Does Stanford MBA waive GMAT?

Asked by Radhika Mathur 4 months ago

Answers 3
Sarita Yadav

Sarita Yadav

Team Leader-Consultant

Hello there! 

I understand you're interested in whether Stanford's MBA program might let you skip the GMAT. 

Stanford typically expects the GMAT as part of your application package. They look for well-rounded candidates, and test scores are a part of that picture. But, and it's important but, Stanford also values unique stories and experiences. 

If you have significant work achievements or a particular reason that you believe makes the Stanford MBA unnecessary for you, it's worth discussing with the admissions team. 

Be prepared with a strong case. Remember, it's all about showing why you'd be a great fit for their program, Stanford MBA or not. 


Upvote0
Comment
0
Share
Sarma Bhujbal

Sarma Bhujbal

Study abroad consultant at Mentr Me

It's great to see your interest in pursuing an MBA at Stanford. Your question is quite important for setting the right expectations for your application journey. Here’s a simple breakdown:

GMAT Requirement: Yes, Stanford MBA usually needs GMAT or GRE scores for your application.

Waivers: No. Stanford likes a full view of your skills, and test scores are a big part of that.

Advice: Prepare for the GMAT. It's a key step in your application, and good scores can really make you stand out. If you're worried or have questions, I'm here to help!


Upvote0
Comment
0
Share
Prateeksha  Manral

Prateeksha Manral

MentR-Me
MentR-Me Team

Absolutely, I can help with that. 

Stanford's take on the GMAT for their MBA program. Stanford is pretty prestigious, and they like seeing how diverse and smart their students are. The GMAT is one way they check this out, but they know it's not the only way to show you've got what it takes.

In some special cases, Stanford might let applicants skip the GMAT. Candidates may request a waiver under specific conditions, but it's crucial to note that such waivers are not granted lightly.

They're typically reserved for those who can demonstrate their quantitative and verbal skills through other aspects of their application, such as advanced degrees in quantitative disciplines, extensive professional experience, or a high level of responsibility.

But here's the deal: even if you think you might get a pass on the GMAT, it's good to check directly with Stanford. They change rules sometimes, and you don't want to miss out just because you missed an update. Plus, showing them you've got the GMAT covered can be another feather in your cap - it's all about putting your best foot forward.

If you're really thinking about skipping the GMAT, make sure the rest of your application is top-notch. Stanford wants to see the full picture of what makes you awesome, not just test scores.

Hope this helps.


Upvote0
Comment
0
Share
addQuestion-icon

Have another Question?
Get Answers from Experts within 12 hours