Coronavirus (or Covid-19), which started Wuhan, China, is spreading globally and impacting countries and business schools around the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.
In this difficult climate, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), has closed test centers and suspended test taking in locations around the world.
If you’re considering applying to business school, this will affect you as the GMAT exam is the premier admission test for business schools, used as a quality indicator when measuring your suitability for an MBA or master's program.
GMAC is releasing regular updates on the status of its GMAT test centers and GMAT testing in various locations. This also extends to the Executive Assessment (EA) test for Executive MBA candidates.
GMAC has also launched the GMAT Online Exam as a temporary at-home testing solution, with around-the-clock testing appointments available. This option is open to candidates globally excluding Mainland China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea.
Here, we update you on the latest news on GMAT testing suspensions and test center closures:
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GMAT Test Center Closures and Suspensions
Updated September 11, 2020
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Buenos Aires – ICANA – testing suspended until September 25
Nassau – The College of The Bahamas – testing resumed
La Paz – Centro de Capacitacion y Consultoria SRL COGNOS – testing resumed
Brasilia – Testing suspended until September 22
Porto Alegre – Testing suspended until October 5
Rio de Janeiro – Testing suspended until October 13
Saskatoon - Testing suspended through January 1, 2021
Kitchener - Testing suspended through October 5
Windsor - Testing suspended through October 1
For GMAT™ test-takers, please visit mba.com/find-a-seat, and for Executive Assessment candidates, please visit https://www.gmac.com/executive-assessment/register/testing-locations to find the test-center availability near you.
Santiago – testing suspended through September 21
Bogata - Testing resumed
Medellin - Testing resumed
San Jose – New Horizons Computer Learning Center – testing resumed
Santa Domingo – ITLA-Instituto Tecnologico de Las Americas – testing suspended through September 8
San Salvador ‐ New Millennium S.A. de C.V. – testing resumed
Quito – William Shakespeare School - Quito – testing resumed
Guatemala – Universidad Galileo – testing resumed
Kingston – testing resumed
Tegucigalpa – POPA - International Technology Group (ITG) – testing suspended through September 14
Mexico City – Testing resumed
Guadalajara– Testing resumed
Monterrey - Testing resumed
Testing suspended through October 5
Assuncion – Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano– testing resumed
Lima – testing suspended through October 19
Trinidad and Tobago:
San Fernando – St. George's Academy testing suspended through September 1
Testing is re-opening in most test centers. Check GMAC's US Testing Center update page for up-to-date information. For GMAT™ test-takers, please visit mba.com/find-a-seat, and for Executive Assessment candidates, please visit https://www.gmac.com/executive-assessment/register/testing-locations to find the test-center availability near you.
Montevideo – Centro de Capacitación Jacksonville - ZONAMERICA– testing resumed
Caracas – testing resumed
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