Taking the GMAT, LSAT or GRE in Korea – Busan Awesome

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Since graduating from university six or so years ago, I’ve gone my fair share of the customary ‘what am I gonna DO with my life?!’ thoughts. As a result, in the past five years, I’ve taken the LSAT (in 2006), the GMAT (just yesterday), and last year I came very close to signing up for the GRE as well.

Yeah, yeah, I know I have trouble making decisions. Anyway, here’s info on where and when you can take the tests in Korea.

By the way, in Busan, the best selection of test prep books that I’ve seen is at the Kyobo in Shinsegae. Get one (or two) of those, and give it the ol’ college try.

GMAT (business school)

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Since graduating from university six or so years ago, I’ve gone my fair share of the customary ‘what am I gonna DO with my life?!’ thoughts. As a result, in the past five years, I’ve taken the LSAT (in 2006), the GMAT (just yesterday), and last year I came very close to signing up for the GRE as well.

Yeah, yeah, I know I have trouble making decisions. Anyway, here’s info on where and when you can take the tests in Korea.

By the way, in Busan, the best selection of test prep books that I’ve seen is at the Kyobo in Shinsegae. Get one (or two) of those, and give it the ol’ college try.

GMAT (business school)

The GMAT is by far the easiest test to take in terms of accessibility, and it’s the only test where they have a test center in Busan! You take the test on the computer, you get your results instantly, and you can take the test at any time during the whole year.  There are two testing centers – in Seoul and Busan.

Go to http://www.mba.com and register. Then go to the appointment search and type in Korea. Click on the Dong Sung Vocational Training School (in Seomyeon) and choose a date. (NOTE: The address says it’s the 6th floor, but they do the testing on the 8th). Then pay your $250 and you’re good to go.

BUSAN
Dong Sung Vocational Training School, 8F (see map)
(It says 6F, but tests are on 8F)
A1 Plaza 8th Floor, 229-1, Bujeon-dong,
Busanjin-gu, Busan 614031



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SEOUL
Pearson Professional Center
6th Floor, Kolon Building
45 Mukyo-Dong, Chung-Gu
Seoul 100-772
(Not sure exactly where this is, but I think it’s near City Hall)

 

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GRE (pretty much all other grad schools outside of Business, Law & Medical)

If you take the GRE back home (or in Japan, or most other places), the test will be computer-based. That’s not the case for Korea. They have what is called a split-test, where you have a two-month window to take your writing section on a computer at one time, and then you take the rest of the test (verbal, math) a few months later. Yeah, it’s weird. It’s administered only TWICE a year in June and October, so plan accordingly.

Unfortunately for us Busan-ers, the test centers are in Seoul (Women’s Univ), Daegu (Keimyung Univ) and Gwangju (Chonnam Nat’l Univ).

Click here for dates and deadlines. Click here for registration and FAQ.

(Actually, it can be a bit easier to take the test on paper – you have the opportunity to skip challenging questions and come back to them later. You can’t do this on the computer-based test!)

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LSAT (law school)

Everything you need to know for the LSAT can be found on http://lsac.org. Applying for law school is made super-easy, as everything is lumped together under one site. You pretty much just have to type out different essays for schools.

The test is administered four times a year (June – October – December – February). It is a paper-based test. Unfortunately, there is only one test center in Korea, in Seoul at Yonsei University.

Click here for dates and deadlines. Click here for the PDF for all test centers worldwide.



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