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GMAT scores and application consultation

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GMAT scores and application consultation

Post Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:23 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 the face of the adcom?

Thanks for your responses

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Post Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:27 am
jervizeloy wrote:
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 the face of the adcom?

Thanks for your responses
Your profile looks really interesting, I think your chances are good, especially if you have a lot of interesting information to share about your international experiences etc. in your essays. So if I were you I would not worry too much about the AWA score, I think it should not be a big issue in your specific case.

However, if you really are worried and want to maximize your chances, consider a retake. I suggest this partly also because of MIT being on your list, any improvement in general there would really help for MIT!
Good luck either way!

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