College of Business

GMAT & GRE Waiver

The College of Business values the varied academic backgrounds and real world experience that students bring into the classroom. Applicants who have met specific requirements outlined below may petition for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE entrance exam as a part of their application process.  Waivers are not guaranteed and must be approved by the admissions committee whose decisions are final. Waiver options vary between the MBA and MSA programs so students admitted to one program under a GMAT waiver may not be eligible to transfer to the other program.


MBA Waiver Options

Option A: If you have earned an advanced degree (equivalent to a U.S. master's or higher) from a regionally accredited institution with 3.0 GPA or higher.  

If your degree is from outside of the U.S. you might also have to provide an official evaluation from any NACES evaluation company that shows your master's is equivalent to a U.S. master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Option B: Five (5) or more years of full-time meaningful professional work experience and/or military service with increasing levels of responsibility AND an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A $100 fee is required and one letter of reference from a supervisor who can verify your work experience and scope of responsibility is encouraged.

Option C: Ten (10) ore more years of full-time meaningful professional work experience and/or military service with increasing levels of responsibility AND an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.

A $100 fee is required and one letter of reference from a supervisor who can verify your work experience and scope of responsibility is encouraged.


MS in Accounting (MSA) Waiver Options

Option A: Current seniors and recent graduates (last 3 years) from UCCS or another AACSB-accredited business school with a bachelor's degree in accounting or in business with an emphasis in accounting AND an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher in the last 60 hours of completed coursework.

Option B: If you have earned an advanced degree (equivalent to a U.S. master's or higher) from a regionally accredited institution with 3.0 GPA or higher. 

If your degree is from outside of the U.S. you might also have to provide an official evaluation from any NACES evaluation company that shows your master's is equivalent to a U.S. master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Option C: Seven (7) or more years of meaningful professional work experience in accounting (3 of which are under the direct supervision of a licensed CPA) AND an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher.

A $100 fee is required and one letter of reference from a CPA supervisor who can verify your work experience and scope of responsibility is required.

*Experience working as an accountant for your own business does not qualify toward the 7 years of professional work experience.*


Request a GMAT Waiver Petition by completing the form below. Once you have completed the MBA/MSA online application here and submitted all official transcripts, then send your completed  GMAT Waiver Petition via email to cobgrad@uccs.edu.

*Please note that the GMAT/GRE will remain a requirement in your admissions file until the Graduate Office approves your waiver.  You will continue to receive e-mails from the Admissions & Records Office informing you that you need to fulfill this requirement until the waiver process is completed.

*Please contact the Graduate Office at 719-255-3408 or cobgrad@uccs.edu for any questions regarding this process.

*If you would like to seek assistance in paying for the GMAT fee, please apply for a GMAT Fee Voucher once you have complete your online application.

 
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