Submit your application before taking the GMAT? The answer is …

The Fisher MAcc program accepts the GMAT as part of a complete application. A question we often get is “Does the program accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT?” The answer is “no.” The Fisher MAcc program requires the GMAT as part of a complete application.

A related question that is not asked often but, based on personal experience, is something people think they know the answer to –> “Can I submit my application before taking the GMAT?” Most prospective students we talk to are of the opinion that they need to take the GMAT before they submit their applications. This is incorrect - rather, it is very acceptable to submit your application before you take the GMAT. In fact, I always recommend that applicants submit their applications in advance of taking the GMAT if everything in his/her application is “ready to go” prior to taking the GMAT. If an applicant has lined up his/her references, written his/her essays, and ordered his/her transcripts several weeks before s/he is scheduled to take the GMAT, why wait to submit those materials? In fact, in a strange way, submitting your materials prior to taking the GMAT will help speed up the application processing a bit. If we have everything we need for your application except for your test scores, it is quite simple for us to update your existing application once your test scores arrive in our office.

If you have any questions, please let us know.