GMAT Registration Policy
Over five thousand business and graduate management programs at more than 1800 schools around the world factor an applicant’s score on the Graduate Management Admission Test into the admissions process. Statistics demonstrate that GMAT scores are generally better indicators of first‑year grades in these programs than are undergraduate grade point averages. Admissions officers at leading business schools worldwide recognize the GMAT as the most effective predictor of success.
Scheduling a Test Appointment
To register for the GMAT, you must first create an account at mba.com. Through your account, you can register for GMAT (which is administered at proctored test center locations) or the GMAT Online (which can be taken on any compatible desktop or laptop computer). If you register for the GMAT Online, you must select a date and a time for your exam; if you register for the GMAT, you must also select a test center location. Test centers often have limited availability, so it is recommended that you register for the GMAT at least two weeks before your desired test date. The entire test fee ($275) is due when you register for the exam.
Canceling or Rescheduling the Test Appointment
Test appointments can be rescheduled or canceled through your mba.com account. The fee for rescheduling a test appointment varies based on your location and how far in advance of your test date you reschedule (in the United States, the fee is $50 if you reschedule more than 60 days in advance, $100 if you reschedule between 15 and 60 days in advance, and $150 if you reschedule within 14 days of your scheduled appointment). Similarly, the refund you receive for canceling a test appointment varies based on your location and how far in advance of your scheduled test date you cancel (in the United States, the refund for canceling more than 60 days in advance is $100, the refund for canceling between 15 and 60 days in advance is $75, and the refund for canceling within 14 days of your scheduled appointment is $50). The GMAT cannot be rescheduled or canceled within 24 hours of your test appointment.
Retaking the Test
Test takers may not take the GMAT in the same format more than once in any 15‑day period; however, there is no restriction on taking both the GMAT and the GMAT Online within a 15‑day period. In addition, test takers may not take the GMAT more than 5 times in any 12‑month period or more than 8 times total. Any test taker who scores an 800 on the GMAT is prohibited from taking the test for 5 years from his or her exam date.