Coronavirus (or Covid-19), which started Wuhan, China, is spreading globally and impacting countries and business schools around the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.
In this difficult climate, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), has closed test centers and suspended test taking in locations around the world.
If you’re considering applying to business school, this will affect you as the GMAT exam is the premier admission test for business schools, used as a quality indicator when measuring your suitability for an MBA or master's program.
GMAC is releasing regular updates on the status of its GMAT test centers and GMAT testing in various locations. This also extends to the Executive Assessment (EA) test for Executive MBA candidates.
GMAC also launched the GMAT Online Exam as a temporary at-home testing solution on April 14, with around-the-clock testing appointments available from April 20 to June 15. This is available to candidates globally excluding Mainland China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea.
Here, we update you on the latest news on GMAT testing suspensions and test center closures:
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GMAT Test Center Closures and Suspensions
Updated May 29, 2020
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Buenos Aires – ICANA – testing suspended until May 28
Nassau – The College of The Bahamas – testing resumed
La Paz – Centro de Capacitacion y Consultoria SRL COGNOS – testing suspended until June 1
Belo Horizonte –Testing suspended until May 25
Brasilia – Testing suspended until June 1
Curitiba – Testing resumed
Fortaleza – Testing suspended until June 1
Porto Alegre – Testing suspended until July 1
Rio de Janeiro – Testing suspended until May 26
Montreal - testing resumed
Winnipeg - testing resumed
Please visit mba.com/find-a-seat to check the availability of the testing center near you.
Santiago – testing suspended through May 25
Bogata – Centro Colombo Americano – testing suspended through June 1
San Jose – New Horizons Computer Learning Center – testing resuming June 1 with limited number of seats
Santa Domingo – ITLA-Instituto Tecnologico de Las Americas – testing suspended through June 4
San Salvador ‐ New Millennium S.A. de C.V. – testing suspended through June 1
Quito – William Shakespeare School - Quito – testing suspended through June 1
Guatemala – Universidad Galileo – testing suspended through June 15
Kingston – Mona School of Business – testing suspended through June 1
Tegucigalpa – POPA - International Technology Group (ITG) – testing suspended through June 1
Mexico City – Testing suspended through June 1
Guadalajara– Testing suspended through June 1
Monterrey - Testing suspended through June 1
Testing suspended through June 1
Assuncion – Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano– testing resumed
Lima – testing suspended through June 8
Trinidad and Tobago:
San Fernando – St. George's Academy testing suspended through May 1
Testing is re-opening in most test centers. Check GMAC's US Testing Center update page for up-to-date information. For GMAT™ test-takers, please visit mba.com/find-a-seat, and for Executive Assessment candidates, please visit https://www.gmac.com/executive-assessment/register/testing-locations to find the test-center availability near you.
Montevideo – Centro de Capacitación Jacksonville - ZONAMERICA– testing suspended through June 6
Caracas – testing suspended through May 3
Skip to page 2 for GMAT testing updates in Europe