GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

While submission of GRE/GMAT scores is recommended, interested candidates for all UK MBA programs may request a test waiver from the MBA Admissions Committee.

To qualify, one (or more) of the following qualifications must be met for consideration:

  • Proven professional or military experience, and academic performance:
    • 5 years or more professional work experience and/or military experience demonstrating career progression, increasing responsibilities, as well as team management and leadership
    • Previously maintained a 3.0 GPA or better, with a specific emphasis on quantitative related courses (math, economics, finance, etc.)
  • Dual degree candidate
    • Have been accepted into one of the approved dual degree programs offered by the UK MBA and are in good academic standing - only includes JD/MBA and Pharm.D/MBA.
  • Prior graduate degree
    • Hold a masters, doctorate, or terminal degree or be in enrolled in such a program in good academic standing

To be considered for a GRE/GMAT waiver candidates must provide a resume/CV, unofficial undergraduate transcript(s), and a brief position statement to the MBA Admissions Committee by All waivers granted by the MBA Admissions Committee must be confirmed by the University of Kentucky Graduate School.

Contact Us

For any questions or additional information, please contact:

Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.7645 (office) |