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GMAC Release First Sample Integrated Reasoning Questions for the New GMAT

GMAC Release First Sample Integrated Reasoning Questions for the New GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has announced that those who take the GMAT between November 19 and November 24 will be among the first to see examples of the GMAT’s new Integrated Reasoning questions in a live test setting. This will strictly be for the purpose of evaluating the questions, and will have no bearing on students’ official GMAT scores. Anyone who completes the sample questions and fill outs a short online survey the next day will receive a $25 credit for their time.

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Official Guide for GMAT Review Now More Accessible Than Ever

Official Guide for GMAT Review Now More Accessible Than Ever

Last week the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the people behind the GMAT, announced the release of the Official Guide for GMAT Review series of digital talking books, making the popular GMAT prep material more accessible for the visually impaired. The new books provide the exact same GMAT preparation material found in the printed GMAT study guides.

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GMAT Courses Start Around the World Next Week!

GMAT Courses Start Around the World Next Week!

Attention Round 2 and Round 3 applicants! If you still need to take the GMAT, of if you’re not happy with your current score, we have GMAT prep classes starting around the world next week!

If you’re applying to business school this year, hopefully by now you have already beaten the GMAT and are able to focus on the rest of your applications. If not, there’s still time to properly prepare for the exam, get a competitive score, and complete your business school applications this year. But, time is running out, so you’d better start your test preparation now.

Five Tips for the GMAT Self-Study Student

Five Tips for the GMAT Self-Study Student

While Veritas Prep is obviously in the business of getting paid to provide GMAT preparation services, we know that a lot of our fans have chosen the self-study path for their GMAT prep. In fact, most of us here at Veritas Prep HQ chose the self-study route when we took the GMAT (and the rest have taken a Veritas Prep course!).

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Introducing Our New GMAT Essentials Course!

Introducing Our New GMAT Essentials Course!

For the past eight years we have helped tens of thousands of students prepare for the GMAT. Not only have we helped students by knowing the GMAT better than anyone, but also by constantly staying innovative with our GMAT prep curriculum. That innovative spirit is behind our newest course format, The Essentials Course.

Veritas Prep GMAT Books Now on the iPad!

Veritas Prep GMAT Books Now on the iPad!

Like your iPad? Love doing well on the GMAT? You’re in luck… Veritas Prep’s industry-leading GMAT prep books are now available for download on the iPad! Now, test-takers can develop customized study programs using individual downloadable books from the most comprehensive GMAT prep course ever created.

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GMAT Prep Courses Start This Week!

GMAT Prep Courses Start This Week!

If you’re applying to business school this year, hopefully by now you have a great GMAT score under your belt. If not, there’s still time to properly prepare for the exam, get a competitive score, and complete your business school applications this year. But, you’d better start your test preparation now to give yourself enough time.

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Preparing for the GMAT Online Just Got Easier!

Preparing for the GMAT Online Just Got Easier!

Since 2002, tens of thousands of business school applicants have chosen Veritas Prep to help them achieve their maximum potential on the GMAT. In 90+ cities worldwide, every year more and more students find out what makes the Veritas Prep strategy for GMAT mastery the best in the industry.

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Three Reasons to Retake the GMAT While You Can

Three Reasons to Retake the GMAT While You Can

We’re just two months away from the first Round 1 deadlines for the 2010-2011 MBA admissions season, and one question that we frequently receive at this time of year is, “I took the GMAT and scored X… Should I take it again before I apply?”

Enrolling in the Best GMAT Prep Course Just Got Easier!

Enrolling in the Best GMAT Prep Course Just Got Easier!

By popular demand, today we introduce something that will surely bring a smile to the face of anyone who’s ever wanted to pay Tuesday for their hamburger today: Now you can enroll in any Veritas Prep GMAT class and pay in three monthly installments!

Go Around the World with Veritas Prep and Win $5,000 in Prizes + 40% Off a GMAT Course!

Go Around the World with Veritas Prep and Win $5,000 in Prizes + 40% Off a GMAT Course!


To celebrate the worldwide reach of our GMAT courses (we have 87 locations in 16 countries and offer live online courses) we are hosting an Around the World Facebook photo contest! Everyone is invited to submit a picture of themselves wearing a Veritas Prep t-shirt or holding Veritas Prep books and the person with the picture that receives the most votes will get his or her choice of the following prizes:

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Summer GMAT Prep Classes Start Next Week!

Summer GMAT Prep Classes Start Next Week!

We thought we’d take a quick break holiday (what, you didn’t get July 5 off??) to let you know that we have GMAT prep classes starting around the world next week! If you’re planning to apply to a top business school this coming fall, now is the perfect time to get started on your GMAT preparation.

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Introducing Veritas Prep's GMAT Prep Books!

Introducing Veritas Prep's GMAT Prep Books!


We have big news to announce! Today, on our 8th birthday, we introduce our GMAT prep books for individual purchase! These are the same books that we use in our industry-leading 42-hour GMAT prep course, and they contain everything that tens of thousands of students have learned in a Veritas Prep class.

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Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Your GMAT Preparation

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Your GMAT Preparation

It only comes six times a year, when the planets align and our GMAT prep classes start around the world on the same week! If you’re planning to apply to a top MBA program this coming fall (or even if you’re just starting to think about it), this is the perfect time to start preparing for the GMAT.

Happening Today: What the GMAT Can (and Cannot) Do For Your MBA Candidacy

Happening Today: What the GMAT Can (and Cannot) Do For Your MBA Candidacy

At 12:00 PM U.S. Pacific time today, Veritas Prep co-founder and CEO Chad Troutwine will conduct a live online seminar titled “What the GMAT Can (and Cannot) Do For Your MBA Candidacy.” Chad’s presentation is part if the Association of the first annual Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) Graduate Admissions Virtual Summit. There’s still time to register here!

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Separating Fact from Hysteria in MBA Admissions

Separating Fact from Hysteria in MBA Admissions

They say hysteria sells. And it sure does, or at least it did, back in the 1980s, when Def Leppards’ Hysteria went on to sell more than 20 million copies worldwide after its release in 1987. The name “Hysteria” was inspired by the surge in media coverage caused by drummer Rick Allen’s Dec. 31 1984 car accident. While Allen’s accident was devastating (he would rebound to drum on Hysteria, and is still with the band today, despite only having one arm) the worldwide “hysteria” caused by his accident dwarfed the event itself, to the band’s bemusement.

Snowpocalypse 2010 and the GMAT

Snowpocalypse 2010 and the GMAT

(Today we share a “GMAT war story” from KJ, a recent Veritas Prep student who was recently accepted to multiple top-ranked business schools. If you think you’re stressed about taking the GMAT, just read what she went through to make her test happen during the blizzard that rocked the DC area in February!)

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Now Hiring: Vice President of Kaplan Acquisition

Now Hiring: Vice President of Kaplan Acquisition

We’re growing! Veritas Prep is seeking a Vice President of Kaplan Acquisition to work in our Malibu, California headquarters, on an as-yet-unnamed secret project. Veritas Prep is the largest privately owned GMAT preparation and admissions consulting company in the world. We offer our renowned GMAT courses in more than 90 cities on five continents and employ nearly 150 admissions experts from the world

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GMAT Prep Classes Start Worldwide Tonight!

GMAT Prep Classes Start Worldwide Tonight!


Today is one of those extra exciting days at Veritas Prep HQ, when GMAT prep classes start in dozens of cities worldwide (and in a few other cities, where they start tomorrow night).

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Good Study Tool: GMAT Club's GMAT ToolKit for the iPhone

Good Study Tool: GMAT Club's GMAT ToolKit for the iPhone


Our friends at GMAT Club just earned a pretty impressive distinction when their GMAT Toolkit app was recently featured by Apple on its “What’s Hot” list!

The iPhone app is part of an ongoing project by GMAT Club to create a terrific test prep app through the power of GMAT Club’s community. The ToolKit was originally released several months ago and has since undergone three updates to include additional features requested by users.

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Five Reasons to Take the GMAT Early

Five Reasons to Take the GMAT Early


With our full slate of March GMAT courses right around the corner, one of the most common questions we encounter at this time of year is, “When should I take the GMAT?” Many prospective MBA students know the GMAT is in their near future, but for a variety of reasons, they aren’t sure they want to deal with it just yet.

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Improve Your GMAT Score in Just Two Weeks!

Improve Your GMAT Score in Just Two Weeks!


Sorry, we couldn’t resist creating a “Seven-Minute Abs”-like title. If you’ve landed here while looking for a way to boost your GMAT score in two weeks’ time, you’ve got your work cut out for you. But, we are the GMAT prep experts, and we received this question from an applicant recently, so let’s dig in:

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Get Access to All GMAT Club Tests When You Enroll with Veritas Prep!

Get Access to All GMAT Club Tests When You Enroll with Veritas Prep!


Starting January 26, when you enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT prep course or MBA admissions consulting service through GMAT Club, you will not only save 10% (up to $180 savings), but you’ll also get free access to all 30 of GMAT Club’s online tests — a $79 value!

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Veritas Prep iPhone GMAT Prep App Reaches More Than 50,000 Downloads!

Veritas Prep iPhone GMAT Prep App Reaches More Than 50,000 Downloads!


With our GMAT prep classes starting around the world this week, we were so hard at work that we almost missed a huge milestone: Our Veritas Prep GMAT Practice Quiz iPhone App has been downloaded more than 50,000 on the iTunes store!

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Veritas Prep Co-Founders Named Two of Entrepreneur Magazine's Trailblazers and Trendsetters of 2009

Veritas Prep Co-Founders Named Two of Entrepreneur Magazine's Trailblazers and Trendsetters of 2009


After calling them the “Titans of Testing” in a cover story last year, Entrepreneur Magazine recently named Veritas Prep co-founders Markus Moberg and Chad Troutwine two of its Trailblazers and Trendsetters of 2009, alongside the founders of other hot young companies such as New Belgium Brewing, CollegeHumor, Rockcorps, and Freshbooks.

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GMAT Prep and Admissions: The Best of 2009

GMAT Prep and Admissions: The Best of 2009


There goes another year! As 2009 (and the decade… whatever we’re calling it…) winds down, we thought we’d share some of our most popular posts and most interesting topics from the past 12 months.

Veritas Prep Weighs in on the GMAT vs. GRE Debate on BusinessWeek

Veritas Prep Weighs in on the GMAT vs. GRE Debate on BusinessWeek


In an article on BusinessWeek.com yesterday, BW’s Francesca Di Meglio dug deeper into the “GMAT or GRE?” question. She interviewed several leading experts on the subject, including our own co-founder and CEO, Chad Troutwine.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Veritas Prep!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Veritas Prep!


All of us at Veritas Prep want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. For those of you rushing to get your applications done before the second-round deadlines take a look at our sample MBA essays to see some real-world examples of effective admissions essays.

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What Happens In Vegas… Gets You Into Business School?

What Happens In Vegas… Gets You Into Business School?


For years, the Veritas Prep Intensive Course – 42 hours over 7 days covering our entire GMAT syllabus – has been a popular option for busy professionals who want to block out time to study for the exam. A contributing factor may well be that these courses take place in destination locales: New York City, Miami, London, Honolulu, and Dubai. It is only fitting, then, that we add one of the world’s favorite destinations to this list – that’s right, Veritas Prep is bringing its Intensive Course to Las Vegas!


The course format – classes meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., then 2 to 5 p.m. after a lunch break – allows energetic students to enjoy some of the famous Las Vegas nightlife, or spend some quality time in the evenings completing homework to discuss the next day.
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What We're Thankful For

What We're Thankful For


For whatever reason, there seems to be a little more emphasis on people pausing at Thanksgiving to truly consider what we’re thankful for this season. This is great news. While we all can get caught up in the stress of trying to get ahead at work or (if you’re reading this blog) trying to get into a world-class graduate school, it’s healthy to stop now and then and realize just how good most of us have it.

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Five Things GMAC Wants You to Know About the GMAT

Five Things GMAC Wants You to Know About the GMAT


A couple of weeks ago we posted some key learnings from the GMAC Test Prep Summit in New York City. While we wanted to post the most GMAT-relevant information as quickly as possible, there were a few more insights that we picked up that we wanted to share here.

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Should I Cancel My GMAT Score?

Should I Cancel My GMAT Score?

We get this question a lot at Veritas Prep HQ, and it usually comes from an applicant who is just days (or hours) away from taking the GMAT. While you will ideally feel 100% confident walking into the test center after doing enough GMAT preparation, the reality is that you will likely face at least some pangs of doubt unless you’re a master test taker.

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition: We Review the Quant Section

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition: We Review the Quant Section


A little while ago in this space, we published a review of our findings from the verbal section of the newly-released Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th edition. At the end of that post, we promised a similar review of the quantitative questions. If you have been patiently waiting for that installment, then an explanation is certainly in order. Why the delay: Well, quite simply, we didn’t follow our own advice.

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Thank you for believing in us, Stanley Kaplan

Thank you for believing in us, Stanley Kaplan

“I have to let you know; I’m not a very good standardized test taker.”

If you’ve ever taught a test preparation class, you’ve heard this introduction-slash-disclaimer multiple times as students have entered your classroom for the first time. If you’re reading this space to learn how to become a better standardized test taker, you may have uttered these words to yourself recently. In a society that becomes more quantitatively-oriented by the day (as evidence, someone somewhere can give you a percentage by which that quantitative orientation increases day by day), standardized tests are a major determinant in the academic and professional opportunities available to those who seek them. The high stakes nature of those exams builds stress, and that stress more often than not snowballs, bringing down a student’s performance level and creating additional stress on the next standardized test.

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Success Story Part 8: “The Final Days and The Takeaways”

Success Story Part 8: “The Final Days and The Takeaways”

(This is the last in an eight-part series of blog posts in which Julie DeLoyd, a Veritas Prep GMAT alumna-turned-instructor, will tell the story of her experience through the MBA admissions process. Julie will begin her MBA program at Chicago Booth this fall. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7 to learn Julie’s whole story.)

Announcing More Free Trial GMAT Classes!

Announcing More Free Trial GMAT Classes!

After the amazing success or our first free trial GMAT classes earlier this summer, we have added more to the schedule between now and early October. These trial classes give you a terrific opportunity to meet your Veritas Prep GMAT instructor and get a taste of what makes Veritas Prep’s GMAT prep curriculum so much more effective than the other leading companies’ offerings.

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Success Story Part 7: “My! What a distinguished fellow…”

Success Story Part 7: “My! What a distinguished fellow…”

(This is the seventh in a series of blog posts in which Julie DeLoyd, a Veritas Prep GMAT alumna-turned-instructor, will tell the story of her experience through the MBA admissions process. Julie will begin her MBA program at Chicago Booth this fall. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 to learn Julie’s whole story.)

Success Story Part 6: “The D-Day Trilogy (+1)”

Success Story Part 6: “The D-Day Trilogy (+1)”

(This is the sixth in a series of blog posts in which Julie DeLoyd, a Veritas Prep GMAT alumna-turned-instructor, will tell the story of her experience through the MBA admissions process. Julie will begin her MBA program at Chicago Booth this fall. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 to learn Julie’s whole story.)

Five Things You Should Know About the GMAT but Don't

Five Things You Should Know About the GMAT but Don't

Recently we conducted an informal poll of business school applicants preparing for the GMAT. We wanted to learn more about what GMAT students know — and what they don’t know — about the exam. Some of the results surprised us. It turns out that there are some critically importance details about the GMAT that many students do not know, and, even more dangerously, there are some myths out there that need to be dispelled.

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Success Story Part 5: The Wait (Take a load off Annie…)

Success Story Part 5: The Wait (Take a load off Annie…)

(This is the fifth in a series of blog posts in which Julie DeLoyd, a Veritas Prep GMAT alumna-turned-instructor, will tell the story of her experience through the MBA admissions process. Julie will begin her MBA program at Chicago Booth this fall. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 to learn Julie’s whole story.)