6K Nabbed in GMAT Cheating Scandal

Biz schools, test maker go after students who used test-prep site
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2008 6:04 PM CDT
GMAC vowed to cancel the scores of anyone who used the site to cheat, prohibit them from retaking the test, and notify schools, which could mean rejection for applicants, expulsion for current students,...   (Index Stock)
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(Newser) – More than 6,000 students are embroiled in a cheating scandal that could cost them their place at one of the nation’s business schools, BusinessWeek reports. The prospective MBA students were members of ScoreTop.com, a test-prep site that featured current GMAT questions. Test publisher GMAC sued the company, later winning $2.3 million, its domain name, and access to key data.

GMAC vowed to cancel the scores of offending test-takers, bar them from retaking the exam, and notify schools, many of whom require students to take the GMAT. Rejection for applicants and expulsion for current students could result. “I am extremely stressed out,” said one ScoreTop user. Others have threatened to sue GMAC, but they’re unlikely to prevail, BusinessWeek says.