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Veritas Prep was the first to offer GMAT prep in Chicago directly from an instructor who has scored in the 99th percentile. Combine that with 36 hours of in-class instruction, 12-full length practice tests, unlimited homework support and a complete free retake, and you can see that Veritas Prep offers the most bullish GMAT class in Chicago. Scroll down to find the best Chicago GMAT course for you.

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I literally could not have asked for a better teacher. I have no idea where they pulled this guy out of, but most likely from a magician's hat. The dude is a wizard, and better than were most of my teachers at Harvard
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I used to think the GMAT was 90% knowledge and 10% strategy. By the end of the course, I had come to realize that the reverse is actually true!
-Michael B.


My experience with Veritas was phenomenal. The material they sent me prior to the course was thorough and taught me a lot. Plus my instructor kept the class fun and exciting.
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I just can't see how another test prep course could be more complete. Also the ability to retake the course within a year is an incredible bonus.
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February 24 - April 2

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A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

February 29 - April 5

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A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
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Feb 24 - Apr 2 M/Th 7pm - 10pm (CST)

Aaron Pond
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Feb 29 - Apr 5 S/Su 9am - 12pm (CST)

Anthony Ritz
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Veritas Prep has the right Chicago GMAT prep course opportunities to help you prepare for this critical exam. For students or professionals planning to apply to an MBA program at a school like The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business, or Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, the GMAT is an important exam.

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council and has been the most commonly used exam with regards to MBA admissions for over 60 years. In fact, many MBA enrollments are determined based on a qualifying GMAT score. 

What does the GMAT cover?

The Analytical Writing assessment only contains one question, which you must answer within 30 minutes. In this section, you're required to read and evaluate a given argument. Your response must be well thought out and clearly organized. You do not need any specific knowledge on the topic when writing your response because you are not presenting your own argument. You are critiquing an argument that has already been provided to you. This section tests you on your ability to express your thoughts clearly and identify important supporting ideas of an argument. If you'd like to brush up on your ability to express your ideas clearly, a Chicago GMAT course or class can provide you with guided practice.

The Integrated Reasoning section consists of 12 questions which you must finish in 30 minutes. This section assesses your ability to understand data presented to you in number, text, and graphic form. You must be able to use multiple sources of information to evaluate and solve a problem. There are four types of questions in the section, multi-source reasoning, table analysis, graphic interpretation, and two-part analysis. Multi-source reasoning questions require you to use information from graphics and tables to analyze and answer questions. Table analysis questions require you to use tabular data to identify which information is relevant to the problem. Graphical interpretation questions evaluate you on your capacity to draw inferences and determine relationships between multiple sources of information. Two-part analysis questions require you to solve several simultaneous equations. A Chicago GMAT course or class is an excellent resource for students who would like to practice how to do these types of questions more efficiently.

The Quantitative Reasoning section is comprised of 31 multiple-choice questions which you must answer in 62 minutes. This section is comprised of two types of questions: problem-solving and data sufficiency. In problem-solving questions, you must use your critical and logical reasoning skills to solve a problem and choose the best response from one of five choices. Data sufficiency problems evaluate your ability to analyze a problem, determine which information is relevant, and identify if there is sufficient data to solve the problem. This section does require you to have a basic knowledge of arithmetic and foundational understanding of algebraic and geometric concepts. However, this is not a mathematics test. It is assessing your ability to solve problems of a quantitative nature. A Chicago GMAT course or class can help you hone these skills and gain confidence in your abilities.

The final portion of the GMAT is the Verbal Reasoning section, which consists of 36 questions which you must finish in 65 minutes. There are three question types in this section: Reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. For reading comprehension questions, you will be given a passage to read. You must be able to answer questions about this passage, draw conclusions about the main ideas, and apply them to a different context. Critical reasoning questions measure your capacity to make or evaluate an argument and create or critique a plan of action. These are based on a shorter reading passage which is usually less than 100 words. Typically, the question will ask you which of the five response options strengthens or weakens an argument. For sentence correction questions, you'll be given a sentence, part of which will be underlined. Beneath your sentence will be five new ways of phrasing the underlined section of the statement. You must choose the answer that creates the most proper sentence. If your skills need to be improved in these areas, a Chicago GMAT course could be the resource you need to feel confident in your ability to ace this section.

Are there other considerations to be aware of when deciding if I should take advantage of a Chicago GMAT prep course?

The GMAT has some unfamiliar rules you may be unaware of. For example, when you walk in on exam day, you will be given the option to choose which test sequence you would like to take. This gives you the opportunity to take the GMAT sections in the order that you desire. However, you only have a few minutes to make the decision, so it would be wise to weigh the pros and cons of the different orders before you show up for your test.

Another example is the ability to see your unofficial score at the end of your exam. You can choose whether or not your GMAT score is recorded at that point. You only have a few minutes to make this decision as well, so making a determination of what score range you find acceptable before you walk into your exam would be beneficial. A Chicago GMAT course, class, or tutor could help you make this decision by going over the pros and cons of the various choices and ensure you aren't surprised by these kinds of rules when you walk into your test.

What are the benefits of the various Chicago GMAT prep course options offered by Veritas Prep?

When you choose Veritas Prep to study for your GMAT, we offer three different types of Chicago prep courses to choose from. These options are a self-guided online course. Live classes, or private GMAT tutors. Each of these options has been designed by Veritas Prep to help you earn the best score possible on your GMAT, but each offers different benefits. Let's take a closer look at the different options we offer.

When you sign up for a self-guided Chicago GMAT course through Veritas Prep, you gain access to interactive, high-quality video lessons which cover every subject you need to know to prepare for your GMAT. You are able to access these videos on your computer, tablet, or even your smartphone. In addition, you will receive a diagnostic test to show you where you should begin focusing in order to maximize your potential score on the exam. You also can take full practice tests, as well as thousands of practice problems to help you become familiar with the format of the GMAT exam. If you ever have a question and you need clarification on a topic, you have access to live homework help from expert instructors. A self-guided GMAT course is an excellent option for students who prefer to learn independently and at their own pace.

If you decide to take a live Chicago GMAT class, you will receive 36 hours of life GMAT instruction over a period of six weeks. GMAT instructors in the live classes are guaranteed to have scored in the 99th percentile on the GMAT exam. If you are a social learner, taking advantage of our live classes may be the right choice for you since you can interact with your instructors and your peers during class sessions. In addition to live instruction, you also receive the same access to the video lessons, practice tests, and study materials found in the self-guided GMAT course. This provides you with the opportunity for both independent study sessions and structured class opportunities.

If neither of these options works for you, a private GMAT tutor may be the answer. When you are connected to a tutor through Veritas Prep, you gain the advantage of one-on-one individual attention. This gives you the opportunity to have customized lessons which focus on your specific needs. Your private teacher can monitor your progress. As your skills change, your private instructor can adjust your sessions on new areas of need. Students who sign up to work with tutors also gain the same study materials found in the self-guided course and live classes. This option allows you to have extreme flexibility as you prepare for the GMAT.

Why should I choose Veritas Prep for my GMAT Prep course or class?

When you choose Veritas Prep to help you as you study for the GMAT, you have the flexibility to select the type of instruction which best fits your learning style and your busy schedule. Additionally, you can be connected to instructors who are top-scorers of the GMAT exam, which can provide you with valuable insight into exactly how to study and prepare for this critical test. Making it to this point in your education or career is an accomplishment you can be proud of. You have already invested so much effort and time, so it makes sense to take advantage of all the resources at your disposal so you can walk into your GMAT with the confidence of earning your best possible score. If you're ready to invest in your future, give Veritas Prep a call so we can connect you to outstanding Chicago GMAT prep opportunities.

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Education: BA, Brigham Young University | MBA, Brigham Young University | Doctoral coursework, University of Utah
Aaron Pond truly loves connecting with his students who count on Aaron to be a mentor, a friend, and a resource throughout the entire MBA application process. While the GMAT isn’t rocket science, Aaron could do that as well after receiving his undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from BYU. Since then, Aaron graduated first in his MBA cohort (also from BYU), and finished his doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership at the University of Utah. Aaron’s engaging teaching style and creative methodologies help students look at questions from a totally different perspective, turning horrendous problems into simple, 20-second solutions.
Even though Aaron has read all of the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings books in German (which seems like one of those “genius-y” type of things), Aaron likes to say, The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner. (Gordon B. Hinckley) As Aaron explains, “It is not just super-geniuses who ace the GMAT. It takes a balanced, calculated approach and it certainly takes work, but anybody can drastically improve their score.”

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Aaron was a great teacher.
Aaron was a great teacher. He knows great techniques that  will help you improve your GMAT score. Thanks to Veritas Prep and Aaron, I'm a second year MBA student at one of the nation’s top MBA programs  and already have a full time job offer for when I finish my second year. I recommend Veritas Prep and Aaron to all my friends.

I really could feel like he cared about each student
My teacher Aaron went out of his way and put in extra time and effort to make sure all my questions were answered. He took time in each class to make sure each student understood the concepts clearly and still moved at an appropriate pace.  I really could feel like he cared about each student, not just his contract with Veritas Prep.

I haven't seen an instructor as well prepared as he is.
Our instructor Aaron Pond is a great guy always concerned with each student in our individual needs. I haven't seen an instructor as well prepared as he is.

BS, Georgia Tech
JD, Georgetown
Anthony Ritz: he’s really, really skilled at chess (he’s a U.S. Chess Federation-rated Expert), so unless you have some serious Gambit Game, we’d recommend you avoid facing him on the chessboard, and instead, take advantage of his exceptional math mind.  A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and a graduate of Georgia Tech and Georgetown Law, Anthony’s passionate about getting his students to the GMAT score they want.
“It’s great to be able to show people that math on the GMAT isn’t really about grinding harder or being a genius. It’s about understanding what’s really important and then combining that realization with a skill set that every prospective MBA student is capable of possessing. It’s exciting stuff!”
Anthony’s track record speaks for itself (he’s helped students lift their scores by as much as 230 points), and honestly -- he’s just a great guy.  But again, for the sake of your own self-esteem, ask him about his cats, talk to him about the Braves… but if you’re killing time with him between lessons, avoid the chessboard.

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Anthony is a fantastic teacher!
Anthony is a fantastic teacher! He is not only great at getting the concepts across, but also changing the way you think about numbers and logic in general.  He changed the way I will add, subtract, and multiply for the rest of my life! You can tell by the way he talks and teaches that he genuinely cares about his students and our success.

He always went above and beyond
My instructor, Anthony Ritz, was absolutely amazing. He is very knowledgeable on the test material and takes pride in making sure each class member understands each problem type. He has an endless book of tricks that he is able to articulate in a very easy to remember way. I emailed and instant messaged him many times during the week, outside of class, and he was always quick to respond with multiple ways to look at problems that were confusing me. He always went above and beyond to ensure that everyone was clear on what was going to be tested. He always offered to stay late to review any additional problems that may be confusing.

You never feel like your time is being wasted.
I took a 6 week GMAT course with Anthony Ritz and was so impressed by the professionalism of Veritas instructors. Anthony is one of those super-humans, who received perfect scores on every standardized test from the LSAT to the GMAT to the GRE. My past experience with SAT tutors was to stay away from the wiz kids because they didn't know how to teach/translate their genius, but Anthony does. His lessons were content rich, but contained added bonuses like calculation shortcuts and tricks to approaching problems. Anthony edited many of the Veritas books, so his familiarity with them is impressive. He knows exactly which problems are most challenging so he cherry picks the best examples to work through in class. You never feel like your time is being wasted.

BA, University of Washington
After receiving her degree in Physiology from the University of Washington, Erika took what she thought would be a short-term position teaching at a private tutoring academy while she finished her grad school applications. Several years and many score reports later, she was directing the academy, developing all new curricula for a wealth of standardized tests, and loving every minute of it. When an opportunity arose to write test content for an edtech company in Boston, Massachusetts, she bade the Pacific Northwest farewell and took a harrowing cross-country plane ride with her two very unhappy cats (for concerned readers, they have since forgiven her).
Since arriving in the Northeast, Erika has contributed to writing and editing thousands of GMAT and GRE questions and explanations, hundreds of lessons, and a growing number of instructional YouTube videos. She uses her experience being a testmaker to teach her students how to truly think like one — a process that not only yields impressive score improvements, but also empowers students to develop long-lasting critical thinking habits.
In her spare time, Erika enjoys making the most of her tiny kitchen and scoping out new taco joints. She still hasn’t finished a single grad school application, but at this point, she’d much rather help you with yours!