680 GMAT- should I take it again?


Hi everyone. I urgently need an advice.

I took GMAT today and I got 680, IR 2. AWA I don't know yet.
I want to apply for MBA in these universities (in order of my priorities)

Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada
University of South Florida
Polytechnic Milan

I have 10 years of work experience. I also obtained an IELTS 8

Do you think I should take GMAT again or 680 is good enough and I have a good chance to get the admission from one of these universities?

Hi everyone. I urgently need an advice.

I took GMAT today and I got 680, IR 2. AWA I don't know yet.
I want to apply for MBA in these universities (in order of my priorities)

Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada
University of South Florida
Polytechnic Milan

I have 10 years of work experience. I also obtained an IELTS 8

Do you think I should take GMAT again or 680 is good enough and I have a good chance to get the admission from one of these universities?
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Andy776

Hi, it is enough for the schools you applied. Just wondering how you got a 2 in IR despite your quite decent score. 
Apart from that, you should be fine (considering that IR is the thing they look last in your GMAT score).
All the best!

Hi, it is enough for the schools you applied. Just wondering how you got a 2 in IR despite your quite decent score.&nbsp;<br>Apart from that, you should be fine (considering that IR is the thing they look last in your GMAT score).<br>All the best!
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MKennedy

Hi everyone. I urgently need an advice.





I took GMAT today and I got 680, IR 2. AWA I don't know yet.


I want to apply for MBA in these universities (in order of my priorities)





Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada


University of South Florida


Polytechnic Milan





I have 10 years of work experience. I also obtained an IELTS 8





Do you think I should take GMAT again or 680 is good enough and I have a good chance to get the admission from one of these universities?


Your GMAT is way above average for those schools.  You are a shoo-in at those schools.  Why not apply to better programs?  If cost is a concern, HEC Montreal offers international tuition scholarships that bring down tuition to Quebec levels (will cost you less than 10K), so it won't  be any different from Memorial's tuition.  Another program that gives huge scholarships (almost full tuition) at that GMAT level is Ryerson.  Ryerson and HEC Montreal are located in cities where you will have better odds of finding work.  Memorial is a good school but is located in the middle of nowhere -  you will have to move to another city after you're done. 

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[quote]Hi everyone. I urgently need an advice.<br><br>
<br><br>
I took GMAT today and I got 680, IR 2. AWA I don't know yet.<br><br>
I want to apply for MBA in these universities (in order of my priorities)<br><br>
<br><br>
Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada<br><br>
University of South Florida<br><br>
Polytechnic Milan <br><br>
<br><br>
I have 10 years of work experience. I also obtained an IELTS 8<br><br>
<br><br>
Do you think I should take GMAT again or 680 is good enough and I have a good chance to get the admission from one of these universities? [/quote]<br><br>Your GMAT is way above average for those schools.&nbsp; You are a shoo-in at those schools.&nbsp; Why not apply to better programs?&nbsp; If cost is a concern, HEC Montreal offers international tuition scholarships that bring down tuition to Quebec levels (will cost you less than 10K), so it won't&nbsp; be any different from Memorial's tuition.&nbsp; Another program that gives huge scholarships (almost full tuition) at that GMAT level is Ryerson.&nbsp; Ryerson and HEC Montreal are located in cities where you will have better odds of finding work.&nbsp; Memorial is a good school but is located in the middle of nowhere -&nbsp; you will have to move to another city after you're done.&nbsp; <br>
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Hi, it is enough for the schools you applied. Just wondering how you got a 2 in IR despite your quite decent score. 
Apart from that, you should be fine (considering that IR is the thing they look last in your GMAT score).
All the best!


Thanks Andy, actually something came up when I was at IR. There is an aviation club right behind my house. And apparently there was an accident. The whole time of the IR section I could not concentrate because of the noises.
I am not confident at my score at all. So, even though you said that this is an acceptable score, I might take the test again. Will update. Thanks a lot 

[quote]Hi, it is enough for the schools you applied. Just wondering how you got a 2 in IR despite your quite decent score.&nbsp;<br>Apart from that, you should be fine (considering that IR is the thing they look last in your GMAT score).<br>All the best! [/quote]<br><br>Thanks Andy, actually something came up when I was at IR. There is an aviation club right behind my house. And apparently there was an accident. The whole time of the IR section I could not concentrate because of the noises.<br>I am not confident at my score at all. So, even though you said that this is an acceptable score, I might take the test again. Will update. Thanks a lot&nbsp;
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Hi everyone. I urgently need an advice.





I took GMAT today and I got 680, IR 2. AWA I don't know yet.


I want to apply for MBA in these universities (in order of my priorities)





Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada


University of South Florida


Polytechnic Milan





I have 10 years of work experience. I also obtained an IELTS 8





Do you think I should take GMAT again or 680 is good enough and I have a good chance to get the admission from one of these universities?


Your GMAT is way above average for those schools.  You are a shoo-in at those schools.  Why not apply to better programs?  If cost is a concern, HEC Montreal offers international tuition scholarships that bring down tuition to Quebec levels (will cost you less than 10K), so it won't  be any different from Memorial's tuition.  Another program that gives huge scholarships (almost full tuition) at that GMAT level is Ryerson.  Ryerson and HEC Montreal are located in cities where you will have better odds of finding work.  Memorial is a good school but is located in the middle of nowhere -  you will have to move to another city after you're done. 


thank you so much for the respond.
Tbh after all the years being away from academia, I have lost all my confidence in getting a fund or any financial aid. But now that you said I might be able to get that, I will definitely check and might give it a try. Thanks a million 

[quote][quote]Hi everyone. I urgently need an advice.<br><br>
<br><br>
I took GMAT today and I got 680, IR 2. AWA I don't know yet.<br><br>
I want to apply for MBA in these universities (in order of my priorities)<br><br>
<br><br>
Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada<br><br>
University of South Florida<br><br>
Polytechnic Milan <br><br>
<br><br>
I have 10 years of work experience. I also obtained an IELTS 8<br><br>
<br><br>
Do you think I should take GMAT again or 680 is good enough and I have a good chance to get the admission from one of these universities? [/quote]<br><br>Your GMAT is way above average for those schools.&nbsp; You are a shoo-in at those schools.&nbsp; Why not apply to better programs?&nbsp; If cost is a concern, HEC Montreal offers international tuition scholarships that bring down tuition to Quebec levels (will cost you less than 10K), so it won't&nbsp; be any different from Memorial's tuition.&nbsp; Another program that gives huge scholarships (almost full tuition) at that GMAT level is Ryerson.&nbsp; Ryerson and HEC Montreal are located in cities where you will have better odds of finding work.&nbsp; Memorial is a good school but is located in the middle of nowhere -&nbsp; you will have to move to another city after you're done.&nbsp; <br> [/quote]<br><br>thank you so much for the respond.<br>Tbh after all the years being away from academia, I have lost all my confidence in getting a fund or any financial aid. But now that you said I might be able to get that, I will definitely check and might give it a try. Thanks a million&nbsp;
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MKennedy


Tbh after all the years being away from academia, I have lost all my confidence in getting a fund or any financial aid. But now that you said I might be able to get that, I will definitely check and might give it a try. Thanks a million 


I had the same mindset in the past and when I got a high GMAT decided to give the better schools a shot.  Basically, schools have an incentive to give scholarships to applicants whose GMAT are well above their average.  Why? To raise their average score and do better in rankings.  In your case, you have a good shot at substantial (70% to 100%) scholarships at schools with GMAT averages around 600-630.   You should also try University of Florida.  It offers almost all admitted students a 100% tuition scholarship.

[quote]<br>Tbh after all the years being away from academia, I have lost all my confidence in getting a fund or any financial aid. But now that you said I might be able to get that, I will definitely check and might give it a try. Thanks a million&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I had the same mindset in the past and when I got a high GMAT decided to give the better schools a shot.&nbsp; Basically, schools have an incentive to give scholarships to applicants whose GMAT are well above their average.&nbsp; Why? To raise their average score and do better in rankings.&nbsp; In your case, you have a good shot at substantial (70% to 100%) scholarships at schools with GMAT averages around 600-630.&nbsp;&nbsp; You should also try University of Florida.&nbsp; It offers almost all admitted students a 100% tuition scholarship. <br>
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Andy776

If I may Nastaran, your GMAT is good. You are free to do it again but keep the score because with such a score, you can aim for McGill or HEC Montreal (and easily get in). Good luck :)

If I may Nastaran, your GMAT is good. You are free to do it again but keep the score because with such a score, you can aim for McGill or HEC Montreal (and easily get in). Good luck :)<br><br>
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Tbh after all the years being away from academia, I have lost all my confidence in getting a fund or any financial aid. But now that you said I might be able to get that, I will definitely check and might give it a try. Thanks a million 



I had the same mindset in the past and when I got a high GMAT decided to give the better schools a shot.  Basically, schools have an incentive to give scholarships to applicants whose GMAT are well above their average.  Why? To raise their average score and do better in rankings.  In your case, you have a good shot at substantial (70% to 100%) scholarships at schools with GMAT averages around 600-630.   You should also try University of Florida.  It offers almost all admitted students a 100% tuition scholarship.


I just checked it and it looks awesome. I will definitely give it a try. There is just one issue. I am Iranian, and obtaining US visa for me is nearly impossible. But I am not going to give up. I will give it a good shot. Thank you so much. You helped me a lot

[quote][quote]<br>Tbh after all the years being away from academia, I have lost all my confidence in getting a fund or any financial aid. But now that you said I might be able to get that, I will definitely check and might give it a try. Thanks a million&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><br>I had the same mindset in the past and when I got a high GMAT decided to give the better schools a shot.&nbsp; Basically, schools have an incentive to give scholarships to applicants whose GMAT are well above their average.&nbsp; Why? To raise their average score and do better in rankings.&nbsp; In your case, you have a good shot at substantial (70% to 100%) scholarships at schools with GMAT averages around 600-630.&nbsp;&nbsp; You should also try University of Florida.&nbsp; It offers almost all admitted students a 100% tuition scholarship. <br> [/quote]<br><br>I just checked it and it looks awesome. I will definitely give it a try. There is just one issue. I am Iranian, and obtaining US visa for me is nearly impossible. But I am not going to give up. I will give it a good shot. Thank you so much. You helped me a lot
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If I may Nastaran, your GMAT is good. You are free to do it again but keep the score because with such a score, you can aim for McGill or HEC Montreal (and easily get in). Good luck :)



Oh Thanks. I am going to take it again and will update you here. Thank you so much really. Your advices brightened my perspective 

[quote]If I may Nastaran, your GMAT is good. You are free to do it again but keep the score because with such a score, you can aim for McGill or HEC Montreal (and easily get in). Good luck :)<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Oh Thanks. I am going to take it again and will update you here. Thank you so much really. Your advices brightened my perspective&nbsp;<br><br>
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Duncan

The US visa system is really challenging. An Italian friend of mine, with no prior connections to the region, took a short holiday in Iran. Entering the US is complicated even for him.

The US visa system is really challenging. An Italian friend of mine, with no prior connections to the region, took a short holiday in Iran. Entering the US is complicated even for him.<br><br>
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The US visa system is really challenging. An Italian friend of mine, with no prior connections to the region, took a short holiday in Iran. Entering the US is complicated even for him.



That's right. Well, the reason that I am looking more into Canada than the US is exact same reason. I hope I can make it to Canada though :D

[quote]The US visa system is really challenging. An Italian friend of mine, with no prior connections to the region, took a short holiday in Iran. Entering the US is complicated even for him.<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>That's right. Well, the reason that I am looking more into Canada than the US is exact same reason. I hope I can make it to Canada though :D
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