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Georgetown MBA Offers Applicants Flexibility for Admissions Requirements

In recognition of the impact COVID-19 has made to the MBA admissions process, and in response to testing center closures and the economy, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced new flexibility in its Full-time and Flex MBA application requirements for those applying to begin in fall 2020.

“At Georgetown, how we embody our Jesuit value of cura personalis, or care of the whole person, rings true now more than ever,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions and director of marketing. “We want applicants to prioritize their health and safety. Amid testing center closures and economic uncertainties related to COVID-19, we have given applicants more options and more time to fulfill the application requirements.”

The following requirements for fall 2020 have been modified to add flexibility:

Standardized Testing Requirements

  • On-site GMAT/GRE (preferred)
  • Online GMAT/ GRE (preferred)
  • Expired GMAT/GRE 
  • Executive Assessment Exam (starting Round 4)
  • LSAT and MCAT (starting Round 4)

English Testing Requirements

  • On-site TOEFL/IELTS (preferred)
  • Online TOEFL (preferred)
  • Online DuoLingo (starting Round 4) 

Increased Flexibility After Round 4

After the Round 4 deadline on April 27, the MBA program will move into a formal rolling admissions cycle. The admissions team will review applications and will send interview invitations on a rolling basis. The sooner prospective students apply, the sooner their applications are reviewed and considered for an interview invitation. The last day to submit applications will be June 24. All interviews will be conducted virtually.