GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

While submission of GRE/GMAT scores is recommended, interested candidates for all UK MBA programs may request a test waiver from the MBA Admissions Committee.

To qualify, one (or more) of the following qualifications must be met for consideration:

  • Proven professional or military experience, and academic performance:
    • 3 years or more professional work experience and/or military experience demonstrating career progression, increasing responsibilities, as well as team management and leadership
    • Previously maintained a 3.0 GPA or better, with a specific emphasis on quantitative related courses (math, economics, finance, etc.)
  • Dual degree candidate
    • Have been accepted into one of the approved dual degree programs offered by the UK MBA and are in good academic standing - only includes JD/MBA and Pharm.D/MBA.
  • Prior graduate degree
    • Hold a masters, doctorate, or terminal degree or be in enrolled in such a program in good academic standing

To be considered for a GRE/GMAT waiver, candidates submit their graduate school application for review. Under the personal statement section, add a 2nd answer which lists a brief position statement on the GRE/GMAT waiver so the MBA Admissions Committee can review. All waivers granted by the MBA Admissions Committee must be approved by the University of Kentucky Graduate School.