Terry College of Business - University of Georgia

GMAT Waiver Information

GMAT WAIVER REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE SPRING 2022

UGA Master of Accountancy GMAT Test Score Waiver Requirements

All applicants to UGA’s MAcc program may, and are encouraged to, voluntarily submit a GMAT score as part of their application. GMAT waivers 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 Waiver 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 Waiver Requirements for UGA Accounting Major Applicants:

  • Attain a 3.3 GPA or higher in at least four (4) required upper-level ACCT courses (i.e., ACCT courses numbered 5000 or higher), excluding ACCT 5710 & 5720 [Professional Accounting I and II]);
  • No grade below C+ in the 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
  • No more than 2 withdrawals from upper-level ACCT courses.

III.  No GMAT Waiver 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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Elizabeth Lutz

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J.M. Tull School of Accounting