With many more MBA programs choosing to waive the requirement that applicants submit GMAT or GRE scores this cycle, there is bound to be an increase in applications. Whether that translates to reduced odds of acceptance or not remains to be seen.
After removing the test requirement last year, many MBA programs noticed an increase in qualified candidates. If you’ve been hesitant about applying to b-school because you’ve been intimidated by the standardized test requirements, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Our upcoming live Q&A session, Applying to Business School in a Test-Optional Application Surge, was crafted to help you navigate these new waters effectively. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to sit for an exam, our experts will talk you through your options.
While some applicants may see this change as introducing the challenge of increased competition, it may be a massive opportunity for others. If you struggle with standardized tests or simply have been unable to sit for an exam, applying to b-school is no longer necessarily out of your reach. Many schools see that dropping this requirement is helping to engage a more diverse cohort of applicants, so perhaps this is a change that sticks.
We invite you to join our MBA experts Jamie Wright, Natalie Grinblatt Epstein, and Cindy Tokumitsu for this live session on Wednesday, May 12th at 10am PT/1pm ET to learn more about how this major change will affect the application process, and what steps you can take to ensure that your application shines.