News at Smith

Maryland Smith Temporarily Waives GRE/GMAT Requirement for Fall Enrollment

Apr 01, 2020
Top News


The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of our lives, but Maryland Smith wants to help you keep your career ambitions on track – now making it easier to apply for its full-time and part-time MBA programs, even without a GMAT or GRE score.

WIth social distancing requirements and stay-at-home mandates, prospective MBA students may have limited access to GMAT and/or GRE test centers. To adjust for this, Maryland Smith has implemented a GMAT/GRE waiver process for full-time and part-time MBA applications for fall 2020 enrollment.

“The GMAT or GRE is an important assessment, but we review candidates holistically,” says Pasquale Quintero, senior director of full-time MBA and specialty master's programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “We will take into consideration academic history, work experience, industry certifications, and other factors that will strengthen one's application.”

Applicants who submit their application by June 1, 2020, will not be required to submit a GMAT/GRE score. 

Graduate-level business education unlocks a vast opportunity for candidates who wish to transition or enhance their career prospects, Quintero says. Maryland Smith offers students a chance to grow and retool their skills to convert data into insight, preparing them to lead in the quickly evolving business landscape.

“We care deeply about helping candidates through the challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak,” Quintero says. “We are honored to be a school of choice for individuals, and we look forward to welcoming future Terps to Maryland Smith.”

The deadline to apply for the full-time MBA program has been extended to July 1, 2020.

Update: This article has been updated to reflect an extended MBA application deadline, and to clarify the deadline for qualifying for the GMAT/GRE waiver. 

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.