Some universities require students to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test, commonly known as the GMAT, to gain admissions to graduate-level business programs. Having your scores sent directly to the schools to which you apply can be a convenient way to handle the application requirement, especially if you're a busy student.

Time Frame

The Graduate Management Admissions Council sends score reports to five graduate schools of your choice; you select them when you apply to take the GMAT, and the cost is included in your test-taking fee. Your score report gets sent to schools, by mail, within 20 days after you take the test, according to the organization's website. If you order score reports to be sent to schools after you take the standardized test, those reports are sent out within seven days of your order; expect to pay a fee of $28 for extra score reports, as of 2013.