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GMAT Preparation

Excellent resources to prepare for the GMAT are available at little or no cost to you:

  1. Go to a public library and check out GMAT preparation books for free. If you think that your quantitative skills are lacking or you need a refresher, there are specific books designed to help you in that area.

  2. Johnson County Community College offers inexpensive GMAT prep courses. Go to ed2go.com and type in “GMAT Prep” in the search bar.

  3. Check out this social network:  beatthegmat.com

Additional paid GMAT study courses are available online:

  1. The Economist’s online GMAT prep (gmat.economist.com)

  2. Veritas online GMAT prep (veritasprep.com/gmat)

  3. Kaplan online GMAT prep (kaptest.com/gmat)

To register for the GMAT, go to mba.com. After registration, you will have access to free sample exams online. Take advantage of the practice tests until you are familiar with the content and structure of the exam. There are several testing locations in Kansas City, and you may choose the location and time convenient for you.


Provisional Admission Policy (without GMAT) 

Students may be admitted provisionally, but they are required to take the GMAT in their first trimester. A minimum score of 420 is required to be considered as fully admitted. If the minimum score is not achieved during the first trimester, a student may continue with provisional admittance but must achieve the GMAT score of 420 in the second trimester of study.

GMAT scores range from 200-800. Avila’s requirement is a minimum score of 420 and that is attainable with preparation on your part.  Do not plan to sit for the GMAT cold.