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GMAT and GRE Information

 The UW Oshkosh MBA Program requires either the GRE or GMAT exam for admission. Both exams measure verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills, and are designed to help predict a student's successful academic performance.

Please try to schedule the test 30-60 days in advance. We strongly encourage you to review before taking either exam. Free downloadable PowerPrep review software is available from the following Web sites:

For the GMAT: www.mba.com

For the GRE: www.gre.com

Test Preparation:


The UW Oshkosh Reading Study Center provides assistance for students taking the GRE through workshops or individual consultation. Visit http://www.uwosh.edu/readingstudycenter/gre to learn more.  

A number of good GRE or GMAT review books are also available at local and online bookstores such as www.amazon.com andwww.barnesandnoble.com. The largest sellers are Barrons, Kaplan and Princeton Review.

If you purchase a review book, we encourage you to purchase a review book/ CD-ROM package.

Free practice test available at the GMAT Website: www.mba.com

Prospective test takers can access the new version 2.1 of the POWERPREP® II software, which is both Mac®- and PC-compatible, to help with their test preparation. The free software includes two full-length practice tests and is as close to the actual test-taking experience as one can get. Campus-based educators and advisers can also download the free software to make it accessible to students. Two new GRE® Success Starter videos are also now available. These short videos are a great way for test takers to get started. Learn more about these and the full array of official test prep for prospective test takers at www.ets.org/gre/prepare.

Paperless Score Reporting: GRE test-taker score reports are now paperless! Effective July 2013, test takers have access to view their official Examinee Score Report online. About 10 to 15 days after their computer-based test (and about six weeks after their paper-based test), test takers are notified via email that their scores are ready online. They simply access their My GRE® Account to view their scores. Test takers can also use the new on-demand, print-friendly functionality to print an official Examinee Score Report for free. ETS will continue to send official Institution Reports, directly from ETS, in a secure fashion to institutions in their preferred format.

Retaking the Test Policy: Individuals can now retake the computer-based GRE® revised General Test as frequently as once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. Individuals can take the paper-based GRE revised General Test and GRE Subject Tests as often as they are offered. While the total number of testing opportunities has not changed, the shorter 21-day window allows individuals to retake the test more quickly to better meet approaching application deadlines.

Try These Links for more practice tests:

Testing Locations


GRE

The GRE is available by appointment at one of the nine locations below:

Brookfield
(414) 796-0836
Madison
(608) 231-6270
Racine
(414) 554-9009
Eau Claire
(715) 836-5070
New Berlin
(262) 796-0836
Stevens Point
(715) 346-4472
Fox Point
(414) 540-2223
Oshkosh
(920) 424-1433
La Crosse
(608) 785-8968

 An appointment is required to take the exam.

GMAT

The GMAT will only be available at Pearson VUE Testing Centers in:

BrookfieldBishops Woods Center
13555 Bishops Ct., Suite L10
Brookfield, WI  53005 
(262) 784-5098
Eau Claire3610 Oakwood Mall Dr., Suite 102
Eau Claire, WI  54701 
(715) 552-8662
KenoshaJohnson Bank Building
7500 Green Bay Rd., Suite 311
Kenosha, WI  53142 
(262) 697-6263
MadisonPrairie Trail Office Suites II
8517 Excelsior Dr., Suite 105
Madison, WI  53717 
(608) 833-3991

Additional information can be found at www.mba.com.

Waiving the GMAT/GRE Exam


* About 15 percent of applicants receive a GMAT/GRE waiver. Applicants may be allowed to waive the GMAT/ GRE exam with the completion of one of the following:

  • A domestic graduate degree as shown on an official transcript.
  • An email request to waive the exam requirement based on extensive business experience.  A detailed resume demonstrating 8 - 10 years of professional experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a management position that includes both supervisory and budgetary responsibilities should be attached to an email requesting that the resume be reviewed for possible exam waiver.  Requesting the waiver does not guarantee that a waiver will be granted.
  • One of the following professional certifications listed below:
    CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management
    CFA, Certified Financial Analyst
    CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    CIA, Certified Internal Auditor
    CIRM, Certified in Integrated Resource Management 
    CLU, Chartered Life Underwriter
    Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (ASQ)
    CMA, Certified Management Accountant
    CPA, Certified Public Accountant 
    CPCU, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter 
    CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management
    CPM, Certified Purchasing Manager
    CPSM, Certified Professional in Supply Management 
    CQA, Certified Quality Auditor 
    CQE, Certified Quality Examiner
    CSCP, Certified Supply Chain Professional 
    Financial Licensures Series 7 and 24, and either 63 or 66 
    Lean Six Black Belt Certification
    Member, Society of Actuaries
    Member, Casualty Actuarial Society
    PE, Professional Engineer (test certification only)
    PgMP, Program Management Professional
    PMP, Project Management Professional
    QPA, Qualified Pension Administrator
    ASQ, Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence
    PHR, Professional in Human Resources
    SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources
    SHRM-CP Certification
    ARM - Associate Risk Management 
    PRAXIS test - in the area of Business Education