Frequently Asked Questions
1. When should I take the GMAT/GRE?
Take the GMAT or GRE as early as possible in the application process. These tests are offered in a computer-adapted format, which allows the test to be given year-round. You may retake the test, but only once per calendar month. To register for the GMAT or for more information, call 1.800.717.GMAT (1.800.717.4628) or visit mba.com. To register for the GRE or for more information, call 1.866.473.4373 or visit ets.org/gre. Under certain circumstances applicants may request a waiver of the test requirement when applying to the Executive MBA Program. Such waivers are not automatic but may be requested if the applicant meets certain criteria. Please see our guidelines in our Waiver Policy.
2. How do I inform William & Mary about my test results?
When you take the test, mark on the test sheet that you want your official scores sent to the Executive MBA Program at The College of William & Mary (GMAT Code is 9DD-X7-22, GRE Code is 1674). Unofficial test scores that you receive after completing the test may be faxed to the Executive MBA Program (757.221.7862). However, the school does require the official score to complete the application process. It typically takes four to six weeks after your test date for the Executive MBA Program to receive your official score.
3. How should I prepare for the GMAT/GRE?
Preparatory courses are offered throughout Virginia and surrounding states. The Center for Corporate Education at the College of William & Mary offers a "GMAT Prep Course" twice a year. Call 757.221.2291 for more information. In addition, Kaplan offers GMAT and GRE preparation courses. Visit kaplan.com for more information.
There are many study aids available to you from public libraries and bookstores including practice tests. Visit mba.com and ets.org/gre for more information. Other preparation materials that focus on Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Analysis and Statistics will help you prepare for the test and also for your first semester in the Executive MBA Program.