I was going to take the GMAT in June, but quickly had a change of heart after my GMATPrep score of 350 or 360. That definitely doesn't represent my true ability, but it shows that I need a lot of practice.
I am really considering taking the MGMAT course, but for me it's wicked expensive. It would definitely hurt my pockets for several months, but if I could get a 680+ it would be worth it.
I agree with AbhiJ about self-studying before taking a course. I am currently taking a Veritas Prep
course and half of the people are new to the GMAT. And they look like a deer looking into headlights. LOL. Since I have self-studied for a few months, I am gasping the material better but I still have a long way to go. The course goes by very fast even though Veritas Prep
has math and verbal on separate days. The good thing about the courses is that you have a instructor to explain the question to you in person and some people learn better that way. But I agree with you about the price. My friend told me to look at the course as an investment. He's right but my bank account is $1485 less. LOL.
Note: The Manhattan GMAT
customer service people told me that they would only deduct the costs of your books if you bought them from their website. Also, Manhattan GMAT
already updated their books to the fifth edition so the fourth edition books are "outdated."