question on GRE to GMAT conversion


lssaunde

I don't know whether to be concerned or not with my GRE score (I just took it yesterday, so its really on my mind!). My unofficial score, which I expect will not change when it becomes official, is 156 quant and 168 verbal. That converts to a total of 650 on the GMAT scale, according to the conversion calculator from the ETS website, which places me well above the averages of three of the four schools I am looking at (EM LYON, EDHEC, and CEU), and maybe within striking distance of IE. My question is whether or not the total score matters that much, or if my quant score being relatively average is what the schools are really looking at. Does anyone know how admissions committee weight scores like that?

If my 650 total score holds ups, then I can get a 40% automatic scholarship at EDHEC, which is probably #1 on my list at the moment for that reason. I wonder if they'll be reluctant to give that kind of money away given that I achieved the score mostly based on my verbal results.

I don't know whether to be concerned or not with my GRE score (I just took it yesterday, so its really on my mind!). My unofficial score, which I expect will not change when it becomes official, is 156 quant and 168 verbal. That converts to a total of 650 on the GMAT scale, according to the conversion calculator from the ETS website, which places me well above the averages of three of the four schools I am looking at (EM LYON, EDHEC, and CEU), and maybe within striking distance of IE. My question is whether or not the total score matters that much, or if my quant score being relatively average is what the schools are really looking at. Does anyone know how admissions committee weight scores like that?

If my 650 total score holds ups, then I can get a 40% automatic scholarship at EDHEC, which is probably #1 on my list at the moment for that reason. I wonder if they'll be reluctant to give that kind of money away given that I achieved the score mostly based on my verbal results.
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Duncan

Do those schools accept the GRE?

Do those schools accept the GRE?
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lssaunde

Duncan, yes they all accept the GRE. I made sure of that fact before I decided to take the GRE in place of the GMAT. I suspect they all prefer the GMAT, but that is simply a guess on my part.

Duncan, yes they all accept the GRE. I made sure of that fact before I decided to take the GRE in place of the GMAT. I suspect they all prefer the GMAT, but that is simply a guess on my part.
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Duncan

You seem to have fairly balanced scores: that looks good to be, as an admissions interviewer.

You seem to have fairly balanced scores: that looks good to be, as an admissions interviewer.
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lssaunde

Duncan,

Do you know the length of the academic portion of EDHEC's full-time Global MBA? The website indicates 10 months, but 2 months for a project / internship / etc. Are students totally finished with coursework in only 8 months?

Duncan,

Do you know the length of the academic portion of EDHEC's full-time Global MBA? The website indicates 10 months, but 2 months for a project / internship / etc. Are students totally finished with coursework in only 8 months?
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Duncan

Yes. That's very similar with many other one year MBAs in Europe.

Yes. That's very similar with many other one year MBAs in Europe.
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Hi !

I am interested in knowing about the conversion factor from GRE score to GMAT score?

And is there any preference of one over the other (with regards to scholarship or otherwise) if the college mentions that it accepts both the scores ?

Thanks a lot !

Hi !

I am interested in knowing about the conversion factor from GRE score to GMAT score?

And is there any preference of one over the other (with regards to scholarship or otherwise) if the college mentions that it accepts both the scores ?

Thanks a lot !
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Duncan

The GMAT is preferred.

The GMAT is preferred.
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Hi Duncan,

Is there any reason as such why? Do they consider cracking GMAT tougher than GRE ?

Hi Duncan,

Is there any reason as such why? Do they consider cracking GMAT tougher than GRE ?
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Duncan

The GMAT is a very reliable predictor of performance in MBA programmes, which the GRE is not. That's proven statistically, and so it's trusted more.

I think that schools also understand there is a self-selection element. Students who think they are weak on the GMAT think the GRE is easier. Those applicants are less confident, and are less able, than others in the same pool.

Conversation rates also differ. Someone taking the GMAT wants to study management; someone who takes the GRE is looking at other graduate programmes. An offer to a GRE student is less likely to lead to an applicant turning up in class.

The GMAT is a very reliable predictor of performance in MBA programmes, which the GRE is not. That's proven statistically, and so it's trusted more.

I think that schools also understand there is a self-selection element. Students who think they are weak on the GMAT think the GRE is easier. Those applicants are less confident, and are less able, than others in the same pool.

Conversation rates also differ. Someone taking the GMAT wants to study management; someone who takes the GRE is looking at other graduate programmes. An offer to a GRE student is less likely to lead to an applicant turning up in class.
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Thanks a lot Duncan !

Thanks a lot Duncan !
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