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What is the minimum TOEFL or PTE score required for international students who apply to the MBA Program?

We strongly recommend a TOEFL score of 100 or higher on the internet-based test (iBT). Ross' TOEFL score reporting code is 1839. Ross will accept the PTE score as an alternative to the TOEFL, and we strongly recommend a score of 70 or higher.

What English proficiency exams does Ross accept?

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate competence in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE). For the TOEFL, we require the Internet-based test (iBT).

What is the GPA requirement for applying to the MBA Program?

We do not have a minimum GPA requirement. Most admitted students have GPAs of 3.0 and above, and the average GPA for recent incoming classes has been 3.4.

How long will it take for my scores to be sent to Ross after I take the test?

We recommend that you allow for at least four weeks for Ross to receive your GMAT or GRE scores from the testing agency. Ross' GRE reporting code is 1839. If you are uncertain as to whether we will receive your official scores by the deadline, you can self-report your scores on your application or email us a copy of your unofficial score report at:

Are there instances in which I wouldn't be required to take the TOEFL or PTE?

International applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

How long are TOEFL/PTE scores valid?

You may submit scores from tests taken no more than two years prior to the application deadline.

Can I reapply to the MBA Program if I wasn't previously accepted?

Yes. You can apply to the next available admitting term. Reapplication procedures are streamlined if you reapply within one year. If you reapply after that time, you must submit a completely new application and supporting documents. Please visit our Admissions page for procedures and tips on reapplying.

What is the minimum GMAT/GRE required for admission to the MBA program?

We do not have a minimum score requirement for either exam. For recent incoming classes, the middle 80 percent scored between 650 and 750 on the GMAT, and the average score was 703. Ross' acceptance of the GRE is relatively new, so no GRE average or range is available at this time. Please keep in mind that your standardized test scores are only one of a number of criteria we review in determining admission. We encourage you to apply to our program regardless of the level of your score performance. However, if you are concerned about your test performance, you may want to consider retaking your selected exam to improve your score after additional practice and preparation.

Do you require the GMAT? Can I take the GRE instead?

The GMAT or GRE is a required component of our application. Your performance on either exam will be used as part of our assessment of your academic ability, and you are at no advantage or disadvantage by taking one exam instead of the other.

How do I check my Michigan residency status?

Contact the Residency office at 734-764-1400. Residency information also is available online at

My friend received a call informing her that she had been accepted. I haven't received a call. Does that mean I wasn't accepted?

No, this does not automatically mean that you have not been accepted. When possible, the Admissions Committee will try to call or email admitted applicants to inform them of the decision, but we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be contacted. Your decision will be mailed to you according to the timeline for the round in which you applied.

What should I do if I need an early decision on my application?

Unfortunately, requests for admissions decisions before our decision notification dates will not be granted.

I was not accepted to the MBA Program. Can I appeal?

Except in some rare cases, decisions are final. However, you may appeal the decision by putting the request in writing to the director of admissions. The appeal must include additional information that you feel would have an impact on your application (e.g., a promotion, job change, etc.). No applications will be reviewed if new information is not included with the appeal. Letters can be sent to: Office of Admissions, 701 Tappan St., W3700, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 or to

Does Ross grant deferrals?

Deferral requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are rarely granted. Requests to defer admission to the MBA Program should be submitted in writing to the director of admissions. A detailed explanation of the request and appropriate documentation are required.

What if I have to step out of the program for a year?

The University requires that students stay actively registered. Should you not register for a course within any 12-month time frame, you would have to go through a reapplication process, including paying the application fee. In rare instances where a student has stepped out because of engagement with a program that is in direct support of the school's mission, this fee may be waived. For Evening students, whose work assignments may necessitate breaks in enrollment, it is critical to pay attention to this university requirement.

How can I contact the Office of Admissions?

Telephone: 734-763-5796 Fax: 734-763-7804 Email: Mailing address: 701 Tappan St., W3700, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Can I make an appointment to talk with someone in the Office of Admissions?

Prospective students can have an online chat to learn more about the Full-time MBA Program by registering for a webinar with the Director of Admissions and/or other Admissions Team members.  Please refer to Online Events from our website.  You may also direct any questions in an email to

Can I schedule an appointment with a professor?

The Office of Admissions does not schedule appointments with professors or instructors. Please contact the secretary for that professor's department.

How many credits can a student take outside of the MBA Program?

Up to 10 of the required 57 credits in the Ross Full-Time MBA Program may be taken through other graduate programs at the Ann Arbor campus.

Do you offer an Executive MBA Program?

Ross offers an Executive MBA Program for candidates with progressive management and supervisory experience. Candidates typically have 10 or more years of experience. Refer to the Executive MBA Program website for further details.

How long are GMAT/GRE scores valid?

Ross will keep GMAT/GRE scores on file for two years. Test scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the deadline date when you apply; scores more than five years old are not acceptable. We encourage you to take the GMAT/GRE no later than one month prior to the application deadline, and preferably earlier. You can self-report test scores on the application.

Should I apply using The Consortium application?

The Consortium application option is intended for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have demonstrated support of The Consortium's mission of promoting underrepresented minorities in business education and in the ranks of management.

I am a college senior. Can I apply to the MBA Program? Does Ross admit students straight out of undergrad?

We require the completion of the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree prior to applying. Recent graduates are eligible to apply, but it is difficult to be admitted. At Ross, we look closely at what an applicant can add to the Ross community and share with their classmates. Students straight out of undergrad tend to have limited experience and therefore less to contribute. Likewise, these students tend not to be as prepared to get the most out of all that Ross has to offer.

How much work experience do I need before I can apply?

We do not require a minimum number of years work experience prior to entering the MBA Program, but the significant majority of our admitted students have at least one to two years of work experience prior to entering. For recent incoming classes, the average amount of post-undergraduate work experience has been five years.

That said, we evaluate work experience not in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality: the impact you have had on your organization and your natural leadership qualities. Those who wish to join us at an earlier stage of their career should be able to demonstrate what they will be able to contribute to the Ross experience, as well as have superb academic credentials and the maturity and self-confidence to handle the intensity of the program.

What type of work experience are you looking for in the admissions process?

We seek diversity in the professional backgrounds of our admitted students, just as we do in other parts of our applicants' profiles. No one industry or field is favored over another. We are more interested in your contribution to the group or organization.