How to send GMAT scores to business schools: If you are planning to get into a graduate management program, it is very likely that you would consider appearing for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); which is unless of course, you want to get into a business school that offers programs without GMAT. It is because GMAT is the most widely accepted standardized assessment test across the world used for admission into more than 6,000 management programs offered by over 2,100 management institutes.
To make the most of your GMAT scores and to ensure that you send your best scores and to the correct institutes, it is recommended you brush up your knowledge on how to send GMAT scores to business schools.
Send GMAT Scores to Business Schools: Free vs Paid options
There are two ways to send GMAT scores to business schools. The free option is available on test day and is useful if you already have decided on the schools you want to receive your scores. But, if you are unsure and need time to pick schools, the paid option is available before you. Let us check out each of these options to send GMAT scores to business schools in more detail.
Send GMAT scores to business schools (without additional fee)
Your GMAT registration fee allows you to select up to five management schools where you wish to send your GMAT scores without any additional fee. However, bear in mind that once the selections have been made, you can not modify or delete them. So, you need to be absolutely sure about the schools you want to receive your GMAT scores.
Free options to send GMAT scores to universities: Other key pointers
You must use the free options to send GMAT scores to business schools on the day of the GMAT test after the test is over.
You can select up to five business schools which you want to receive your scores. You also have the option to cancel your scores if you are not happy with your scores.
GMAT allows you to preview unofficial scores of your test immediately after the test is over.
You are given two minutes to accept or cancel your unofficial GMAT scores.
If you do not make a choice, your GMAT scores will stand cancelled.
Official Score Reports are usually sent within 20 days from the GMAT test date.
Send GMAT scores to business schools (with additional fee)
If you do not use the free options available on test day to send GMAT scores to business schools, you have to order Additional Score Report for a fee.
Also, if you want to send GMAT scores to more than five schools, you have to request additional score reports.
Paid options to send GMAT scores to universities: Charges and other details
Each Additional Score Report costs US$28 dollars.
Additional Score Reports usually take seven days once the official score becomes available.
You can make requests for additional reports by phone or by mail or fax.
Use Preview Option before you send GMAT scores to business schools:
One of the unique features of GMAT is the Preview Option which allows you to view your unofficial GMAT scores. And based on the unofficial score, you can decide whether to send GMAT scores to business schools or not.
Highlights of the GMAT Score Preview Option
Unofficial scores are available immediately after the test is over; you must take a decision to send GMAT scores to business schools, or cancel them before leaving the test center.
You can view unofficial scores of: Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal and Total Score.
Score of Analytical Writing Assessment, however, isn’t part of the the unofficial score and is only reported on the official GMAT score.
You will get TWO minutes to accept your unofficial scores
If you do not take a decision, your scores will be automatically cancelled
There is no charge for cancelling scores on test day; for cancelling within 72 hours online, the charge is 25 dollars.
How to access GMAT Official Score Reports
Official GMAT Score Reports will be sent to your GMAT account. Once your GMAT score becomes reportable, you will receive a unique link on your account. Clicking on the link, you will find instructions to access your Official Score Report.
Why and how to open a GMAT Account
Besides receiving official GMAT scores on your GMAT account, you can also use your account to:
Access free GMAT preparation materials from the test organizers.
Manage your GMAT appointment and scores.
Find business schools, compare them and save them to your account for later use.
Steps to register for your GMAT Account:
Go to GMAT website homepage
Under The GMAT Exam tag, select Register
Select Schedule a GMAT Exam
On the form that appears, fill in required fields like Name, Email Address and Password
Click Create Account
Before sending GMAT scores to business schools take some time out to understand the scores!
On a concluding note, before sending your GMAT scores, be sure that you understand the different scores mentioned in your GMAT Score sheet, be it percentile score and verbal score. Proper understanding of your GMAT score will not only help you get more insights into your overall performance, but help you correctly judge your chances when applying to a business programme.
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