2020/2021 GMAT Waiver

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the University of Michigan-Flint School of Management understands student’s struggles to efficiently prepare for the GMAT. Starting now through September 1, 2021, the School of Management will be offering all students GMAT waivers.  To request a GMAT waiver, please contact Craig Gomolka, Business Programs Recruiter, cgomolka@umich.edu after you have submitted your application. 

This GMAT waiver will be offered for all three of our graduate business programs: MBA, MS in Accounting, and MS in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics. 

Traditional GMAT Waiver

While official GMAT* scores are required for admission to all SOM graduate programs, an applicant may request a waiver if the applicant meets any of the following conditions:

  • Any graduate degree from an institution with AACSB or ABET accreditation. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively-responsible, preferably post-baccalaureate, professional work, or US military experience. 
  • Graduates of a University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint) with an overall GPA of 3.2 undergraduate or higher. 
  • External certifications such as CFA, CFP, CPA, PMP, or similar.
  • Admitted to the UM-Flint DNP, DPT, or OTD program. 


The SOM Graduate Committee reserves the right to require the GMAT or GRE of any graduate program applicant, even if the applicant meets one of the conditions above. The admissions committee will consider the scores submitted, even if the applicant qualifies for a waiver.


Please submit your waiver request with the proper documentation to Craig Gomolka.  For questions, please contact Craig Gomolka, 810.237.6676 or cgomolka@umich.edu.   

*Other graduate school entrance standardized tests such as GRE, LSAT are also accepted; equivalent scores are considered for admission decision.


The School of Management will accept either the GMAT or GRE. The School of Management does have test preparation and scholarship opportunities for students that take the GMAT.


Students not utilizing a prep course should consider one of the follow GMAT study guides: 

Students can register to take the GMAT and find additional free material at www.mba.com.

Students attending the UM-Flint/Princeton Review GMAT prep course will receive free Princeton Review test prep materials. 


Students considering taking the GRE should consider utilizing one of the follow GRE study guides: 

Students can register to take the GRE and find additional free material at www.ets.org/gre.


Dean’s GMAT Scholarship

$2,500 Scholarship

To be awarded the Dean’s GMAT Scholarship:

  • A student must score 600 or better on the GMAT prior to admission to Graduate Business programs. 
  • A student must be admitted and currently attending a University of Michigan-Flint Graduare Business program.
  • This is an automatic one-time scholarship broken up into the students first two semesters.  $1,250 first semester, $1,250 second semester. 
  •  A student must maintain half-time status to be awarded the scholarship in each of his/her first two semesters.


GMAT and GRE Requirements

The School of Management maintains minimum requirement for students seeking admission into one of the Graduate Business Programs. The School of Management will only consider GMAT/GRE scores taken within the last five years. We will consider the students highest test score. The School of Management will not factor any lower test score in the application review process. Students falling below the minimum requirements are encouraged to continue studying and retake the test. Below are standards for the GMAT and GRE.

  • Minimum Score:  450
  • Minimum Writing Score:  3.5
  • Average GMAT, Fall 2017:  536


  • Minimum Score:  146V, 146Q (minimum score can fluctuate with higher/lower V/Q scores)
  • Minimum Writing Score:  3.0
  • Average GRE, Fall 2017:  V151, Q150