See if you qualify for a GMAT waiver or deferral

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In many cases the GMAT may be waived or deferred.  Find out if you qualify for one of these options before you apply.  Complete the form below and submit a copy of your resume and transcripts. We'll contact you within 48 business hours to discuss your options.

If your coursework has been completed at a university outside of the United States, please submit a copy of your credential evaluation that has been completed by an agency such as WES or Educational Perspectives. If you need assistance with this process, please contact us at 609-896-5036.

GMAT/GRE Waiver Guidelines

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria established by the Rider University College of Business Administration would qualify for a waiver for the standardized test requirement (GMAT or GRE):

  1. Has graduated from an AACSB accredited business program AND has one of the following:
    1. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3;
    2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with 3 years of professional experience;
    3. 5 of more years of professional experience.
  2. Has been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.
  3. Has passed the CPA certifying exam.
  4. Has earned a master's degree or higher with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a program that is accredited in its discipline (e.g., NCATE for education, ABET for engineering.)
  5. Has earned a graduate certificate in a business-related discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.3.
  6. Has earned a Ph.D. from an accredited university in the United States.
  7. Has been conditionally admitted (see below for description of this academic stadning) into a Rider University graduate business program and has completed 12 credit hours of graduate business coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 with no grades below a B.
  8. Has completed a minimum of 90 credits in an AACSB accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Such applicants will be granted contional acceptance into the MBA program. The conditions of admission are to complete their undergraudate program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 After these conditions are met, applicants will be fully admitted into the MBA program.