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Saturday, January 21, 2006

GMAT Vendor Change

Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) has gone under vendor transition to Pearson VUE and ACT, Inc. A long, successful partnership with Educational Testing Service® (ETS®) has come to an end. The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) Board of Directors determined that the investment priorities, strategic direction, and capabilities of ETS® were no longer consistent with the Council's goals for the future of the GMAT® program. Starting January 1, 2006, ACT will develop the GMAT®, and Pearson VUE will deliver the exam.

WHY ACT and Pearson VUE?
Pearson VUE and its sister organizations deliver 40 million exams and score 80 million essays a year in 145 countries worldwide. Pearson VUE is a leader in global computer-based test administration. The company's technology investments ensure leading-edge security while providing new services to test takers and business schools.
ACT has a well-established reputation for excellence and integrity in test development. ACT has nearly two decades of experience in computer-based testing and has delivered 4.2 million computer-adaptive tests to 1.2 million students. Currently, 4,500 universities use the company's admission services.

How it affects you?
If your applicants registered to take the GMAT® exam before January 1, 2006, the test will be delivered by ETS® at an existing Thomson Prometric test center. You will continue to receive score reports and score management reports from ETS® when candidates designate your program as a recipient of their GMAT® scores.Starting next summer, GMAC® will begin to share the details of the transition with prospective test takers, including information about new test center locations.

For more on this check out: GMAC NewsCenter

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