The average for top programs appears to be around 710 but I im capable of a 740-750. Is there any value in me taking this again to obtain those scores or am I wasting time here?
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Re: Should I retake the GMAT? (710 49Q 38V)

by rachel Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:43 pm

Hi! A 710 is a strong score, and you can get into top-tier school with that. AdComs at those schools look at applicants holistically
- they want to see strong professional experiences where real accomplishments and leadership potential are highlighted, a solid roster of outside activities and superb letters of recommendations. You might want to consider your entire application as you assess your candidacy.

Best of Luck,

Rachel Beck


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Re: Should I retake the GMAT? (710 49Q 38V)

by parleybaldwin Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:09 pm

No do not retake the GMAT you would be wasting your time. A better score will do nothing to get you in. Focus on the rest of your application your score is terrific. Good luck