Most business schools require that applicants take the GMAT entrance exam, which is complex to say the least.  A high GMAT score relative to the schools you're applying to is a key factor in successfully gaining admission.  Ideally, you should begin preparing for the GMAT 1-2 months before your scheduled test date.  For more information, visit  Here is our best advice for conquering the GMAT:

1. Start by buying or borrowing a review book.  Use it often and well. At Career Education, we have plenty of books in our library, which is located in Bagby 213.  You can also visit the Bortz Library for review materials.  This should only be the start of your review process.

2. Take practice tests. There are also a number of free practice tests available through, Kaplan, and The Princeton Review, and check out Longwood University's website for more details.

3. Register for an online class. Studying the subject matter in depth is key to success, and online classes offer the greatest flexibility for H-SC men.  The Career Education and Vocational Reflection Office suggests Knewton as a timely and intensive way to prepare for the GMAT. Students who complete an entire Knewton course may be eligible for reimbursement through Career Education.

4. If it suits your learning style better, take a class in a nearby city. Most test prep providers offer in person classes in cities nearby such as Richmond, Lynchburg, or Charlottesville.  Visit with Career Education to learn more.