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Waiver Request Criteria

The McCoy College of Business Administration requires applicants to submit valid GMAT or GRE scores as a component of their application for all graduate business programs (MBA, MAcy, MSAIT, MSHRM, MSDAIS and MSMRA). Exceptional exam scores are a strong indication of future success in graduate school.

There are two possible exceptions to the GMAT/GRE requirement. The first is in situations where a student holds an advanced degree from an accredited US college or university. The second is when an applicant has an above-average GMAT or GRE score that falls only slightly outside the 5-year expiration date.

If you qualify for an exception, please click on the button for your specific program to be taken to the waiver request form. 

Advanced Degree Exception

  • Applicant holds an advanced degree (master's, Ph.D., MD, etc.)
  • Earned from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Earned in the United States

Expiration Date Exception

  • Applicant must have taken the GMAT or GRE
  • Scores must meet or exceed current McCoy incoming class averages
  • Reasonable proof of scores must be provided (official reports from either GMAC or ETS)
  • At the time of application, scores must be no more than 7 months beyond the 5-year expiration date