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What are my chances - Part-time MBA

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LCGmat1019 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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What are my chances - Part-time MBA

Post Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:22 pm
I've been struggling to decide whether or not I should retake the GMAT. My current score is a 570 with a 3.4 GPA from 140-150 ranking level school (I guess that would be average). I have one-year experience working abroad and four years experience in DoD consulting. I have excellent recommendations from my supervisors and clients; however, I don't know if I would be able to get into the programs that I want to without re-taking the GMAT. I'm aiming to be a cohort in the following evening / part-time MBA programs:

George Washington University
Georgetown University
University of Maryland

Taking the exam is VERY time consuming, and I really struggle with the math portion, even though I do quantitative data analysis everyday. The first round of applications are due on October, so any advice / guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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Post Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:22 pm
Yes.
A 570 is too low. You can do better!
I know it's time consuming, but it's totally worth it Smile

Best,

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LCGmat1019 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:39 am
Good morning,

Thank you for your quick response. What would you say is a good score to settle for if I take it again in November? Applications for the programs are due in January.

Thank you!

Post Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:32 am
Hey there,
Well, I think otherwise your profile is strong what with your DoD experience, and it is also true that PT programs are less demanding when it comes to GMAT, nonetheless if you feel like you can get 30-40 points higher by then, I would recommend it.

Depending on what else you are doing I think it is both possible and desirable to study for GMAT simultaneously while working on your applications.

I will mention though that given your work, I think you can make up for a LOT through story.

Best of luck!
And let me know if there's any other way I can help,
Best,
Jon

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Post Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:38 am
Hey there,
Well, I think otherwise your profile is strong what with your DoD experience, and it is also true that PT programs are less demanding when it comes to GMAT, nonetheless if you feel like you can get 30-40 points higher by then, I would recommend it.

Depending on what else you are doing I think it is both possible and desirable to study for GMAT simultaneously while working on your applications.

I will mention though that given your work, I think you can make up for a LOT through story.

Best of luck!
And let me know if there's any other way I can help,
Best,
Jon

_________________
Jon Frank
Harvard MBA, 2005
Founder and CEO, Admissionado

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