This is the max. Every process has its maximum turn around. For the GMAC, it is 20 days.
Most people have reported scores are released within two weeks.
even 2 weeks is quite a long period when you consider they show the score with in some minutes
and we should not forget if we really want even paper result can reach(or can be sent) to most of the part of the world in 2-5 days with modern courier and other services....so...
Two things you're not considering:
1. A human reviewer must review your essays.http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat/gmatscor ... orereports
How AWA Is Scored
Each of your essays in the AWA section will be given two independent ratings, one of which may be performed by an automated essay-scoring engine. The automated essay-scoring engine is an electronic system that evaluates more than 50 structural and linguistic features, including organization of ideas, syntactic variety, and topical analysis.
This will delay your official score report. It's rare your overall score will change, you're simply waiting for your AWA score.
2. We're not the GMAC. If you don't like it, feel free to send a comment/suggestion to the GMAC:https://www.mba.com/mba/service/contact ... SLSwitch=1
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