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How do schools use the GMAT scores?

GMAT scores are reliable measures of certain developed skills that have been found to be important in the study of management at the graduate level. GMAT scores have also been shown to be good predictors of academic success in the first year of study at graduate schools of management. Unlike undergraduate grade point averages (or assessments) and curricula, which vary in their meaning across institutions, GMAT scores provide school professionals with a consistent, standardized evaluation tool for all applicants. The GMAT alone does not measure all the characteristics related to success in graduate school. Admissions committees may also consider an applicant’s undergraduate record and other information obtained from applications, interviews, and letters of recommendation.