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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 (United States 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 (submit Official Test-Taker Score Report) or 324 GRE (submit Official Examinee Score Report)
    • 3.3 cumulative GPA (submit copy of your undergraduate transcript)
      • Note: To be considered for an application fee 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, however should candidates have their GPA’s officially accessed and translated by a credential evaluation service to a 4.0 scale, we can then accept a GPA official translation.
    • 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 or off-campus Simon event (no written request necessary)

To request an application fee waiver (all above except for event attendance), please email a written explanation, along with a résumé and supporting documentation, to All fee waiver requests must be submitted prior to submission of an application. We will not be able to honor any fee waiver requests once an application is submitted. Requests for a fee waiver 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 5 business days of your request.