Submit your application before taking the GRE or GMAT? Answer is …

The Fisher MLHR program accepts either the GRE or GMAT as part of a complete application. A question we often get is “Does the program prefer one or the other?” The honest answer is “no.” Either test is valid and acceptable for the Fisher MLHR program.

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 GRE or GMAT?” Most prospective students we talk to are of the opinion that they need to take either the GRE or GMAT before they submit their applications. This is incorrect - rather, it is very acceptable to submit your application before you take either the GRE or GMAT. In fact, I always recommend that applicants submit their applications in advance of taking the GMAT or GRE if everything in his/her application is “ready to go” prior to taking the GRE or 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 or GRE, why wait to submit those materials? In fact, in a strange way, submitting your materials prior to taking the GRE or 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.

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