By: Apex GMAT
Contributor: Dana Coggio
Date: October 6, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things, the GMAT™ exam is among them. With the integration of online solutions over the past year and a half, the official Graduate Management Admissions Council has made the decision to make some of these changes permanent. As the GMAT is now permanently available online, the GMAC has decided on implementing important GMAT updates which will offer more cohesion between online and live testing platforms.
Scoring Policy Update
On October 20th, 2021, online delivered GMAT exams will come with 5 free score reports. Test takers have 48-hours to utilize these score reports. Any additional score reports can be sent for the standard fee. Also, the online platform will continue to offer test takers the flexibility of viewing their score report before deciding to send their scores to the programs of their choice.
More Online GMAT Testing Opportunities!
The GMAC took test taker feedback to heart. This means they have decided to allow for retesting options across delivery channels. This will help test-takers who may have intended to take the exam at a compromised test center. Additionally, test takers will not have a limited number of online testing options. Rather, their online tests will count towards the total number of GMAT exam attempts – 5 in a rolling 12-month period and a total of 8 in their lifetime
These adjustments offer test-takers:
– Flexibility in their schedule
– More prep and application strategies
– Additional opportunities for performing their best on test day
- Online Pricing
The last update affects the GMAT Online pricing. Online fees for the GMAT exam (including registration, reschedules, and cancellations) will align with in-person, test center fees located in the same region.
Important to keep in mind is that these GMAT Online Updates take effect on October 20, 2021.