Applications for a GMAT/GRE waiver are evaluated holistically based on a combination of factors. These include undergraduate academic performance, work experience, letters of recommendation, essays and personal interviews. All GMAT/GRE waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis, and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program.

Eligibility Requirements

You will be considered for a waiver if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Five or more years of professional work experience after completing undergraduate degree; or
  • Undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher (or the equivalent if another grading scale is used) in a quantitative area including: business administration, economics, engineering, biological sciences, information and computer science, health sciences or physical sciences; or
  • Graduate (master’s or doctoral) degree or professional credential such as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Financial Analyst; or
  • Four or more years of military experience.

Waiver Instructions

To apply for a waiver:

  1. Start your MBA@UCDavis application.
  2. Upload the relevant supporting documents to your application based on the GMAT/GRE waiver eligibility criteria you meet (eg: Resume for work experience and military service, Unofficial/Official degree bearing transcripts for GPA).
  3. Submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request by emailing your admissions counselor. In the email, please indicate which criteria you meet from the eligibility requirements list.

You do not need to submit your completed application to be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

For any additional questions, contact us directly via email or call +1-844-592-6104.