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The GMAT is available at home and top schools will accept online scores - Business Insider - Business Insider

The GMAT is available at home and top schools will accept online scores - Business Insider - Business Insider


The GMAT is available at home and top schools will accept online scores - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 02:11 PM PDT

  • Graduate school application season has been hindered by the coronavirus outbreak, causing in-person standardized testing to be shuttered. 
  • Starting April 20, the GMAT will be available online for students seeking to take the test. 
  • Top schools, including Harvard and MIT Sloan, have either waived the test requirement or said they would accept online scores.
  • But candidates in China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea won't have access to the online version.
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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way students work, learn, and interact with each other. And many graduate schools have shifted application requirements, relaxed deadlines, or taken the entire process virtual, including top-notch institutions like NYU Stern and Berkeley's Haas.

But one crucial part of the admissions process is the submission of standardized test scores. The Graduate Management Admission Council had cancelled all in-person testing for the GMAT on March 18, one of two options for required tests for getting into most graduate programs. While many MBA programs and other schools waived the requirement to submit scores on time, such as Columbia, Stanford, and INSEAD — or at least allowed candidates to submit them at another date — uncertainty around when testing would resume could quell prospective candidates from throwing their hat in the ring.

In an effort to rectify this, the makers of the GMAT have made the test virtual, accepting registrations as of April 14. The first virtual test will be held April 20, and can be taken on either a Mac or PC for a $75 price cut of the original in-person test at $200 — $5 less than the rival online GRE.

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All aspects of the GMAT will remain the same — including scoring algorithms — apart from the ommission of the Analytical Writing Assessment. It will be a two-hour and 37-minute test monitored by a human proctor. In order to complete it, test-takers must log in 15 minutes prior to their time, take a virtual photo-ID picture, and include photos of their immediate surroundings. 

Results will be emailed within seven days of taking it, GMAC's Vineet Chhabra, the senior director and head of the GMAT product, told Poets&Quants. Tests will run around the clock in 15-minute intervals through June 15, 2020, when it will reevaluate the need for this at-home solution.

But many candidates will not be able to take the test. A third of all prospective students wishing to complete the GMAT online won't be able to, Poets&Quants estimated, due to regulatory restrictions in certain countries, including China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea.

Several MBA programs have already declared that they would accept either the online GMAT or GRE, including Harvard, MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas, INSEAD, Fuqua at Duke, Imperial College London, and Michigan Ross out of a top 20 ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds. And some have cut the requirement this round completely, including Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

Live Updates: COVID-19 Impact On B-Schools - Poets&Quants

Posted: 20 Mar 2020 12:00 AM PDT

Live Updates:

Here's what you need to know:

The New COVID-19 MBA Admissions Round

Schools that have stretched the admissions cycle by two months or more have effectively created a COVID-19 round for candidates who had no intention of applying now

The global pandemic has upended nearly every assumption admission officials have long held about the admit, reject and waitlist cycle. Forget about the notion of a traditional Round 2 (R2) or Round 3 (R3). As more schools extend their existing deadlines and add new admission rounds, what is quickly emerging is what you might call the COVID-19 Admissions Round.

What makes it dramatically different, a sort of in-between post-2019-2020 admissions cycle and pre-2020-2021 cycle, is that several more forward-looking schools are seeking to attract candidates who originally had no intention of applying this year or even next year. Suddenly, with the economy falling into what will be a deep recession. they find themselves either unemployed or with substantially different career prospects than assumed only a month or two ago.

The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley this week extended the school's R3 deadline by more than three months to July 15th from April 6th with the explicit reason to enlarge this year's MBA applicant pool. "We have just come off one of the most robust job markets of the post-World War II era and now there is a greater degree of uncertainty for some people," he says. "Maybe now is a good time to go back to school. I think an MBA will be a very strong option for many people who are unsure of what will happen in the next few years. For some people, the opportunity costs of attending school have just dropped. So we want to be able to be here for some of those outstanding people."

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  • Andrew Ainslie, Dean of the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business

    March 30:  Making The Case for Business School, Right Now. Andrew Ainslie, dean of the Simon School at the University of Rochester, argues that there has never been a better time to apply to a top-ranked MBA program. "Apply NOW, and apply to schools that a year ago you couldn't dream of getting into. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to get an extraordinary education."

  • March 30: A Third Of Fall 2020 Admits May Defer; Nearly Half Want Tuition Reduction. A Poets& Quants survey of nearly 800 registered users found that a third of prospective students already admitted to top business schools say they may want to defer their admission this year if classes fail to return to campus in the fall. Even more worrisome for B-schools, 43% believe tuition fees should be cutback by an average of 37.5% if the first part of their MBA program is shifted online due to the pandemic.-
  • March 30: Duke University Fuqua School of Business has pushed back the start date for its full-time MBA program to Aug. 31st from July 28th when orientation was set to begin. The school also postponed graduation ceremonies for a year. The change to start dates was made "because of the combination of delays in visa processing along with appropriate social distancing practices," the school announced. The school's graduation ceremonies will now occur a few weeks after Duke-wide ceremonies take place in early May 2021.
  • March 30: After 47 years of live performances, the Harvard Business School Show will move online on April 15th at 7 p.m. EST. One of the school's longest-running traditions, the HBS Show is written, produced and performed by MBA students. The theme for this year's online show will be James Bond: From Allston With Love.
  • March 27: The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business extended its R3 deadline by more than three months to July 15th from April 6th with the explicit reason to enlarge this year's MBA applicant pool. "We have just come off one of the most robust job markets of the post-World War II era and now there is a greater degree of uncertainty for some people," Dean Scott Beardsley says. "Maybe now is a good time to go back to school. I think an MBA will be a very strong option for many people who are unsure of what will happen in the next few years. For some people, the opportunity costs of attending school have just dropped. So we want to be able to be here for some of those outstanding people."
  • March 27: A leaked document from a top U.S.-based business school to P&Q revealed companies that are currently freezing or rescinding internship and job offers. Notable companies that are freezing or rescinding internship and job offers include AB inBev, Adobe, Delta, Mariott, NBC Sports, and StubHub. Even tech giant Facebook is canceling internship interviews, according to the document which was built by the school's Career Management Center after discussions with employers and other top MBA programs in the U.S.
  • March 27: MIT Sloan will consider round three applications to its MBA program without a test score. The school also is accepting expired GRE or GMAT scores. But if you gain an admit, your admission will be conditional "upon achieving a certain test score" set forth in your decision letter.
  • March 26: The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business decided it will accept MBA applications for an extra eight weeks beyond its existing April 2nd round three deadline through May 31. Decisions for this extended application period will be released on a rolling basis. Booth also will begin an initial review of apps without test scores, agreeing to accept a GMAT or GRE through July 1. But will not make any admissions decisions until the required scores are received.
  • March 26: Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management announced a new application round with a deadline of May 15. Whitman will also accept Duolingo English tests in lieu of the TOEFL test.
  • March 26: Prospective students in select areas can now take the TOEFL test at home. ETS, the company that creates and administers the TOEFL test will use ProcterU to conduct remote monitoring.
  • March 25: The At-Home GMAT: What To Expect. This week's news of a shift from test center to home is upping the stakes for prospective students waiting to take the tests. "In terms of the volume of questions I'm getting, it rivals the change from paper to computer," says Stacey Koprince, content and curriculum lead at Manhattan Prep, the well-known test prep firm. "Everybody is talking about and everyone is concerned about it. And this is already a stressful experience in general."
  • March 25: Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management will accept GMAT or GRE test scores up until June 1 for candidates who apply by its April round deadline of April 8 for its two-year MBA program. Applicants to its one-year MBA option who meet the April 15th deadline have until April 30th to submit a test score. Otherwise, their application will move to the 2020-2021 admissions season.
  • March 25: UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business has added a round 4 admissions deadline of May 4th with decisions on June 4. Those without a test score yet are encouraged to apply in the late-round and to take advantage of the 'GRE at Home' and forthcoming GMAT online options.
  • March 25: Emory University's Goizueta Business School has extended the application deadline for its One-Year MBA to April 15 and its Two-Year MBA to July 1 from March 20th. Application fees also will be waived.
  • March 24: UVA's Darden School announces the most sweeping admission changes of any business school to date. The school effectively opens admissions to candidates who had no plans to apply this cycle. The school says it would now accept undergraduate entrance exam scores on the SAT and ACT in lieu of a GMAT or GRE, "transition" its round three deadline of April 6 by more than three months to July 15th and even nudge writers of recommendation letters on behalf of candidates.
  • March 24: Stanford Graduate School of Business will maintain its round 3 deadline of April 8 but will allow applicants to submit unofficial test scores with the expectation that an official score is received up until Aug. 1. If an applicant cannot submit a score before Stanford posts decisions on May 21 and is considered a competitive applicant, the GSB may invite you to join the wait pool until the school receives a score.
  • March 24: The Yale School of Management announced that it is extending its round 3 deadline by six weeks to May 27. Applicants who submit complete materials by April 14 will still receive admission decisions on May 19. Those submitting applications on April 14 will also receive a standardized test score extension of 10 days to April 24th.
  • March 24: The Wharton MBA Admissions office has extended its Round 3 deadline by two weeks to provide applicants with additional flexibility in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new MBA application deadlines are Wednesday, April 15 for Round 3 and May 27 for Advance Access, both moved up from April 1.
  • March 24: Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow and his wife, Adele, have tested positive for COVID-19. In an email to the Harvard community, Bacow wrote that he and his wife learned Tuesday afternoon that they tested positive after experiencing coughs, followed by fevers, chills, and muscle aches on Sunday. "We were tested yesterday and just received the results a few minutes ago," Bacow wrote. "We wanted to share this news with all of you as soon as possible."
  • March 24: The University of Washington's Foster School of Business has added a round 4 application deadline of May 19th. Candidates will get a decision in that round on July 10.
  • Harvard Business School. Photo by John A. Byrne

    March 23: Harvard Business School moves all of its MBA classes to remote instruction today. Dean Nitin Nohria says that more than 125 faculty members teaching classes this spring "have learned from experienced colleagues to leverage the Zoom platform for effective case-method teaching.  Dozens more have volunteered to step in should a colleague need help." On V-Day, which quickly became the lingo for the shift to virtual, 54 classes transitioned online, with two experiencing issues getting started, a handful experiencing difficulty with the breakout rooms feature, and a few challenges with file sharing.  Dean Nohria urged patience for the adjustment. "As thoroughly as we have prepared, not everything will work as planned.  When this happens, allow yourself and others to recover and adapt.  We will have a steep learning curve, and your patience and forbearance will help us move along it faster."

  • March 23: In the wake of GRE's at-home option, the General Management Admission Council says it is "actively working" to launch an interim online proctored GMAT alternative that would cost less than its current GMAT exam and is targeted to be available in mid-April.
  • March 23: Prospective students can now take the GRE at home under the eyes of a human proctor who will monitor the process via your computer camera. The at-home option costs the same as taking the exam in a test center and is available in the U.S. and eight other countries.
  • March 23: Warwick Business School shuts buildings, including its London base at The Shard, as all lessons and staff move online. As of 4 p.m. on Friday, March 19 all staff have been working remotely from home, while students have already been told that teaching will continue online for the whole of the summer term with no face-to-face sessions. Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS, said: "As we enter a new stage of this pandemic, the UK Prime Minister shared a hopeful message that there is potential to turn the tide within 12 weeks, but only if we all play our part in taking the necessary steps to curb the transmission of the virus. As a result, home working is going to be necessary for all of us for the foreseeable future."
  • March 21: The University of California-Berkeley changes default grading for undergraduates to Pass/Not Passed and Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, according to a statement from the university. Similar to Michigan Ross, faculty are still required to track and report letter grading. Undergraduate students may request their actual letter grades to appear on permanent transcripts instead of P/NP up until May 6. Graduate students have until May 8 to request their grades are changed from traditional letter grades to S/U. UC Berkeley is also considering lifting the cap of S/U courses allowed for graduation higher than the current limit of one-third.
  • March 20: 'Beyond Darkness There Is Light:' Admission Consultants Weigh In On COVID-19 with insights for current and future applicants to business school

Ross Dean Scott DeRue

Admission Changes At Leading U.S. B-Schools

Last updated: Thursday, March 19 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time

P&Q MBA Rank School Name Timeline Notes Location
1 Stanford Graduate School of Business March 6 – Further notice All courses moved online Palo Alto, California
2 Chicago Booth School of Business March 10 – April 15 & Further notice All spring quarter classes moved online, study abroad programs canceled, events postponed till after April 15, and international and domestic travel suspended to April 15 Chicago, Illinois
3 Harvard Business School March 23 – Further notice All courses moved online, events of 25+ and travel suspended Boston, Massachusetts
4 Wharton at University of Pennsylvania March 10 – April 17 Prohibiting university travel and events of 100+, prepping for potential move to online classes; launch of new 6-week course Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 Northwestern Kellogg School of Management March 10 – April 15 Extending spring break by one week, moving classes online for three weeks after that, study abroad and events with 25+ canceled Evanston, Illinois
6 MIT Sloan School of Management March 16 – End of semester Classes canceled week of March 16 then moving online for the rest of semester, suspending all travel and events Boston, Massachusetts
7 Columbia Business School March 11 – Further notice Classes moved online, travel and events of 25+ canceled or restricted New York City, New York
8 UC Berkeley Haas School of Business March 10 – March 30 Classes moved online, events of 150+ canceled or postponed Berkeley, California
9 Dartmouth Tuck School of Business March 10 – April 17 Classes move online beginning March 23 for at least two weeks, events of 100+ canceled, postponed, or made virtual, travel restricted Hanover, New Hampshire
10 Yale School of Management March 10 – April 5 Classes moved online, limit travel and cancel or postpone events through April 15 New Haven, Connecticut
11 Virginia Darden School of Business March 8 – Further notice International travel limited Charlottesville, Virginia
12 Michigan Ross School of Business March 16 – April 21 Classes moved online beginning March 16 to April 21, events of 100+ canceled, postponed, or move virtually, study abroad and international travel canceled or postponed through at least April 21 Ann Arbor, Michigan
13 Cornell SC Johnson School of Management March 10 – End of semester Classes transitioning to be fully online by April 6, events of 100+ canceled or postponed, discouraging domestic, international travel Ithaca, New York
14 Duke Fuqua Business School March 10 – Further notice Classes canceled and then online beginning March 23, domestic and international travel prohibited, events of 50+ canceled for rest of semester Durham, North Carolina
15 UC Los Angeles Anderson School of Management March 11 – April 10 Classes moved online, events of 100+ canceled or postponed, travel restricted Los Angeles, California
16 New York University Stern School of Business March 9 – March 27 Classes moved online, large events discouraged, non-essential travel canceled New York City, New York
17 Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business March 10 – Further notice Classes moved online, events canceled, postponed, or virtual, international travel suspeneded for all campuses Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 UT Austin McCombs School of Business March 10 – Further notice Restricted international travel Austin, Texas
19 Southern California Marshall School of Business March 11 – March 29 Classes moved online, all campus events canceled, all university-related travel canceled Los Angeles, California
20 North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School March 11 – Further notice Domestic, international travel restricted Chapel Hill, North Carolina
21 Washington Foster School of Business March 9 – March 30 Classes moved online, travel restricted through April 3 Seattle, Washington
22 Emory Goizueta Business School March 6 – Further notice Restricted international travel Atlanta, Georgia
23 Indiana Kelley Business School March 10 – April 6 Classes moved online, international and domestic travel prohibited, no new events allowed and those scheduled are strongly recommended to cancel or postpone Bloomington, Indiana
24 Georgetown McDonough School of Business March 16 – Further notice Classes moved online, all travel suspended, events canceled, postponed, or moved virtual Washington, D.C.
25 Rice Jones Graduate School of Management March 9 – 23 Classes canceled and potentially moved online, all events and international travel prohibited through April 30 Houston, Texas
26 Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business March 9 – Further notice International travel limited Atlanta, Georgia
27 Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business March 23 – April 13 Classes moved online, university-imbursed travel is prohibited, events encouraged to cancel or postpone Notre Dame, Indiana
28 Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management March 9 – March 30 Classes canceled then moved online, international travel and events suspended through April 30 Nashville, Tennessee
29 Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School March 9 – April 30 International and domestic travel suspended St. Louis, Missouri
30 Brigham Young Marriott School of Business March 9 – Further notice International travel limited Provo, Utah
31 Pennsylvania State Smeal College of Business March 16 – April 3 Classes moved online, events with 10+ attendees postponed, canceled, or held virtually, domestic and international travel suspended State College, Pennsylvania
32 University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management March 16 – April 30 Classes canceled March 16-17 and then move online March 18 to at least April 1, International and domestic travel suspended Minneapolis, Minnesota
33 Michigan State Broad College of Business March 11 – April 20 Classes moved online, domestic and international travel suspended, large events postponed East Lansing, Michigan
34 Arizona State W. P. Carey School of Business March 6 – Further notice International travel limited Tempe, Arizona
35 Wisconsin School of Business March 23 – April 10 Classes moved online, university-imbursed travel is prohibited, events larger than 50+ also canceled Madison, Wisconsin
36 Ohio State Fisher College of Business March 9 – March 30 Classes moved online, no new events scheduled, international travel suspended, and domestic travel limited till April 20 Columbus, Ohio
37 University of Rochester Simon Business School March 16 – Further notice Classes moved online, all student activities are virtual, and international and domestic travel are suspended Rochester, New York
38 UC Irvine Merage School of Business March 11 – Further notice Classes moved online Irvine, California
39 Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business March 16 Spring break extended one week, classes move online March 23, all spring study abroad canceled Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
40 Southern Methodist Cox School of Business March 10 Study abroad, other university-sanctioned international travel is canceled until further notice Dallas, Texas
41 Florida Hough Graduate School of Business March 16 – Further notice Classes moved online, students and faculty advised not to travel Gainesville, Florida
42 Boston University Questrom School of Business March 16 – April 13 Classes moved online, all events and travel suspended Boston, Massachusetts
43 Maryland Smith School of Business March 23 – April 10 Classes canceled and then moved online, all university travel suspended, events are strongly discouraged College Park, Maryland
44 Texas-Dallas Jindal School of Management March 10 International travel limited Richardson, Texas
45 Texas A&M Mays College of Business March 10 – March 18 Classes canceled till March 18 then resume as normal College Station, Texas
46 Georgia Terry College of Business March 16 – March 29 Classes canceled Athens, Georgia
47 UC Davis Graduate School of Business March 12 – March 31 Final exams moved online, events of 150+ canceled or postponed, international travel restrictions Davis, California
48 Purdue Krannert School of Management March 16 – May 2 Classes moved online, domesting and international travel suspended, events of 50+ canceled or postponed West Lafayette, Indiana
49 Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business March 10 All domestic and international travel restricted Knoxville, Tennessee
50 Fordham Gabelli School of Business March 9 – March 20 Classes moved online, all campus events canceled, all university-related travel canceled New York City, New York

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