Preparing for the GMAT or the GRE

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A GRADUATE TEST WITHIN THE PAST (5) YEARSuse the links below to request official results be sent to the MBA Office.

GMAT exam - If you selected FULL-Time as your program of interest, use code 5JC-Z2-12 after logging in to your account at gmac.com.

GMAT exam - If you selected PART-Time as your program of interest, use code 5JC-Z2-29 after logging in to your account at gmac.com.

GRE exam - Login in to your account at ets.org/gre.

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The UVU MBA program accepts either test from applicants. In order to determine which test is best for you to take, use the information below to research the differences between the exams.

All degree-seeking applicants (excepting only those eligible for the GPA waiver) are required to submit a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. 

Both exam scores are considered valid for five years from the testing date. Applicants with scores more than five years old at the time their application will be reviewed will be required to submit new scores. A GMAT score of 550 and above is recommended with a minimum expectation of 500 or higher. GRE scores are easily converted to GMAT scores with the GRE Comparison Tool.

Preparing for the GMAT or GRE exam is like any goal that’s important to you - Start with a plan, execute it, and you’ll succeed!  These exams may seem intimidating at first, but it’s really just a test of the skills you’ve learned over time. Understanding the format, practicing sample questions, and reviewing one section at a time will help you arrive fully prepared on the day of your exam. 

What is the Difference between the GMAT and the GRE?

GMAT - generally taken by students applying to a business school or another management program.

GRE - generally taken by students applying to a graduate program in a liberal arts discipline (for example, fine arts or history).

Both exams test students on verbal, math, and analytical skills.

 

 

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The official website for the GMAT is www.mba.com. The test is offered year-round. On test day, you have three and a half hours to complete the four sections of the GMAT exam which include:

  • Verbal
  • Quantitative
  • Integrative Reasoning
  • Analytical Writing Assessment

Test-takers receive five scores: one for each section, plus a total score. You will also receive a percentile rank for each score.

The cost of the test is $250 (USD) around the world.

Additional details about testing locations and registering for the exam may be found at The GMAT Exam.

Preparing for the GMAT Exam

Students may benefit from some of the test preparation options listed below.

  • GMAT Review 2017 Bundle - self-help study guide ideal for students who are disciplined to complete an individual study plan. Search Google for online retailers such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
  • Face to Face Coursesa great option for students who do better in a classroom learning environment and taught over the span of several weeks.
    • Olympus Test Prep - classes taught in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. (See note below for discount code.)
    • Kaplan - search by zip code to locate class locations.
  • Online courses - particularly convenient for students needing flexibility due to demanding schedules.
    • Magoosh.com - includes video tutorials, practice questions and tests, and the ability to track progress online. Students have spoken highly of this online resource.
    • Beat the GMAT - a blog which includes useful updates about the exam and various preparation guides.

Course Discount Codes - MBA Only

The UVU MBA Office has partnered with a local company, Olympus Test Prep, to administer free practice tests at the UVU Orem campus. Their test preparation classes are also offered at a location near campus.

    • Discount code is for on-ground, face-to-face test prep courses at Olympus Test Prep. Enter one of the following discount codes when registering online.

NOTE: There are many quality training programs that may prepare students for graduate program entrance exams. The UVU MBA program does not specifically endorse any individual company or course.

GRE logo

 

The official website for the GRE is www.ets.org/gre. The test is offered year-round and evaluates potential graduate students in four areas:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Skills

Test-takers receive three scores: one each for verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. It is primarily a computer-based test. It can be given on paper, however, if the computer-based test isn’t available.

The test costs $205 (USD) worldwide.

Testing location and registration may be found at Test Center and Dates.     Send test results directly to UVU by using school code - 4181.

Preparing for the GRE Exam

Many test preparation resources are available with some being listed below.
 
  • Official GRE Super Power Pack 2017 - self-help study guide ideal for students who are disciplined to complete an individual study plan. Search Google for online retailers such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
    • Face to Face Coursesa great option for students who do better in a classroom learning environment and taught over the span of several weeks.
      • Olympus Test Prep - classes taught in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. (See note below for discount code.)
      • Kaplan - search by zip code to locate class locations.
    • Online courses - particularly convenient for students needing flexibility due to demanding schedules.
      • Magoosh.com- includes video tutorials, practice questions and tests, and the ability to track progress online. Students have spoken highly of this online resource.
      • CrunchPrep - a blog which includes useful updates about the exam and various preparation guides.

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