About 28% of students who take the GMAT will retake the test at least once. However, many of these students do not know what to do leading up to, and on, their retake test day. So they end up with a smaller score improvement than they wanted.

Check out: Retaking the GMAT: Pros and Cons

Retaking the GMAT is common, but it is usually unsuccessful — the average score improvement on a second try is only about 30 points. In some cases, that's enough to get into your dream school, but in many others, it's a waste of a USD 250 test and weeks or months of study. To achieve the score you want, it's important to approach your GMAT retake differently from your previous attempt(s), as well as to use your previous test experiences to your advantage.

In this video, Erika goes over seven tips for retaking the GMAT to ensure you get the score you are aiming for. In these tips, she talks about whether you should be retaking the GMAT (it isn't for everyone). Then she discusses when you should schedule your GMAT retake based on how much time you will need to get the score improvement you want (you can calculate this yourself using your previous GMAT score). Also, you will find out how to structure your study leading up to retaking the GMAT and how to approach the day of your GMAT retake itself.

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Erika also digs into the value of investing in some paid study tools (such as the GMAT Enhanced Score Report and personalised programmes/tutoring) for developing and sticking to a study plan that will work for you.

Watch the video and good luck on your retake!