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ORION is a computer-adaptive GMAT course that personalizes a study mission based on your weaknesses, adapting with every practice test you take. So you know exactly what to do and when. It will keep you organized and engaged so that you maximize your GMAT score in the shortest amount of time. It’s kind of like having a private tutor without having to pay for one. Some dare to even call it fun.
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Gametype System
August 21 | 2018
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     By diegolancha 2 4
Verified Score:

700

Q46

V40

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50 Points

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This review is for: Orion Online Adaptive GMAT Course
Location: Online

I had studied for the gmat two years ago and scored a 650, I wanted to improve that score but wasnt sure on where to start, I didnt know where my weaknesses were or my strengths. I found Orion and it was the perfect fit, I took a short test to know where I was standing, and it developed a program built specifically for me where I would do several subjects, and after some plantes it would give me a prep test. It took me by the hand until I got my desired score.

What I loved most is that while studying, it didnt really feel like studying, it would be like playing a game and suddenly I would notice that I had been studying for an hour more than I had innitially set.

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good tool
November 12 | 2018
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     By steteto 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q43

V37

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30 Points

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This review is for: Orion Online Adaptive GMAT Course
Location: Online

Orion is a very good tool, slightly harder than the actual gmat exam. the format is good, gets you used to the actual exam format. videos are very useful as well. support is realy reactive, all questions are well explained. pity for AWA, there is not any AWA score calculator. recommended!

unfortunately i did not do well on my real exam, trying to figure out why. the support is being helpful, trying to point out what the causes for the bad score were. i'm not sure i'll renew the monthly subscription. not beacuse i do not trust the tool, but because i am not sure whether it could still be beneficial.

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Definitely worth it!
November 04 | 2018
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     By gmat800live 37 4
Verified Score:

760

Q50

V44

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50 Points

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This review is for: Orion Online Adaptive GMAT Course
Location: Online

Having used different resources, I do have to say that Orion was totally worth it and that it very much helped me to get to the 760 Q50/V44 score that I got.

The thing I loved the most about Orion was that it really challenged me at the highest level in every topic. Undoubtedly Orion's hard problems are harder than GMAT's problems, but they still keep very relevant! If you can handle Orion, you can handle anything! Just don't get discouraged with your CAT's results! I got 690/710/690 on Orion and when I then took the official GMAC tests I got 750-770.

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580 to 710
October 19 | 2018
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     By jho 2 3
Verified Score:

710

Q48

V40

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130 Points

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This review is for: Orion Online Adaptive GMAT Course
Location: Online

I discovered Orion online via Veritas Prep. Orion takes you through a brief practice test to find your weak spots and designs a study plan to tackle them. If you feel like your current studying method is a bit haphazard and unorganised, this is definitely for you. Orion really helped me focus and complete more meaningful exercises. Each question has a very comprehensive explanation that really helps you understand the problems as well as videos that dig into each concept and the way the GMAC think and ask questions.

One of the biggest things Orion helped me with is to understand that the GMAT is all about logic rather than maths, and if you are doing long difficult sums you are probably doing it wrong.

Once I grasped this and perfected my quadratic formulae and factorisation I managed to score 710 on my second test in just 3 weeks! (I had scored 580 on my previous attempt)

I couldn't recommend Orion enough, I only wish I had found it sooner!

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     By cadetski04 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q46

V45

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Location: Online

On Aug 21 I finally began studying for my 29 Sep GMAT test date. I had never taken the GMAT before and my initial diagnostic put me in the mid-500s, fair as I hadn't taken high school math courses since high school over a decade ago. Even with a full time job, I found time to study. Making my way through the intensive yet surprisingly fun course. ORION seems more like a video game than a study program. I studied every day, even if just for a short time. I used flashcards on the topics with which I had the most trouble. And I took over a half dozen practice tests. I scored a 740 and I do not believe I would be even close to that without ORION.

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September 22 | 2018
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     By josh520 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q42

V37

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70 Points

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Location: Online

I used the Orion program in the month prior to my most recent GMAT exam and was very pleased with the results. When registering, you provide the course with your target GMAT score and your test date and then the program will tailor the course to you. It took me about a month to go through the full program, studying for a few hours every day. My favorite thing about the course was that it took the guesswork out of my study plan. The course is adaptive and will alter your study plan as it recognizes your particular strengths and weaknesses. Customer service was always very prompt and supportive as well. Would definitely recommend.

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Self-reported Score:

660

Q49

V32

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Location: Online

If you already have good understanding of the GMAT material but lack practice or have a hard time applying the concepts you know, Orion is a great way to get the concepts down.

They divided verbal and quant into individual topics and into three difficulty levels. Each topic/level show you brief concept overview followed by a few questions to test your proficiency.

I found the quant section very helpful. Connecting concepts to application right after a quick review help me understand what I need to do each question type.

On verbal, I didn't see much improvement after finishing each topic. Even though I was scoring well per topic proficiency level, my verbal score did not improve.

There isn't much to learn through Orion. I think Orion is good as a supplement, but it's hard to recommend it as the main prep material.

Also, there isn't much to do once you finish all your topics. Questions provided in each topic is limited. Even if you reset the level, you'll see the same 3~5 questions on each topic.

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Orion Course Rankings
Overall Score Improvement
66 points
International Student Score Improvement
43 points
Verbal
91%
Quant
94%