Mobile GMAT Test Center to Visit Historically Black and Hispanic-Serving Colleges and Universities

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GMAT Mobile Test Center will travel to dozens of colleges and universities across the United States as it again crosses the country on a mission to bring the Graduate Management Admission Test directly to prospective business school students.

This tour -- the fifth since the mobile test center was launched in 2006 -- will bring the GMAT exam to 32 campuses in 14 states, including historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. The eight-month trip is scheduled to begin October 21, 2009, at Humphreys College in Stockton, California, and conclude May 7, 2010, at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The unique test center on wheels -- a customized bus with six high-tech GMAT testing stations and satellite communications links -- delivers the GMAT to students located far from a permanent GMAT test center. The mobile test center is operated by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner of the GMAT, and includes the same sophisticated test-security and ID-verification systems used at the global network of permanent GMAT test centers.

The test center is managed for GMAC by Pearson VUE, which provides test administration services for the GMAT worldwide. The GMAT is a standardized entrance exam used by thousands of graduate management education programs around the world.

People interested in taking the GMAT on the mobile test center may make an appointment by visiting www.mba.com/gmatbus or calling 1-800-717-GMAT. An affiliation with one of the educational institutions hosting the test center is not required.

This trip represents the GMAT Mobile Test Center's fifth transcontinental journey. Established as a pilot program to increase access to the exam for students in remote areas in fall 2006, the bus visited nearly 50 locations in the United States between October 2006 and May 2007. A second seven-month tour in 2007-08 included 28 U.S. colleges and universities. In mid-2008, the mobile test center visited 14 universities in seven Canadian provinces. The mobile test center's most recent trip took it to 17 college campuses in 12 U.S. states earlier in 2009.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is used by approximately 4,700 graduate business programs around the world. The test is owned by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), an international nonprofit organization of leading business schools. GMAC is based in McLean, Virginia, and has a European office in London. Launched in 1954, the GMAT is today administered at over 400 testing centers in more than 110 countries. More information about GMAC and the GMAT exam is available at www.gmac.com.

SOURCE Graduate Management Admission Council

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