GMAT Waiver Policy and Instructions

GMAT waivers are not guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional assessment and demonstration of quantitative competencies may be required as part of the waiver evaluation process.

The William & Mary Flex MBA Program has several GMAT Waiver options for professionals with varying backgrounds. All GMAT Waiver options require:

  • five years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • demonstrated preparedness for success in the quantitatively-oriented coursework of an MBA program

To assess quantitative preparedness, prospective students must meet the qualification of one of the following quantitative options:

OPTION A

A graduate degree in a quantitative area

OPTION B

An undergraduate degree with at least four courses that average a 3.0 GPA in the areas of math, statistics, economics, finance or accounting.  If quantitative coursework is present on transcripts but does not meet the 3.0 GPA average requirement, the William & Mary MBA Math Assessment may be offered as supplemental evidence of quantitative competency.

OPTION C

For prospective students who meet career requirements but do not have enough (or any) quantitative coursework to have their quantitative competencies assessed (through OPTION B), they must complete MBAMath.com with scores of 90-100% in each of 5 areas (economics, finance, accounting, statistics and spreadsheets.)  MBAMath.com is offered by an outside company and costs $149, payable by the prospective student.

HOW TO REQUEST A GMAT WAIVER

Please send the following via email and attachments to the Flex MBA Admissions Office at FlexMBAAdmissions@mason.wm.edu:

  1. A current resume
  2. A brief written request stating under which OPTION (A, B, or C) your GMAT Waiver request falls.  NOTE:  If you are requesting a GMAT Waiver under OPTION C, our admissions team will reach out to you to provide additional information on the MBAMath.com series.
  3. Copies of ALL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS for work completed at all colleges or universities—not only your degree-granting institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the purpose of assessing a GMAT Waiver request, but official transcripts will be required if a prospective student submits an official application for admission to the Flex MBA Program.

If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Blackburn at (757) 221-2912 or amy.blackburn@mason.wm.edu.