Table of Contents:

  1. Who administers the GMAT test?
  2. What does the test center look like?
  3. Where are the test centers located?
  4. Test center holidays
  5. Top MBA programs in the area
  6. Tips
  7. Test Day FAQs

About ¾ of the way through your extensive GMAT prep you should begin to start planning your test day, including scheduling the test, preparing your trip to the test center, and even pre-visiting the test center so that you know exactly where it is. This guide is here to offer you all the required information related to taking the GMAT in Atlanta.

Who administers the GMAT test in Atlanta?

Pearson Professional Centers – administers the GMAT and EA exam on behalf of the GMAC. To find out more about the Pearson Professional test centers visit

What does the test center look like?

A Pearson Professional Center will include individual testing areas for each test taker with a separation screen between each test-taker.

Where are the test centers in Atlanta?

These are the 2 top locations where test-takers generally had the best experience:

Pearson Professional Centers – Atlanta GA

2 Corporate Blvd NE
Suite 150
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
United States
Phone: +1 404-636-5545


The Test Center is located within the Corporate Square Complex, accessible from various directions. If coming from the north, take I-85 south and follow directions to North Druid Hills Road, then turn onto Buford Hwy NE and Corporate Blvd NE. If coming from the south, take I-75/I-85 North, then exit at 86 and follow signs for GA13 North/Buford Hwy NE. From the east or west, take I-20 and exit at 57, then follow signs for I-75 North/I-85 North and GA13 North/Buford Hwy NE.

The Corporate Square Complex comprises 13 buildings, with the main entrance to Building 2 facing the I-85 Access Road. Look for a green canopy marked with the number 2 in front of Building 2. The testing center is the first office on the left after entering through the door under the green canopy.

Parking is available in the complex, and there is no parking charge.

Pearson Professional Centers – Atlanta (North) GA

1117 Perimeter Center West
Suite 311 East
Atlanta, Georgia 30338
United States
Phone: +1 770-671-9694


The test center is located at the intersection of Perimeter Center West and Central Parkway NE, across from the Marta Station. Suite 311 EAST is in the east section of the building. Use the East Lobby entrance, except on Saturdays and after 6:00 pm on weekdays when the North Lobby Entrance is used. For those coming from the north, take I-85 South to I-285 West, exit at Peachtree/Dunwoody Road #28, and turn right onto Peachtree/Dunwoody Road. From the south, take I-75 or I-85 North to GA 400 North, exit at 5A (Dunwoody), and turn right at the fourth traffic light. MARTA users should exit at Sandy Springs Station (North Line) and head towards Perimeter Center West.

Test center holidays

The most popular times for GMAT preparation and test-taking are during the holiday seasons. Be mindful of dates that you will not be able to take the GMAT or EA at any of the test centers mentioned above. Pearson test centers are closed during the following dates:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1st
  • Family Day: Third Monday in February
  • Good Friday: Friday before Easter Sunday (Date varies every year)
  • Easter Monday: Monday following Easter Sunday (Date varies every year)
  • Victoria Day: Last Monday on or before May 24th
  • Canada Day: July 1st
  • Labour Day: First Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving Day: Second Monday in October
  • Christmas Day: December 25th
  • Boxing Day: December 26th

Top MBA programs in Atlanta:


  • During the test there will not be complete silence – you will be able to hear noise from other test takers so it is best to prepare for this by studying for the exam in similar scenarios. This can prepare you for any distractions (such as coughing, sneezing, or computer clicking sounds) that might occur while taking your exam.
  • Try to spend some time actually prepping in the lobby of the test center weeks/days in advance of your exam date. Since the place will be familiar to you come test day this can help curb test anxiety should you have any.

Test Day FAQs

Here are the top 4 questions that clients ask us about exam day information:

  • Are you allowed to listen to music while taking the GMAT exam?

You are not allowed to listen to music while taking the GMAT exam and you are not allowed to wear earphones as well.

  • What should I do if I fall sick on the exam day?

If you do not feel well come exam day you will have to make the decision as to whether or not you can take the test and perform at your best. Most people will not be able to do this so it will be best to cancel it. If you do so on the day of the exam you will incur a loss of your full $250 exam fee. If you cancel the exam 7 days in advance you will be charged a penalty of $50. If it is the first time that you will sit the exam and you are up for sitting through a 4 hour test, this may be a good opportunity to experience the test as you have the ability to cancel the score right afterwards if you are unhappy with it. Ultimately, it is best to take the GMAT when you are feeling your best as this will result in your optimum test performance.

  • What can I bring with me to the test center?

You are allowed in the test center with the following:

  • GMAT approved identification
  • Appointment confirmation letter or email you received from Pearson VUE
  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Light sweater or light non-outerwear jacket
  • Comfort items only if they were pre-approved as an accommodation received in advance

Any additional personal belongings that you bring with you such as your cell phone, bag, snacks, and earphones will need to be stored in one of the provided lockers. You may eat your snack during the breaks. Any cell phone use throughout the test time (including breaks) is prohibited.

The test center will provide you with everything that you need in order to take the test including scratch paper and a pencil.

  • What can I expect at the test center?

A usual test center is typically quite small. Once you arrive you will have to provide the administrator with the relevant documents and while these are being processed you will be asked to wait in the waiting area. In this area, you can still access all your personal belongings up until you are called into the testing room.

Once in the room, you will be allocated an individual exam station where you will find a computer.

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