GMAT Waiver

You may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver for our MBA programs. We recognize the unprecedented times we are now facing and the testing challenges many have encountered due to COVID-19. Thus, for fall 2022, 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 after completing undergraduate degree.
     
  4. Four or more years of military experience.
     
  5. Hardship due to COVID19 pandemic where BOTH of the following criteria below are met:

(i) unable to take the GMAT/GRE test in-person due at a designated testing center because of the lack of availability in the designated region or you and/or someone in your household is immunocompromised AND

(ii) unable to take the exam online due to lack of test or technology availability in your region or impacts due to unavailability of other test-taking requirements, including device availability or compatibility issues, internet connectivity issues, or poor testing requirements or environments.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who believe their GMAT score might add value to their overall application are encouraged to include their score with the application. Please note that not having a standardized test score will NOT affect your application adversely.

Before beginning coursework, any student admitted and enrolled with a GMAT/GRE waiver must attend and complete a “Math Camp” offered by the Graduate School of Management.

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.