MBA GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

The Graduate Business Programs Admissions Committee highly recommends taking the GMAT or GRE as a general policy. Waivers are assessed competitively and holistically, and therefore, are rarely granted. Minimum requirements to apply for the waiver do not guarantee a waiver will be granted. Students who do not meet the criteria below are not eligible for a GMAT or GRE waiver. For the MBA program, applicants must have the following to apply for a GMAT or GRE waiver:

  1. An advanced degree (e.g. Masters or higher) with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher; or undergraduate degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

    AND 
     
  2. At least seven years of senior managerial, or advanced professional experience.
  • Senior managerial experience is defined as work experience in which the primary duty includes the overall responsibility for an enterprise, subdivision, department or similar independent or quasi-independent organization. (e.g. Director, VP, etc.).
  • Advanced professional experience is work that requires advanced knowledge acquired by a prolonged course of specialized study and involves work that is predominately intellectual and varied in character, preferably related to business.

To apply for the GMAT/GRE Exam Waiver:

Please submit a resume and unofficial transcripts from all universities and colleges attended to SBGradAdmissions@pdx.edu with the subject line "GMAT/GRE Waiver Petition for MBA: Last Name, First Name". From the date of a submitted petition with all required materials, you will receive a final decision from our committee via e-mail within two weeks.