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New Member would like some advice from the pro's [#permalink]
23 Mar 2010, 10:44
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I am graduating this year and considering taking the GMAT while i am still fresh and saving my score for several years before i apply. Here's my situation: U.C. Berkeley Economics B.A. 3.6 gpa will be starting a finance job in NYC in july, and wanted to apply in 3-4 years First off Im not sure if it looks bad to take the test 3-4 years before you apply Second im only really interested in applying to top schools if this makes a difference
I downloaded GMATPrep and took a practice test with absolutely no prep, studying, or prior knowledge of the gmat and got a 650, 44 quant 37 verbal
my second question is regarding preparation, I am considering taking a full class but not sure if I want to fork over the cash. I would like to shoot for a 750, which doesnt seem out of the question based on my preliminary score (please correct me if i am wrong)
I know there are many different ways to study, and that different routs work for different people, for those in a similar situation would you recommend taking the course or do you think that using the resources on here and books that I could improve by 100 points
Some people prefer classes and other self-prep. Usually feedback I hear is that classes don't guarantee the results but only push you to study and get into a routine and are more of a complete solution but you can get a 750 with either self study or a class.
Re: New Member would like some advice from the pro's [#permalink]
23 Mar 2010, 11:56
Congrats on a great start. 650 is a very good score. IMO, I would say that taking a class is not worth it. If you really wanted to take one I guess the best one would be Knewton, which offers a 50 point increase in your score or your money back. There are plenty of people here who score 700+ without taking a class (myself included). The key is to set up a study schedule and stick to it. Check out some of the debriefs on the GMAT Experience forum.
Re: New Member would like some advice from the pro's
23 Mar 2010, 11:56
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