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Prepare for the GMAT® with the only GMAT® Prep Class in Central Virginia sponsored by VCU.
Join the successful MBA students who have benefitted from our GMAT® Prep Class. We will help you improve your skills, confidence, and score, all of which increase your chance of admission into the MBA or other business program of your choice!
Receive 24 hours of expert instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT®. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT® and prepares you for the questions typically seen on this test. You will also strengthen the critical thinking skills tested in both the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections.
The GMAT® Prep Class includes expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, access to diagnostic exams, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package.
VCU GMAT® Prep Classes Offer:
Expert Instructors: Our test-prep instructors are highly trained professionals. Our experienced instructors know the GMAT® and care about helping you achieve your goal.
Proven Strategies: VCU Test Prep’s curriculum was developed by test-prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.
Superior Materials: The GMAT® Prep Class includes a course workbook and the official textbook from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) containing previously released test questions.
Online Support: Our online support package for GMAT® classes includes access to recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours. Access to online resources continues for at least 30 days after your last day of class, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.
Convenient Schedule Options: Live-online classes provide alternative schedules and the added benefit of taking the class from anywhere in the world.
Value: The course fee includes all course materials, access to online resources, and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.
Ask about our VCU Alumni, employee, or military discount. Coupon code must be used/applied at the time of enrollment, cannot be combined with other discounts/coupons or waivers, and will not be retroactively applied.
Why should you take VCU's GMAT® Prep Class?
VCU's GMAT® Prep Class is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other business-related advanced degree within the next five years. Our GMAT® preparation curriculum is a program developed by experts. You’ll receive 24 hours of targeted instruction to help you fully prepare for the GMAT®. In addition, the GMAT® Prep Class course materials include GMAT® practice tests, so you can practice the skills and strategies you are learning in class on real test questions. In the VCU GMAT® Prep Class, you’ll master strategies to improve your GMAT® score with the help of experienced GMAT® instructors who care about your success. Not convinced? Click here to receive GMAT® student testimonials, and to stay informed about classes.
Choose the schedule that works for you!
GMAT® Prep classes are offered live-online, giving you the option to choose the schedule that works best for you. Live-online classes offer the same great program as in-person test prep classes with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and to re-watch the recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for at least 30 days after the course ends.
Our live online class sessions use the Adobe Connect meeting platform. In order to minimize technical issues, we recommend students download the free Adobe Connect desktop application before their first live-online class session. Instructions for downloading the application and using it to access live class sessions and class recordings will be emailed to students after they register for a live-online course. If you have questions about the technical requirements for live-online courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education is closed to walk-ins, and pick up of course materials is not available. Course materials will be delivered directly to the permanent address attached to your registration record. We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package. If your shipping address differs from the permanent address on your registration record, please contact our office immediately via email at email@example.com
GMAT® Prep Class session information
Quantitative Topics Include:
- Strategies for handling math questions in the confusing data sufficiency format
- Approaches to math questions presented in abstract form
- Tactics for translating difficult real-world word problems into algebraic expressions or equations
- Review of the mathematical concepts tested in each of the GMAT® quantitative formats
Verbal Topics Include:
- Spotting correct idiomatic speech in sentence completion problems
- Understanding the key components of arguments in critical reasoning problems
- Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
Integrated Reasoning Topics Include:
- Interpreting data from tables, graphs, text, and other sources
- Dealing with multiple questions about the same data
- Analyzing data from multiple columns for Two-Part Analysis questions
General Topics Include:
- Utilizing the process of elimination
- Mastering time management skills
- Minimizing test anxiety
- Identifying common distracters
GMAT® Prep Class syllabus
|Session 1:||Overview; Equations and Inequalities|
|Session 2:||Picking Numbers; Data Sufficiency; Reading Comprehension—Overview and Global Items|
|Session 3:||Number Properties; Critical Reasoning—Role, Weakener, Strengthener|
|Session 4:||Exponents and Roots; Sentence Correction—Agreement, Verb Forms, Parallelism|
|Session 5:||Fractions; Percents; Rates and Ratios; Reading Comprehension—Local Items|
Geometry; Critical Reasoning—Assumption, Inference, Explanation, Evaluation; Integrated Reasoning
|Session 7:||Integrated Reasoning; Sentence Correction—Logical Predication, Diction, Grammatical and Rhetorical Construction|
|Session 8:||3-D Figures and Coordinate Geometry; Probability and Statistics; Sequences; Counting and Sets; Analytical Writing|
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"I am so glad I decided to sign up for this class! I feel so much more ready to take the GMAT®. (My) professor was amazing and so nice and helpful."
"I didn't expect to get this much out of the class, I just thought it would be strategies, but I learned to look at problems in a new way."
"This is a great class. I learned a lot of information in a short period of time. (I’m) glad that VCU offers this test prep program."
Request a custom GMAT® Prep class or presentation
VCU Test Prep also offers customized GMAT® Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you are an academic advisor, program director, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our professional staff at (804) 828-1322 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our program
VCU's Test Prep program is partnered with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors.
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