How to give the Executive Assessment

Step 1: Registration

The Executive Assessment exam is administered year-round at more than 600 test centers worldwide. An online version of the assessment is currently available for test-takers in most locations for those who wish to take the exam remotely. Note that because of local regulations, the Executive Assessment Online is not available in Mainland China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Sudan, and South Sudan.

For either in-person or remote administration of the exam, you can register easily on the GMAC website. Simply create an Executive Assessment account using your email address. You’ll be asked to create an account profile by providing some basic personal information. Then, you’ll have the option to select programs to send your EA scores to (you can do this after your exam, if you prefer), select how you want to take the exam (either at home or in a test center), and schedule your test appointment. Note that if in the past you created an account — to, say, register for the GMAT — you do not need to create a new one for the Executive Assessment. Any service you access on GMAC’s website can be managed through a single account.

If you select score recipients at the time of your registration but later would like to change your selections, you can do so in your online account any time prior to your test appointment. And if you decide after your exam that there are additional schools to which you’d like to send your scores, you can log into your account and . However, you cannot edit any pre-exam score recipient selections after your exam; you can only select additional ones. For this reason we’d recommend waiting until after your exam to select which schools to send your score to.

Step 2: Payment

No matter where or how you take the Executive Assessment test, the cost of registering for it is the same: $350 USD. Furthermore, GMAC accepts only the following debit and credit cards as forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and JCB.

One of the nice things about taking an exam that caters to busy working professionals is that GMAC allows you to reschedule your Executive Assessment for free up to 48 hours before your scheduled test appointment. There is, however, a $75 fee if you reschedule your exam within 24-48 hours of your scheduled appointment.