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GMAC® to Provide New GMAT® Score Codes in April 2005

Starting January 1, 2006, business schools will benefit from GMAT® score-recipient codes that will be specific to each program, instead of just to the institution—allowing schools the option of having scores sent directly to the people who use them. Although the new codes will be used beginning in 2006, we plan to announce the new codes in a mailing in April 2005, so schools and programs can publish them in their viewbooks and marketing materials.

But, to provide the new score-recipient codes in April, we need to make sure that all school and program contact information in the GMAC® database is correct and up-to-date. We are now in the process of contacting all GMAT® using institutions to confirm program information. You may have been contacted already, but if not, you or someone at your school will hear from us shortly. Please be sure to respond to our request for information so that all programs at your school can be assigned a code and receive the new codes in April—and so that you can benefit fully from the enhanced GMAT® customer service. If you wish to contact us, please email us at gmattransition@gmac.com or call Jennifer Ritter at 1-703-749-0131.

What will the new code system mean? The new codes allow us to capture information at the program level, enabling us to provide more detailed information about where GMAT® scores are sent and by whom—important information for market analysis and targeting. Plus, with program-level information, you’ll be able to see where your stiffest competition is. That is, you will be able to understand better what other programs are getting score reports from the same test takers who send their scores to you. Who knows—you might be able to see for the first time that programs within your own institution are competing with each other!

The new codes are key to bringing more valuable, program-specific marketing information straight to your office, but don’t worry if some test takers continue to use the old codes after January 1, 2006. Your current codes will still be applicable even after we change over to the new program codes, so you’ll be assured that no GMAT® scores will go astray.

We will continue to keep you apprised of all important news regarding improvements in the GMAT® program that will affect schools and test takers. Read Graduate Management News at gmac.com (you may subscribe to the newsletter by signing up on the site)—and visit gmac.com regularly for updates. You will also receive regular mailings from us about our transition to new test vendors and an enhanced GMAT® program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at gmattransition@gmac.com or call 1-703-749-0131.

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