Veritas Prep GMAT Review

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Veritas Prep is one of the best current options for premium GMAT prep. Veritas Prep designs its curriculum around a strategy-based approach while its competitor, Manhattan Prep, uses a content-based approach. So Veritas Prep might be more suitable for you if you have been studying GMAT for a while or already have a strong foundation in both math and grammar but need more guidance on strategies.

What makes Veritas Prep GMAT so great?

  1. Comprehensive resources: Veritas Prep seems to understand what a high achiever needs to reach his or her target score. Each of its GMAT packages has all the resources you need. From daily expert help to a free admissions profile evaluation, Veritas Prep is a one-stop service for MBA-aspiring students.
  1. Expert instructors: Aside from recruiting only 99th percentile GMAT instructors, Veritas Prep has many great instructors who are exceptional at teaching, and providing you with top test taker’s mentality.
  1. Decent practice tests: Although no prep company can fully replicate the actual computer-adaptive GMAT exam, Veritas Prep consulted a former GMAC Chief Psychometrician GMAT when creating the Practice Tests so their algorithm is quite robust. 

In this article, we will help you evaluate whether Veritas Prep GMAT has the right course for you, and which one you should consider.

Courses & Price

Veritas Prep offers premium products, which come with premium prices. The options range from self-study, class, to private tutoring. All with generous 1 year full-access to GMAT On Demand resources. 

Course NameSelf-StudyClassPrivate TutoringPrice
GMAT On Demand$699 – $2,500
GMAT Live Class$1,399
GMAT Private Tutoring$2,650 – $7,950
Veritas Prep Live Course is a great option for a safe return on investment as it guarantees you score 700+

For its GMAT Live Class, Veritas Prep guarantees a 50 point improvement for anyone who scores less than 650; for others, Veritas Prep guarantees you score 700+. If you are hovering near the 600 score point and looking for a score booster, investing in Veritas Prep Live Course is a great option for a safe return on investment as you can either refund or retake the course for free if your score does not meet the guarantee marks. Check criteria

GMAT On Demand

This course is perfect if you want a flexible, self-paced GMAT course, without sacrificing expert guidance and insight that you might gain from a class or tutor–you will receive the best of both worlds. 

The package provides the most comprehensive resources to self-study currently in the market.

You will have access to reading materials to build up your foundation and will study mainly through video lessons that teach you strategies to tackle GMAT. There are over 5,000 practice questions as well as 12 mock exams to practice. Apart from studying materials, the package impressively provides expert support to help you with homework questions, study plans, or general GMAT strategy and advice via 2 hours of live online and instructor messaging portal that will respond within 24 hours.

Although the content is excellent, we think that the video lessons could do much better in the presentation aspect. They mainly comprise of text and verbal explanation taken from the reading materials, and rarely uses diagrams to visualize difficult concepts and make them easier to learn. 

Veritas GMAT video lesson

Example of video presentation format

That being said, if you are not a beginner and have no issue understanding difficult concepts, this complete package could be a money-saving option. The package provides the most comprehensive resources to self-study currently in the market.

You can also opt to upgrade to GMAT On Demand Plus for additional 3 hours of private tutoring.

Key Features

  • Video lessons on demand
  • Complete Veritas Prep online resources including study materials and 5,000+ practice questions
  • 12 full-length computer-adaptive Veritas Prep GMAT practice tests, including essay grading
  • 2 hours of live instructor help daily

Pros:

  • Self-paced: For those who don’t like taking classes because you don’t want to be stuck in a group-learning pace, GMAT On Demand will be the most effective use of your time.
  • Comprehensive course: Comes with complete Veritas Prep GMAT materials and interactive video lessons that are packed with insights and test-taking strategies to tackle the exam. 
  • Daily expert help: Receive customized expert help despite enrolling in a self-study course.

Cons:

  • Sub-optimal video lesson: The video lesson format does not add much value to the content or help make difficult concepts easier to understand.

If you are not sure about the video format, you can try out GMAT On Demand Free Trial for 7 days

GMAT Live Class

If you don’t mind being stuck at a group-pace, then this course is arguably the smartest investment on your GMAT journey. It has everything from GMAT On Demand, plus 36 hours of class, plus 700+ score guarantee! (or 50 point improvement guarantee for anyone who scores less than 650.) The criteria are reasonable and not just a marketing gimmick.

You will study mainly through live GMAT classes, 2 times a week over 1.5 months, taught by an instructor who scored in the 99th percentile on the exam. The instructors follow Veritas Prep curriculum’s outline, but each instructor’s style is distinctly unique and each has his or her own techniques to share. So we recommend doing your own research to find out which instructor has numerous positive recommendations. 

Veritas Prep’s online class format is very engaging. Its whiteboard teaching format feels familiar as if you are sitting at the front row of a tutoring class. There are constant interactions between students and the instructor. If you have any questions you also can submit them directly and get immediate responses.  

Example of online live class format

Key Features

  • 36 hours live class, in-person or online
  • Everything in GMAT On Demand
  • 700+ guarantee, or 50-point improvement guarantee for anyone who scores less than 650

Pros

  • In-depth learning experience: Thoroughly understand all topics covered from interaction with your 99th percentile instructor. You can ask questions and get answers immediately. 
  • Experienced instructor: Many instructors at Veritas Prep are exceptional at teaching. Combined with the Veritas Prep methodology, these 99th percentile GMAT instructors’ insights and approaches to question types across the spectrum of GMAT questions are outstanding.
  • Comprehensive course: The course includes every feature in GMAT On Demand, so you can use the self-study kit to prepare for the class or review what you have learned to get the most use out of the course.
  • Daily expert help: Never get stuck with a problem too long. Expert help is just one click away.
  • Score guarantee: Feel confident that you are guaranteed to score at least 700, or at least 50 points increase if you score below 650 prior to taking the class.

Cons:

  • Constrained by group pace: Proficiency levels of your classmates are different, so you might feel that some parts are going too slow for you as the instructor may spend a lot of time explaining concepts you already know.

Check out your prospective instructors and attend his or her free trial class to test the water.

GMAT Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is suitable for customized direction or concentrated push on areas of growth if you are already at 670+ and your scores plateau. Or you simply don’t like to be stuck in a group learning pace and you have a high budget. With GMAT Private Tutoring, you can book sessions with 99th percentile GMAT instructors with a minimum of 10 hours. 

The private tutoring follows Veritas Prep’s content, but is also fully customizable to your pace and your approach. You will receive a personalized study plan, reviews, and feedback. GMAT journey can be emotionally draining so your tutor will also be your GMAT mentor throughout the process. 

Keep in mind that the quality of content delivery and teaching style still depends on who you get, so we recommend doing some due diligence on the person you will be working with.

Key Features

  • Customized online or in-person sessions
  • Everything in GMAT On Demand

Pros:

  • Fully customized: You can use the time to hone your certain areas, to strategize a study plan, or asking advice for suitable test-taking methods from your 99th percentile score instructor. You pretty much have control over the pace and lessons. 
  • Experienced instructor: Many instructors at Veritas Prep are exceptional at teaching. Combined with the Veritas Prep methodology, these 99th percentile GMAT instructors’ insights and approaches to question types across the spectrum of GMAT questions are expansive.
  • Comes with a full self-study package: The course includes every feature in GMAT On Demand, so you can use the self-study kit to prepare for the tutoring sessions or review what you have learned to get the most use out of each session.
  • Daily expert help: Never get stuck with a problem too long. Expert help is just one click away.

Cons

  • Quality varies among instructors: As with typical private tutoring, you should do your own research before booking an appointment. 

Final Thoughts

Compared to other GMAT prep companies, Veritas Prep provides the most comprehensive resources out of all available packages, and we believe all its products justify the premium price tag. After trying out all Veritas Prep GMAT products, we highly recommend its flagship course which is GMAT Live Class. It has a great selection of qualified, dedicated instructors who create an engaging learning experience. On top of that, Veritas Prep also guarantees a significant score improvement. These reasons make Veritas Prep’s GMAT Live Class an outstanding course that is worth the investment.

If you don’t mind being stuck at a group-pace, then this course is arguably the smartest investment on your GMAT journey.

FAQ

Is Veritas Prep GMAT test harder than the real GMAT?

Although Veritas Prep tries to replicate the actual GMAT exam question as much as possible, generally its Verbal section tends to be more difficult while its Quant section is fairly similar to the real exam. 

As the algorithm was created with consultation from a former GMAC Chief Psychometrician, it is relatively more robust than other third-party prep providers. You can combine scores from Veritas Practice Tests with GMAC’s to get more samples and, therefore, more confidence in your predicted score in terms of both average and range.

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