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GMAT scores and application consultation

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GMAT scores and application consultation

Post Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:20 pm
Hi,

I'm a 29 years old Mechanical Engineer from Venezuela, with a Msc. in Petroleum Geology (which I did in China), and 5 years of international experience within the field of Energy.

I've recently received my official GMAT scores and I got Q50, V31, IR5, and AWA3.5, for a score of 690.

I'm planning to apply to MIT, Ross and USC during round 2. However, I'm concerned about my low AWA score. I know it was because of my nerves and I'm sure I can do better in this section but I'm not so confident about repeating my success in quant. I wouldn't like to retake the test, but, should I do it? Would such a low AWA hurt my application? What can I do to fix this negative mark in my profile?

Thanks for your responses

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Post Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:20 pm
Well,
Although the AWA score should be higher, it's not the thing that will "Tank" your application. On the other hand, and especially for MIT, if you could ALSO score 30/40 more points on the main score, it would be worth your while to do so.

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