Maligned GMAT Whiteboard Reinforced with Physical Option
Most GMAT hopefuls were deeply disappointed with the GMAT online whiteboard. Even if it could be used as effectively as a physical whiteboard it still required extra work to learn. And, let’s face it, studying for the GMAT requires an olympic effort. Having to adopt a new GMAT tool, regardless of whether it might boost your GMAT problem solving skills, wasn’t welcome news.
Starting June 11th: A physical whiteboard will be allowed on the online GMAT.
Why now? Did the GMAT online early birds get screwed?
I’m not shocked by the update but I am surprised. If a physical whiteboard is OK then why wasn’t it offered at the start? Now the GMAT online late adopters have a potential advantage over the GMAT at home early birds.
Did the early birds get screwed? Yes and no. Again, with some practice the online whiteboard can equal the physical one and even promotes healthy GMAT habits. But, hard to argue that having the option of either physical or online isn’t a good thing.
GMAT Online Until July 17th but…
More positive news: we’ve got GMAT Online as an option until July 17th. Keep in mind though that the lifetime GMAT online limit remains at: 1. So if you’ve already taken a stab at it that’s it. For now. And probably forever. Test centers are reopening. Slowly and not transparently. But reopening. And, likely, come July 17th GMAT online will drift into history. We think.
No Excuse, Take the GMAT Online
If you’re ready to launch: take the GMAT online! It’s a fantastic option that’s potentially less stressful because you can take it in the comfort of your living room. Yes, it’s possible you’ll have tech issues and some of our students have reported proctors simply not showing up BUT more likely than not you’ll sail through it. And, if it all goes sideways, yes you will waste a bit of time and the customer service can be slow, but GMAC has been pretty good about allowing retakes due to technical issues.
Hope this makes your day a little lighter. Comment with any questions and good luck on your GMAT!