Qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver

First, a disclaimer: the decision to grant a GMAT/GRE waiver is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. To be evaluated for a waiver, you need to apply first.

We grant two types of GMAT/GRE waivers:

Master’s or terminal degree waiver

This applies if you have a master's degree or terminal degree (PhD, MD, JD, PharmD) that was both:

  1. Earned from an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution listed on the U.S. Department of Education’s list or the AACSB accreditation list. Advanced degrees from non-U.S. institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Professional experience and academics waiver

This waiver requires two criteria:

  1. Six or more years of full-time, post-undergrad professional work experience with demonstrated career progression with evidence of managing projects and/or people, and
  2. A record of strong academic performance (see below)
Definition of strong academic performance

You can show strong academic performance in three ways: through undergraduate coursework; through MBA coursework you complete in PreMBA status; or through coursework completed as part of our graduate certificates in Business Analytics, Business Fundamentals, or Finance.

Here’s how “strong” is defined:

  • At the undergrad level, a GPA of 3.25 and a B or better in two quantitative courses (algebra or higher).
  • For PreMBA or professional certificate students, a GPA of 3.0 in a minimum of three MBA courses, including a B or better in two quant courses (Business Analytics, Managerial Economics, Corporate Financial Reporting, or Managerial Finance).
Additional information

If you earn a C+ or below in a course while in PreMBA status or while enrolled in a graduate certificate, you won't be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver.