the average GMAT score?
In recent years, the average GMAT
score worldwide is 570.
There is no "acceptable" or "minimum" score. What score you
should obtain depends on which school you are going to apply to.
Generally, the higher the school ranks, the higher score you
must obtain. For the top 50 programs, the averaged GMAT score is
Below is a table of median GMAT scores for some top MBA
Median GMAT Score
|Harvard MBA Program
|Stanford MBA Program
|Yale MBA Program
More about GMAT scores.
How many times can I take GMAT?
You may take the GMAT as many times as you want. But you
could not take it more than once a month. The GMAT score is
valid for five years. If you take GMAT more than once, the GMAC
will forward the most recent three scores to school you apply
Considering the following factors when you are deciding
whether to retake the test:
- whether your new GMAT scores will be reported to the
B-schools early enough to meet application deadlines
- how well you think you already performed on the real
GMAT relative to your realistic potential
- whether the schools to which you are applying average
your GMAT scores or consider only your highest GMAT scores
Can I cancel my GMAT scores?
During the test, you can quit the test at any time. When you
quit, no score for any test section will be tabulated or
recorded by the testing service, or reported to any school.
After the test, you may cancel your scores immediately after
completing the test, while still in the testing room. However,
once you request an unofficial score report (immediately after
the test), you no longer have the option of canceling your
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