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Application Fee Waiver

Upon approval by the Admissions Committee, a Full-Time MBA applicant may be eligible for an application fee waiver if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Official service (US only) to community or country (e.g. Teach for America, Peace Corps, US Military)
  • University of Rochester alumni
  • Partner School alumni
  • Academic/Professional excellence (at least two out of the following):
    • 670 GMAT or 324 GRE (submit Test-Taker results)
    • 3.3 cumulative GPA (submit School-issued official transcript)*
    • minimum of 4 years full-time professional experience
  • Candidates applying for the joint MD/MBA degree at University of Rochester
  • Attendance at an on-campus, off-campus, or online Simon event (provided automatically post event)

*To be considered for a waiver using your cumulative GPA, you must have a GPA that is on a 4.0 scale. We do not accept self-translated GPA’s from candidates. We will accept GPA’s officially accessed and translated by a credential evaluation service to a 4.0 scale.

To request an application fee waiver, please email a written explanation, along with your résumé and supporting documentation, to All requests must be received prior to submission of an application. We will not honor any fee waiver requests once an application is submitted. Requests must be received at least 5 business days prior to the application deadline for which you are applying. You will receive a response via email within 2 business days of your request.