It certainly seemed like an applicant-friendly move when the GMAC announced that they would allow for canceled scores to be expunged from your GMAT score report completely. What’s not to like about THAT? Now there’s no risk! You can take the test as many times as you want! Well, within their one-year limit at least. You can even take the test more frequently now! Totally cool beans, eh?
Not so fast, bucko.
You may want to check out some specifics of what the schools are asking for.
As an example:
In the past, before the GMAC implemented this change with canceling tests, we’d seen a few BSers who’ve racked up three GMAT attempts in a row, each one equally floundering. Clearly that’s not going to raise your adcom’s confidence level, when you’re retesting like that without raising your score.
Every piece of your application matters. Each individual datapoint that you present is communicating something about you. Take a considered approach to this new opportunity around testing. Nothing in this world is without consequences.