GMAT Waiver

GMAT Waiver

Full-Time MBA

You may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver for our Full-Time MBA. We recognize the unprecedented times we are now facing and the testing challenges many have encountered. We have modified our language to allow applicants to request and be considered for a waiver IF meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher (or the equivalent if another grading scale is used) in a quantitative area including: business administration, economics, engineering, biological sciences, information and computer science, health sciences or physical sciences.
  2. Graduate (master’s or doctoral) degree or professional credential such as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Financial Analyst.
  3. Five or more years of professional work experience, starting after completing your undergraduate degree and achieved by August 31 of the current application cycle.
  4. Four or more years of military experience.

Request for a GMAT Waiver should be submitted in your MBA application and indicate one of the above reasons supporting your request.

Applicants who believe their GMAT/GRE score might add value to their overall application are encouraged to include their scores with the application. Submitting a test score gives the admission committee an additional data point for application evaluation. Please note that not having a standardized test score will NOT affect your application adversely. However, this will mean that your coursework taken would then form the sole basis for assessing your academic readiness for the program.  

Similar to all components of the application, your goal should be to submit the strongest application to represent your candidacy. 

The University of California requires an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher for admission to graduate study.

To learn more, contact your admissions representative.