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Old 10-01-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: NY
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I took the test and scored a 490 . I have applied to Baruch because it is the only school that offers the course of my interest for Master's program.

Does any one know if I have any chances at Baruch? My GPA,work ex,volunteer work and recommendations are all fine.

Please tell me what I can do to get admitted there.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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If you are that concerned-- why not just re-take your GMAT? Go out and get some study guides, learn the test, and score higher.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:52 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I would definitely retake it. I would also aim for a higher-ranked school if possible.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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I agree with the others. Retake the test. Hopefully, you'll have a new score in time to be admitted.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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Well I don't know if I would suggest a re-take so lightly; the fee is hefty....$250 when I took the exam 2 years ago.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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It is an expensive exam. I'd suggest for the OP to take more computerized practice exams (not the book ones), and finish and score them, and if the score improves significantly after multiple attempts, then consider retaking the exam.

I used to score higher on the book versions because I would review the material, including the reading passages, more thoroughly with a print copy, than with a computerized adaptive exam, and get a misleading higher score with the pure book practice exams.

I think mba.com may have one practice computerized adaptive exam.

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Old 12-21-2010, 05:01 AM
 
Location: NY
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thanks for ur replies guys. I was on a vacation for 1 month and had no access to forums. I'm back now and reading ur replies.
I guess I have to retake it. I am planning on studying for 3 months now. So wil give the test sometime in march.

In the meanwhile,I want to join some graduate level courses(non-degree) for the spring semester. After getting a higher GMAT score,I will transfer that course to my dream school.I was wondering if it will be hard to handle GMAT and 1 course(3 credits) together? I don't work so that's one commitment less. Any opinions?
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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I was wondering if it will be hard to handle GMAT and 1 course(3 credits) together? I don't work so that's one commitment less. Any opinions?
I don't think so; I mean I took the GMAT as a college senior with a full-time course load. Just take your studies and preparation is progressive bits; and you should do better this time!
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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thanks for ur replies guys. I was on a vacation for 1 month and had no access to forums. I'm back now and reading ur replies.
I guess I have to retake it. I am planning on studying for 3 months now. So wil give the test sometime in march.

In the meanwhile,I want to join some graduate level courses(non-degree) for the spring semester. After getting a higher GMAT score,I will transfer that course to my dream school.I was wondering if it will be hard to handle GMAT and 1 course(3 credits) together? I don't work so that's one commitment less. Any opinions?
Check with the business school you are applying to, a lot of schools don't let you transfer credits from other MBA programs.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NY
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I don't think so; I mean I took the GMAT as a college senior with a full-time course load. Just take your studies and preparation is progressive bits; and you should do better this time!
thanks :-)
You made me feel better!I know that I need to prepare in progressive bits this time unlike last time when I crammed up
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