Just wanted to share my experience with you as far as taking the GMAT Test Prep. I'm a student at Western Michigan University. I will be graduating with my bachelors in accounting this week and hope to pursue an MSA or MBA for the Fall 2013. I just took the GMAT Test Prep and scored an horrific 300. This is without studying or looking over any material. I believe Quant was 17 and Verbal was 14. Integrative was a 4. I'm flustered because I look at forums and they said that its usually only a 30-50 point gain for students who take the GMAT a second time. Is this going to be an indication when come exam time a month from now? I just purchased the official GMAT guide 12th edition and hope to get in 2-3 hours a day until the day of the exam. My school requires at least a 450 for the MBA and a 480 for the MSA. It just sucks because I have an overall GPA of a 3.3 and I feel that this exam should not make or break me from pursuing a masters degree. Any advice from someone who was in the same boat as me and have study tips on how to increase score or if I should even think of taking the exam after the horrific score I received on the test prep. I would also like to point out I'm not a good test taker. As a senior in high school, i took the ACT twice and scored a 17 both times.