low gmat score


vidhi
hi

i have a gmat score of 470 is it possible for me to get thru any decnt college with this score.
hi

i have a gmat score of 470 is it possible for me to get thru any decnt college with this score.
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D.jung
Hallo vidhi,

Well, you're score is a bit on the low side....why won't you take the test again?

That being said - there was a lot written here in forum about b schools that take people without GMAT - just do a quick search, and im sure you will find lots of great info's!

David
Hallo vidhi,

Well, you're score is a bit on the low side....why won't you take the test again?

That being said - there was a lot written here in forum about b schools that take people without GMAT - just do a quick search, and im sure you will find lots of great info's!

David
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vidhi
hey
thanks a lot d.jung. hey do u have any idea bout hult,do they req a high score.
hey
thanks a lot d.jung. hey do u have any idea bout hult,do they req a high score.
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D.jung
Hult is a top ranked school - 16th best MBA program in the U.S. and 31st best MBA program in the world(the economist ranking), so i guess they will require a high GMAT score.

Good Luck,

David
Hult is a top ranked school - 16th best MBA program in the U.S. and 31st best MBA program in the world(the economist ranking), so i guess they will require a high GMAT score.

Good Luck,

David
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andy.j.
I would think its no less then 600, for such a highly ranked program - you should try and contact them, and ask for the min requirements.

Andy
I would think its no less then 600, for such a highly ranked program - you should try and contact them, and ask for the min requirements.

Andy
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JEnIUS
Hi All,

My score for GMAT is 560 with 2+ years of Experience.
And i have noticed an average score for Hult-Boston is 580.

Well my questions are: - "This university is a recognized university or not?" , also, "What about scholarship? Are there any?"

Can any one provide hope support here?

JEnIUS.
Hi All,

My score for GMAT is 560 with 2+ years of Experience.
And i have noticed an average score for Hult-Boston is 580.

Well my questions are: - "This university is a recognized university or not?" , also, "What about scholarship? Are there any?"

Can any one provide hope support here?

JEnIUS.
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lukeh
I'm afraid those are the sorts of questions you should be able to to answer yourself with a minimum of research. In the first case the short answer is "Yes", but you should check out this discussion from a few days ago:

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5962/last/#last

So use the search function on this site and find out what people have been saying.

As for scholarships - look at their website?
I'm afraid those are the sorts of questions you should be able to to answer yourself with a minimum of research. In the first case the short answer is "Yes", but you should check out this discussion from a few days ago:

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5962/last/#last

So use the search function on this site and find out what people have been saying.

As for scholarships - look at their website?
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ibanker
Jenius - Hult has a minimum requirement of 3 years work experience, so unlikely you will get in no matter what your GMAT. And yes Hult is fully accredited and yes scholarships are available.

But honestly whichever school you apply to, you should think about delaying at least 1-2 more years. An MBA is a degree which requires students to have past experience. Without an understanding of the complexity of doing business you will be wasting your money in my opinion. Plus with only 2 years prior work experience you will also struggle to get an "MBA level" position.
Jenius - Hult has a minimum requirement of 3 years work experience, so unlikely you will get in no matter what your GMAT. And yes Hult is fully accredited and yes scholarships are available.

But honestly whichever school you apply to, you should think about delaying at least 1-2 more years. An MBA is a degree which requires students to have past experience. Without an understanding of the complexity of doing business you will be wasting your money in my opinion. Plus with only 2 years prior work experience you will also struggle to get an "MBA level" position.
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JEnIUS
Thanks ibanker.

My interest toward HULT university is because of the its satalitte campus opened in different locations. It gives students rich exposure.
Thanks ibanker.

My interest toward HULT university is because of the its satalitte campus opened in different locations. It gives students rich exposure.
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Oshrat.H
".....Can any one provide hope support here?"

well, the only thing i can say, is that if you have work experience in a quality position, or other variables(like good GPA on youre BA, or recommendations), then they might enroll you despite of the low GMAT score!

I would second ibanker in suggesting you wait a few more years, as that, as said before, could mean that they will take you.

O.
".....Can any one provide hope support here?"

well, the only thing i can say, is that if you have work experience in a quality position, or other variables(like good GPA on youre BA, or recommendations), then they might enroll you despite of the low GMAT score!

I would second ibanker in suggesting you wait a few more years, as that, as said before, could mean that they will take you.

O.
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JEnIUS
Thanks Oshrat,

My current expereince is of 2 years , in Software Company (India) with rich experience of working in different project team and location, like:- Tokyo,etc..
Comming back to Work Recommendation, I can get it from my Team lead.

Also, since by the time I will be joining HULT or any other universities, I will be having more than 3 years of experence. Hence, by going your word I think my GMAT score should support me .

More details:-
Graduation:- B.E.
GPA:- Four year average 81 % (apprx.)
Exp(by 2009):- 3 yrs.
Recommendation- Possible.
Thanks Oshrat,

My current expereince is of 2 years , in Software Company (India) with rich experience of working in different project team and location, like:- Tokyo,etc..
Comming back to Work Recommendation, I can get it from my Team lead.

Also, since by the time I will be joining HULT or any other universities, I will be having more than 3 years of experence. Hence, by going your word I think my GMAT score should support me .

More details:-
Graduation:- B.E.
GPA:- Four year average 81 % (apprx.)
Exp(by 2009):- 3 yrs.
Recommendation- Possible.
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Laughkc
My question to anyone is, is it possible to only retake a certain section of the GMAT exam? I basically bombed the quantitative section. Did decent on the verbal, and very well on the essays. I am really only interested in raising my quatitative score.
My question to anyone is, is it possible to only retake a certain section of the GMAT exam? I basically bombed the quantitative section. Did decent on the verbal, and very well on the essays. I am really only interested in raising my quatitative score.
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efeedz
Hello,

If you are considering only the top-tier B-Schools, then I must say that anything below 600 will not be good enough to get you an interview invitation. I don't want to disappoint you; I am only trying to help you with all the practical info that I have (I had a 710 and 3+ yrs of work experience and I had applied to 3 of the top 10 US B-Schools, but I didn't receive even an interview invitation from any one of them :))

A B-school application is not limited to a good GMAT score. There are other aspects as well like your application essays, undergraduate GPA, quality of work experience, your involvement in extra curricular activities/social service etc. For example, even if you have a lil over 2 yrs of work experience, but if that is in your own company that you have founded, that would do wonders to your application packet!

You can re-take the GMAT. But you must be prepared to bear the extra costs of re-taking the exam. If you re-take the test, all your scores in the past 5 years will be reported to the schools that you indicate as 'score recipients'.

My advice to you will be: Send your applications to the schools of your choice within the 1st application deadline. Since admissions happnen on a rolling basis, that will give you a better chance. And work on the other aspects of your application.

Hope this info was of help to you. Furthermore, I am coming up with a web portal which will help MBA aspirants like you to be better informed and be equipped with all the relevant info so that they can make it to their dream B-Schools. For that I am conducting a small survey which takes just 2 mins to complete. Can you please go to the following link and take the survey? This will help me design the portal for the benefit of fellow MBA aspirants.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Cheers
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8X_2bvSx2_2b1RJJ7aXaUz5HEA_3d_3d
Hello,

If you are considering only the top-tier B-Schools, then I must say that anything below 600 will not be good enough to get you an interview invitation. I don't want to disappoint you; I am only trying to help you with all the practical info that I have (I had a 710 and 3+ yrs of work experience and I had applied to 3 of the top 10 US B-Schools, but I didn't receive even an interview invitation from any one of them :))

A B-school application is not limited to a good GMAT score. There are other aspects as well like your application essays, undergraduate GPA, quality of work experience, your involvement in extra curricular activities/social service etc. For example, even if you have a lil over 2 yrs of work experience, but if that is in your own company that you have founded, that would do wonders to your application packet!

You can re-take the GMAT. But you must be prepared to bear the extra costs of re-taking the exam. If you re-take the test, all your scores in the past 5 years will be reported to the schools that you indicate as 'score recipients'.

My advice to you will be: Send your applications to the schools of your choice within the 1st application deadline. Since admissions happnen on a rolling basis, that will give you a better chance. And work on the other aspects of your application.

Hope this info was of help to you. Furthermore, I am coming up with a web portal which will help MBA aspirants like you to be better informed and be equipped with all the relevant info so that they can make it to their dream B-Schools. For that I am conducting a small survey which takes just 2 mins to complete. Can you please go to the following link and take the survey? This will help me design the portal for the benefit of fellow MBA aspirants.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Cheers
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8X_2bvSx2_2b1RJJ7aXaUz5HEA_3d_3d
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sally
Laughkc --- unfortunately, i don't think so. i wish, because i'm in about the same situation. I got close to 90 percentile in verbal, perfect on writing. But on quantitative I got 48 percentile! Ouch. So.. my score is 610. And it obviously looks bad that I'm so weak in that one area. So.. I plan to take it again. The whole thing :( I'm pretty confident that I can do just as well on the verbal and writing the second time around, though. You probably will too.

As for the original post, it depends on what you consider a "decent" school. I don't think a 470 will get you into Hult. But it might get you into an unranked, but still accredited school if you have good work experience, a good undergrad GPA, and well-written essays expressing what makes you a good candidate. A 470 is a very low score no matter where you're applying, though. So it will bring down your application. You should take some practice tests and see if you can score above 500. If so, then it would probably be worth your time and money to take it again. To be an above-average competitive candidate to get into a more selective school like Hult, you generally need to have at least a 600 or above, as well as a supporting application that shows what a great candidate you are. But there are plenty of solid schools out there that would accept you with a score in the mid-to-lower 500s. They just aren't going to be the big-name, highly-ranked business schools.
Laughkc --- unfortunately, i don't think so. i wish, because i'm in about the same situation. I got close to 90 percentile in verbal, perfect on writing. But on quantitative I got 48 percentile! Ouch. So.. my score is 610. And it obviously looks bad that I'm so weak in that one area. So.. I plan to take it again. The whole thing :( I'm pretty confident that I can do just as well on the verbal and writing the second time around, though. You probably will too.

As for the original post, it depends on what you consider a "decent" school. I don't think a 470 will get you into Hult. But it might get you into an unranked, but still accredited school if you have good work experience, a good undergrad GPA, and well-written essays expressing what makes you a good candidate. A 470 is a very low score no matter where you're applying, though. So it will bring down your application. You should take some practice tests and see if you can score above 500. If so, then it would probably be worth your time and money to take it again. To be an above-average competitive candidate to get into a more selective school like Hult, you generally need to have at least a 600 or above, as well as a supporting application that shows what a great candidate you are. But there are plenty of solid schools out there that would accept you with a score in the mid-to-lower 500s. They just aren't going to be the big-name, highly-ranked business schools.
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smile123
Hi,
I have low gmat score of 600. Which all US/UK colleges I can apply for. Have 28 month wrk ex till date and have decent extra curriculars.
Please advice
Hi,
I have low gmat score of 600. Which all US/UK colleges I can apply for. Have 28 month wrk ex till date and have decent extra curriculars.
Please advice
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sally
600 is not that low. Even the best business schools would usually consider an application with a 600, but the rest of your application would have to be really exceptional for a chance at getting in.

If you want to be more realistic, stick with schools on the bottom half of the Financial Times top 100 schools.

Or, look at BusinessWeek which has profiles of most major programs, which include the range of GMAT scores accepted at the school in the previous year. That's a pretty good guideline of where might accept you.
600 is not that low. Even the best business schools would usually consider an application with a 600, but the rest of your application would have to be really exceptional for a chance at getting in.

If you want to be more realistic, stick with schools on the bottom half of the Financial Times top 100 schools.

Or, look at BusinessWeek which has profiles of most major programs, which include the range of GMAT scores accepted at the school in the previous year. That's a pretty good guideline of where might accept you.
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ghij
I have a little over three year-work erpeirience in marketing and have received professional awards in marketing for the past two years. I am planning to take my masters although I am not really good at standardized exams, especially because I have not taken exams since I graduated in 2004. I have taken the GMAT, and got a low score -lower than NYU's preferred GMAT score. Disregarding my GMAT score, I have a progressive and strong professional background and had a GPA of 3.1 from my undergrad. While in college, I was also active in Student council and in a student political party.

Given this case, can I still be hopeful to get in NYU's MS program? I want to specialize in marketing, so instead of taking an MBA, I plan to take an MS in Marketing. I hope my GMAT does not conclude my chances.
I have a little over three year-work erpeirience in marketing and have received professional awards in marketing for the past two years. I am planning to take my masters although I am not really good at standardized exams, especially because I have not taken exams since I graduated in 2004. I have taken the GMAT, and got a low score -lower than NYU's preferred GMAT score. Disregarding my GMAT score, I have a progressive and strong professional background and had a GPA of 3.1 from my undergrad. While in college, I was also active in Student council and in a student political party.

Given this case, can I still be hopeful to get in NYU's MS program? I want to specialize in marketing, so instead of taking an MBA, I plan to take an MS in Marketing. I hope my GMAT does not conclude my chances.
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sally
For an MBA they would probably not even look at your application if you scored less than 600 on the GMAT. That seems to be the benchmark for most highly ranked MBA programs. I'm not sure if it's different for the MS in Marketing, though. Have you asked them what the average range is for that program? I'd say if you're more than 30 points below the bottom of the average range you've got very little chance. Within 30 points, a sliver of a chance. Of course, I'm not sure how you define "low score." Maybe you're fine.


Edit: Is this the program you're applying to?

http://www.scps.nyu.edu/areas-of-study/marketing/graduate-programs/ms-integrated-marketing/

Application requirements for the school of continuing & professional studies:
http://www.scps.nyu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/how-to-apply/criteria-components.html

If so, it looks like the GMAT is not required if you completed your undergrad degree more than 2 years ago. Easy solution: Don't send them your GMAT score. Although, if it's decent (above 500) it probably wouldn't hurt. If they're not requiring the GMAT then it must not be quite as competitive as the Stern MBA.
For an MBA they would probably not even look at your application if you scored less than 600 on the GMAT. That seems to be the benchmark for most highly ranked MBA programs. I'm not sure if it's different for the MS in Marketing, though. Have you asked them what the average range is for that program? I'd say if you're more than 30 points below the bottom of the average range you've got very little chance. Within 30 points, a sliver of a chance. Of course, I'm not sure how you define "low score." Maybe you're fine.


Edit: Is this the program you're applying to?

http://www.scps.nyu.edu/areas-of-study/marketing/graduate-programs/ms-integrated-marketing/

Application requirements for the school of continuing & professional studies:
http://www.scps.nyu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/how-to-apply/criteria-components.html

If so, it looks like the GMAT is not required if you completed your undergrad degree more than 2 years ago. Easy solution: Don't send them your GMAT score. Although, if it's decent (above 500) it probably wouldn't hurt. If they're not requiring the GMAT then it must not be quite as competitive as the Stern MBA.
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ralph
Keep in mind that that MS in marketing is not offered through the Stern business school but by the "School of Continuing and Professional Studies," and probably won't carry the same kind of weight as a Stern degree would.
Keep in mind that that MS in marketing is not offered through the Stern business school but by the "School of Continuing and Professional Studies," and probably won't carry the same kind of weight as a Stern degree would.
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ghij
that's right. i'm applying for an MS program, and not an MBA at Stern. I do hope that i get in despite my GMAT. My score was more than 30 pts lower than their preferred score. thanks for replying to my post.
that's right. i'm applying for an MS program, and not an MBA at Stern. I do hope that i get in despite my GMAT. My score was more than 30 pts lower than their preferred score. thanks for replying to my post.
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