Graduate Management News

July 2015

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

New GMAT Features Will Improve the Test-Taking Experience for MBA Candidates

GMAC has introduced new features for the GMAT™ exam that are aligned with our commitment to streamline the exam experience for all test takers, and support our mission to connect candidate talent and aspiration with the best opportunity and access to a graduate management education.

GMAC has removed cancelled scores from score reports, which means the “C” that represents a test taker’s cancelled scores will not be shown on any future GMAT score reports generated by GMAC. This feature will be applied retroactively to all previously cancelled test scores, which will be removed from all future score reports that are sent to schools. Removing cancelled scores from the score reports will help test takers gain more control and confidence of their GMAT experience—something they have repeatedly asked for. Note that score reports with cancelled scores that have already been sent to school cannot be modified.

Second, test takers now have the option to retake the GMAT exam after a 16-day time period, versus the current 30-day retake period. This shorter time frame gives test takers the flexibility to retake the exam with their schedules, school application deadlines, and, perhaps most importantly, peak performance momentum in mind. As always, candidates can’t exceed five GMAT exams within a 12-month period.