McLean, Va.—The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is hitting the road.
McLean, Va.—The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is hitting the road. A mobile test center is ready to depart on a 27-state tour Tuesday in Stockton, Calif., part of a pilot project by the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) to explore ways to make the GMAT more accessible to people interested in attending business school
The GMAT Mobile Test Center will visit 49 colleges and universities in 27 states during its seven-month, cross-country journey. Stops will include several military installations, historically black colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions. The bus begins its journey Oct. 31, 2006, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. The trip is scheduled to conclude May 31, 2007, at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.
“This nationwide tour is all about access,” said David A. Wilson, president and CEO of GMAC. “Our goal is to make the GMAT as convenient as possible for a diverse population of men and women who are interested in going to business school.”
The GMAT Mobile Test Center is a full-length bus outfitted with the same high-tech testing facilities found at permanent GMAT testing centers around the world. The bus includes six complete GMAT testing stations, high-speed data connectivity via satellite, and electronic security systems designed to guarantee maximum security.
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized exam used to screen applicants by admissions professionals at more than 3,800 graduate business programs around the world. The test is owned by McLean, Virginia-based GMAC (www.gmac.com), a non-profit organization of leading business schools around the world. Launched in 1954, the GMAT is today administered more than 200,000 times annually at testing centers worldwide. Information on the GMAT is available at http://www.mba.com/.