GMAC® is introducing three new features to improve and streamline the GMAT® exam experience for test takers. GMAC® asked thousands of candidates and test takers about their GMAT® experience and how to make it better. We listened and took action. These new features and options for test takers are effective July 19, 2015.
- Cancelled Scores Removed from Score Reports
- Repeat Exams Allowed after 16 Days
- Authentication Code Replaced with Date of Birth
Cancelled Scores Removed from Score Reports
The “C” that represents a candidate’s cancelled scores will not be shown on any future GMAT® score reports generated by GMAC®. This means that when a test taker cancels their score, only the test taker will know. This feature will be applied retroactively to all previously cancelled test scores, which will be removed from all future score reports that are sent to schools. However, score reports with cancelled scores have already been sent to schools, they can’t be modified.
Removing cancelled scores from the score reports will help candidates gain more control and confidence of their GMAT® experience—something that candidates have repeatedly asked for. In a survey of more than 3,000 students, 85% of respondents indicated that they would like to see the “C” removed from their score reports. This feature will also help deter any misinterpretations of cancelled scores in candidate profiles.
Repeat Exams Allowed after 16 Days
Candidates have the option to retake the GMAT® exam after a 16-day time period (versus the current 31-day retake period). This allows candidates the flexibility to retake the exam within a shorter period of time in order to accommodate their schedules, study habits, peak performance times, and/or school deadlines. As always, candidates can’t exceed five GMAT® exams within a 12-month period.
Authentication Code Replaced with Date of Birth
Candidates will be able to view their Official Score Report online using their date of birth to authenticate their access. A separate authentication code will no longer be issued at the test center.
This change is expected to streamline the process for candidates to access their GMAT® scores—and everyone likes one less password/code to remember.