Ask Kate low AWA, 720?

Is 720 good enough? Does AWA matter? Hint . . . yes and no. Well, Yes. Then No. Confused? Watch. See Prepwise channel on youtube for full length video: Ask Kate GMAT 720, does AWA matter?

Answer for Gmat score of 740 Q 49 V 42 IR 5 AWA 6 Do I need to retake due to low IR?

HI Yousef, Don’t sweat the IR. No it isn’t good, but it won’t kill your app. Your Q of 49 is fine and the 42V is fine. You are done with the GMAT! Celebrate! Ding for the score after the request for interview – can happen. They’ll take interviews with more candidates than they hope … Read more

Gmat score of 740 Q 49 V 42 IR 5 AWA 6 Do I need to retake due to low IR?

Hi Kate, Going through your Q&A has been great. I am hoping that you can advice me on my current situation 1).  I took the GMAT for the second time this month after 2 years since my first attempt which was a 680. I got the 740 I was after but I completely bombed the … Read more

Ask Kate: Does High AWA Make up for Low Verbal on GMAT?

Hi Kate, Thanks for the detailed post on the scoring and scaling! I took the GMAT in early May and scored a 680 (Q49, V34, IR6, AWA6). – this is my first attempt I am a non-native speaker. However, I was surprised with my verbal score because my English skills are pretty good. Also, I … Read more

Answer for What are my chances to get into a top school with very low GRE score?

Just in case the question is changed along the way, here’s the original question:   “What are my chances to get into a top school with very low GRE score? I did not have time to study for GREs but my GPA is 4.0, research experience from top universities and strong recommendation letters from two … Read more

Where is cybercrime really coming from? | Caleb Barlow

Everybody thinks or feels that being on the computer is a safer way to store records instead of having physical copies. They feel the physical copies can be stolen easier and do have a password. However, cybercrime is one of top crimes committed on a daily basis. It is becoming to easy for people to … Read more

VERY low verbal, OK Quant – Minority ethnicity – Do I need to proof my English proficiency in a retake?

Ask Kate: If verbal is low, proofing English proficiency may be necessary in a GMAT retake.     Hi Kate, My question is also about my GMAT score like most people here. I got 700 (Q49,V35), which was surprising to me since I was always better in Verbal than Quant in any other exams I … Read more

GMAT 730 (Q48 – 73%ile, V42 – 96%ile, AWA 5, IR 5). Which schools could I target?

Ask Kate: Indian MBA applicant has a GMAT 730 with Q48 and V35. Which MBA programs will accept this score?     I am a 24 year old Indian male, and I have been working in a Fortune 500 steelmaking firm for close to a couple of years now. I took the GMAT about three … Read more

Ask Kate: Overall GMAT under 700 with Low Quant

Sometimes You Have To Retake The GMAT More Than Twice.     Hi Kate, Thanks for your eval! I took the GMAT twice – in December scored 650 (Q39, V41, IR3, AWA6). Went in for a retake this week and scored a 690 (Q46, V38, IR6, AWA6). I’m concerned that this score is sub-700 and … Read more

Ask Kate: 710 Overall GMAT Score with an AWA of 3.5

How Much Does An AWA Score Matter?     Hi, I wrote GMAT for the first time and scored 710 (Q-50,V-36, IR-7). I’m a male IT engineer from India. I’m worried about my scores in AWA. The score is 3.5. Should I retake the exam? Is it going to be a big hurdle for me … Read more

Ask Kate: Masters Degree with Low GMAT Score

Hello Kate, I took GMAT for second time and scored 620. The breakdown is Q48/V28. The GMAT results are not too different from when I took it the first time. I have a Masters in Aerospace Engineering with 3.8 GPA and a 8 years of work experience. What word of advice do you have for … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Lower than Practice Tests

Make sure you have the fundamentals down before taking the GMAT.       I took the GMAT for the first time today and scored a disappointing 610 (Q45, V28). I was particularly shocked when I saw my verbal score. Despite being a non-native english speaker I scored V41 and V39 on my two GMATPrep … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score with AWA of 5

Does AWA Matter?     Hi Kate, I scored 48 for quant, 40 for verbal, 8 for IR but a 5 for AWA which is a 60 percentile score. Does the AWA affect entry to any of the top schools? Hi GL, the only time I would be concerned with an AWA score is if … Read more

Ask Kate: Engineer with Low Quant on GMAT Score

If your quant on the GMAT was low, you probably need to retake.     Hi Kate, I recently took the GMAT for the first time, and I scored a 710 – 6.0 AWA, 7.0 IR, 41Q, 46V. Strangely, I actually have a quantitative background, as I am a former engineer who now works in … Read more

Answer for Is 20 years old too young to decide if I want to live in another country?

Not too young to decide, but may be too young to act if you are claimed as a dependent or your parents are controlling your course of funds.   Can you make money on your own? Can you Take care of yourself physically? Do you have high or low risk aversion?   If you don’t … Read more

Answer for If U.S. conservatives moved and lived in Germany, Sweden or Norway for 3-5 years and then came back to the U.S., would they be liberals?

Lord no.   First as many others state, it is not a higher standard of living empirically or culturally.   Second, do you understand what universal healthcare is? It does not guarantee you will get to see the doctor you think you need to see. It will not allow you test your hypothesis of what … Read more

Is an MBA Worth It?

When it comes to MBA, this questions, ‘’Is an MBA worth it?’’ In fact, every month, more than 10000 individuals ask this question to Google. At MBA Reviews, we set out to answer this question, once and for all. We understand that getting an MBA is an investment; investment of time, money and resources. As in with every investment, … Read more

Acorn Levels

If you accidentally landed here – oops – you probably want to start with MBA options. This is for invited students and former students only. If you landed here by invitation, welcome! If you’ve been invited to the Acorn program you might want to do some more digging before (or after) our chat. This page … Read more

The Shorter New GMAT April 2018

Should you retake the new GMAT if you already have a reasonable score? Given the GMAC announcement of the shorter, new GMAT this past week, I have started getting a barrage of questions from students who had only recently officially considered themselves “finished” with the GMAT. Here’s my advice in brief: If you thought you … Read more

Integrated Life

Integrated Life 2018, section A – Already in process ***Want to join this Course? It’s too late to Join this section but you can be added to the February 2019 list by emailing Kate. Info below.*** “Makes me wonder if she has a crystal ball….” “ … going through random dark rooms in my brain … Read more