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I tried to access their free tests but they won't let me unless am a US student(the options only had US colleges). The registration won't finish because of this.
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30 Sep 2011, 08:51
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I tried to access their free tests but they won't let me unless am a US student(the options only had US colleges). The registration won't finish because of this.

Hi AbhiJ,

When you're setting up your account as an international student, select "International" under the School State drop-down, then select "International School, Worldwide" as your school.

You can also give us a call at 877-738-7737 and we'll be happy to help you set up an account.

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30 Sep 2011, 10:07
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After getting an email from GMAT Club and taking a look at their site, I used the $100 promotional code for the$249 self-guided study program. When I tried to set up my profile, it wouldn't let me onto the site because it said I was inputting the wrong Time Zone (like I don't know what my time zone is!?!?!?!). When you click the link to send them an email, their manatee mascot kept popping up, saying "Opps...We're working on it!"

Has anyone else used these guys or had issues? Is this a scam?

Its unacceptable for a company to charge my credit card in a matter of milliseconds, and then completely freeze me out of their site. Pretty weak for an internet-based company....

Hi jkey57,

This issue has been resolved. You should have no further problems logging in and getting started. Please accept my apologies for the initial inconvenience, and let us know how you like the course!

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30 Sep 2011, 22:25
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01 Oct 2011, 11:43
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The set-up is clear and straightforward. There's a library of videos that pretty much covers everything for the test and there are drills/quizzes that you can complete after the math videos. In general, all the topics are separated and you can watch each video (usually 10-20 minutes long, depending on topic) at your leisure. There's probably about 25hrs of videos so if you watched an hour a day, I'd imagine you could do them all in about a month. The good thing is that every video is clearly titled and you can go exactly where you need to, as opposed to to sifting through a 5 hr video that's just titled "Math". The videos are focused on conceptual learning, as opposed to memorizing, which is what I need.

After watching/taking notes on the first CR section (I believe there are three?), I already feel much stronger in the area. I did about 20 problems from a book a friend gave me and I got 17 of them right. I really like the strategy they teach for addressing CR.

My opinion: From what I've seen, I think it's well worth the $149 and I would recommend it. I've had it for a day and I already feel like I'm getting my moneys worth. I think most people would respond well to the videos. Two thumbs up! Manager Joined: 11 Jan 2011 Posts: 69 GMAT 1: 680 Q44 V39 GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V40 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 3 Re: REVOLUTION PREP - Did I just make$149 mistake? [#permalink]

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01 Oct 2011, 15:12
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Tstud-

The set-up is clear and straightforward. There's a library of videos that pretty much covers everything for the test and there are drills/quizzes that you can complete after the math videos. In general, all the topics are separated and you can watch each video (usually 10-20 minutes long, depending on topic) at your leisure. There's probably about 25hrs of videos so if you watched an hour a day, I'd imagine you could do them all in about a month. The good thing is that every video is clearly titled and you can go exactly where you need to, as opposed to to sifting through a 5 hr video that's just titled "Math". The videos are focused on conceptual learning, as opposed to memorizing, which is what I need.

After watching/taking notes on the first CR section (I believe there are three?), I already feel much stronger in the area. I did about 20 problems from a book a friend gave me and I got 17 of them right. I really like the strategy they teach for addressing CR.

My opinion: From what I've seen, I think it's well worth the $149 and I would recommend it. I've had it for a day and I already feel like I'm getting my moneys worth. I think most people would respond well to the videos. Two thumbs up! Jkey57, Have you taken any other prep courses for the GMAT? If so, how does Revolution compare? Also, speaking of videos, are there any other prep materials out there that offer video? Thanks, Rich Intern Joined: 16 Sep 2011 Posts: 9 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 2 Re: REVOLUTION PREP - Did I just make$149 mistake? [#permalink]

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01 Oct 2011, 16:34
Hey Rich,

I'm not a pro with the GMAT or other study materials. In 2009, I took a $1200 in-class prep and it was a huge waste of time. The instructor pretty much just recited the review materials for 4 hours at a time and told us,"you need to memorize all of this". Before I took the class, I got a 460. After the class, I got a 470 (M 23, V 32). Pointless! I should also point out that I am 33 yrs old with a full-time job. I need a something that has a lot of math fundamentals and test-taking strategies. I really don't have the time to devote entire days to this test. My goal is to get 580-600 (M 35, V 35), which seems to be reasonable if I can get a grip on the math side of things. I haven't done geometry/algebra in 15 year so that's kinda my hang-up! I need something that will help me re-learn math concepts. I have no idea if this something for someone who scores a 680 and is going for a 715. Just being honest. Anyways, hope this response helps. -Jake Senior Manager Status: schools I listed were for the evening programs, not FT Joined: 16 Aug 2011 Posts: 389 Location: United States (VA) GMAT 1: 640 Q47 V32 GMAT 2: 640 Q43 V34 GMAT 3: 660 Q43 V38 GPA: 3.1 WE: Research (Other) Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 46 [1] , given: 50 Re: REVOLUTION PREP - Did I just make$149 mistake? [#permalink]

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Hey Rich,

I'm not a pro with the GMAT or other study materials. In 2009, I took a $1200 in-class prep and it was a huge waste of time. The instructor pretty much just recited the review materials for 4 hours at a time and told us,"you need to memorize all of this". Before I took the class, I got a 460. After the class, I got a 470 (M 23, V 32). Pointless! I should also point out that I am 33 yrs old with a full-time job. I need a something that has a lot of math fundamentals and test-taking strategies. I really don't have the time to devote entire days to this test. My goal is to get 580-600 (M 35, V 35), which seems to be reasonable if I can get a grip on the math side of things. I haven't done geometry/algebra in 15 year so that's kinda my hang-up! I need something that will help me re-learn math concepts. I have no idea if this something for someone who scores a 680 and is going for a 715. Just being honest. Anyways, hope this response helps. -Jake I am also in the Revolution Prep course as well. So far on the course, I have taken three CAT's and have seen progress in my weakest areas (data sufficiency and sentence corrections). I don't know if the tests are as accurate as the Kaplan or Manhattan guys (no one is gonna be as accurate as the real boys of course), but one of the video instructors was the head of the GMAT curriculum for Kaplan, fwiw. The company isn't some quick fly by night operation since it doesn't offer classroom classes. Revolution is one of the biggest test prep companies in the country right now though it is pretty much just an SAT and ACT company until now. It may be third now, after Kaplan and Princeton Review. Founder Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond Joined: 04 Dec 2002 Posts: 14548 Location: United States (WA) GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.5 Followers: 3787 Kudos [?]: 23633 [1] , given: 4554 Re: REVOLUTION PREP - Did I just make$149 mistake? [#permalink]

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The company isn't some quick fly by night operation since it doesn't offer classroom classes. Revolution is one of the biggest test prep companies in the country right now though it is pretty much just an SAT and ACT company until now. It may be third now, after Kaplan and Princeton Review.

Yes, that's the part I did not realize myself until I had a chance to come out to LA and meet them - Revolution Prep actually employs 140 people and takes up a good chunk of the building on the corner of 7th and Wilshire in Santa Monica. They are just entering the GMAT market, which makes a great opportunity to get high quality product (i have watched about 10 videso) at a discounted price.
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16 Oct 2011, 19:06
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Yes, that's the part I did not realize myself until I had a chance to come out to LA and meet them - Revolution Prep actually employs 140 people and takes up a good chunk of the building on the corner of 7th and Wilshire in Santa Monica. They are just entering the GMAT market, which makes a great opportunity to get high quality product (i have watched about 10 videso) at a discounted price.

I didn't know they had that many people at HQ. There is a Revolution office in Alexandria, VA (outside of DC) as well, but it is basically just for the SAT/ACT curriculum. I like the video format of the lessons, and I play them either after work, or even in the car while driving to and from work through my smartphone (thank god for Flash Lite). Repeating the lessons a couple times is what helps me keep the strategies and concepts in my head.

Oh, that's a cool way to study (though I hope you do this for videos already covered as a refresh as I could not see this to be super productive)... I am not sure if 140 is in the HQ. I think that may be total.
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Oh, that's a cool way to study (though I hope you do this for videos already covered as a refresh as I could not see this to be super productive)... I am not sure if 140 is in the HQ. I think that may be total.

The first time I go through a concept I always review it at home, especially for the quantitative section. For the verbal section, I do the same whenever possible, but I have listened to some verbal videos while in the car without actually watching them during the first run. In those cases I just review them again after I get home.
jkey57 wrote:
Is it me or is does there seem to be a ton of combinatorial/permutations on the GMAT practice exams?
-Jake

I've faced maybe one or two questions on a test that involved combinations and permutations at most. Your grasp of integers and fundamental algebra is much more essential imo.
jkey57 wrote:
I still haven't done any of the strategy stuff for math or any of the stats/combination work, so I think I'll be in good shape.
-Jake

I've seen improvements in my weak spots after watching the videos in those areas. Still have a few left. I also have the 12th Edition GMAT book (in Redskin burgundy and gold) too from the test makers. Definitely a must have with the course, if you don't have this book already. The downside of the Revolution course is that I don't think there are enough test questions in the course to test your skills on.
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Re: REVOLUTION PREP - Did I just make $149 mistake? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Mar 2012, 11:33 TavisM wrote: AbhiJ wrote: I tried to access their free tests but they won't let me unless am a US student(the options only had US colleges). The registration won't finish because of this. Hi AbhiJ, When you're setting up your account as an international student, select "International" under the School State drop-down, then select "International School, Worldwide" as your school. You can also give us a call at 877-738-7737 and we'll be happy to help you set up an account. Thanks, Tavis There is no "International" under the School State drop-down, hence this work around does not work. User gets a message saying "No matches, Please try again." Please refer to the attachment. Attachments SS.JPG [ 101.73 KiB | Viewed 2419 times ] _________________ The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ? Re: REVOLUTION PREP - Did I just make$149 mistake?   [#permalink] 16 Mar 2012, 11:33
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