I'm new here, and new to the GMAT journey. I will possibly be taking the GMAT in late August, so I'm not sure if I've already left it too long. I have a year of my BBA left, and would ideally like to apply for MBA school in the fall and start shortly after I graduate with my BBA. The MBA program I have been looking at does not require work experience, so I don't have to obtain that before applying. If I do not write the GMAT this summer, I would have to wait another year to apply.
I guess the issue is that I'm really not sure if I should write the GMAT this summer or not. I am working full time and am really busy, but I can make the time to study. I'm not sure if I've left it too late and do not have enough time to properly prepare now. I have not purchased any guides yet, and would have to order them off the internet, which would probably take a week or so. I was looking at ordering the 3 official guides, as well as the set of 8 Manhattan guides. Any additional suggestions?
I did take a sample exam (GMATPrep), and got a score of 500 (32Q/27V). This was with no studying at all. I thought I would be stronger in verbal, but it was the other way around. I would need at least a 550 to apply, but would like it at least a little bit higher than that.
I know that I have to make the ultimate decision, but I guess I'd like to get an idea of what is reasonable and I know that I'd have to get started very soon. Suggestions anyone?