Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 2.7
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Sans-Vertebrae
GMAT 730, GPA 3.78
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. M&A Analyst
GRE 323, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Darden | Mr. Financial World
GMAT 730, GPA 7.8
Cambridge Judge Business School | Ms. Story-Teller To Data-Cruncher
GMAT 700 (anticipated), GPA 3.5 (converted from Australia)
Kellogg | Mr. Operator
GMAT 740, GPA 4.17/4.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Air Force Vet
GRE 311, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Engagement Manager
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. STEM Minor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78

Wharton R1 Applicants Can Apply Without Immediate GMAT & GRE Results

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School – Ethan Baron photo

In a sign that MBA applicants are having trouble scheduling and taking the online GMAT and GRE exams, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School today (Aug. 5) announced that it would accept applications for round 1 without testing for some candidates. Instead of submitting test results by the R1 application deadline of Sept. 15, 2020, applicants would be able to send them in more than a month later by Oct. 21.

To take advantage of the delayed reporting, an applicant would have to meet one of three conditions:

  • An inability to take an at-home test due to medical or disability reasons
  • No online tests are available to an applicant in their location.
  • An applicant is located in a region with restricted internet and/or limited availability to in-person tests

The change in the school’s testing requirements was announced by Blair Mannix, director of MBA admissions at Wharton, in a blog post.  “Thinking about our applicants, we wanted to remain forward-thinking and recognize that the MBA application process is not the same as years past,” she wrote. “Like our candidates, we have to adapt to meet the changes and challenges of this COVID-19 world. We know that the MBA journey can be stressful. We hope that making these small changes is helpful as you prepare your application.”


Blair Mannix of Wharton: Wharton photo

Mannix noted that prospective applicants to Wharton’s MBA program have expressed concern about the availability of the at-home tests. “We recognize that for some, the inability to access these assessments presents a challenge at best, and an undue hardship at worst,” she said. “For anyone meeting the above-listed criteria, you will have an extension to submitting your test score. Instead of submitting your test results by the application deadline of September 15, 2020, you will have until October 21, 2020, to supply your test scores. We want to ensure that we are meeting our candidates where they are. We also need to ensure that all GMAT or GRE scores are submitted to finalize our review before releasing Round 1 interview invitations.”

Only last month, the Graduate Management Admission Council made its at-home, online exam available until Dec. 31st of this year. But it can only be taken once, and the online version of the test is still unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan & mainland China. Meantime, many test centers that would allow a student to sit for the exam in person remain closed. The at-home GRE will be available to test takers until Sept. 30, a deadline that likely will be expanded, but the GRE test also cannot be taken in either Iran or mainland China.

DON’T MISS: Online GMAT Will Now Be Available Until Dec. 31 or The GRE & GMAT At-Home Tests: A Side-By-Side Comparison




About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.