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Which self study courses best for studying?

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Hi there,

I have been doing some research and I am trying to decide which GMAT self-study course to enroll in. With my work schedule I think self-paced study would be best for me. I have narrowed my choices down to the 3 above. I've been out of school for about 3 years so my quant skills are where I am most weak at. I am aiming for a score of 700+. I've got about 2-3 months to prepare. Cost isn't a factor in my decision. Thanks in advanced!
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Hi dlee693,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores. In addition, the 700+ score is approximately the 90th percentile - meaning that 90% of Test Takers never score that high regardless of how long they study or the number of times that they take the GMAT. This is all meant to say that you might need more time to hit your Score Goal than you're currently planning to spend.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
2) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Thanks Rich. I would like to begin applying in March/April for fall 2018. But I don't mind waiting until next year if it means I need to study more. There are a few schools I plan on applying to. My top schools are UCLA, UNC Chapel Hill, and U of Michigan. It's all going to depend on how well I do on the GMAT.
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Hi dlee693,

It's good that you have some flexibility when it comes to your study timeline. The logical place to start would be to take that initial practice CAT though - that score result will help to define what you'll need to work on going forward.

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