I know, I know - the thought of taking a standardized test after years of being away from the classroom can certainly be daunting. One of the responsibilities of the admissions team is to evaluate whether a candidate (YOU) has the academic aptitude that is required to complete the rigorous coursework in the MBA program. Many times an undergraduate academic record is not the best indicator or predictor of success in the MBA classroom - you may have graduated college without ever taking a math class, for example. Or, perhaps your grades in quantitative courses were sub-par because you were working to pay for school and couldn't put in as much studying time as you would have liked OR you were a college athlete OR you were just less motivated and mature than you are today (we have never heard anyone claim that one :) ). That is where the GMAT or the GRE can come to the rescue.
As you may have noticed on the admission requirements section of our new and improved website, we now have an opportunity for eligible applicants to request a waiver of the GMAT. The GMAT is the only standardized test that was designed exclusively for MBA admissions and was created to help business schools assess whether MBA applicants have the quantitative, verbal and analytical skills required to succeed in the core business courses offered through an MBA program. The GMAT is the only standardized test that we officially accept for admission to the MBA program at Fisher.