Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) Test Preparation
Introduction to the structure, content and logic of the Graduate Management Admission Test for graduate school applicants. Knowledge, skills and anxieties will be shared. Primary objectives of test- and testing-process analysis, content review, study guidelines, practice questions and anxiety reduction will be addressed. Secondary objective is to facilitate the graduate school applicant's creation of a study plan to enable the student to perform competitively on the GMAT.
Saturdays, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2013
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Joy 207
Fee: $291 + book
Credit/Contact hours: 16 contact hours & 1.6 CEUs
Course number: 13STGMAT0101
Cracking the New GMAT 2013 without the DVD, published by the Princeton Review (Cost approx. $15.63)
What is tested on the GMAT?
Four sections on the GMAT measure:
- Analytical writing skills: one 30-minute essay to be written on the computer using a generic word-processing program
- Integrated Reasoning section with 12 questions, which can have multiple parts and is not computer adaptive
- Basic mathematical and quantitative reasoning ability: a 75-minute, 37 -question Math section
- Basic verbal skills: a 75 –minute, 41 question Verbal section
The GMAT does not test knowledge in any individual field of study. The test takes approximately four hours.
How is the test scored?
Your total verbal and math score will be reported on a scale that runs 200 to 800. Each section is also reported separately on a scale of 0 to 60. The Writing Assessment score is reported on a scale of 1 to 6, in half-point increments. Integrated Reasoning scores range from 1 to 8 in single-digit intervals. Scores in each three areas are computed separately. Business schools tend to focus on this total score, but check with your specific program to be sure.
What is the average score?
At the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle, a competitive program, the average GMAT score has been 671 in verbal/math. Average scores vary from program to program. Two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.
How much does the test cost?
The cost for the test is $250; full payment is required when you schedule your test. There is a $50 rescheduling fee should you need to change your test date.
Can I get a refund?
A partial refund of $80 will be issued if you cancel your scheduled test at least seven calendar days before your appointment.
How long are my test scores valid?
GMAT scores are valid for five years.
Can I take the test over if I don’t like my score?
You may take the test over once a month, up to five times per calendar year. However, before you schedule another test appointment, do some investigation. Find out how the schools you are considering treat multiple scores. Many, but not all, will consider your best rather than your most recent score.
How do I send my scores to schools?
You should bring the school codes with you at the time of testing to have your official scores sent for free. You can your scores sent to as many as five schools. For more than five — or if you make your request after the test day — you must pay $28 per school. Scores will be sent out within 20 days of your test.