In our last post, we discussed two reasons you should almost never cancel your score. Here are three more:
Business schools will know that you canceled. The cancellation will still show up on the score report you send to business schools. MBA admissions officers will assume a canceled score is bad, and their imagination could be way worse than your actual performance on the test. Are you worried about submitting multiple scores? Most business schools will only look at your highest score when considering you for admission.
You may not have time to reschedule the test! It may be difficult for you to get another appointment soon, particularly during times when a lot of students want to take the GMAT. If you cancel your scores, you may not have another opportunity to retake the test before the application deadline.
Do you really want to have to take the test all over again? If you cancel your scores, you still have to retake the GMAT before you can apply to business school. Remember how hard it was to study for the GMAT the first time around? Do you really want to do that again on top of whatever job or other activities you may have scheduled? Do you even have enough time to dedicate to improving your performance significantly?
So as scary as it is, remember, 9 times out of 10, you will not want to cancel your score. Check back soon for our next post where we discuss the 1 time out of 10 you should cancel your GMAT score.