84 GMAT Scores Thrown Out

Business school entrance exam publisher punishes test takers who used now defunct test-prep site.


The GMAT scores of 84 wannabe business school students who have been accused of using a website to cheat on the test have been thrown out, the publisher of the entrance exam announced today. ScoreTop.com, which gave users access to unauthorized "live" test questions and answers, was shut down by the Graduate Management Admission Council after it won $2.35 million in a copyright-infringement lawsuit in June.

The council investigated 6,000 scores from 2004 to 2007 and has decided to bar 12 people who posted questions from retaking the exam for three years. The other 72 who posted messages saying they had seen questions from the site on their test will be allowed to retake the exam. GMAC also sent letters to more than 100 schools, notifying them of the students who have had their scores canceled.