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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 is the GPA requirement for applying to the Full-time MBA Program?

There is no minimum GPA requirement though GPAs for our incoming students are typically in the 2.9 - 3.8 range. Your GPA is only one of a number of criteria we review in determining your admission. We encourage you to apply to our program regardless of your GPA.

How long are TOEFL/PTE scores valid?

TOEFL/PTE scores taken within two years of the application deadline are valid.

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.

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.

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.

Do you offer a hard-copy application?

No, we no longer accept hard-copy applications. You can only apply using our online application.

What should I do if my recommender has not received my online invitation to recommend me?

This tends to be a problem with a recommender's email account spam or junk email filter settings. The emailed invitation is either blocked or automatically filtered into a junk mail folder. You can check the status of your recommendations, resend a recommendation request, and even update a recommender if the recommendation is not yet started via the Personal Activity page. You can access this under the "Apply Online" section of your online application homepage by clicking on the Review Your Submitted Application/Manage Your Recommendations link.

Do I need an undergraduate business degree or business classes to be admitted?

We welcome applications from a wide variety of backgrounds and do not look for or favor specific undergraduate majors. Business classes are not required before entering the MBA Program.

Can I transfer into the MBA Program?

No, previous coursework will not transfer into our MBA Program. In addition, students admitted to Ross may not be simultaneously enrolled in two graduate programs unless enrolled in an approved dual-degree program.

I already have an MBA. Can I still apply to the Ross MBA Program?

We do accept applications from individuals who have an MBA. However, you must explain through your application why you feel you need another MBA degree.

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). 

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: rossgmba@umich.edu.