Dave Evangelisti Authored By: Dave Evangelisti
GMAT Test Dates

Many students are curious about GMAT test dates. The GMAT does not have specific scheduled dates – you schedule your appointment directly with a local test center.

Before you schedule your appointment, make sure you are aware of the admissions deadlines for your desired programs as these may vary.

You should choose a test date that is at least 21 days before your earliest application deadline. It is recommended that you register for the exam approximately 2 to 3 months before your desired test date to insure .

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Before you schedule your test date, make sure that you meet the minimum GMAT requirements:

  • Age: You must be at least 18 years old.  If you are between 13 and 17, you may take the exam with parental or legal guardian approval.
  • Number of times taken: You are not allowed to take the GMAT more than 5 times within a 12 month time period.
  • Time since last taken: You must wait at least 31 days since the last time you took the exam.
  • Perfect score:  If you received a Total score of 800, you must wait 5 years before you take the test again.

You can schedule your GMAT exam year round at various test centers in the U.S., Canada and other countries.  The appointments are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be sure to schedule accordingly.  

Retaking the GMAT Exam

You are allowed to take the GMAT more than once. Your scores, however, are unlikely to substantially change when you retake the test unless there were some unusual circumstances when you originally took the exam. 

Additionally, you are not allowed to take the GMAT more than once within any 31 calendar days or more than five (5) times within any 12 month period. If you are retaking the GMAT, consider using one of our recommended GMAT prep courses to improve your scores.

GMAT Test Locations

There are GMAT Test Centers located at many locations throughout the world.  You may also register online by creating an account with mba.com or by calling 1-800-717-GMAT (4628).

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