How Schools Use Your Scores
GMAT® exam scores are reliable predictors of academic success.
GMAT exam scores are reliable measures of certain developed skills important to the study of graduate management and excellent predictors of academic success in your graduate management program's core curriculum. Unlike undergraduate grade point averages and curricula, whose levels vary across institutions, GMAT scores provide admissions professionals with a consistent, standardized evaluation tool for all global applicants.
The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) has published guidelines for the use of GMAT scores, and these are available to all schools that use GMAT scores. Each school evaluates the scores in its own way- there are no “passing” or “failing” GMAT scores. Schools may choose to compare your GMAT performance to the original 1954 scales, the total testing population for the past three (3) years, or others applying to the same school (local norms).
Each school determines its own admissions criteria and how to use the scores. Admissions committees consider your test scores, combined with your undergraduate record and other information obtained from applications, interviews, and letters of recommendation.
Please contact your schools directly for more information about their unique admissions processes.