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GMAT & GRE Test Center Closures Extended

Read our May 1 coronavirus roundup, as GMAT and GRE test center closures are extended through May

Fri May 1 2020


May 1 Roundup

GMAT & GRE Testing Suspensions Continue

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force countries into lockdown, test centers remain closed through late May and June. Follow our latest live updates: 

LIVE: GRE Test Center Closures

Fortunately, you can now take the GMAT and the GRE online as a temporary solution in most locations. However, the at-home test-taking experience has its peculiarities and many candidates will be looking forward to a return to the test center test when the COVID-19 lockdowns ease.

GMAT Online FAQs—New Questions Answered!

Your questions have been pouring in about the new GMAT Online Exam. We put them to GMAT product lead Vineet Chhabra. Find out the official GMAC response on the online whiteboard issue:


EMBA candidates can now take the Executive Assessment Online

Following the launch of the GMAT Online Exam, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) have today released the Executive Assessment Online, dubbed the GMAT for Executive MBA candidates.

At 90 minutes in duration, the EA is considerably shorter than the traditional GMAT. It covers verbal, integrated reasoning, and quantitative questions, and does not include the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA).

If you are applying to an EMBA program in 2020, and do not want to defer your application, taking the new EA Online could be the solution.

MBAs to provide help for small businesses

Many small businesses are suffering from the economic impact of coronavirus, so now MBA students are looking to help.

On May 14th, the Small Business School Challenge will see teams of US-based MBA students provide hands-on consulting for small businesses around the theme of ‘emerging from the crisis with confidence’, potentially also winning cash prizes for their small business clients.


The 48-hour national virtual hackathon has been organized by MBA students at schools like UVA Darden and Berkeley Haas and is free for small businesses to sign up to. Berkeley Haas MBA David Corfield (pictured) is one of the organizers. 

David is also one of the co-founders of LifeWork, the company staging the hackathon and which supports small businesses. LifeWork is developing a payment platform to help remote freelancers get paid faster.

Business school explains what it’s like to transition online