When coupled with personal study, our comprehensive program and excellent teachers will prepare you to excel on these high-stakes tests, giving you the best opportunity to increase your score.

CALENDAR/COURSE DATES

2017

September 16–November 1
October 21–December 9

2018

January 27–March 14
May 5–June 20
June 23–August 8
September 15–October 31
October 20–December 12

2017 Courses

2018 Courses

Pricing
Only $695

Best available materials included in price:

  • GMAC's The Official Guide to the GMAT Review
  • Kaplan’s GMAT Prep Plus
  • GMAC's GMATPrep Exam Collection (4 official practice tests)

Course Schedule

  • Eight-week course
  • Wednesdays from 5:00–9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.–noon
  • 45 hours of instruction
  • 8 hours of practice testing

Why should I register???

  • BYU’s advantage of free use of on-campus classrooms lowers our costs
  • Big savings over other local and national courses
  • Ability to “test drive” our course at no risk
  • All books, materials and diagnostic tests included
  • Retake the course for free once for up to four years

You can register for BYU test prep classes online, or Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, at 120 HCEB, or by calling 801.422.8925. Please make sure to register before 5 PM one week before your class begins to avoid a $25 late fee. Also note: you will not be able to register on–site at any BYU test prep class. Check our course pages to view course dates.

Exceeding Expectations

  • All teachers have been specially chosen for each subject because of their vast experience with the GMAT as well as their excellent scores. All of our teachers have scored above the 95th percentile in their respective teaching areas. Each is skilled in breaking down the sections in a way that will help you increase speed and accuracy.
  • Pretests and postests administered to familiarize students with the format and to assess improvement
    • Detailed diagnostic results from computer-adaptive tests (CAT).
    • Diagnostic shows students their areas of strength and weakness and where to focus their studies.
  • Best available materials include GMAC's The Official Guide to the GMAT Review, Kaplan’s GMAT Premier, and Manhattan's Complete GMAT  Srategy Set.
  • This course will instill confidence in test-taking skills for each test section:
    • Verbal—Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Completion
    • Quantitative—Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving
    • Analytical Writing
    • Integrated Reasoning

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GMAT Information

The GMAT is a standardized test that is an important factor in determining admission into MBA programs at business management schools. It provides an objective element in your application.

The test is broken into four separately timed sections:
Analytical Writing: 1 writing task–30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning: 12 multiple-choice questions–30 minutes
Quantitative: 37 multiple-choice questions divided between data sufficiency and problem solving—75 minutes for entire section
Verbal: 41 multiple-choice questions divided among reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction—75 minutes to complete the entire section

Please note: Pretrial questions for use on future tests are spread intermittently throughout the GMAT test. They will be unidentified, but will not affect your score.

GMAT scores are broken down into 3 different scores:
Verbal (0–60)*
Quantitative (0–60)**
Total (200–800)
The total score is a scaled combination of the verbal and quantitative scaled scores. The AWA and Integrated Reasoning scores are independent of and have no impact on the total scaled score.

*Scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section are rare
**Scores below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare

List of Business School MBA Rankings according to GMATCAT.com

Top MBA Programs

Here are a few GMAT score averages for top schools:

MBA Program Average GMAT Score
Harvard MBA Program 726
Wharton MBA Program 728
Stanford MBA Program 732
Sloan MBA Program 710
Yale MBA Program 719
Arizona State MBA Program 673
Brigham Young MBA Program 667

Students who take the GMAT while they are still in school tend to perform better on the exam.

It is recommended that applicants take the GMAT during the senior year of their undergraduate work or shortly thereafter, rather than waiting until after work experience is gained. Students who take the GMAT while they are still in school tend to perform better on the exam—because they are still in the academic or test-taking “mode”—than those who wait until they apply for the MBA program after working for several years. The GMAT score is valid for five years.

The GMAT is now a computer-adaptive test. Because of this, test takers are given an unofficial copy of their scores immediately after completing the exam and prior to leaving the testing center. Applicants may fax or bring in a copy of the unofficial GMAT score report from the testing center to be used to process their MBA application until the official scores arrive from the testing services. The MBA Admissions Committee can use the unofficial score report to make a recommendation on an application, but the official GMAT scores must reach [your business school] before an official offer of admission can be made.

It is suggested that the GMAT be taken several months before the application deadline for the following reasons:

  • It takes approximately four weeks for official GMAT scores to reach your prospective schools. An official offer of admission cannot be extended to an applicant until the school has received the official GMAT scores.
  • To allow applicants the opportunity to study and retake the GMAT (and have the scores sent in time to meet the application deadline) should previous GMAT scores be unrepresentative of ability or too low to merit consideration for admission.
  • To allow applicants the opportunity to meet scholarship deadlines and benefit from other advantages that early admission to the MBA Program provides.

BYU MBA website.

** Be sure to visit your prospective schools’ websites to check application and scholarship deadlines as well as score/GPA expectations.

  • General information about the GMAT:
    • Testing Centers
    • Score distribution
    • FAQ about the GMAT
  • Tests are administered by student appointment at specified local testing centers.
  • Please click here to schedule your official GMAT test.
    • The closest testing center is located in Draper, Utah.
 

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