GMAT Waivers and Awards

The GMAT/GRE application requirement will be waived for candidates who meet one of the following criteria:

  • URI graduate (any major) with a minimum 3.30 overall GPA
    • For M.S. Accounting, you must have a 3.5 overall GPA
  • Graduate from an AACSB accredited business program with a minimum 3.30 GPA
    • For the M.S. Accounting program, you must have been an accounting major and have a 3.5 GPA
  • Have a minimum of five years full-time work experience post graduation
  • Hold a Masters or Ph.D. degree (any discipline)
  • Hold significant professional certificates such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified, Financial Planner (CFP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and others.

Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Lisa Lancellotta at with any questions.

GMAT Fee Waiver Award

The URI College of Business Administration, through the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), offers 10 GMAT fee waiver scholarships a year for applicants applying to the one-year M.B.A., Evening M.B.A., or MS Accounting. The waiver code will allow you to take the GMAT for free. Criteria for awarding a GMAT Fee Waiver: