Full-Time MBA
Standardized Test Waiver (GMAT/GRE)

As part of our continuing efforts to identify and meet the needs of all future leaders interested in improving their lives through graduate education, the Full-Time MBA program is now offering GMAT/GRE test waivers for autumn 2023 applicants. MBA applicants seeking a test waiver will have additional weight placed on the remaining application components and will be asked to submit a supplemental essay. 
Our waiver review process is a holistic one, designed to identify and attract students whose talent, dedication and diverse perspectives will further enhance the Fisher community. Other qualities that may distinguish you as a candidate for a test waiver include work experience, professional certifications, undergraduate GPA, awards, military experience, LSAT/MCAT scores, analytical expertise or quantitative ability.

While a test waiver may benefit some MBA candidates, individuals should consider personal circumstances when applying. The GMAT and GRE exams are standard benchmarks for applicants wishing to signal their suitability for a rigorous MBA program.

CheckChoose the waiver option

The waiver request is part of our online application. Simply answer "YES" to the question "Do you wish to request a GMAT/GRE waiver?"

EssayInclude a supplemental essay

The supplemental essay (500-word max.) can be used to indicate the criteria on which you are basing your GMAT/GRE waiver request and/or to address any circumstances about which you'd like the Admissions Committee to be aware. Some examples would be gaps in work history, academic performance, recommenders, etc.

ClickSubmit your application

Complete the remainder of your application and submit it for consideration. 

Waiver decisions are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. You may not request a waiver if you have already taken the exam and requested your scores be sent to The Ohio State University.

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