Preparing for the GMAT and GRE Exam
Thinking about taking the GMAT or the GRE? Having a plan and strategy in place will give you the best opportunity to earn a competitive score so you can stand out as an even more competitive applicant.
- GMAT's new Focus Edition
- GRE's 2023 Updates
- Bears of the MBA blog post: GMAT & GRE–Getting the Score You Want
- GMAT Prep Strategies
- GMAT and GRE Exam Prep Resources:
While there are many quality exam prep providers, we’ve listed just a few options that some of our highest-scoring applicants have used for both the GMAT and GRE exam prep. (Please note that this is for your information only and is not an official endorsement. Baylor MBA does not receive any compensation or consideration for listing these options.)
- Give yourself time! Taking the time to properly prepare is an investment. Common recommendations are to study between 120-170 hours over the course of 2-4 months.
- Try different study methods. Maybe you learn best with self-paced, online modules. Or, maybe you prepare best via an in-person test-prep class or with a one-on-one tutor. Some students even opt for old-school flashcards or books. You know how you study best—lean into that!
- Take practice exams. Take practice exams to practice taking the exam. That may seem obvious or redundant, but don’t take practice exams to get an idea of what you should expect your official score to be. Rather, take the practice exams to get a feel for the flow of the exam, see practice questions and practice your pace for a timed exam.
- Determine if your score is competitive. If you already have a GMAT or GRE score and you’re unsure whether or not you should include it, you can compare your score against our average scores. Comparing against our averages along with knowing how competitive other areas of your application are should help you determine whether or not you should apply with your current exam score.