Under certain circumstances, applicants to graduate business programs may request a waiver for the GMAT when applying for initial admission, or when attempting to progress from temporary graduate admission to conditional or full admission. The School of Business Administration will consider, on a case-by-case basis, GMAT waiver requests from applicants who fall into one of the following categories:
Effective for requests for Fall 2015 and beyond: The applicant (i) has an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher AND (ii) has extensive professional experience in an upper-level managerial/capacity AND (iii) submits a letter documenting sufficient levels of professional responsibility and decision-making authority.
If a GMAT waiver is granted under this category, the student will be required to satisfy the applicable program conditions below. Students may apply for a GMAT waiver before satisfying these conditions.
Strategic MBA: B or better in MGMT 6351 and QMSC 6351.
Global MBA: B or better in MGMT 6351 (or MKTG 6377, if MGMT 6351 is waived) and QMSC 6351 (or MGMT 6367, if QMSC 6351 is waived).
Economic Development & Entrepreneurship MS: B or better in EDEN 6352 and EDEN 6356.
A GMAT waiver is not automatic for any applicant. To request a GMAT waiver, the applicant must submit the following materials to the School of Business Administration:
For questions about this policy, please contact your SBA advisor.
Appeal Form for requesting a GMAT waiver.