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GMAT scores older than 3 years - unacceptable?

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Now we all know that according to the GMAC, a test taker's GMAT scores remain valid for 5 years from the date of the test? I recently heard someone from Manhattan GMAT make the claim that there were some schools that did not accept GMAT scores older than 3 years. MGMAT usually knows what they're talking about, but in this case I couldn't get them to name the schools that actually did this.

I've tried to look more into this but haven't come up with a reliable answer. Does anyone here know more about this? Or have first-hand experience of an adcom requesting a retake of a GMAT taken more than 3 years ago?

My MBA plans have been put on the backburner for a series of financial and personal reasons, but I like to map out worst case scenarios (!) and would love to get an authoritative answer on this.

Thanks.

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New post 26 Feb 2008, 10:46
Most, if not all, of the schools I've been interested in accept GMATs up to 5 years old. This info is usually available on a school's website, most often the FAQs.
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Just a FYI, my scores were 4 years old when I applied (took GMAT 10/2003, applied R1 11/2007). I applied to several top schools, interviewed at several, and got accepted to a couple. Was not a problem anywhere.

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New post 26 Feb 2008, 16:21
Gary - thanks for that. +1.

Do you mind sharing what schools you applied to? No need to disclose where you were or weren't accepted if you prefer not to do so.

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Just a FYI, my scores were 4 years old when I applied (took GMAT 10/2003, applied R1 11/2007). I applied to several top schools, interviewed at several, and got accepted to a couple. Was not a problem anywhere.

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New post 26 Feb 2008, 17:35
Sure--
Applied to H/S/W,MIT,Chicago,UCLA,Cal. Yup, 7 in R1.

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