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Taking the GMAT Online? Will Your Dream School Accept It? 

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Are you prepping for the GMAT and considering the online testing option for its convenience? While the flexibility of taking the GMAT from home is certainly appealing, there’s a crucial detail you might be overlooking: not all business schools accept online GMAT scores. This post aims to shed light on this important factor when deciding between the online and center-based GMAT test formats.

The Rise of the GMAT Online

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the organization responsible for the GMAT, introduced the online testing option in 2020 due to the pandemic. The online GMAT allows you to take the test from the comfort and security of your own home, eliminating the need to travel to a testing center. Sounds perfect, right?

The Acceptance Dilemma

While many schools readily accept online GMAT scores, a few might have specific restrictions or require additional documentation. There’s even a chance a set of schools might not accept online scores at all.

This lack of universal acceptance can have a significant impact on your B-school application. Imagine putting in months of dedicated GMAT prep, only to discover your dream school doesn’t accept your online score. Disappointing, right?


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Making the Informed Choice

So, how do you avoid this pitfall? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Research Each School’s Policy: This is absolutely vital. Before booking your test format, thoroughly research the admissions requirements of each business school on your target list. Look for specific mentions of their policy on online GMAT scores.
  • Contact the Admissions Office if Unclear: If the information online is ambiguous, don’t hesitate to directly contact the admissions office of your target schools. A quick email or call can clarify their stance on online GMAT scores and ensure you’re on the right track.

Don’t Let Online Convenience Cost You Your Dream School

Remember, the GMAT is a crucial stepping stone to your MBA journey. Take the time to understand the online vs. center test options and make an informed decision based on your target schools’ acceptance policies.

An added factor – it’s more expensive

The GMAT Test Center based test costs US$ 275 and the home based online test costs US$ 300. This is also an additional factor that could weigh in when you make the decision, especially if you have a GMAT official test center nearby.

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