Georgetown Master’s in Management Revises Admissions Requirements to Offer More Flexibility
In recognition of the impact COVID-19 has made to the graduate admissions process, and in response to testing center closures and economic uncertainty, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced new flexibility in its Master of Science in Management application requirements for those applying to begin in summer 2020.
“These are uniquely challenging times for all of us. We are here to support our applicants as best we can,” said Nita Swinsick, assistant dean for recruitment and admissions, executive and specialized degree programs. “In response to the difficulties presented by COVID-19, we have revised our admissions requirements policy to provide applicants additional flexibility.”
The following requirements for summer 2020 have been modified:
Program Start Date: Moved to August
To best accommodate the many individual challenges we all are facing, and to maximize the chance of beginning our MiM program in person, the start of the program has moved from July 6 to August 24, when the opening term will begin.
The Round 5 application deadline has been extended to July 1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with reviews and interview consideration occurring as applications are submitted. Applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.
Applications may be submitted without a final GMAT or GRE score. In the test score section of the application, please upload proof of the scheduled test date.
GRE Test Takers: The GRE will be accessible for virtual testing (for most impacted markets) until testing centers reopen. Students may register for a test date.
GMAT Test Takers: Georgetown McDonough will accept the interim online alternative to the GMAT exam, which will be available in all impacted markets outside of mainland China from mid-April. Please check for the latest updates.
All Applicants: GMAT and GRE scores will now be waived for all applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or above. It is recommended that applicants still take the GMAT or GRE test in their market, if they are able to do so.
Proof of English Proficiency
TOEFL Test Takers: Applications may be submitted without a final TOEFL score. In the test score section of the application, please upload proof of the scheduled test date. The TOEFL will be accessible for virtual testing until testing centers reopen. Students may register for a test date.
IELTS Test Takers: If applicants had planned to submit an IELTS test score, please reach out to the admissions office at email@example.com for further guidance.
Letter of Recommendation
To allow additional time for applicants to reach out to those who will write letters of recommendation, applications with incomplete recommendations will still be reviewed. However, applicants must identify the recommender in their applications, and if invited to interview, a final decision cannot be rendered until a recommendation has been received.