GMAT Fees: How Much Does the Exam Cost?

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If you’re a future business student, then you know it’s important to think about the bottom line. Before you get into business school, how much will you need to spend on GMAT fees?

This guide will go over all the fees associated with the GMAT so you know what to expect as a test-taker. Plus, you’ll find some tips for keeping your total GMAT cost down.

To start, let’s answer the big question: how much does the GMAT cost? Continue reading “GMAT Fees: How Much Does the Exam Cost?”

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GMAT Test Centers: Where to Take the Exam

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If you’re planning to take the GMAT, you’ve probably started to think about when you’ll take the test and how you’re going to prepare. But one thing that you might not have thought too much about is where to take the GMAT.

Why does this matter? Well, where you take the exam can have a bigger impact than you might think on your test performance. After putting in the time and effort to prepare for the test, you want to make sure that the logistics of test day go as smoothly as possible.

In this guide, I’ll be talking about what GMAT test center options you have, how to find a GMAT location near you, and some general tips about what to expect on test day.

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GMAT Scratch Paper: 13 Expert Tips to Use It Effectively

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Can you use scratch paper on the GMAT? What does it look like, and how do you use it? Questions about the GMAT scratch pad are common for students preparing for the exam.

In this article, I’ll go over the details of the GMAT scratch paper, how to use your GMAT noteboard effectively, and how to simulate the official notepad at home as you prepare to take the test. Continue reading “GMAT Scratch Paper: 13 Expert Tips to Use It Effectively”

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How to Register for the GMAT: Complete 8-Step Guide

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Over 247,000 students around the world take the GMAT every year as they prepare to apply to business school. If you’re planning to be one of those students, how do you register for this important test?

This guide will lead you through the full GMAT registration process, step by step, so you don’t make any mistakes for this important test. Continue reading “How to Register for the GMAT: Complete 8-Step Guide”

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6 Steps for Deciding When to Take the GMAT

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If you’re planning to apply to business school, you’ve likely started to think about when to take the GMAT. Should you take the exam as soon as possible? Or wait until right before your deadlines?

In this guide, I’ll help you answer the question “when should I take the GMAT?” We’ll cover the rules about when you can take the exam and go through how to decide the best time for you to take the GMAT.

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How to Send GMAT Scores to Schools: 2 Options

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You’ve spent months getting ready to take the GMAT – studying after work or school, taking practice tests on the weekends, familiarizing yourself with the content and structure of the exam. You know your goal score and you know which schools you want to apply to. Test day is almost upon you! But you’re still not sure how to send GMAT scores to the schools you’re applying to.

In this guide, I’ll discuss the two methods for sending GMAT scores to the business programs of your choice. For each method, I’ll talk about what it is, how much it costs, and how to do it. Finally, I’ll talk about what score reports include and give some advice regarding how far in advance you need to send your GMAT scores to make sure they arrive on time for application deadlines.

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GMAT Test Dates: Full Guide to Choosing (2017, 2018)

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With everything going on in your busy life, when should you schedule the GMAT? Should you take the test months before your application deadlines or give yourself as much time to study as possible? Would you do better bright and early in the morning, or should you opt for an appointment in the afternoon?

Selecting the right date and time for your GMAT is an important step along the path to business school. To help you choose, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about GMAT test dates, how to pick one, and when to register. Continue reading “GMAT Test Dates: Full Guide to Choosing (2017, 2018)”

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GMAT Test Day: 18 Expert Tips to Rock the Exam

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So, you’ve registered and prepped for the GMAT, and now the fateful day approaches: test day! Your GMAT exam date can be daunting, but knowing exactly how to prepare, how to follow GMAT test rules, and what to expect at the testing location will calm your nerves. In this article, I’ll go over the best ways to rock your test date, from the night before to the end of your exam. Continue reading “GMAT Test Day: 18 Expert Tips to Rock the Exam”

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Retaking the GMAT: Should You Do It?

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So you’ve taken the GMAT! You spent hours and hours studying, you woke up at the crack of dawn on test day and got to the test center early, you remembered all of your formulas, and you mastered the obscure grammar rules. But you still didn’t get the score you hoped for. Should you retake the exam?

Many students think about retaking the GMAT exam, but have questions about the process: Can you retake the GMAT? Should you retake the GMAT? What do schools think about students who have retaken the GMAT?

In this guide, I’ll explain the GMAT retake policy and discuss whether or not it’s a good idea to take the exam more than once. By the end, you’ll have a clear idea of whether or not retaking the GMAT is the best choice for you.

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Can You Get a GMAT Fee Waiver?

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If you’re concerned about finances as you’re applying to business school, affording the GMAT fee can be a serious challenge. After all, the GMAT is expensive: It costs $250 to take the exam, and you’ll have to pay the full fee every time if you want to take the test more than once.

Unfortunately, GMAC doesn’t offer GMAT fee waivers directly to applicants, but you do have options for getting your GMAT fee waived or reduced. In this article, I’m going to talk about your options for GMAT fee waivers, how to get them, who qualifies, and other money saving tips to make your GMAT prep more affordable and accessible.

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