Can someone explain?

RandyWharton's picture
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Back in HS, my SAT score was 1020 (1600 scale). The funny part is that I managed to obtain a 770 on the GMAT. How weird is that? I felt the need to post this half-way into my MBA just to give some of those kids that really didn't give a rats ass in HS, hope. Feel free to post your SAT-gmat scores; I'm positive mine has the largest gap on this forum.

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Aug 8, 2015

Well, you know what they say. The GRE/GMAT/SAT tests your ability to take the tests. That 770 is the result of the effort you put into studying for the exam.

Aug 8, 2015
RandyWharton:

I'm positive mine has the largest gap on this forum.

Jesus christ. Keep stroking that ego.

Aug 8, 2015

I honestly think it's a super great score at a wrong time.

unless you enter directly after 1 year, directly from undergrad, or take a deferred MBA in the level of HBS, GSB and MIT Sloan, that gmat score will expire without use.

Alternatively, you can use the GMAT to save money and get out of undergrad at a reasonably good school (assuming you get $$ savings), and then do a top-notch pre-professional masters, that GMAT could earn you a year free.

Aug 9, 2015

I found the SAT really difficult to improve on. However, on the GMAT I improved from a 490 to this. Although I must say that I spent nearly a year and a half preparing for this bad boy.

Aug 10, 2015

GMATs expire in 5 years. make sure it doesn't. Get something out of this score would do good for you, as long as you eye for a top 25 school.

Aug 12, 2015
whattherock:

GMATs expire in 5 years. make sure it doesn't. Get something out of this score would do good for you, as long as you eye for a top 25 school.

Let down much? Even if OP was not at Wharton, he shouldn't be aiming for top 25. More like top 5 buddy, depending on his WE + all other necessities.

Aug 15, 2015

if it is that easy, then it'd not be >98% percentile. I can't. There're many others with various constraints, and optimization becomes hard from there.

just a GMAT is only good for preprofessional master program. obviously the top 25 gets most of the high-fly GMATs~

Aug 12, 2015

The GMAT is not an exam used to measure intelligence. I believe anyone can score 700-730 if they put in the right amount of work. It entirely depends on that individuals motivation.

Aug 15, 2015
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