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Status: Post MBA, working in the area of Development Finance
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29 Oct 2007, 03:38
I understand that the GMAT fee comprises the expenses of reporting my sore to 5 programmes/schools.
Can I take the test and choose those schools after I have known my score or do I have to decide about them beforehand and indicate those before I take the test and come to know about the score?
I was confused(!) that one had to choose the programmes/schools before appearing for the test.

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29 Oct 2007, 03:50
Yup, you need to select the schools before you give the test. If you do not choose any school before the test, you have to pay \$28 for each score report that you send after the test.

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29 Oct 2007, 04:08
Artemov wrote:
I understand that the GMAT fee comprises the expenses of reporting my sore to 5 programmes/schools.
Can I take the test and choose those schools after I have known my score or do I have to decide about them beforehand and indicate those before I take the test and come to know about the score?
I was confused(!) that one had to choose the programmes/schools before appearing for the test.

Regards

Yeah, you've got to say whether you want the scores sent to schools before you take the test.
Not so different from the Russian roulette, heh?
I did not select any school when I took the test... a precaution that proved to be unnecessary and cost me over \$150 in additional score reports afterwards

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29 Oct 2007, 04:45
helg wrote:
Yeah, you've got to say whether you want the scores sent to schools before you take the test.
Not so different from the Russian roulette, heh?
I did not select any school when I took the test... a precaution that proved to be unnecessary and cost me over \$150 in additional score reports afterwards

For me these were couple of evenings spent in research of schools... and saved 50 USD that were spent for lunch after exam.

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29 Oct 2007, 05:07
R.E.D. wrote:
helg wrote:
Yeah, you've got to say whether you want the scores sent to schools before you take the test.
Not so different from the Russian roulette, heh?
I did not select any school when I took the test... a precaution that proved to be unnecessary and cost me over \$150 in additional score reports afterwards

For me these were couple of evenings spent in research of schools... and saved 50 USD that were spent for lunch after exam.

You know, I was so ecstatic with my score, that those money did not feel like a major loss But I agree, some research can sometimes save a buck or two.

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29 Oct 2007, 05:47
Do you have to go into the test center with the school codes?

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29 Oct 2007, 05:58
Freestyla,

You dont have to go to the test center with the codes.

Before you begin the test, you can choose the schools on the system.

You don't need the codes to do that.you can search for your school on theiir online system.

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29 Oct 2007, 06:49
helg wrote:
You know, I was so ecstatic with my score, that those money did not feel like a major loss But I agree, some research can sometimes save a buck or two.

Can imagine that Will you visit Columbia info-session this Friday?

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29 Oct 2007, 07:22
R.E.D. wrote:
helg wrote:
You know, I was so ecstatic with my score, that those money did not feel like a major loss But I agree, some research can sometimes save a buck or two.

Can imagine that Will you visit Columbia info-session this Friday?

No. CBS is not in my short-list

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29 Oct 2007, 08:37
helg wrote:
R.E.D. wrote:
helg wrote:
You know, I was so ecstatic with my score, that those money did not feel like a major loss But I agree, some research can sometimes save a buck or two.

Can imagine that Will you visit Columbia info-session this Friday?

No. CBS is not in my short-list
Pity

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29 Oct 2007, 09:03
Yep, it definitely helps to have the schools ready. Of the 5 I chose, I'm applying to just one school.

Also, when you pay your \$200 app fee, adding another \$28 for the score report is not too pleasant.

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29 Oct 2007, 09:05
gmac is such a racket. \$28 dollars for something that costs them 10 cents. ugh. i didnt put any schools down, i didnt want to stress out about that before i even took the exam. i dont regret it either, ive changed my planned list of schools anyway.

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29 Oct 2007, 21:30
i remember when i took the GRE, i got to report scores AFTER the test, which makes sense. why the heck does one need to report BEFORE the test--this is just a plain scheme to make \$\$

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29 Oct 2007, 21:30
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