Guest post by Conrad and the 2minuteGMAT Team.
One of the most important tips that we can give GMAT takers is how MBA programs review their GMAT scores. Most applicants do not know that MBA admissions team review GMAT scores differently than undergraduate institutions and Law Schools. Unlike other types of institutions, the GMAT score is self-reported. What this means is that an MBA program will ask you for your highest score, and you will enter this information.
This self-reported score is the only one that a business school admissions team will look at until you are accepted. This is important to understand because only after you have been accepted will an admissions team will reach out to the GMAC, the makers of the GMAT, to confirm your score. Understand that your highest score is the only one that an MBA admissions team will look at.
Having understood this, you now see that there is no point in canceling a low score. Before you take the GMAT test for the first time, relax and remember that you can always take the test a second time.
Therefore, even if you do poorly on your first attempt, you can still take the GMAT and an admissions team will not consider your earlier scores. A number of admissions counselors therefore recommend that the GMAT be taken at least twice. There won’t be any damage done, and because the GMAT becomes easier with more experience, there is a strong possibility your score will increase.
We hope this was of help.
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