What is the GMAT?
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) allows universities to determine your ability to compete in, and complete an MBA program. It is considered the gold standard of graduate admission tests in the business world. Your performance on this test not only allows schools to see your potential, it shows potential employers that you have what it takes to be successful in the business world.
Who Should Take the GMAT?
2/3 of MBA programs require students to take the GMAT. Anyone that is looking to apply to a graduate program in business, should take the GMAT. Even if the program you ultimately choose does not require the GMAT, future employers will be looking at this test score as well.
What to Expect
- 3 1/2 hour long standardized test with four sections.
- 30 Minutes – Analytical Writing Assessment (1 Topic)
- 30 Minutes – Integrated Reasoning (12 Questions)
- 75 Minutes – Quantitative (37 Questions)
- 75 Minutes – Verbal (41 Questions)
When to Take the GMAT
The GMAT should be taken one year prior to beginning an MBA program. Pay close attention to application deadlines for your desired programs, they may vary widely.
Test preparation is an important step. This is a major step towards your graduate education and future career. If you spend the time to prepare for the test by knowing what to expect, your outcome is more likely to be successful. There are online and print materials widely available to you. Click to view test prep options. There are likely in person test preparation classes happening near you, you just need to reach out and find out what is available.
How to Register
GMAT Test centers are located throughout the country and with a wide range of testing availability. Click to find a test location and date near you.
After the Test – Now What?
Within 20 days of your test date, you will receive an email with a link to your five scores. You will receive one score for each section and a total score.
You can request scores be sent to specific schools for a fee. Information on how to do this will be included with your score report.
Congratulations and good luck as you take this next step towards your future.