The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) and a global association of leading graduate business schools, announced that effective June 11 candidates taking the GMAT Online exam and the Executive Assessment Online will have a choice of whiteboard options, physical or online. In support of their core mission, GMAC also announced a commitment to maintaining the availability of online exams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and opened additional online test appointments for both exams, currently through July 17. With uncertainty persisting in test center availability, GMAC will continue to open additional appointment dates as needed and continues to waive reschedule and cancel fees across both the online and test center exams to offer extended flexibility for test takers.
“As COVID-19 continued to shut down test centers around the world, we made a conscious choice to focus on speed and quality, delivering Online assessments that met our quality and test security standards while also empowering candidates to meet tight admissions deadlines in a virtual environment,” said Vineet Chhabra, senior director and head of the GMAT™ product at GMAC. “While we have seen GMAT Online exam score outcomes comparable to exams delivered in test centers, we’ve heard the market and are excited to provide candidates with options and additional flexibility, helping ensure they can be at their best on exam day.”
Candidates will now have the option to use a physical whiteboard, online whiteboard, or both supporting their unique test day preferences. Appointments beginning June 11 will include the option to use a physical whiteboard for the GMAT Online exam and the Executive Assessment Online. Registrants should review and ensure their whiteboard meets the required specifications and that they have a functional dry erase marker, eraser, and are familiar with the exam day whiteboard experience and policies.
Candidates who tested without access to the physical whiteboard will be permitted to test again, should they choose to do so.
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