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February 12, 2024 4:49pm ET
Applying: IMD, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Healthcare
Post-MBA Target Industry: Other
GRE: 319
GPA: 3.5
Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: Boston
Post MBA Location: Europe or US (East or West coast, not in the middle)

I feel I'm in a sticky situation. I applied this season to the Georgetown online program, have interviewed, am likely to get in there. My research and self-reflection have convinced me that a full-time program is probably the best for my career goals. My main concern is whether I'll be too old to start in the fall of '25. I'll turn 29 in October which would make me 30 at time of matriculation, 32 when I graduate.

That is one reason why I'm interested in the one-year program at IMD. The other is I just love the program's focus on self-reflection and think it would be super fun and challenging to live abroad for a year.

The problem is my GRE...I've taken it twice and got the same score both times. Q = 155, V = 164. I feel it's too low to apply to IMD now and get in for their January '24 class. I have another re-take scheduled in March but will have to make a decision on Georgetown before I hear back from IMD.

Trying my best but I'm not sure I can get the score up, so what should do? Should I put in an application to IMD with the low score, should I wait until next season, or should I accept the offer to Georgetown online (has the full-time MBA window closed for me)?

Some additional info:
-Major in college: Neuroscience and history
-College extracurriculars: Swim team, journalism club
-Work experience: HealthTech with a focus on surgical robotics. Project managed a team of contractors for 2 years. Now I am an Engineer working on software development teams (note: my title is engineer but I do not have an engineering degree, ergo the bad quant score).
-Extracurriculars: significant volunteering with LGBTQ+ organizations at work, board member for a well known heart disease non-profit (4+ hrs/month).