In some sort of fuge state, I just signed up to take the GMAT again on the 31st. For the last 10 days or so, I did seriously consider just trying to make a go of it with my 580, but today I strong-armed myself and went ahead and did it. I look at it this way: if I don't re-take the test and I get dinged (b-school speak for rejection), I will always wonder if it had a lot to do with that score. I will kick myself and say, "Why didn't I at least try?"
My re-test date just happens to be the day before St. Gallen's Round 2 deadline. Insert mirthless laughter here...so that means I have to have my entire application ready to rock and roll before I take the GMAT again. I've already started on my essays, which is a lot less painful for me than facing up to this quantitative business. I got my AWA score online yesterday and I received a 5.5/6.0, which, not to sound cocky, wasn't surprising. Analytical writing is one of my greatest strengths; it's my weaknesses that I really have to prove I can overcome.