Students applying to the Beacom School of Business graduate programs are eligible for a GMAT waiver if they qualify under one of the following four categories. A GMAT waiver does not necessitate admission to a Beacom graduate program.

GMAT Waiver for Students from AACSB Accredited Institutions:

  1. Students must have graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an AACSB Accredited Business School within the previous 12 semesters to be eligible for a GMAT waiver. The 12 semester timeline is from the time of graduating with the undergraduate or graduate degree to the first semester enrolled in courses as a degree seeking graduate student at USD and includes spring, summer, and fall semesters.

    AND

  2. Students must meet undergraduate/graduate GPA requirements to be eligible for a GMAT waiver.
    1. Cumulative of at least 3.25 for undergraduate (or graduate if applicable).
      AND
    2. Major GPA of at least 3.25 for undergraduate students or Program of Study GPA of at least 3.25 for those holding graduate degrees.

GMAT Waiver for Students who have taken the LSAT or MCAT:

  1. Students must provide an official copy of their LSAT or MCAT score. AND
    1. Students with an overall scaled LSAT Score in the 50th percentile are eligible for a GMAT waiver. OR
    2. Students with an overall MCAT Score in the 49th percentile and a Critical Analysis and Reasoning Score in at least the 37th percentile are eligible for a GMAT waiver.

GMAT Waiver for Students who have taken the GRE:

  1. Students must provide an official copy of their GRE score.

    AND

  2. Students who meet the following GRE score requirements are eligible for a GMAT waiver.
    1. A verbal score in at least the 45th percentile AND
    2. A quantitative score in at least the 45th percentile AND
    3. A combined score (verbal plus quantitative) of at least 306. (This equates to a GMAT score of approximately 530)

GMAT Waiver for Students with an Earned Doctoral Degree or Pursuing a JD or MD at USD

  1. Applicants to Beacom Graduate Programs with an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution are eligible for a GMAT waiver.

    OR

  2. Applicants to Beacom Graduate Programs currently admitted to the USD School of Law pursuing a JD or the USD School of Medicine pursuing an MD or MD/PhD are eligible for a GMAT waiver.

*All percentiles are based on the GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT exams’ most recent published percentile rankings.