Likelihood of 710GMAT

This topic has expert replies
Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Posts: 131
Joined: 05 May 2008
Thanked: 1 times

Likelihood of 710GMAT

by Mclaughlin » Wed May 14, 2008 5:55 pm
I just took the free Kaplan GMAT practice test and scored 530 without any real math or verbal studying and review.

In y'alls experience, what is the likelihood I could get in the 700 range after taking a class and studying and practicing. I guess I'm asking what the average score increase is if were to study really hard.

I read somewhere that it's easier to go from 550 to 700 than 650 to 700.

anyway, I was just wondering how much people can actually improve. (obviously taking into account study aids/time/practice)

User avatar
Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Posts: 418
Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Thanked: 24 times

by Prasanna » Wed May 14, 2008 6:19 pm
There is no thumb rule on how much a person can improve. Much depends on your capabilities and prep. Your target score is very much within reach.

Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Posts: 131
Joined: 05 May 2008
Thanked: 1 times

by Mclaughlin » Wed May 14, 2008 6:21 pm
THANK YOU!! I hope so! I love this forum I feel so much support from people dont know. I'd love to hear other people's opinions too!

Legendary Member
Posts: 1018
Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Thanked: 86 times
Followed by:6 members

by mayonnai5e » Thu May 15, 2008 4:59 am
Look at my signature for my cat scores and my final result. The largest difference was a 180 point spread.

As Prasanna has said, it depends on your capabilities, motivation and preparation.
https://www.beatthegmat.com/my-blog-erro ... t4899.html
550 =\ ...560 =\... 650 =) ...570 =( ...540 =*( ...680 =P ... 670 =T ...=T... 650 =T ...700 =) ..690 =) ...710 =D ...GMAT 720 DING!! ;D

Learn more about me

GMAT/MBA Expert

User avatar
GMAT Instructor
Posts: 3225
Joined: 08 Jan 2008
Location: Toronto
Thanked: 1710 times
Followed by:613 members
GMAT Score:800

by [email protected] » Thu May 15, 2008 12:59 pm
A prep course is a great idea, but it's really practice that seals the deal.

As a long-time Kaplan teacher, I've definitely seen improvement of 200+ points. I've also seen people come in with a 550 and leave with a 570.

Make sure you utilize all the resources offered by the course (including your instructor, if you need help with content, strategies or your study plan) and practice consistently. 1 hour a night every night is far better prep than nothing during the week and 15 hours on the weekend.
Image

Stuart Kovinsky | Kaplan GMAT Faculty | Toronto

Kaplan Exclusive: The Official Test Day Experience | Ready to Take a Free Practice Test? | Kaplan/Beat the GMAT Member Discount
BTG100 for $100 off a full course

Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Posts: 33
Joined: 11 Apr 2008
Thanked: 3 times

by mwilliams » Thu May 15, 2008 10:02 pm
edit: cleared