GMAT Prep Class FAQs



GMAT Prep Class FAQs

Class Details

  • 24 hours of instruction
  • Course Covers Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, the Analytical Writing Assessment, and the Integrated Reasoning section
  • Live-Online classes – Weeknight: 8 classes, 3 hours each. Sessions are recorded
  • Classes include a review of mathematics concepts tested on the GMAT
  • Classes include a review of verbal concepts tested on the GMAT
  • Classes are delivered in PowerPoint for clear, well-organized lectures

What makes our class different?

  • Our instructors – We hire and train instructors who know the test and care about helping you succeed.
  • Our curriculum – Our curriculum is specifically designed by test preparation experts, uses actual GMAT questions, and provides an easy to follow preparation plan.
  • We are a JMU program – We are here to provide valuable skills and knowledge.  You know and trust JMU and can be sure we will provide a high quality program.
  • Value – Our classes are competitively priced.

Are materials included? Which books do you use and why?

The course fee includes all class materials.

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition

We use this book because it uses actual GMAT questions that are written by the same people who write and select the questions in the exam question pool.  This ensures that you are preparing for the test with material that closely matches questions you are likely to see on the exam.

GMAT Student Workbook

Our student workbook was written by professional test preparation experts who have years of experience writing exam questions, teaching test prep courses, and developing test prep courses. The student workbook makes it easy to follow the instructor’s lessons and outlines a specifically designed, targeted practice program.

Are practice tests included?

Yes. Software used to simulate actual computer GMAT tests can be downloaded for free.  Students are assigned practice tests as homework at appropriate times during the class.

We do not take up valuable classroom time with practice tests because we want to provide you with as much help as we can in the time we have together.  Our classes make the most of the student-instructor time.

Our instructors will be happy to review your practice test results with you.

Who teaches the GMAT Test Prep class?

All classes are taught by highly qualified and trained professionals.  Most teachers have taught the class for at least a year and have additional teaching or training experience.

Our instructors are required to:

  • Show proficiency on the exam,
  • Complete program-specific training
    • Approximately 20 hours of training and classroom observation before ever teaching a class.
  • Maintain high evaluation scores from class evaluations and instructor observations.

How much does the class cost?

The course fee is $899.00/person and includes all course materials.

Do you offer a guarantee?

We don't offer a guarantee that your score will increase by a certain percentage or score, and here is why:

Guarantees cost you (the test-taker) time and money, but don’t provide you with more value or help you get the results you need. 

  • You don’t want a Guarantee - You want to get the score you need to get into your program of choice.  We are committed to helping you achieve that goal.
  • Our instructors are available before, during, and after class to offer extra help, if needed.
  • You have access to the instructor via email, even after the class concludes, to ask questions and get help with sticking points in your preparation.
  • Guarantees come with fine print, usually outlining what you need to do to qualify for a refund, etc.  The burden of proof is always on the student.
  • You can retake our class for any reason, for a nominal fee, if you decide you need to.

How can I retake the class if I decide I want to?

First, very few people find that they need to retake the class. Our program includes a study plan and homework that is designed to help you achieve the results you desire. If you complete the class assignments, study, and follow the testing tools we provide, we are confident you will achieve the results you want. Most people who do retake the class do so because they found they couldn't prepare properly for personal reasons. We understand that sometimes things come up and you may need to postpone your preparation, and we are here to help.

What is your refund policy?

You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a refund minus $25.00 administrative fee and any credit card processing fees.

Who can answer more detailed questions about the GMAT or our course?

Our instructors are happy to help. Attend one of our Free Strategy Workshops or contact our team of expert GMAT instructors at testprep@jmu.edu.

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