4 days before the GMAT part 2: Days off

Part 2: 4 day GMAT plan You’re taking the GMAT on a Monday or Tuesday or after a few days off. This gives you the weekend to finalize prep and decompress from work. It also however gives you the chance to over-study. The last thing you want to do is cram all weekend. Case in … Read more

SAT aging gracefully?

Po-ta-toe, Pa-tah-toe, To-may-toe, To-mah-toe . . . Favorite moments in SAT history, aka why some people say SATs and others say SAT. Let’s dial back to the dark ages of the SAT. The year is 1926. And it turns out – your (Great) Grandparents really did walk uphill both ways . . . at least … Read more

SAT, SATs, ACT… Which test should you take?

College admissions used to be simpler. Now in addition to dealing with the daunting application process, you also have the responsibility of choosing, studying for, and taking the right admissions test. This may have you confused: how do you decide if you should take the SAT, the SAT subject tests, or the ACT? Keeping these … Read more

Disturbing Bschool Trend?

So what’s going on with the girls? Isn’t it supposed to be easier for girls to get in?   I received a frantic phone call yesterday . . . a former student who won’t be applying for at least another year called to ask why strong work experience, 740+, female candidates were getting deferred to … Read more

Student GMAT Cases

What follows are private client case write-ups. Out of respect for our clients we have concealed names. We appreciate your privacy. If you want to meet Kate in person, please click here to book your personal evaluation. Legend: KM: When you see KM what follows are Kate McKeon’s actual session notes or a summary of … Read more

Executive MBA programs

If you are planning to apply to a competitive Executive MBA program, you will need to supply a solid GMAT score. Many EMBA candidates are caught off-guard when they sit for the GMAT, and often feel that they need to downgrade their dream MBA programs once they see the score. The test felt harder than … Read more