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        Spring & Fall 2022 GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

        For the 2022 admissions cycle, the Auburn Online MBA program will waive the GMAT/GRE test score under the following criteria:

        Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and:

        *Experience is defined as professional, full-time and post-undergraduate or military experience.

        Additional waiver requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Waiver requests can be completed online; however, it is advised to schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor in advance of submitting your request. September 13th is the final day to submit waiver requests for Spring 2022. 

        For Online MBA applicants, a competitive GMAT/GRE test score is required for scholarship consideration.

        Important to note: Being granted a GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission to the program.


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        Admission Requirements

        Before applying to the MBA Online program, you will be expected to take the GMAT or GRE (the GMAT being the preferred admissions test) unless you meet the waiver criteria above.  Auburn MBA programs do not require prerequisite courses. In lieu of prerequisite coursework, we offer a self-study materials and an orientation experience that will allow you to start the program with similar and fresh foundation knowledge.  Further details will arrive to accepted students in their admissions information packet.

        Application Procedure

          1. Register for and take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
          2. Begin your application by creating an account for the online Graduate School Application.
            • Important: Online MBA applicants should select Distance Program option for programs of study. 
          3. Upload all required admissions documents to your application, including
            • Current résumé
            • Official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (including high school AP credits)
            • Minimum of two letters of recommendation from professional references
            • Personal statement
            • GMAT or GRE score (may be waived if you meet criteria above) 
            • 3 Supplemental Application Questions (4,000 character limit for each question)
          4. Auburn MBA Programs staff will base its admissions decision on review of your application. If offered admission, you will receive notification from Auburn MBA Programs and the Auburn Graduate School. You must both accept our offer of admission and pay a $250 confirmation fee to secure a spot in the upcoming class.

        Application Deadlines

        Spring 2022 Semester

        October 1, 2021Deadline to apply for Spring Semester 2022. Decisions for Spring semester applicants will be released on a rolling basis. 

        Fall 2022 Semester

        Applications will be accepted until established deadlines while space is available. It is advised that you submit your completed application and all required documentation early to be considered for your preferred entry term. 

        Decision Round Completed Application Deadline* Decisions Released
        Round 1 Priority Deadline October 15, 2021 December 15, 2021
        Round 2 December 15, 2021 February 15, 2022
        Round 3 February 15, 2022 April 15, 2022
        Final Deadline April 15, 2022 Rolling basis as space is available.

        * Completed Application - A completed application includes all required documents. In order to be considered complete, all required documents must be received by the date listed. 

        Our team is available for appointments and at mba@auburn.edu to help you through this process.

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