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GMAC’s Soft Skills Assessment is an online assessment that provides you the opportunity to enhance your application to business school,  by providing you with objective feedback on your unique strengths.  The assessment provides you with details on how you achieve challenging goals, work with others, and make decisions. You can use the results of this assessment to refine and develop your applications, including your essay and preparing for interviews.  With Soft Skills, you know that you are showing your best self and providing concrete data on your  unique abilities.

 Emotional Intelligence  Strengths  Interview


Registration and Taking the Assessment

To take the Soft Skills assessment, create an account and then purchase the assessment. After purchasing, you can start immediately. With 80 questions, Soft Skills takes less than 45 minutes to take and there is no need to prep. You have 90 days to complete the assessment after purchase.

The assessment is on-demand and there is no need to schedule an appointment. You may take as little or as much time as you would like and can take the assessment in multiple sittings, giving you flexibility. Since Soft Skills is measuring key skills like working with others, it’s important to answer the questions truthfully, based on what you say and do in typical situations. Some questions may look similar but are not – that is how the assessment pinpoints your specific strengths.

After completion, you’ll receive your personalized report, which outlines your top 3 strengths related to how you work with others and manage your work. Use the concrete tips in the report  to help write your application essays and prepare for upcoming interviews.

Get Started Today

Create an account and take the next steps towards putting your best foot forward in your business school journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send my results to a school?

Yes, as part of your purchase you have the ability to send your results to participating schools for 6 months.


How many times can I take the GMAC Soft Skills Assessment?

You may take the GMAC Soft Skills Assessment once within 24 months.

What if the school I am applying to is not on the accepting schools list?

At this time, only schools listed on the platform are accepting the Soft Skills Assessment, however please contact us so we can let the school know you’re interest in sharing your results with them.

Do I need to take the assessment in a test center?

No, the assessment is delivered though an online portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What do schools receive?

If a school you are applying to accepts the GMAC Soft Skills Assessment, and you select them during registration or after the assessment, they will receive a report that highlighting how you compare against a normative group for several traits – including how you work with others, how you approach your work, and how you work to meet your goals.

How long does it take to get results?

You will receive a report within 24 hours of completing the assessment.

Does the assessment expire?

You have 90 days from the time you purchase to complete the assessment. Please visit our Policies and Procedures page.

Can I cancel my results or retake the assessment?

No, you cannot cancel your results once you complete the assessment.

Accepting Schools

 Carlson School of Management Colorado State University  Georgetown University   HEC


 KATZ School of Business  London Business School Rice University 

Questions? Contact the Soft Skills Assessment team.