GMAT: does a strong IR and Writing score help alleviate a mediocre Q/V score?
For example, if the Q/V combined score is in the lower 600's but a student receives an 8 for IR and a 6 for Writing, does it help their case in GMAT performance any?
- Eric Allen expert Hey @cgphan. In short, the answer is not very much. As an AdCom, I always looked at the overall score first. I always knew what our median 80% range was and I looked for it to be in there first. If it wasn't, my expectation was that the rest of the application had to be exceptional for strong consideration. If it was, it was just a check in the box and nothing more. My thoughts on the GMAT, it can't get you in, but it can keep you out (to a certain extent). No school reports the IR (not enough data yet) and you can be a great writer, but if you can't do the analytics, business school is going to be tough. Even within GMAT score, schools are looking for a particular weakness within Q/V to see if there are any specific challenges. I hope that helps.