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 post-undergrad professional work experience with demonstrated career progression, 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 a Business Fundamentals Certificate or Finance Certificate.

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).
GMAT/GRE waiver policies

If you meet the first criterion for one of the above waivers, but your master’s or undergrad coursework doesn’t show your ability to manage the quant-heavy MBA courses, we may admit you first on a conditional basis.

A student who earns a C+ (2.33) or below in PreMBA status is not eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver.