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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why is PrepScholar special compared to other GMAT prep programs?

Among all prep programs, PrepScholar is special because it customizes what you learn to your strengths and weaknesses.

Most other prep programs are one-size-fits-all. They treat you the same as every other student. This doesn't make sense - if you're strong in one subject but weak in another, why should you get the same program as every other student?

With PrepScholar, we focus your attention on the subjects that will make the biggest difference in your score. We want every hour you study to be as effective as possible - customization is how we achieve this.

There are two other special parts of PrepScholar:

  • we care a lot about study behavior. We've built unique program features to motivate you to study more. You'll get regular progress reports, reminders to study, and feedback on how you're doing.
  • we have the most realistic test content available anywhere. All our test content writers are 99th percentile scorers and experienced teachers of the GMAT. We understand the test like no other company.

All this combines to create PrepScholar, the best GMAT program available to raise your GMAT score.

Learn more about how PrepScholar works.

How does the GMAT point guarantee work?

Our point guarantee is pretty simple. First, you need to have taken an official GMAT before joining PrepScholar. We use only official tests to compare scores. (Some other companies use their own easier practice tests as the starting score, which artificially increases your score improvement).

Next, you need to complete the program before your official test. If you can reach this level of achievement, you'll be in amazing shape for the test.

That's it - if you don't improve on your official GMAT according to the guarantee, you get all your money back.

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How does PrepScholar's free trial work?

We want you to be sure that PrepScholar's the right prep program for you. That's why every PrepScholar program has a 5-day risk-free trial.

Here's how it works:

  • You sign up for a free trial.
  • The 5-day period begins only after the student completes the diagnostic. This means you can sign up today, and the timer only starts with the student has a chance to try PrepScholar.
  • If you like PrepScholar and want to stay on as a student, there's nothing you need to do. We'll charge your card, and you'll become a full PrepScholar student.
  • To cancel, just contact our support team and say you want to cancel. You won't be charged.

That's all! Sign up today to see how PrepScholar will improve your GMAT score.

How do I start with PrepScholar?

Just create your account and start your free trial. You'll get a step-by-step introduction to PrepScholar, then take your diagnostic!

How long does it take to complete?

In an ideal case, we usually recommend that most students put in at least 100 hours of study time as a baseline, including practice tests. This time can be split up in a way that’s most convenient. If you have three months to study, then 8 hours per week is a good target. If you have less time, then you should try to study more each week. If you have more time, you are welcome to study less each week. Students are never hindered from working more than 8 hours a week, nor are they penalized for working less.

However, please do note that individual study times vary, so some students can complete the program way below 100 hours, while others won’t be able to finish it by 100 hours. Completion is based on finishing lessons and not any explicit time metric.

Even if you aren’t able to put in 100 hours, you should still see great results. We’ve had students who studied just 40 hours with us and made large gains to their score.

Of course, the more time spent studying, the better the results will be. We have students who study upwards of 200 hours and they tend to do much better than those who study 40.

For practice tests, we try to recommend completing at least 3 practice tests before the real test, 4 if at all possible. This allows you really get used to the format of the exam. Most importantly, you should take the practice test under realistic conditions and not give yourself any extra time or breaks.

Ultimately, our program works to build on all the testable skills on the exam and every lesson a student does in the PrepScholar program will be dedicated to one of these testable skills. Once a student makes their way through the skill lessons in PrepScholar, they’ll be in good shape to rock the test!

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