Please find below the text of the announcement from GMAT about changes that
will be effective tomorrow.
GMAC is happy to announce a new feature to the GMAT® exam that will benefit
test takers. Effective June 27, 2014, all test takers will now be able to view
their unofficial GMAT scores prior to making a decision to accept or cancel
them, giving them more certainty and control of how their application and GMAT
scores are received by schools.
Here’s how it works:
· If a test taker accepts their scores, the official report will be
sent to the schools they selected.
· If a test taker cancels their scores, the test attempt will
appear on future score reports with a code of “C” (self-canceled), unless the
test taker reinstates the scores within 60 days.
In addition, if a test taker decides to cancel their scores at the test
center, they will have the option to reinstate their scores within 60 days from
the date of their exam for a fee of USD$100. Detailed instructions and rules for
about this change are available on page 13 of the GMAT Handbook.
What does it mean?
Till June 26, 2014 a test taker was given the option to accept the score or
cancel it as soon as he / she completed the last section of the GMAT – without
having any knowledge about how well he / she did in the test. In quite a few
cases, test takers who felt that they had not fared well in the test tended to
cancel the test score for fear of having a poor score appear in their GMAT score
report for the next 5 years. Those test takers who canceled their scores may
have actually fared a lot better than how they felt about the test. So, till
June 26, 2014 a test taker had to accept or cancel the test based on the blind
judgment that he or she made about the test performance.
This change is a welcome change. Two major benefits
1. This gives you the opportunity to know how
well you have done before deciding to accept or cancel the score.
2. And it also
comes with an added option to reinstate the score should you change your mind at
a later date.