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GMAT prep course offered at St. Tammany Center

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University St. Tammany Center is offering a course to designed to help students prepare for the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test), required for entrance to business graduate schools, including Southeastern’s Master of Business Administration and Executive MBA programs.

     The 18-hour, instructor-lead course will be offered on Thursdays, April 23-May 28, 6-9 p.m., at the St. Tammany Center, located on the third floor of the St. Tammany Parish government complex on Koop Drive near Mandeville.

     The course, divided into six modules, will be taught by Southeastern faculty members Fran Norwood, management; Sara Clifton, mathematics; and Wayne Wells, English.

     Yvette Baldwin, head of Southeastern’s MBA program, said she encourages students to enroll in a GMAT review, especially since the program recently raised admission standards. “The St. Tammany Center’s GMAT review is offered at a convenient time and location and the price is affordable for students,” she said.

     The course’s six modules will cover the three main sections of the GMAT: Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative and Verbal. 

     Students will practice simple steps to writing a quality analysis, including organizing, developing and presenting ideas, and providing relevant and supporting details. The course will review basic math and verbal skills such as algebra, geometry, and data sufficiency problems, reading for comprehension, proper grammar, sentence structure, and critical reasoning. It will also cover test taking strategies such as eliminating wrong answers, guessing and time management strategies. Practice tests will be administered to provide students with areas of focus. 

     Cost is $50 per module or $300 for all six. Southeastern will provide the course book, the 11th edition of “The Official Guide for GMAT Review.” The cost of the book is included in the registration fee if participants register for all six modules and submit payment two weeks prior to the start of the class.

     To register, visit the “Non Credit Courses” link at or call the St. Tammany Center at 985-893-6251.

     Southeastern’s Office of Testing is authorized to administer the GMAT. The test is offered at the main campus in Hammond most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. To find specific dates and times, visit the “Find a Test Center” link at

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