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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for insight to the GMAT test and grad schools in the area. I didn't take the test right after school, which might have been a mistake, but it's something I would like to accomplish this fall/winter. So, to all those that have taken the test:

Did you use study materials?
Which study materials did you find most helpful?
Did you take the KAPLAN, etc. courses and were they worth the money?

I bought some books, KAPLAN and Barron's, and it seems like this test is a whole different animal. I did very well on standardized tests in the past but I have a feeling that's not going to help me much here. Any tips/insight/suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Ok....

how about the LSAT? I know we have some law school students on CLSB...
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The GMAT is something I am not looking forward to. I've been out of school a long time, and looking to go back.

Ugh, it's gonna suck.

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I'm hoping to write my GMAT and LSAT very soon. I'd like to make spring application deadlines which shouldn't be a problem. I would be full time if I went to law school, or combined my MBA with a law degree, part time if I just go for the MBA.

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I took GMAT before I went to Kellogg
I took one class and then studied on my own about a month before taking the test. Got a 700 test score.

Depending on how you learn best, a class can help or hurt you. GMAT books and practice exams helped me more than the class did. Classes aren't cheap, as I am sure you have found. I'd start with a good GMAT prep book - look for one that suits your style. If you feel good after that, take the test. If not, either look at another book or take a class. Do at least one book all the way through first. i made the mistake of jumping into a class.

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I'm hoping to write my GMAT and LSAT very soon. It might be too late to get in for spring, but that's my goal. I would be full time if I went to law school, or combined my MBA with a law degree, part time if I just go for the MBA.
Any target schools in mind?

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Any target schools in mind?
Thanks for the advice, Paul!

Something local so I can stay at home while I'm broke.

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I went to the school and enrolled as a "student at large" Three A's in three classes and a letter of recommendation got me accepted without a GMAT.

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I went to the school and enrolled as a "student at large" Three A's in three classes and a letter of recommendation got me accepted without a GMAT.

That's interesting. I've also been told that for some schools if you score high enough on the LSAT you don't need a GMAT.
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That's interesting. I've also been told that for some schools if you score high enough on the LSAT you don't need a GMAT.

I suck at generalized tests so this was a wonderful option for me. I graduated with my MBA with a 4.0, Delta Mu Delta and couldn't score more than a 20 on an ACT. It's that bad!!!

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In the same boat here. I need to take my GMAT as I plan to aim for that Northwestern bar, too. We'll see how it goes.

FIRST I have to find someone to pay for all of this!!!!!! My company wont pay the cost of Northwestern.... and they dont do partial reimbursement either.

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I just read books and took a practice exam.

For DePaul and Loyola, a score of 550 is fine for admittance. A lower score may get you in with recommendations and good bachelor grades.

U of C and Northwestern usually like a score of 650 for their MBA programs.

Me - I went to Loyola. Due to my Business Admin degree for undergrad, I only had to take 15 classes at Loyola to get my MBA.
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