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GMAT Mobile Test Center touring HBCUs and HSIs

The GMAT Mobile Test Center is traveling to dozens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the United States as it again crosses the country on a mission to bring the Graduate Management Admission Test directly to prospective business school students.

This tour—the fifth since the mobile test center was launched in 2006—will bring the GMAT exam to 32 campuses in 14 states. The eight-month trip began October 21, 2009, at Humphreys College in Stockton, California, and will conclude May 7, 2010, at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

“The GMAT Mobile Test Center is all about creating access to graduate business education,” says Camille Leverett, GMAC director, diversity initiatives. “By bringing the GMAT exam directly to the campuses of Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we are making graduate business education more accessible.”

The unique test center on wheels—a customized bus with six high-tech GMAT testing stations and satellite communications links—delivers the GMAT to students located far from a permanent GMAT test center. The mobile test center is operated by the Graduate Management Admission Council, owner of the GMAT exam, and includes the same sophisticated test-security and ID-verification systems used at the global network of permanent GMAT test centers.

The test center is managed for GMAC by Pearson VUE, which provides test administration services for the GMAT worldwide. The GMAT is a standardized entrance exam used by thousands of graduate management education programs around the world.

People interested in taking the GMAT on the mobile test center may make an appointment by visiting mba.com/gmatbus or calling 1-800-717-GMAT. An affiliation with one of the educational institutions hosting the test center is not required.

This trip represents the GMAT Mobile Test Center’s fifth transcontinental journey. Established as a pilot program to increase access to the exam for students in remote areas in fall 2006, the bus visited nearly 50 locations in the United States between October 2006 and May 2007. A second seven-month tour in 2007–08 included 28 U.S. colleges and universities. In mid-2008, the mobile test center visited 14 universities in seven Canadian provinces. The mobile test center’s most recent trip took it to 17 college campuses in 12 US states earlier in 2009.

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