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We strongly recommend a TOEFL score of 100 or higher on the internet-based test (iBT). Michigan Ross' TOEFL score reporting code is 1839. Ross will accept the PTE or IELTS as an alternative to the TOEFL, and we strongly recommend a PTE score of 70 or higher, or IELTS exam score of 7 or higher.
There is no minimum GPA requirement; we encourage you to apply to our program regardless of your GPA. Your GPA is only one factor we review in determining your eligibility and academic readiness for the MBA program. Please refer to our class profile for our current average GPA in the class.
If admitted, we will require an official score report. 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.
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/PTE/IELTS requirement.
TOEFL/PTE/IELTS exam scores taken within two years of the application deadline are valid.
Yes. You can apply for admission to the next available admitting term. In addition, for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, we are waiving the application fee for reapplicants. Reapplication procedures are streamlined if you reapply within one application cycle of your originally submitted application. If you reapply after that time, you must submit a completely new application and supporting documents. Please visit our application requirements page for procedures and tips on reapplying.
There is no minimum score requirement for either exam. See the full-time MBA class profile to find the average and ranges for the current MBA class.
Your standardized test score is only one of a number of factors we review in determining admission. We encourage you to apply to our program regardless of your score performance. However, if you feel your score has room for improvement, you may want to consider retaking the exam.
A standardized test score is a required component of our application. You can submit the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, PCAT, or DAT. Your performance on any of these exams 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.
Contact the Residency office at 734-764-1400. Residency information also is available online at www.umich.edu/~regoff/resreg.html.
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. You will be able to view your decision online beginning at 12:00 PM EST on the notification date that corresponds with the round in which you applied.
Unfortunately, requests for admissions decisions before our decision notification dates will not be granted.
Unfortunately, there is no appeals process for denied applicants. Denied applicants are encouraged to re-apply for a subsequent admissions cycle.
Deferral requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are rarely granted. Requests to defer admission should be submitted in writing to RossAdmissions@umich.edu. A detailed explanation of the request and appropriate documentation are required.
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.
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Most applicant questions are addressed on the Ross Full-Time MBA website. We recommend watching this virtual information session, which addresses a number of frequently asked questions about the Ross MBA. To learn more about the program and application process, we encourage you to:
The Office of Admissions does not schedule appointments with professors or instructors. Please contact the appropriate faculty department.
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.
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.
Ross will accept all active test scores at the time of your application and this will vary by standardized test. For the GMAT/GRE, 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 exam of your choice no later than one month prior to the application deadline, and preferably earlier. You can self-report test scores on the 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. If this applies to you, the Consortium application is a good option.
You must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree at the time of your application. Recent graduates are eligible to apply, but historically students with more than 2 years of work experience have been most successful in the full-time MBA program. Recent graduates are evaluated on the same criteria as all applicants. For more on what the admissions committee is looking for, review these tips from our Admissions Director.
We do not require a specific number of years of work experience prior to entering the Ross MBA program, but almost all incoming Ross students have worked for at least 2 years. The average Ross student enters the MBA program with 5 years of work experience.
That said, we evaluate work experience not in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality. We examine the impact you have had on your organization and the leadership qualities you have demonstrated. We consider the range of stories and experiences you will be able to share with our classmates. If you have limited work experience, you should demonstrate on your application why it is the right time to pursue an MBA, and what you will be able to contribute to the Ross community.
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.
No, we no longer accept hard-copy applications. You can only apply using our online application.
The nonrefundable $200 application fee is waived for:
Application fee waiver requests can be made by emailing email@example.com and including "Application Fee Waiver Request" in the subject line. We do not waive application fees for any other reason.
You should choose a recommender who can comment in depth on your professional performance and work product and provide relevant examples-- preferably your direct supervisor.
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.
If there was a problem submitting transcripts or a recommendation via the online application, you can scan these items and attach them to a support ticket. Please include your name and date of birth in the email, and let us know that supplemental information is being sent because it could not be submitted online.
We encourage you to apply in one of the first 3 rounds depending on when you are able to put together the strongest application. Your chances of admission and scholarship award will be similar in these rounds. For international students, we do not recommend waiting until round 4 due to visa processing timelines.
Applications must arrive in our office by the deadline to be considered during a particular period. Applications that arrive after a deadline are processed in the order they were received and may be moved to the next decision round. See our application requirements page for deadlines.
No; however, due to the analytical rigor of the program, it is expected that you have a working knowledge of college-level mathematics, including basic calculus. If you have not had this coursework, we recommend that you take a course that emphasizes business mathematics prior to beginning the program. If you have basic math knowledge but need a refresher, you may want to take our Quantitative Skills Workshop prior to the start of classes.
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.
Yes, we will consider applicants who hold a three-year undergraduate degree from India.
We encourage you to apply in either round 1 or round 2 depending on when you are able to put together the strongest application. Your chances of admission and scholarship award will be similar in both rounds. We do not recommend waiting until round 3 because most of the class will have been filled by that time, and your chances of admission will be lower.
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.
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.
No, you must choose between programs and may only apply to one program in any given cycle.
No. If your test waiver request is approved and you submit an application without a test score, your chances of admission will not be negatively impacted. However, test scores do provide an additional, relevant data point for the admissions committee to consider in reviewing your application holistically. Candidates are encouraged to review our class profile, which reflects the middle 80% of GMAT and GRE test scores in the current class.
Yes. However, a test score will give the admissions committee an additional relevant data point to consider.
Some employers, particularly in industries like finance and consulting, may request a GMAT or GRE score as part of their screening process.
If you are approved for a waiver, previously submitted test scores will not be considered as part of your application.
Because this policy change is being made in the middle of Round 1, all Round 1 applicants will be admitted or waitlisted; no applicants will be denied on December 4. Any waitlisted applicant may request a test waiver after decisions are released. Waitlisted applicants will be sent more details at that time.
You are able to apply directly to the Consortium if you received a test waiver from Ross. Once you receive that test waiver confirmation, please share that with the Consortium prior to the deadline so that they can process your application as ‘complete’ and so that your application will be sent to Ross in a timely manner.
If you are approved for a waiver, you can apply for any round in the current application cycle. The waiver is not applicable for future application cycles.
Decisions are final and cannot be appealed. You can only apply for a waiver once per application cycle.
No, the test waiver review process is independent of the admissions process. Even if you are not granted a test waiver, it is still possible to be admitted with the score you submit as we do not have a "cutoff" or "minimum" score for admission.
If you have not received a response about your waiver request, you would need to submit your application assuming the test is required.
Waiver requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. It typically takes 10-15 business days to receive a decision, but we will be operating under these cutoffs:
No. You are only eligible to apply for a waiver once per academic cycle. If you would like to apply for a waiver for both tests you should indicate so on your initial waiver request form.