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Welcome Guide

Welcome to

Manhattan GMAT!

You are about to begin your Manhattan GMAT course. You probably have a lot of questions and concerns about what we will do together over the next nine weeks. This Welcome Guide will explain what you can expect from your course and instructor. Specifically, it will cover:


Course Syllabus Materials Manhattan GMAT Online Resources Manhattan GMAT Course Policies How to Get the Most from Your Course The Structure and Content of the GMAT The Testing Experience & Score Reporting

Updated: 11/06/06

I. Course Syllabus
SESSION 1: DUE: 1. Full-length Exam (Note: If not completed for session 1, please complete by session 2.) CLASS SESSION: A. Introductions B. Data Sufficiency: Methods C. Course Overview D. Sentence Correction: Methods E. Preparing to Face the GMAT I SESSION 2: DUE: 1. Complete DS – Quick Elimination Lab 2. Number Properties Guide (Complete, except Official Guide Problems) 3. Sentence Correction Guide: 3 C’s SESSION 3: DUE: 1. Complete DS – Yes/No Testing Lab 2. Official Guide Problems: Number Properties 3. Sentence Correction Guide: Subject Verb 4. Official Guide Problems: Subject - Verb 5. Equations, Inequalities, VIC Guide (Complete, except Official Guide Problems) 6. Critical Reasoning Guide: Argument Structure SESSION 4: DUE: 1. Complete CR – Diagramming Lab 2. Official Guide Problems: Equations/Ineq/VIC 3. Word Translations Strategy Guide (Partial) 4. Reading Comprehension Guide: Sec. 1 3 5. Sentence Correction Guide: Verbs 6. Official Guide Problems: Verbs 7. Critical Reasoning Guide: Diagramming CLASS SESSION: A. Reading Comprehension B. Data Sufficiency: Manipulations CLASS SESSION: A. Sentence Correction: Subject - Verb B. Critical Reasoning: Argument Structure C. Math: Number Properties D. Preparing to Face the GMAT II CLASS SESSION: A. Sentence Correction: Verbs B. Critical Reasoning: Diagramming C. Math: Equations, Inequalities, & VIC D. Preparing to Face the GMAT III


Official Guide Problems: FDPs 3. Official Guide Problems: Draw Conclusion CLASS SESSION: A. & Percents B. except Official Guide Problems) 4. Math: Word Translations SESSION 6: DUE: 1. Full-length Exam #2 CLASS SESSION: A. Word Translations Strategy Guide (Complete. except Official Guide Problems) 3. Sentence Correction: Modifiers B. Official Guide Problems: Word Translations 4. Complete Timing Strategy Lab 2. Sentence Correction: Parallelism C. Critical Reasoning: Draw A Conclusion SESSION 8: DUE: 1. Critical Reasoning: Find Assumption C. The AWA Essays SESSION 7: DUE: 1. Official Guide Problems: Pronouns 6. Complete Writing Essays Lab 2. except Official Guide Problems) 3. Official Guide Problems: Find Assumption CLASS SESSION: A. Sentence Correction Guide: Parallelism 5. Math: Geometry B. Sentence Correction Guide: Modifiers 4. Critical Reasoning: Strengthen/Weaken C. Complete DS – Rephrasing Lab 2. Reading Comprehension Guide (Complete) 4. Decimals. Official Guide Problems: Parallelism 6. FDP's Strategy Guide (Complete. Read Official Guide Chapter 10: AWA 3. Sentence Correction Guide: Pronouns 5. Geometry Strategy Guide (Complete. Complete RC – Prove It Lab 2. Sentence Correction: Comparisons 3 .SESSION 5: DUE: 1. Sentence Correction: Pronouns B. Critical Reasoning Guide: Find Assumption 6. Official Guide Problems: Reading Comprehension (Partial) 5. Critical Reasoning Guide: Draw Conclusion 7. Official Guide Problems: Modifiers 5. Official Guide Problems: Reading Comprehension (Complete) CLASS SESSION: A. Math: Fractions.

Program Evaluation C. Critical Reasoning Guide: Strengthen/Weaken 6. Official Guide Problems: CR Minor Question Types 4 . Official Guide Problems: Idioms & Odds/Ends 3. Timed Drills B. Sentence Correction Guide (Complete) 4. Preparing to Face the GMAT IV E. Complete PS – Strategic Speed Guessing Lab 2. Customized Problem Sets C. Official Guide Problems: Strengthen/Weaken 7.SESSION 9: DUE: 1. Practice Exams #4 and up POST COURSE: 2. Complete SC: Split & Resplit Lab CLASS SESSION: A. Official Guide Problems: Comparisons 5. Critical Reasoning: Analyze Structure D. Sentence Correction: Idioms & Odds/Ends B. Full-length Exam #3 1. Official Guide Problems: Analyze Argument 6. Official Guide Problems: Geometry 3. Critical Reasoning Guide: Analyze Argument 4. Critical Reasoning Guide: Minor Question Types 5. Sample Problem Set (from entire Curriculum) Practice for Test: A.

All other materials are for your home study. 4. III. In addition. Materials Please check to make sure that you have received (either by mail or upon arrival at Manhattan GMAT) the following materials: The Eight ManhattanGMAT Strategy Guides: 1. there are several online resources that are vital to success in your preparation program: 1. 8. 7. which are assigned as homework each week Pre-recorded versions of all nine classroom sessions Free homework help (Office Hours) The Challenge Problem Archives. As a ManhattanGMAT student. 3. 2. Decimals. Inequalities. Manhattan GMAT Online Resources In addition to the homework that you will do within your seven ManhattanGMAT Strategy Guides and three Official Guide books. The only materials you need for class are a NOTEBOOK and a PEN/PENCIL. & Percents Geometry Critical Reasoning Reading Comprehension Sentence Correction The Official Guide for GMAT Review. Please make yourself familiar with each of these resources and how to access them. Number Properties Equations. ManhattanGMAT Computer Adaptive Practice Exams (six full-length tests) Eight ManhattanGMAT Question Banks Online labs.II. 5. If you have questions. please let us know ASAP. you may purchase extensions for access after the three months if you need more time. 11th Edition The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review If you are missing any of these materials. 3. 6. 6. you have access to all online resources for three months after the last class. contact the office (212-721-7400 or 800-576-4628) so that someone may assist you. & VIC's Word Translations Fractions. 2. advanced math questions written for the Challenge Problem of the Week series Note: ManhattanGMAT also recommends that you download the GMATPrep software from GMAC. 4. which contains two free full-length adaptive exams. 5 . 5.

approximate difficulty level of each question (e.. The exams adapt to your ability level by drawing from a bank of more than 1200 unique questions of varying difficulty levels written by ManhattanGMAT's expert instructors. all of whom have scored in the 99th percentile on the Official GMAT. All questions reflect the most up-to-date GMAT content.. you will also be provided with an in-depth review: explanations to each question. you may reset the question pool and take additional exams.including a total score. 2) Log in using your ManhattanGMAT username 6 . Our proprietary exam platform runs through your web browser so there is nothing to install or download. 600 . Our scoring algorithm does not artificially produce scores that are intentionally too low (or high). the topic(s) tested by each question. 3) Click on the start link next to New Computer Adaptive Practice Exam. You may choose to take the exams timed or untimed.g. 2) Log in using your ManhattanGMAT username and password. Our scoring algorithm is carefully calibrated and continually refined by comparing students’ scores on ManhattanGMAT exams with their results on Official GMAT exams. How to Access 1) Go to ‘My Practice Center’ located in the STUDENT CENTER dropdown menu on the ManhattanGMAT website. Eight ManhattanGMAT Question Banks ManhattanGMAT Question Banks consist of 25 extra practice questions (with detailed explanations) that test the eight main topics covered in our Strategy Guides. Set the time by section (e. retaking exams is a good way to gauge your improvement. by question (e. 75 minutes for the whole section).Resource Description ManhattanGMAT Computer Adaptive Practice Exams (six full-length tests) Six full-length computer adaptive practice exams are delivered online using ManhattanGMAT's proprietary computer adaptive online test engine. as other prep companies do. 1) Go to ‘My Practice Center’ located in the STUDENT CENTER dropdown menu on the ManhattanGMAT website. scaled scores. time spent on each question. though most other web browsers should work as well. Retake the exams as often as you wish. At the end of each exam.g. Our sophisticated reports enable you to hone in on your particular strengths and weaknesses.700). After completing your 6 adaptive exams. and more.. Receive a score at the end of your exam . Our aim is to provide you with practice exams and scores that are as accurate as possible. We explicitly support the Internet Explorer web browser. As such. 120 seconds per question) or take as long as you need. including newly emphasized quantitative and verbal topics. and percentiles.g. You may use our online timer to practice your pacing by setting time limits for each question in the bank.

you are entitled to our FREE homework help—a service in which you work live with one of our expert tutors from your own home or office. (3) Click on the option to Playback Recorded Sessions.manhattangmat. Online Labs ManhattanGMAT has created nine computer-based exercises designed to build speed skills for each question type. your tutor will discuss problems with you over the phone and will diagram them on the whiteboard that appears on your computer screen. (4) Select the date of the recorded session you would like to watch. 1) Go to ‘Online Labs’ in the STUDENT CENTER dropdown menu on the ManhattanGMAT dings. Note: Only one appointment can be scheduled at a time.jsp. (2) Click on the Utilities tab on the top menu. visit: http://www. You are able to save the 1) Go to ‘Office Hours’ in the STUDENT CENTER dropdown menu on the ManhattanGMAT website. 2) Log in using your ManhattanGMAT username and password. and password. Use this resource for missed classes and review of previously attended classes. You will then be asked to specify problems that you would like to 7 . Each lab is roughly 60 to 90 minutes long. (5) Select the name of the session you would like to watch and hit the playback button! Online Homework Help (Office Hours) As a registered ManhattanGMAT student.All questions included in this resource are unique and not included anywhere else in our curricular materials.cfm (1) Log in to the Elluminate platform: http://elluminate. To view the complete pre-recorded 9-session class. At your meeting. You can schedule one appointment (30 minutes) per week. and your course syllabus includes the lab schedule. 2) Log in using your ManhattanGMAT username and Recorded Versions of all Nine Classroom Sessions Each of your nine sessions is recorded and accessible through the virtual classroom platform. 3) Select the desired lab. 3) Click on the start link next to the desired Question Bank. 3) Select the desired date and time. Important: The LABS are a vital part of the course! Each lab includes important material that is NOT covered by your instructor! We strongly recommend that you complete the practice LAB before you begin on any of the week’s other assigned homework.

If you do not use it. a tutor will call you to begin the session. Have these books open to the problems for which you have requested help. Note: Unused office hours do NOT roll-over to subsequent weeks. If you need additional help beyond your 30 minutes per week. 1) Go to ‘Class Recordings’ in the STUDENT CENTER dropdown menu on the ManhattanGMAT website. Call us at 212-721-7400 or 800-576-4628 for details. Go to www. A confirmation email is sent as a reminder. We have over 170 problems in the Archive.drawings and diagrams on your computer for future reference. 8 . GMATPrep – free exams available from GMAC Free practice exam software is available from GMAC. each complete with a clear. you have access to our archive of Challenge Problems. either live online tutoring or in-person. Login to “MGMAT Whiteboard” located in the ‘Student Center’ menu. 3) Select from the hundreds of provided questions. detailed explanation. publishers of the GMAT and the Official Guide for GMAT Review books. you lose it! review and a phone number for the call. The Challenge Problem Archives As a ManhattanGMAT student. you may sign up for to download. and at the scheduled meeting time. These problems test quantitative concepts at the very high end of the difficulty scale. You should be ready with: (1) A computer connected to the Internet (note that it must be connected on a separate phone line). (2) Your curricular books. Every week. 2) Log in using your ManhattanGMAT username and we add a new problem.

coming prepared to every class. you may review the class recordings online for up to 3 months following the end of your course—free of charge. Refunds/Cancellations All payments made to Manhattan GMAT are nonrefundable. you will meet your GMAT goals. Retaking the Course/Switching into Another Class You may switch from your current course into any other LIVE Online Manhattan GMAT course that has available seats by paying a $300 change fee. This applies both to deposits and any other tuition payments. most of the work must come from you. we are not able to provide refunds to students for any reason. Manhattan GMAT Course Policies Score Guarantees Manhattan GMAT does NOT make ANY score guarantees. you can do so by paying a retake fee. The fee is $300 to retake the course in a section that has open seats or $800 to retake the course in any section (of your choosing). We are confident that if you apply yourself by completing all the assigned homework. 9 . If you do not want to retake the course but want to review topic areas covered in class. One of the principles guiding Manhattan GMAT is the belief that. including a rigorous curriculum and outstanding teachers. If you wish to retake the course completely. and taking advantage of the additional resources which we provide. Due both to the proprietary nature of our materials and our limited class size. while we provide you with the structure for success.IV.

principally because of our outstanding teachers. The presentation uses a four-step writing process to teach effective GMAT essay writing. even if you do not complete the homework assignment. The presentation previews the argument type which you will be working on at home during the coming week. Don’t use the “I didn’t feel prepared” excuse for missing class. Data Sufficiency Sentence Correction Critical Reasoning Reading Comprehension Analytical Essays 10 . You will get the most out of class and the course by completing the assigned homework before coming to class. Each class session also includes a computer-based lab exercise designed to build speed for particular question types. However. Classroom instruction is the single most important factor leading to GMAT success. Students also write timed essays. come to class anyway as it will prove valuable. It is imperative that you come to EVERY class as the material is taught in a way that is NOT covered in any book. How To Get The Most From Your Manhattan GMAT Course Attend Class (no matter what!) Come to every Manhattan GMAT class and come prepared. Our class presentations presuppose that you have done the assigned reading and are already familiar with certain key concepts. teaching a variety of strategies for you to use on test day. which are graded by Manhattan GMAT. The presentation focuses on specific strategies you can use to attack this particularly difficult type of math problem. The presentation takes the reading strategy which you have learned in the homework and applies it to real GMAT reading passages. The presentation previews the grammar topic which you will be working on at home during the coming week. The following chart will give you a better sense of how we cover each topic in class: TOPIC 5 Math Content Areas WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASS? The presentation focuses on taking the knowledge and skills you have gained in the homework and applying them to real GMAT problems for the given content area. they apply the concepts to real GMAT problems. The material is covered through instructor presentations and group exercises designed to be both challenging and engaging.V. The focus of the sessions is always on REAL GMAT problems that have actually appeared on past exams. Our instructors do not simply review the material that you have practiced during the week. Each Manhattan GMAT class session typically covers 3 topic areas in depth.

IN ACTION problem sets in the Strategy Guides (designed to build skills in each specific content area) The Reading & The IN ACTION problem sets serve to provide you with strategies and skills for attacking the Official Guide problems. you should complete the work for Session 5 so that you can get the most from Session 5.Prioritizing Your Homework We do recognize that you have professional and personal obligations that will sometimes prevent you from completing all your assigned work for a given week. Do only as many problems as you need to master the given skill. B. you may need to play catch-up after the course. the most important. Note that each IN ACTION problem set is arranged roughly in ascending order of difficulty. keeping in mind that the Official Guide problem sets (C) are. try to do a little bit of each (as opposed to spending all your time READING and no time working through problems). use the following guide to help you prioritize your homework assignments: 1. If you are pressed for time. ultimately. you will always be one step behind for the rest of the course. OFFICIAL GUIDE problem sets (real problems that have appeared on past GMAT exams) Remember. 3. For the assigned IN ACTION problems. Each 15-question problem set is designed to build up ONE particular skill. then don’t bother doing the problem set. READING in the Strategy Guides. 4. work through the problems in the Challenge Archive (very difficult math problems) online or get a jump on the next week’s homework. Catching Up On Missed Work If you fall behind in your work. these are the problems you ultimately want to work through. if you were unable to complete the work for Session 4. work through the following: A. Ultimately. Complete the weekly LAB before doing anything else. do NOT try to catch up all at once. Otherwise. If you have already mastered a particular skill. As such. 11 . in terms of maximizing your in-class experience. It is better for you to do the work for the upcoming session and go back at a later point to make up the work you were unable to finish for previous classes. However. Then. it is not necessary to do every problem in every problem set. If you have extra time left over (unlikely). it is not advisable to play catch-up during the course itself. 2. C). Try to balance your time among all three types of work (A. B. For example. Take exams according to the schedule on the syllabus. C.

3 hours 30 min. Please note that all images are taken from PowerPrep® software. The Structure & Content of the GMAT The chart below lays out the structure of the GMAT and the time allotted per section: The Format of the GMAT The AWA Essays Analysis of an Argument Analysis of an Issue Optional Break Quantitative Problem Solving (22) Data Sufficiency (15) Optional Break Verbal Sentence Correction (14-15) Critical Reasoning (13 -14) Reading Comprehension (13-14) Total Time # of Questions Time 1 1 30 min. 41 75 min. 10 min. 10 min. 30 min. 37 75 min. The PowerPrep® interface is essentially identical to the interface that you will see on the actual GMAT exam. PowerPrep is free software published by Graduate Management Admission Council™. Each question type is described in detail and accompanied by an annotated image that will help you understand its particular format. which is not affiliated in any way with ManhattanGMAT.V. 12 . (plus breaks) The following pages delve into each exam section in-depth.

Notice that spell-check and grammar-check are NOT available! 13 .The AWA (Essay Section) The AWA consists of two 30-minute essays: (1) Analysis of an Issue and (2) Analysis of an Argument. Most of these topics can be found in the back of The Official Guide for GMAT Review. The Task. Space to write your essay. These essays do NOT count towards your overall score out of 800. We will analyze your essays and return them to you with a score and extensive written feedback! The Topic. The topics you will see on test day will likely be taken from these lists. and you will have an opportunity to write two essays under timed conditions. Instead. Your essay score will appear on the official score report sent by ETS to the schools to which you apply. (This is the ISSUE essay). Available commands. There are 115+ potential essay topics for each essay type. they are scored separately on a 6-point scale (0 = lowest / 6 = highest). We will discuss the essays in depth in Session 6.

they are listed in ascending order. There are approximately 22 of these problems in the quantitative section (out of 37 total). Decimals. There are 5 choices – you select one. Is it a probability question? Is it a rate problem? Each type requires a different approach and we will show you how to determine which approach is best. (22 of the 37 quantitative questions appear in this Problem Solving format. and VIC's (Session 3) Word Translations (Session 5) Fractions. and Percents (Session 7) Geometry (Session 8) There is a Problem Solving lab exercise during week 8. The Problem. When answer choices are numbers.) 5 answer choices. Inequalities. 14 . Our Problem Solving philosophy centers on identifying the concept being tested in order to select the best strategy for solving the problem. We divide all the quantitative questions into 5 general CONTENT areas: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Number Properties (Session 2) Equations.Problem Solving (Quantitative) These are "classic" multiple-choice math problems.

students who are "good" at Data Sufficiency are usually "good" at Problem Solving. You are given a question and two pieces of information. Data Sufficiency problems usually present a greater challenge than Problem Solving problems. if you have time to work on only 3 math questions tomorrow. there are special Data Sufficiency sections in each math Strategy Guide. Approximately 15 of the 37 math questions are in this format. Finally.) The TWO statements (or clues) provide information.) 15 . Because it is unfamiliar to most students. you should make sure to allot ample time to studying and practicing Data Sufficiency. (15 of the 37 quantitative questions appear in this Data Sufficiency format. There are also 3 Data Sufficiency labs (weeks 1. In fact. and 7).Data Sufficiency (Quantitative) This math format is unique to the GMAT. 2 of them should be Data Sufficiency. It is not a skill you can pick up on the fly. The Question Stem. These same 5 answer choices appear in this exact order for EVERY Data Sufficiency problem. In fact. Your task is to determine whether the information provided is sufficient to answer the question asked. There are 2 Data Sufficiency lessons in the course (Session 1 DS Rephrasing and Session 4 DS Manipulations). 2. but the reverse is not always the case! As a result.

you will learn how to Diagram. In Session 3. 16 . Writing is the key to unpacking each CR argument. In Session 2. 7. You will be given a short argument and asked a question about its logic. The Argument. Roughly 13 or 14 of the 41 verbal questions will be in this format. you will learn about Argument Structure. You will have to select the best of five potential answers. The Question.Critical Reasoning These questions test your ability to analyze the logic of an argument. Strengthen or Weaken the Conclusion. Draw A Conclusion. you will learn about each of the major CR question types: Find the Assumption. which is usually 2 to 4 sentences long. and 9. Each choice is one sentence. Our Critical Reasoning philosophy centers on understanding the underlying structure of each argument and developing the ability to diagram each argument quickly and effectively. There is also a Critical Reasoning lab exercise during week 3. 8. and Analyze Argument Structure. The five answer choices. In Sessions 6. A diagram is a list of numbered and labeled points that you write on your scrap paper.

since your ear ("it sounds better") is not as much of a stickler as your brain. and you are asked to pick the grammatically correct answer. 17 . and More) Pronouns Modifiers Parallelism Comparisons Idioms and Odds & Ends There is also a Sentence Correction lab exercise during week 9 of the course.Sentence Correction A complete sentence is presented with a portion of the sentence underlined. Approximately 14-15 of the 41 verbal questions are in this format. The FIRST answer choice is always the same as the original sentence. Our Sentence Correction philosophy centers on learning the rules for every grammatical principle tested on the exam. Concision. The 2nd through 5th answer choices present alternate versions of the underlined portion of the sentence. Voice. For homework after session 1. Each classroom lesson and subsequent homework assignments will delve into one major grammatical topic in the following sessions as numbered: 1) 2) 3) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Basics Subject Verb Agreement Verbs (Tense. You are asked to evaluate the UNDERLINED portion of the sentence. & Clarity of Meaning. 5 answer choices follow (1 presenting the underlined portion as written and 4 presenting alternative versions). We want you to get away from total reliance on your ear. you will read about the 3 C's of Sentence Correction: Correctness.

In addition to an extended strategy lesson. You do NOT need to memorize any of the text. while the questions appear – only one at a time – on the right side of the screen. Thus. These points provide you with the structure to return to the passage to find "prooftexts" that contain the answers to challenging detail questions. you are able to focus your reading on key structural points. each followed by approximately 3 – 4 questions. there is an in-depth Reading Comp lab. some short). You do not see all the questions at once. Two writing strategies form the core of our approach: The Skeletal Sketch for long passages and the Detail Map for short passages. 18 . a total of 13-14 of the 41 verbal questions are in this format. By effectively sketching passages. Session 4 attacks the Reading Comprehension beast. Use the scroll bar to see the rest of the passage. You have to answer the first question before seeing the second question. The passage remains on the left side of your test screen throughout.Reading Comprehension A "thrilling" reading passage (some long. 5 answer choices for each question. You will see 4 passages. several questions relating to the passage. and so forth. you pick the best answer. Our READING COMPREHENSION philosophy centers on understanding the underlying structure of the passage without getting lost in the nitty-gritty details. You will only see one question at a time! The passage will remain on the left side of the screen during all of the questions.

com. you will be shown your score onscreen and it will become a permanent part of your GMAT record. Note that you are permitted to take the GMAT only once every 31 days and only a total of five times in a 12-month period. We generally recommend that you take the GMAT shortly after the completion of your ManhattanGMAT course— within several weeks of your last class. Try to register at least one month in advance. You should leave yourself enough time to take the exam twice. so if you feel that you need additional study business schools will expect you to retake the exam if your first attempt does not yield a score that will make you realistically competitive for their programs.VI.. raise your hand and the proctor will bring new boards. Score Reporting At the end of the exam. it is important that YOU feel confident and prepared. the computer does not even bother to calculate your score. in order to be assured a spot. you should give some thought to the final step in your GMAT journey: taking the official exam! Scheduling Your GMAT Exam You may schedule to take the GMAT on any day of the year except Sundays and holidays. The GMAT Testing Experience Register for the exam at www. The fee is $250 in the U. "cancel" your score). You will be given small dry-erase whiteboards and markers when you enter the testing room These serve as your scratch boards during the exam. This includes paper. stopwatches. If you choose to see your score. Try to turn in your whiteboards (if allowed) during the breaks so that you begin each section with fresh boards. etc. The first time can be considered a "warm up" if you do not receive a score you are happy with. You may not bring anything into the testing room. The Testing Experience & Score Reporting Though you have just begun your GMAT preparation and the road ahead may seem long. Of course. In general you should schedule the exam several weeks before you want to take it. you will NOT be shown your score and you will NOT know what score you would have received.e. Keep in mind that business schools do not frown upon retakes – almost every business school only considers your BEST score. writing utensils.S. to help ensure that you get the date and test center of your choice. you will be asked by the computer whether you want to see or cancel your score. In fact.) 19 . then wait until you are ready. calculators. (In fact. If you decide that you do not wish to keep your score (i. If you fill up your dry-erase boards.

Your AWA (essay) score does NOT appear on your unofficial report but will be included on your official report. Prior to beginning the exam. the word “cancelled” will appear on the score report. 20 . Do not cancel your score simply because you felt the exam was hard. for example). since you will see separate raw scores and percentiles for the quantitative and verbal sections. by choosing to view your score. you will – at the very least – be able to gauge your relative strength in each section. however.You should cancel your score only if you have objective reasons for believing that you did not perform well (running out of time in the middle of a section. If you cancel your exam. Also. Even if you did not perform as well as you would have liked. At the test center. you may select up to 5 schools to receive score reports for free. you will receive an "unofficial" report listing your quantitative and verbal subscores and percentiles and your overall score and percentile. it is important to know where you stand relative to your goal so that you can focus your preparation for your second attempt. Additional schools may be selected after the exam for a fee of $28 per school. The adaptive nature of the exam serves to make the exam feel difficult for everyone. Your official score report will be available online approximately 2 – 3 weeks after your test date. Your official score report will list all your valid GMAT scores—those from exams that you have taken within the last 5 years.