Overview of Executive Assessment Scoring

Categories of EA Scoring

The EA is scored on a scale ranging from 100 to 200. Each of the three sections (Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning) receives a score ranging from 0 (low) to 20 (high). In addition to these three scores, you also receive a total score, which is calculated by combining the scores from each section and adding 120. If you received a score of 10 on Integrated Reasoning, 8 on Verbal Reasoning, and 12 on Quantitative Reasoning, you would have a combined section score of 30 and with the addition of 120, your total score would be 150. An EA score of 150 to 155 has been noted to roughly approximate a GMAT score in the upper 500s to lower 600s range, although conversions between the two scoring systems are not standardized.

Given the relative newness of the EA, one would expect limited information about scores to be available, but this is compounded by the fact that business programs do not regularly publish the average EA scores of incoming students. While 150 is considered an average EA score, such a designation may have more to do with statistics (the average score in a range of 100 to 200 is 150) than what business school applicants are most frequently scoring on the exam.

Given that individual programs do not generally report EA scores, whether they are averages or percentiles, there is very little publicly available about "standard" or "typical" EA scores at a given business program. A few programs have published some data:

  • The Wharton 2024 EMBA incoming class had a median EA score of 156.
  • Since 2020, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has reported an average EA score of 153.
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business reported a 2021 EA average score of 154.
  • Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management reported an average EA score of 151.

New York University's Stern School of Business noted that, "While a specific [EA] average is not available for the class, historically most admitted part-time MBA students score between a 147-162 on the exam." Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley notes that while applicants are typically required to submit GMAT or GRE scores, applicants with seven or more years of work experience as of the start of the fall semester may take the EA instead. While it seems that an EA score in the low-to-mid 150s is a good benchmark for being considered a competitive applicant, as always, we recommend contacting the specific MBA programs you plan on applying to and learning about their expectations regarding EA scores. 

EA Score Reporting

When you complete the EA at a testing center, you will receive your scores within approximately 24 hours, and they can be accessed by logging into your online account. When you take the EA at home, scores will be sent to you via email within approximately seven days. The EA score report contains results for each section of the test (Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning), as well as a Total score.

When you register for the EA, you will be given the opportunity to select schools for your scores to be sent to. EA score reports are sent to institutions previously designated by the test-taker. Students must designate these institutions before the test date. However, after you take the EA, you may send your scores to as many additional programs as you wish without any additional fees. If you take the EA at a test center, scores will be sent to designated schools within one week of completing the exam. If you take the EA online at home, scores will be sent to designated schools within 24 hours of completing the exam.

Looking for more details on EA Scoring?

To learn about how the EA is scored and all other issues that pertain to EA scoring, please have a look at the following topics: 

  • EA Scoring System
    See this page for a discussion of how EA total scores and section scores are calculated. Learn about computer-adaptive test administration.
  • EA Score Confidentiality
    GMAC privacy policies and relevant laws with respect to the confidentiality of EA scores are covered on this page. Read about the test-taker data collected by GMAC, how this data is used, student rights and responsibilities, and exceptions to the confidentiality of student information.
  • EA Retakes
    All of the necessary information on retaking the EA can be found by consulting this page. Topics covered include official retake policies, data on student performance and retakes, how business schools view multiple test attempts, and how to decide whether or not to retake the EA.
  • EA Limits on Retakes
    Read this page to find out about limits on retaking the EA. Learn everything you need to know about official limits on EA attempts, how the EA's retake policies compare to other standardized tests used for graduate school admission, and the consideration of EA retakes in business school admissions.
  • EA Cancelling Scores
    All of the relevant information on EA score cancellation can be found on this page. Read about GMAC procedures for the voluntary cancellation of EA scores, the circumstances under which EA scores can be involuntarily cancelled, common testing issues that necessitate score cancellation, and making informed decisions on cancelling scores.
  • EA Reinstating Scores
    A discussion of the reinstatement of EA scores is featured on this page. Among the issues relevant to this topic are official score reinstatement policies, how to reinstate scores, and advice for students considering score reinstatement.