I know, I know – the thought of taking a standardized test after years of being away from the classroom can certainly be daunting. One of the responsibilities of the admissions team is to evaluate whether a candidate (YOU) has the academic aptitude that is required to complete the rigorous coursework in the MBA program. Many times an undergraduate academic record is not the best indicator or predictor of success in the MBA classroom – you may have graduated college without ever taking a math class, for example. Or, perhaps your grades in quantitative courses were sub-par because you were working to pay for school and couldn’t put in as much studying time as you would have liked OR you were a college athlete OR you were just less motivated and mature than you are today (we have never heard anyone claim that one ). That is where the GMAT or the GRE can come to the rescue.
The GMAT/GRE can help us evaluate whether you have the requisite quantitative, verbal, analytic and integrated reasoning skills to be a successful student in the MBA program here at Fisher. Here are three important things to consider:
1) You may take either the GMAT or the GRE but if you have not yet taken either, our preference is the GMAT.
2) If you take the test more than once, we will use your highest score.
3) If you meet specific criteria, you may be eligible for a waiver of the exam.
There are numerous test prep resources available as you study for these exams. Here are some that we know about: