Following last year’s COVID pandemic influence, several top MBA programs have already announced a GMAT Waiver option for the MBA 2022 applications. As of June 16, these are the schools that have already announced the GMAT waiver option:

  • Darden – “We accept a number of standardized tests – GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment (EA), MCAT and LSAT. For some candidates a test score may not be needed for our Admissions Committee to assess their preparedness for Darden. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and our Admissions Committee will consider a number of factors when evaluating these requests.”
  • Ross – “You can submit the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, PCAT, or DAT. You may self-report your score on the application or upload unofficial score reports. Applicants to the 2020-2021 Full-Time MBA application cycle have the ability to request a waiver for standardized test requirements, in response to hardships caused by the pandemic. We encourage you to carefully consider whether requesting a waiver is right for you, and review all details.”
  • Kelley – “In light of the recent challenges associated with taking standardized tests, candidates may apply for a waiver of this requirement and submit other evidence of their academic qualifications. We expect to award a limited number of waivers to candidates with otherwise strong qualifications.”
  • Stern – “If the pandemic has impacted your ability to prepare for or take a standardized test, but you feel that you are able to demonstrate academic readiness, you can request a standardized test waiver. The standardized test is a required part of the Full-Time and Focused MBA program application and one of the tools we use to evaluate your academic profile. For most applicants, the standardized test is an essential way to establish academic readiness. To request a standardized test waiver for the Full-Time Two-Year, Andre Koo Tech and Entrepreneurship or Fashion and Luxury MBA, applicants will be asked to submit the request form and upload the required documents. Those who provide strong examples of academic readiness (eg: strong analytical or quantitative undergraduate or graduate majors, professional work experience, certifications etc.) may be more likely to receive a standardized test waiver.”

We will continue to update you on our blog on any application news and on more schools offering GMAT waivers, so stay tuned!