Graduate School Admissions

An Overview of the GRE Quantitative Section

  According to the ETS Web site, the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Test measures “problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.” What doesn’t it test? This is not a test geared towards math majors; the actual math on the test is what you (hopefully) learned in high school. [...]

An Overview of the GRE Analytical Writing Section

  What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these skills by having you write two 30-minute essays: the Issue Essay and the Argument [...]

An Overview of the GRE Verbal Section

According to the ETS Web site, the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE General Test “measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.” To put it in simpler terms, it measures your verbal reasoning, [...]

Do You Play Nice with Others? Advice for the Group or Team-Based Interview

Do You Play Nice with Others? Advice for the Group or Team-Based Interview Business schools want to see how candidates interact with peers before anyone’s even admitted, which can be very telling. It’s not actually an interview, per se, because there is no Q&A with participants. Each school conducts the group interview somewhat differently, and [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:11:59+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Graduate School Admissions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important GMAT Test Dates for 2017

The GMAT is administered year-round at hundreds of locations around the world. So, unlike other standardized tests, you can take it at almost any time, in the morning and afternoon. However, 2017 GMAT test dates and times will fill up quickly, especially as MBA admissions season ramps up again. As with the rest of your [...]

Prepping for Video Essays and Long-Distance Interviews

This guest post is provided by our friend Stacy Blackman. Prepping for Video Essays and Long-Distance Interviews An increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms, where you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your application is considered complete. Why do schools add this extra step? The [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments

Important GMAT Test Dates for 2016

2016 Test Dates The GMAT is administered year-round, so, unlike other standardized tests, you can take it at almost any time. However, test dates and times fill up quickly, especially during MBA admissions season. As with the rest of your business school application, planning ahead of time is key. Here are three timelines for [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 November 25th, 2015|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments

Should you apply to B-school Round 3 or next year?

B-School Apps For many business schools, Round 3 is the most competitive cycle for applications, meaning, there are many applicants and few available seats. At top full-time programs, the majority of acceptances happen in Round 1 or Round 2. So, if you haven’t submitted your application in the first two rounds, then when should [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 November 16th, 2015|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Graduate School Admissions, GRE, GRE Tips|0 Comments

What is a Good GMAT Score?

Is my score good? Is 600 good enough? What about 650? What about 700? What makes a GMAT score good? Do the qualifications change depending on the school? Can the same score mean something different from one candidate to another? Here is a breakdown of GMAT score ranges to give you an overview of [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 11th, 2015|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments

Should I Retake the GMAT?

GMAC Research After earning a lower score than expected, MBA applicants often wonder whether they should take the GMAT more than once. Planning in advance to have at least one buffer exam date, scheduled for one or two months after the first exam date, can provide much-needed mental comfort in an already stressful process. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 31st, 2015|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments