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GMAT - Pursue your MBA

Prepare for the GMAT with the only GMAT Test Prep Course sponsored by SMU. Prepare for the GMAT with Dallas’s most trusted university.

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Join the hundreds of successful MBA students who have benefitted from the University Test Prep GMAT Prep Course. We will help you improve your skills, confidence, and score, and gain admission into the MBA program of your choice.

Participants receive 24 hours of expert in-classroom instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the questions most typically seen on the GMAT. You will also strengthen the critical reasoning skills tested on the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT.

The GMAT Test Prep course includes expert instruction, a proven format, course materials, and access to diagnostic exams in one convenient, affordable package.

  1. Expert Instructors: University Test Prep uses highly trained test prep instructors. Our experienced instructors have aced the GMAT and care about helping you achieve your goal.
  2. Proven strategies: University Test Prep’s program was developed by exam prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.
  3. Superior Materials: The GMAT Prep Course includes The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition – the most recent publication from the official GMAT provider, and the GMAT Course Workbook, designed to supplement the classroom lessons.
  4. Convenient Schedule Options: SMU Test Prep courses are conveniently held on the campus of SMU, in Dallas, Texas. Live-Online classes offer alternative schedules and the added convenience of preparing anywhere at any time.
  5. Value: The course fee includes all course materials and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

Choose the Format That Works For You.

GMAT Test Prep classes are offered on campus in Dallas and online, giving you the option to choose the format and schedule that works best for you. Our classroom programs give you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting, while our Live-Online programs provide you with the flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time.

The Live-Online GMAT Prep classes are the same great program as the traditional GMAT Prep class, delivered online. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and provide the added benefit of watching class recordings at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

Who Should Take the SMU GMAT Test Prep Class?

The SMU GMAT Prep class is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other business-related advanced degree within the next five years. This course is ideal for anyone who has been out of school for a few years and for current undergraduate students looking for assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GMAT. In addition to MBA programs, those pursuing Master’s and doctoral degrees in business, economics, accounting, or other related fields of study may be required to sit for the GMAT.

Quantitative Topics include:

  • strategies for handling math questions in the confusing data sufficiency format
  • techniques for picking numbers for Yes/No questions in data sufficiency format
  • approaches to math questions presented in abstract form
  • tactics for translating difficult real-world word problems into algebraic expressions or equations

Verbal Topics include:

  • spotting correct idiomatic speech in sentence completion problems
  • understanding the key components of arguments in critical reasoning problems
  • answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage

Integrated Reasoning Topics Include:

  • Interpreting data from tables, graphs, text, and other sources
  • Dealing with multiple questions about the same data
  • Analyzing data from multiple columns for Two-Part Analysis questions

General Topics Include:

  • mastering time management skills
  • minimizing test anxiety
  • identifying common distracters

The SMU Test Prep program is a partner with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps hundreds of students at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly-trained top quality instructors.

Hear what others have had to say:

  • I am so glad I decided to sign up for this class! I feel so much more ready to take the GMAT. (My) professor was amazing and so nice and helpful.
  • I didn't expect to get this much out of the class, I just thought it would be strategies, but I learned to look at problems in a new way.
  • This is a great class. I learned a lot of information in a short period of time. (I’m) glad that (the University) offers this test prep program.

The live-online classes are instructor-led and meet at specified times. The entire class is delivered online. The GMAT course covers the Math, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT. By combining the visual, auditory, and tactile learning strategies used by adults, the course offers participants the opportunity to dissect each component of the GMAT and identify the factors, patterns, and strategies required to achieve a high score on the questions in that component. In-class exercises are provided so that course participants can move from theory to practice and enhance their capabilities. There are no grades given during the course and homework is recommended but not required. The "final grade" in the course is the participant's numerical performance on the GMAT. You will learn easy-to-use strategies to tackle each question format. Strategies for working problems without a calculator and strategies for using your answer choices to solve the problem will be emphasized. Word problems will be continuously discussed throughout the course.

SMU Test Prep offers discounts for SMU alumni, staff, faculty and students. For more information, please call 214-SMU-CAPE (768-2273).