Graduate Management Admission Search Service (GMASS)

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The GMASS service allows business schools to review your background and career aspirations and to directly connect with you. With more than 500 schools using GMASS, you will be visible to the widest array of opportunities as you consider the business school options that are most suitable for you. Simply answer a few questions to get noticed by schools around the world and learn about scholarships and financial aid. It only takes a few minutes of your time and it’s free.

You are given the option to sign up for GMASS when you create an account on mba.com, when you register for the GMAT exam, or when you modify your communication preferences in your mba.com profile.

Who Can Access GMASS?

When you choose to join GMASS, schools, scholarship organizations, financial aid providers, and our strategic partners from around the world who participate in GMASS (“participating organizations”) use your information in GMASS to contact you and share about their programs, financial aid, career opportunities, test prep offerings and to invite you to participate in research studies. Click here for a list of participating organizations. We update this list on a quarterly basis to inform you of new participating organizations who may be interested in connecting with you. Participating organizations must comply with applicable law, provide you with their contact information, and allow you to change or withdraw your communication preferences. Third-party service providers of participating organizations may also have access to your information, solely to provide a service for the organization consistent with the organization’s permitted use of your information.

Your Information and How We Use It

The table below lists the information we may share with participating organizations. To find candidates like you, participating organizations can search on the Search Fields, but only if you have completed the bolded data categories in your profile. Schools value being able to connect with candidates who are a good fit for their programs, so we encourage you to complete your profile, enabling interested schools and other participating organizations to connect with you.

Contact Data

Search Fields

Name

Gender

Languages Spoken Level of Education

Email Address

Date of Birth

Current Educational Status Work Experience

Postal Address

Country of Citizenship

 

Undergraduate Institution Graduate Management Degree Preferences

Telephone Number*

Ethnicity (US only)

Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA)
GMAT® exam date and broad score band **
Mobile Number* Planned Date of Enrollment Undergraduate Major and Date of Graduation
 

*Telephone and mobile numbers are provided to participating organizations only if you selected Phone and/or SMS/Text in the Communications Preferences page in your profile.

**When you have consented to participate in GMASS, we include the information you have provided in the GMASS service along with the date and broad score band of your most recent or highest GMAT exam. This is a 20-point band in which your overall test score falls, such as ‘681-700’ or ‘701-720.’ Schools only receive your actual score if, at the test center, you authorize them to receive a score report or, if after the exam, you purchase additional score reports to be sent to them. You don’t need to sign up for GMASS to share your actual score with a school. 

Your Communication Preferences; Consent Validity; Data Transfers

You can change your communication preferences regarding GMASS or unsubscribe from GMASS by logging into your mba.com account or by contacting GMAC Customer Care. If you unsubscribe from GMASS or change your preferences, we will cease sharing the relevant data with GMASS participants. However, the GMASS service allows GMASS participants to use your data for up to eighteen months, so if an organization obtained your data before you unsubscribed or changed your preferences, they may continue to contact you during that time period. You must contact GMASS participants directly to unsubscribe or change your preferences regarding commercial communications from them. You may contact GMAC Customer Care if you require assistance from GMAC in this regard.

Unless you unsubscribe or change your preferences, your consent for us to share your data with GMASS participating organizations continues for a two-year period from the date upon which you complete the mandatory fields in your mba.com profile or, if your response to the profile question “Highest level of education attained” is “Have not yet completed my undergraduate or first university degree,” the period is five years. The consent period resets if and when a GMAT Score Report is issued to you or you order an Additional Score Report. After your consent-period expires, we may contact you to see if you wish to be reactivated in the GMASS service.  

Information collected by GMAC (or its test service providers) will be transferred to GMAC or Pearson VUE, depending on where you entered the information, as directed by GMAC. By participating in the GMASS service, you authorize the transfer of your personal information to GMAC and its service providers, including Pearson VUE, located in the United States and other locations for the purposes described above. You also authorize the access to your information in the GMASS service by participating organizations that may be located outside of your home country. You understand that the United States and/or the destination country mentioned above may not provide for a level of data protection that is equivalent to the one in your home country.

Please review our privacy statement for more information regarding our privacy practices and if you have questions, contact privacy@gmac.com.