With the advent of distance learning fewer business schools are requiring the GMAT as part of their admission requirements. When I attended York University (Toronto) in 1987, the GMAT was mandatory. I scored well on the GMAT. However, I found the entire exercise a waste of time. The GMAT only served as a "weeding out" tool. Only the first quartile (or approximately 120 applicants) were admitted into the program. A colleague of mine recently received his MBA from Athabasca University via DL. He didn't have to write the GMAT to get accepted. There seem to be more DL and B&M schools that have done away with the GMAT. Business schools seem to be looking at high GPA and strong references rather than GMAT scores. Could the GMAT eventually become extinct like the dinosaur?