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GMAT Prep - College Freshman

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Bestmiler Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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GMAT Prep - College Freshman

Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:58 pm
Is freshman year in college to early to start studying for the GMAT? (it might be too early cuz the test can change)

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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:13 pm
Bestmiler wrote:
Is freshman year in college to early to start studying for the GMAT? (it might be too early cuz the test can change)
Freshman year of college is probably too early to take the GMAT, unless you plan on getting an MBA directly out of college.

Your scores are good for 5 years; it shouldn't matter whether the test changes during the 5 years your score is valid--schools should still accept them.

I would recommend taking the GMAT in your senior year. Believe me, it gets tough to find time to study once you start working.

Best of luck!

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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:35 pm
I had asked about studying, not taking the test. I do plan to take the test my senior year or 1 year after graduation.

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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:42 pm
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I had asked about studying, not taking the test. I do plan to take the test my senior year or 1 year after graduation.
My apologies for misreading your question.

Yes, it would be premature to start studying for the GMAT now if you are planning to take the exam during your senior year or after graduation. As you correctly assumed, it's quite likely that the questions tested or format of the exam will evolve over the next few years.

I recommend that you start studying for your test 3-4 months prior to the date you intend on taking the test. This is the right amount of time to do a thorough preparation, while allowing the material you've covered to stay fresh in your mind. What often happens to folks who spend a really long time studying is that they start to forget things they've learned.

I hope I've answered your question. Best of luck!

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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:01 am
I agree...you don't need to study for 3 years to get ready for the GMAT! A few months is plenty.

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