Your choice of test can be quite impactful on how your applications end up.
You’ll likely hear over and over again from admissions teams in their webinars and marketing events that they don’t care which test you take, they accept both equally.
Is that entirely true?
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There are few categorical rules that can be applied to questions of GMAT or GRE because, as with pretty much everything in this world, how your test score impacts your chance depends on the details of you and your profile. Our Comprehensive Profile Review can dig into the details of your exact circumstances and your exact test score, in light of your exact school targets, and the environment of admissions that you are going to be applying in this year. We also discuss how individual schools tend to respond to GMAT and GRE scores within the respective SnarkStrategies Guides, so if you’re thinking through your strategy now, you might even want to pick one or two of those up. They all currently are relevant to admissions to the Class of 2023 (this past season’s admissions realities), though they’re also an aggregate of trends we’ve been observing at each school over the course of more than a decade of admissions work in this space. If you’re trying to get a handle on how a school views applicants and what you may want to be focusing on in this precious pre-admissions-season period, then it could be worth checking out one or two of those now. Access is sold on a 90-day subscription, so you’d need to purchase a new subscription for the 2021 version of the guide once released. You may prefer to wait for that update and dig into them then. Or, if you’re feeling like you don’t know what to do with all this time on your hands, then that might be something to go for.
Or just keep hanging out and follow along with our posts on topics related to all of these admissions strategy, which we will continue to be offering to you here.