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Every component of your application communicates something discretely — and the sum total of all elements of your application tells a story.
What story is it telling, and how will your target school interpret the elements being presented together, based on how your high GMAT score factors in?
And before we jump into the full discussion, and so that we cannot be accused of total click-bait on the title, ngl, a high GMAT is very, very rarely a liability… but there are always edge cases!!!!
So let’s talk about when is a high GMAT score potentially not as positive as it would naturally seem!
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The schools make decisions on all sorts of criteria, on all sorts of reasons, to maximize their own objectives and move their institution towards their goals. Sometimes a GMAT score is the reason someone gets in, and sometimes they’re admitted in spite of the score. Sometimes it’s one small factor in why they’re denied a spot, and believe it or not, sometimes a higher score might contribute to a rejection when it’s part of a package that does not match up to the criteria that the admissions team is optimizing for in their class.
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