Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Almost Ballerina
GRE ..., GPA ...
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Darden | Mr. Engineer Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Public Finance
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Systems Change
GMAT 730, GPA 4
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Airline Captain
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Startup
GRE 327, GPA 3.35
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
IU Kelley | Ms. Biracial Single Mommy
, GPA 2.5/3.67 Grad
Darden | Ms. Unicorn Healthcare Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Reform
GMAT 700, GPA 3.14 of 4
Ross | Mr. Verbal Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Wharton | Mr. Sr. Systems Engineer
GRE 1280, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Semiconductor Guy
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3

Online GMAT Will Now Be Available Until Dec. 31


As the U.S. continues to experience a surge in coronavirus cases, the Graduate Management Admission Council has decided to make its at-home online version of the GMAT exam available through the end of 2020. It’s the third time that GMAC has extended the deadline for what was initially billed as a temporary interim solution when it was launched back on April 20th when most test centers closed due to the pandemic.

The new deadline is a big expansion of what had been a mid-August cutoff. But with cases continuing to grow and a second wave likely in the fall, chances seem less likely for users to sit for the exam at an open test center.

So far, GMAC says it has delivered more than 10,000 exams since GMAT Online launched in April, representing candidates from 124 countries who have sent scores to more than 2,000 business school programs around the world.

Appointment times are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Candidates can schedule an exam appointment up to 24 hours before an available testing window through December 31. The at-home version of the test is available in most locations, with the exception of Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan due to regulatory and local data privacy rules.

GMAC STILL ALLOWING TEST TAKERS TO SIT FOR THE AT-HOME GMAT ONLY ONCE

Despite the extension, GMAC is still preventing test takers from sitting for the at-home exam more than once. That will likely depress scores provided with business school applications unless more test centers open and also encourage more test takers to opt for the at-home GRE test which can be taken as many as five times in a 12-month period (see below).

Score cancellations and retakes are not available unless GMAC can verify a failed test due to a technical glitch. Several test takers have reported technical failures since the online exam was made available (see Evan’s ‘Absolute Nightmare’ Experience With The Online GMAT). The online GMAT does not count toward candidates’ yearly nor lifetime exam attempt limits at a test center. A test taker can sit for the GMAT at a test center as many as five times in a rolling 12-month period and no more than eight times during a lifetime.

The rival at-home GRE exam, by Educational Testing Service, is currently available around the clock seven days a week through Sept. 30, 2020.

As previously reported, test-taking users of the GMAT were finally permitted to use a physical whiteboard for notes while taking the test. That came into effect on June 11th after widespread complaints that the online whiteboard was so awkward to use that it could cost test-takers valuable points on the exam. For test-takers who took the GMAT online exam before the ability to use a physical whiteboard was made available, GMAC is offering the option to take the GMAT online exam an additional time and waiving the one-time limit on the GMAT at-home exam.

DON’T MISS: THE GRE & GMAT AT-HOME TESTS: A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON or THIS PRO-TEST TAKER SCORED 30 POINTS LOWER ON THE AT-HOME GMAT

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.