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GMAT Exemption Information

UGA Master of Accountancy GMAT Test Score Exemption Requirements

All applicants to UGA’s MAcc program may, and are encouraged to, voluntarily submit a GMAT score as part of their application. GMAT exemptions are generally available for any MAcc applicant meeting the requirements in either category I or category II below.  Any MAcc applicant falling into category III must submit a valid GMAT score.  However, UGA’s MAcc admissions committee may request any applicant to submit a GMAT score.

I. GMAT Exemption Requirements for Non-UGA Applicants from U.S. Institutions:

  • Earn an accounting degree from an AACSB accredited U.S. college or university prior to enrollment;
  • Attain an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher;
  • No grade below B in the upper-level ACCT courses, including retakes. For example, if you earn a C- in Intermediate I the first time then retake to score a B+, you must take the GMAT; and
  • No more than 2 withdrawals from upper-level ACCT courses.

II. GMAT Exemption Requirements for UGA Accounting Major Applicants:

  • Attained a 3.3 GPA or higher in all required upper-level accounting courses you have completed.  For this purpose, upper-level ACCT courses include UGA required ACCT courses numbered 5000 or higher, excluding  Professional Accounting courses (ACCT 5710, ACCT 5720 & ACCT 5700); and
  • Completed a minimum of four (4) of your required upper-level accounting courses; and
  • Not received any grade below C+ in your completed upper-level ACCT courses, including retakes (ACCT courses numbered 5000 or higher, excluding ACCT 5710 & 5720 [Professional Accounting I and II]). For example, if you earn a C- in ACCT 5000 the first time then retake to score a B+, you must take the GMAT; and
  • Not have withdrawn from more than two (2) upper-level ACCT courses.

III.  No GMAT Exemption for All Other Applicants:*

  • The GMAT is required for ALL non-accounting major applicants, including UGA undergraduates who major in something other than accounting.
  • Applicants from colleges and universities outside the U.S. and all colleges and universities without AACSB accreditation are required to submit a valid GMAT score.
  • Any other applicants not described in I or II must submit a valid GMAT score.

* UGA’s graduate school requires at least a 500 GMAT for admission, and the J.M. Tull School of Accounting strongly recommends at least a 550 GMAT for admission to the MAcc program.

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