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    Learn the facts about the GMAT and see why taking this exam is right for you

About GMAT & USC

We have the answers to your questions about the content, structure and the types of questions you'll see on the the GMAT, as well as the costs and where to take the exam. Graduate school is the next logical step and we have the resources you need to begin the process.  

Common Questions about the GMAT

The GMAT is a standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA or other graduate program.

The GMAT measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over time. It does not measure specific content from undergraduate study.

Anyone looking to enroll in a graduate level business program will likely need to take the GMAT. Check with the programs you are considering and find out whether or not they require or accept the GMAT.

The GMAT has four sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning 

Learn more about the exam structure on the GMAT website

Exam scoring and score interpretation is explained on the GMAT website

The GMAT has location specific pricing. Check the GMAT website for exam pricing, cancellation, rescheduling, and other fees.

Practice tests are available free. Download the Powerprep software directly from the GMAT website.

You can contact GMAT between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Central Time at 1–800-717-4628 or visit the GMAT website.


USC Graduate School Resources

The University of South Carolina offers a wide range of master's and doctoral degrees and provides the resources you need to help you make your decision. 


Preparing for the GMAT is a great first step toward business school and if at any time you have questions or need more information, you can ask an expert.

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