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ROI for studying and retaking the GRE? 164V 163Q

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ROI for studying and retaking the GRE? 164V 163Q [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2018, 21:14
Good evening,

I am 34 and recently completed an undergrad degree to try to get more opportunities in the workplace. I have been working in my field since 2008 and am in middle management but cannot break in to the next level up. I finished an undergrad (BBA-Econ) at a state school this spring. My Bachelors degree is not providing new opportunities in our local down economy.

I took the GRE to see where I compare to other students and to see if I could score high enough to drum up scholarship support for a distance MBA or applied economics program.

I did not study, I was surprised to see that there was a writing section on the test but I think performed OK on it, I took the exam today and will not know the writing results for a couple weeks.

What is the difference in the eyes of an admissions officer between a 164 / 163 and maybe with studying higher quant scores? Math is my strong suit, I failed on questions that required formulas for areas of hexagons and other things that I have not thought about in years? I can maybe get my quant score up closer to 170 on a retake?

Is it worth the time investment and additional cost? Do recruiters / financial aid officers care about the difference between the 90th percentile and 99th?

Thanks all,
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Re: ROI for studying and retaking the GRE? 164V 163Q [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2018, 13:36
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Its hard to tell if GRE scores have a significant impact on financial aid programs for distance learning programs. While there is a lot of data available on average GRE admissions scores and in highly competitive colleges the scores have a significant impact however it is hard to judge if the same applies for distance learning programs.

If the application fee is not too prohibitive I would recommend you might consider applying 164 is not a bad score for applied economics, in my opinion.
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