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GMAT Test Prep Courses – Recommended Resources

As you prepare for the GMAT and apply to business school, below are links to resources that you may find useful. You may also choose to enroll in one of our GMAT test prep courses and get the complete package!

GMAT Practice Exams

Best GMAT Practice Tests Online
The most accurate GMAT simulator exams available today, these practice tests are comprised of questions representative of the very latest administrations of the GMAT.

GMATPrep Test Preparation Software
From the makers of the GMAT, this free download of the GMATPrep software gives you access to two full-length computer adaptive practice tests, the best GMAT practice tests using the same technology as the official GMAT exam.

Other GMAT and MBA Resources

Register for the GMAT
Find testing locations in your area and register online.

MBA Admissions Consulting
Getting into business school is an involved and competitive process. If you’re looking for help with the application process (essay writing, interview skills, resume review, etc.) or just want a competitive edge against your peers, an MBA admissions consultant could make the difference.

program to help overcome standardized test anxietyHow to Overcome Your GMAT Test Anxiety
This “Full Potential Audio Program” from TPNY/TPSF will give you the mental tools to win the “Inner Game” of the GMAT so that you perform your absolute best under the pressure of test day and unlock your full potential. It’s the ultimate test prep accessory.

Tips on How to Get Into Business School
Here is an interview with Jen Smith, Director of MBA Admissions at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She shares her thoughts, tips, and advice about how to separate yourself as a candidate in the MBA Admissions process.

MBA Admissions Book - Paul BodineMBA Admissions Book: Great Applications for Business School, by Paul Bodine
Expert guidance in writing essays that will help you get admitted to the best business schools–Harvard, Stanford, Wharton et al. This all-in-one guide will show you what today’s elite MBA admissions offices seek in winning business school applications.

Free GMAT Math Book
If you need to brush up on some math fundamentals, here’s a free GMAT math book for you from the GMAT Club. Think of it as Math 101 — you won’t get much by the way of GMAT test-taking strategies, but it does have some good math review all in one place.

 

GMAT Prep Books

If you’ve ever had the experience of standing in a bookstore looking at the rows and rows of test prep study guides and materials (or even just browsing online), you’ve probably felt incredibly overwhelmed. Well, good news. We’ve done the hard work for you and identified the most effective books out there — specifically books that are heavy on representative GMAT practice problems and answer explanations and lighter on superfluous content review (that’s what the Dominate the GMAT video lessons are for, after all!).

If you’re enrolled in a Dominate the GMAT test prep course (Gold or Platinum Package), the relevant books are already included with your tuition. If you’re going through it alone, check out the following books and determine which will be the best for you:

The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2018 Textbook GMAT Official Guide 2018: Book + Online, by the Graduate Management Admission Council.
This book is the only one on the market written by the creators of the GMAT. It contains more than 900 actual GMAT questions from previous tests, a full-length diagnostic test, and a brief review of the major content areas tested on the GMAT. This new 2018 edition contains 130 never-before-seen questions with full explanations to enhance your level of preparation. A companion website allows you to create your own practice tests focused on the areas you need to improve.
Ace the GMAT textbook Ace the GMAT: Mastering the GMAT in 40 Short Days, by Brandon Royal.
This book is based on the premise that test-takers who score high on the GMAT exam do so by understanding how to solve a finite number of the most important kinds of problems that appear on the GMAT. In addition to comprehensive coverage of all seven major problem types including Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning, this manual also provides in-depth analysis of 194 multiple-choice problems and 6 essay questions.
Ace the GMAT Math textbook Ace the GMAT Math, by Brandon Royal.
For students primarily focused on honing their skills on the quantitative portion of the GMAT, this book contains the excerpted math sections from the parent title Ace the GMATAce the GMAT Math will help readers develop the skills and mindset needed to score high on the quantitative section of the GMAT exam. Each hand-selected problem comes with a Classification, Snapshot, and Chili Rating, as well as detailed answer explanations.
Ace the GMAT Verbal Textbook Ace the GMAT Verbal, by Brandon Royal.
For students primarily focused on honing their skills on the verbal portion of the GMAT, this book contains the excerpted verbal sections from the parent title Ace the GMAT. Ace the GMAT Verbal will help readers develop the skills and mindset needed to score high on the quantitative section of the GMAT exam. Each hand-selected problem comes with a Classification, Snapshot, and Chili Rating, as well as detailed answer explanations.

The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2018 textbook GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book + Online, by the Graduate Management Admission Council.
Written by the creators of the GMAT for students primarily focused on improving their skills on the quantitative portion of the GMAT, this book contains 300 Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions (including 45 brand new questions) from past GMAT tests to help you hone your math and reasoning skills. A companion website allows you to create your own practice tests.
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018 textbook GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book + Online, by the Graduate Management Admission Council.
Written by the creators of the GMAT for students primarily focused on improving their skills on the verbal portion of the GMAT, this book contains 300 Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning questions (including 45 brand new questions) from past GMAT tests to help you hone your written and verbal skills. A companion website allows you to create your own practice tests.
Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive, by Bara Sapir and Karen Van Hoek.
For students looking to beef up their GMAT verbal score, this Sentence Correction intensive features 200+ sample questions, effective approaches for non-native English speakers, and fool-proof techniques for mastering each type of GMAT S.C. question. Moreover, the “Full Potential” section addresses all the psychological and emotional processes involved in test-taking.


Miscellaneous Resources

Expert Guide: Life After Your MBA
Flexibility is one of the major benefits of the Master of Business Administration degree. The broad business curriculum coupled with specializations in areas such as entrepreneurship, marketing, or finance, allow students to develop skill sets applicable across industries. Once the diploma is in hand, keep an eye out for the following potential career paths, salaries and job growth for related occupations.

Financing Your MBA: Scholarship Opportunities and Resources
Financing an MBA is not an impossible task — scholarships are an excellent avenue to alleviate costs associated with a graduate degree. In this guide by GoGrad.org, you can search various types of scholarships available to MBA students including women, minorities, and veterans, find tips for creating a standout application and review additional scholarship resources.