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GMAT Waiver for the Online MBA

GMAT or GRE 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.

If you've been out in the workforce for a while, there is a pathway for you to get into the Online MBA program at William & Mary without having to take a standardized test. Those who are professionally qualified can save time and avoid hassle by applying for William & Mary's Online MBA GMAT Waiver. While many Online MBA programs require a GMAT or GRE to be accepted into the program William & Mary aims to admit passionate business-minded individuals even if they may have personal learning styles that are not conducive to standardized testing.

The William & Mary Online MBA program has several GMAT Waiver options for professionals with varying backgrounds. All waiver options require:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Demonstrated preparedness for success in the quantitative-oriented coursework of an MBA program

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


A graduate degree in a quantitative field.


An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) over the last four courses taken 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 requirement, the William & Mary MBA Math Assessment may be offered as supplemental evidence of quantitative competency.


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 the online MBA Math preparatory course at with scores of 90% to 100% on each of the assessments in five areas: economics, finance, accounting, statistics and spreadsheets. is an outside company and courses cost $149, payable by the prospective student.


Please send the following via email and attachments to the Online MBA Admissions Office at

  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 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 Online MBA program.

If you want to know more about how you can pursue your business degree with no GMAT required or if an Online MBA from William & Mary is right for you, please schedule an appointment with an Admissions Advisor or contact us by telephone at 757-500-5532 or by email at

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