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Kabul Latest Hot Spot to Take the GMAT Exam

For US military personnel who can’t easily travel to take the GMAT exam because they are on active duty in Kabul, the test is now coming to them. GMAT test centers opened over the summer at two US military bases: Camp Phoenix in Afghanistan and Treebeek, the Netherlands.

“We want to do whatever we can to ensure those who are serving the country don’t have to put their educational plans on hold because they can’t get to a GMAT test site,” said Peg Jobst, GMAC senior vice president. “Graduate business programs are highly attractive to those serving in the armed forces—and business schools know that people with military experience bring a valuable perspective to their programs.”

The new test centers bring the number of military base GMAT test centers to 13 and push the total number of GMAT test centers past 470 worldwide. The military test centers are located directly on base, making the exam more accessible to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force personnel as well as to other US Department of Defense employees.

GMAC has been working with the US military for several years to make the GMAT exam easily available to armed services personnel. The first military GMAT test center opened in January 2008 at Fort Hood, Texas, the largest military base in the country. A GMAT test center opened at Camp Victory in Baghdad in November 2008 and immediately served a soldier stationed in Iraq who could not take the exam elsewhere to make his business school application deadlines.

“We’re committed to making the GMAT exam accessible to everyone,” Jobst said.

GMAC is actively adding more military sites to the test center list and has at least 15 more in the pipeline.

Military sites where the GMAT exam is already available:

  • Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Treebeek, Netherlands
  • Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC
  • Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
  • Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe, Hawaii
  • Navy College Office, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Tripler AMC, Hawaii
  • Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
  • Fort Drum, New York
  • Fort Hood, Texas
  • Fort Lee, Virginia
  • Fort Lewis, Washington

Test takers can register by visiting or contacting GMAT Customer Service. Registration must be completed at least 24 hours in advance, as it would at any other test center, and test takers must have access to the base through the US Department of Defense.

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