Online MBA GMAT Waiver Policy

At the University of Dayton, our ultimate goal is for our students to succeed, and we believe that past professional experience is the best predictor of future success. That’s why MBA@Dayton waives the GMAT/GRE requirement for applicants who demonstrate skills in teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through at least three years of professional work experience or an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. 

If the admission committee can tell from your application and experience that you have the necessary skills, we do not need GMAT or GRE scores as additional proof. However, GMAT/GRE scores are a way for applicants with less experience to demonstrate their potential to succeed in MBA@Dayton and beyond graduation.

Do You Qualify for a GMAT Waiver?

If you have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or three or more years of professional work experience, not including internships, you may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver. 

How to Request a GMAT Waiver

If you believe you qualify for a waiver, you do not need to submit any additional forms. After you submit your application and all required documents, the admission committee will review and determine whether they need additional information, proof of experience or GMAT/GRE scores. If they do, you will receive a request to send them additional materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

If the GMAT/GRE is not required for me, may I submit a score report with my application anyway?

Yes, if you believe it will positively impact your application. We will consider all application materials you send us.

Are applicants who do not take the GMAT/GRE at a disadvantage in the admission process?

If you qualify for a waiver, you do not put yourself at a disadvantage by not submitting scores. However, we may request additional information including test scores if we need further clarity to make an admission decision.

How do you define the amount of full-time work experience needed to obtain a GMAT/GRE waiver?

We require three years of continuous, relevant, professional work experience of a certain quality. While internships can be valuable experiences, we do not include these as part of the GMAT/GRE waiver consideration.

What happens if the admission committee determines that I will need to submit GMAT/GRE scores?

After submitting your complete application, the admission committee may request that you submit GMAT/GRE scores. This does not mean that you will be denied admission, but rather that the committee needs more information to make a decision. If you are asked to submit scores, you have up to one year to send them to the University of Dayton. After that, you will have to reapply.

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