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The journey of the GMAT scores

Wu Yun Uei asks: How can I be sure that you received my GMAT score?

Yes, this process seems a bit mysterious, doesn't it?

When you take the GMAT (the same is true for the GRE and TOEFL), you will be asked which school(s) you want your scores sent to. The testing agency then sends the scores to us electronically.

It is the testing agency's responsibility to accurately distribute the scores, and you are not expected to track or follow up to make sure this happened.

Your responsibility is to accurately self-report your scores in the online application. If you took the test but don't yet know your scores, simply record zeros (after we upload the scores from the testing agency, our operations team matches them with your application).

In the rare case where we find a discrepancy between the self-reported score and the official score received from the testing agency, we will contact you for clarification.

You may also be interested to know that while we evaluate your application with your self-reported test scores, we do verify them for all admitted students.

I hope this helps,