Know What to Bring and What to Leave at Home

Arrive at the test center fully confident, focused, and ready go by knowing ahead of time what items you must bring and what items you must leave at home.

What to bring:

  • Appropriate identification 
  • A list of graduate management programs that should receive your GMAT scores (Note: You are not permitted to bring the list into the test center)
  • Your appointment confirmation letter or email from Pearson VUE; if you don’t have it, you may still take the test if you have a scheduled appointment

What not to bring:

  • Mobile phones or other communication devices 
  • Notes or noteboards
  • Scratch paper
  • Calculators
  • Watches, stop watches, or watch alarms
  • Personal data assistants (PDAs)
  • Beepers or pagers
  • Photographic devices
  • Stereos or radios
  • Any other electronic devices that could aid testing
  • Books or pamphlets
  • Dictionaries, translators, or thesauri
  • Pens or any other writing utensils
  • Rulers or any other measuring devices
  • Weapons, including but not limited to firearms, knives, or any object that could be used as a weapon; this policy includes off-duty law enforcement officers and persons with conceal and carry permits

Notes about noteboards:

  1. The administrator will provide you with a booklet of five noteboards to use during the exam
  2. You may not erase your notes.
  3. You may request additional noteboards by raising your hand. We recommend you use your space wisely so that you do not have to disrupt your concentration to request new noteboards frequently. Try to request new noteboards in between sections.
  4. You may not remove these noteboards from the testing room at any time.
  5. Every noteboard must be returned at the end of the test session.
  6. You may not take your own noteboard into the testing room.