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February 18, 2021 8:26am ET
Applying: Cornell / Johnson, Duke / Fuqua, Georgetown / McDonough, Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, Rochester / Simon, USC / Marshall, UVA / Darden
Intake Year: 2021
Pre-MBA Career: Big 4 Tax
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting Companies: Bain , BCG , Deloitte , McKinsey
GMAT: 700
GPA: 3.4
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Europe

Hi all! I’ve posted here before but wanted to ask some advice. Additional info to the above is that my undergraduate is in Math, and I am a CPA. I’ve been invited to interview with 6 of the above 8. Yet to hear back from USC and the main point of this submission, waitlisted at NYU without interview.

I suspect the reason is due to my GMAT/GPA combination, given that the median is 720. GMAT is 700, Q42, V44, and this was my resit (scored 670 the first time). Given that I can’t retake the GMAT until late March (local COVID restrictions) - it would be good to get your opinion on taking a punt on the GRE vs taking MBA Math. I appreciate that the GMAT and GRE are slightly different in approach/focus but feel comfortable enough on the difference on the verbal content. If they are concerned with my quant score however, would it be better to submit a straight A MBA Math transcript instead?

An additional question - is it worth also updating the programs that I’ve already interviewed with on a test (if I go that route) or additional coursework?