|A great visual of how I feel...my results don't accurately reflect my time spent!|
- I know I can do better, I spent a lot of energy preparing. I want my score to be a reflection of my efforts
- What do I have to lose? According to many, schools only care about the highest score, even though they may frown upon taking 3+ times (which I do not plan on doing)
- I took the SAT 3 times. Different tests, different circumstances, but I did my best the second time.
- Retaking, or even debating whether to retake with a sub-700 score is not that uncommon, as evidenced by the plethora of forum and blog postings. I am totally a "what if" kind of person, and would kick myself if I didn't try just once more.
- I was a bundle of nerves and ran out of time in both sections. If I can get my timing down, I will be fine, in addition to now knowing the testing center setup.
- The schools I am applying to (top 15) are highly competitive and only take the highest scores, with averages around 720. While I'm in the 80% range, I think my chances improve if I'm at the average instead of below it.
- My college grades are average but not stellar. Though attended a top-10 non-Ivy university, I was in the middle of my class and majored in a social science, not a numbers-heavy discipline. With respect to the quantitative component of my application, I want to have a GMAT score that will at least make up for some of what my GPA lacks.
- Apparently some employers ask for your GMAT score. While I’m certainly not looking to go into Finance or I-Banking, some of the top Management Consulting firms ask for the GMAT on the resume and it could be a hindrance down the road, even if I do make it into my dream B-School.
- Could spend that time writing essays, working on the rest of my application.
- Other parts of my application are strong, including work experience, leadership and extracurricular activities and I feel like I can put together solid essays.
- $250 can go
a long way5 hours in Vegas :)
- I would need to take another vacation day for the exam, since weekend slots have filled up, which I would love to save up for actual vacations.
- I've been looking forward to getting the rest of my life back in place after the GMAT. Oh well, what’s another month in the grand scheme of things?
- Of course, there is always the possibility that my score could go down, and that might reflect negatively.
|Can't lie...I'm kind of excited for this!|