Well that went fast didn’t it!
There’s something very odd that happens to time in that sequence of dates between like December 15th and the first Monday in January.
Or maybe that phenomenon of weird-time-experience only happens to those trying to write essays for Round 2 applicants (and the snarks who try to support them).
Time simultaneously slows down, and it also goes by faster than any time you’ve ever been in!
It’s the strangest thing.
In any event, we are now solidly in January. It’s already January 4th! The fourth? As in, four days into 2021?!?? How on earth did THAT happen?!?
Deadlines are here! Who knew that the year would go by so quickly (2020 certainly seemed like it would never end when we were in it).
You may already have clicked the little submit button on one or more of your apps — we hope that you have!
But just in case you’re still squirming in your seat trying to determine the best way to navigate some sticky strategy questions, we’ll talk briefly about the opportunity/risk that exists with the idea of submitting your app now, with your current GMAT/GRE at whatever total it is, with the plan to retake the test in the next few weeks, after the app has already been submitted.
We mentioned this submit-then-retest strategy in our recent post discussing GMAT scores and score breakdowns, When a 740 isn’t really a 740.
(Hopefully that post didn’t totally freak too many people out.)
A submit-then-retest is a deliberate strategy that involves telling the admissions team in your app that you’re going to take the GMAT (or GRE) again.
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If you want advice on implementing this strategy on any apps you’re working to submit this week, and you’re a BSer we’ve worked with this season, hit us up in SnarkCenter, we can help with questions. Or our Private Consult might be a good option instead, if you’re new to working with us and just want a quick-hit response to this targeted question (or any other! the Private Consult is flexible!. We’ll need to know your full testing history and it would help to also know your GPA and even get your resume, and you can submit all of that in SnarkCenter after you’ve paid for the service.
Hopefully you’re not still grappling with these rather monumental decisions around strategy, and you’ve already got apps fully wrapped up – but we know not everyone has. We’re around in case we can help with last-minute issues!
You may also be interested in:
- Updating the admissions office on changes to your profile post-submit: GMAT/GRE/classes
- When to update the adcom after they have your app
- How to fix mistakes in your app after you’ve submitted it (eek!)