There’s been a lot of discussion about GMAT vouchers & promotional codes. Everyone seems to be clueless, no one exactly knows what’s this all about, nor they’re getting proper information from the internet. But if it’s on official GMAT website then codes has to be there (somewhere floating around or only for some exclusive bunch of people). The reason for lack of information around the world wide web is this is a recent phenomena. It was not present earlier. Hence the post. 🙂
What is GMAT promotional code & gift voucher?
and where can I get it? How can I get it?
While registering a GMAT date at MBA.com, when you check payment options you’d find two boxes at the bottom of the screen appear for GMAT promotional code & GMAT voucher. 1.] GMAT gift voucher can be obtained from your university’s financial aid office. You need to express your financial need & provide relevant documents to support what you claim. It’s your financial aid office that decides whether to avail the voucher for you or not. hmm did you mean GMAT fee waiver? [download GMAT Fee waiver programme doc. for more info click ref. GMAC]
GMAT voucher code is available & valid for selected nations or regions. (I’m not sure whether it’s available outside United States…but definitely not valid in EU & Japan) d Update: You can buy GMAT gift voucher for someone (or for yourself). Once bought, it’ll be valid for 5 years. You cannot claim a refund if you’ve already booked a date and paid exam fees. Please note the published date of the article. (April 2009). 2.] Secondly about GMAT promo code (promotional codes) these are nowhere to be seen. In my theory, if a certain company has partnered with GMAC to offer GMAT promotional code or discount, it should promote the promotional codes well; it should advertise the promotional codes in order to leverage the benefits of the partnership (or whatever.) So, to conclude I dont think there are any promotional codes out there (you do study Critical reasoning, dont you 😉 ). It’s may be the feature added (by web designer) they never used. (I vaguely remember that Kaplan might have such promo codes for their GMAT classes which costs thousands of dollars.)
But it’s a great feature to introduce. If GMAC hasn’t thought of use it yet, they should seriously think about it.
We, at Beat The GMAT, perhaps can use this promo codes for GMAT scholarship winners. I think it’s lot more safer, convenient and direct option to offer GMAT exam fees to winners than giving them ‘e-cash’ through paypal.
PS: [update] & guess what? I’ve figured out way to avail the GMAT voucher! Yes, apply for BeatTheGMAT scholarship and get GMAT gift voucher for free!
just a quick note about the collection of all great strategies for GMAT prep. Logitech took efforts to compile all posts that are relevant to GMAT test and posted it in a single thread.
–simple easy one stop shop; . Great job, logitech. (member of beatthegmat forum) Go & check it out
While reading an e-book offline about the survey at b-schools, I realised that Pagalguy.com also offered its members the gold membership at vault.com
You can avail this offer at Vault’s Indian site: http://www.vault.co.in/pagalguy.com
& for those who are completely confused by reading above two line, & for all those lazy bumps who dont know where to get this e-book: go to the thread & check out the e-book, absolutely free. Wanna know, What’s it like at a top-20 International B-school? –
Presenting you Vault/Pagalguy business school buzz book!!
It’s a shareware ebook so if you’re not a member of pagalguy, forums dont worry much! I’ll soon make it available to members of Beat The GMAT forums, which I think has pretty strong base of its prospective readers.
The e-book is an exclusive survey conducted by Vault in association with pagalguy.com.
Tthe survey covers
Quality of life
Social life (beyond b-school)
& answers of the representatives from respective schools.
I think I couldn’t have grabbed so much visiting the schools personally. I dont discourage visiting the campus but sure this “book” comes handy before you take your final decision about b-schools.
6. Berkely Haas
7. UCLA Anderson
10. USC Marshall
13. Ivey (Ontario)
14. HEC France
19. Oxford (Said)
These are undoubtedly the top b-schools of North America & Europe region.
Beat the GMAT has announced a mini monthly scholarship from this month. It is an essay compitition, and this months essay is Stanford essay one. WHAT MATTERS YOU MOST? AND WHY? This is quite specific question and needs heavy brainstroming and introspection. I am not sure whether I am going to participate in the competition or not, I thought of give a try here. So I started thinking about the essay. It’s not that I never did introspection; in fact i am alone and dont have many friends so i always have my quality time to think about myself. I do a lot of introspection. But I never had this opportunity to scribe something down. I could have tried them but I just never took a pen and paper and thought. As a dreaming for MBA, I have to think over this essay issue and I think this is the time I should have some thought on it. OK. [update: i have started this post with some other intention 5-6 days ago. I thought I ll give a shot but looking at the my ultra-tight schedule i think i am running out & can t give myself enough time to think about the essay….] so next post after I get some time out of my crazy schedule.