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GMAT/GRE Waiver

Waiver eligibility (August 2023 Entry)

GMAT/GRE waivers are available for international applicants until Tuesday, January 10, 2023 and for domestic applicants (Canadians & Permanent Residents) until Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Applications must be submitted in full including a Statement of Qualification* and all supporting documents (unofficial transcripts, degree certificates, at least two references and official English test score, if applicable, uploaded to your account).

Learn more about the GMAT/GRE waiver eligibility and follow the steps in the video to apply for a waiver.

To be eligible, applicants are required to meet one or more of the following requirements: 

  • A master’s degree with a minimum academic average of B+ or equivalent, combined with a bachelor’s degree and at least four quantitative courses with a minimum academic average of B+ or equivalent
  • A UBC bachelor’s or master’s degree with a minimum academic average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) and at least four quantitative courses with a minimum academic average of B+ or equivalent
  • A Level III CFA designation and a bachelor’s degree with a minimum academic average of B+ or equivalent
  • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree

Statement of qualification : In one page or less, please explain how you are eligible and why you deserve a GMAT/GRE waiver. The document should be in Word or PDF format and uploaded to the documents section of your application.

Additional Notes:

  • If an applicant has two or more degrees, at least one degree must meet the minimum academic average requirement listed above.
  • CPA certificates will not be considered.
  • LSAT certificates will not be considered.
  • No expired GMAT / GRE scores will be accepted.
  • For academic average equivalency per country, please click here .

While completing your application form, under the Official Standardized Tests section, please fill in the following if you are requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver:

  • Test taken: GMAT
  • Date to be written: December 31, 2023

GMAT/GRE waivers are not guaranteed and approvals are made on a case-by-case basis. If a waiver cannot be granted, applicants will receive a notification that a GMAT or GRE test will be required for their application to move forward.