BGSU waives GRE, GMAT requirements through Fall 2021

The University continues to respond to COVID-19 pandemic by waiving certain requirements for students considering graduate school

Bowling Green State University has extended its GRE and GMAT test waivers for its graduate certificates and master's degree programs, which will now be waived through fall 2021.

In March, the University announced a temporary test waiver for the summer and fall 2020 academic semesters in an effort to keep graduate education accessible and to ensure the University learning community has the support and resources needed to adapt during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

"At Bowling Green State University, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount," said Joe B. Whitehead, Jr., provost and senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs. "As testing centers reopen, we recognize there are continued limitations in access to graduate entrance exams due to COVID-19. We believe in the power of education and we want to do everything we can to support our current and future students.""

Graduate application fees for new domestic applicants also have been waived.

While BGSU moves to a test-optional format through the fall 2021 semester, all other required documents will still need to be submitted for admission consideration. 

BGSU offers fully online master’s and graduate certificates and programs designed for professionals. With more than 200 graduate programs spanning over 75 subject areas, BGSU’s graduate programs continue to be named some of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Grad School Rankings.

“BGSU is working to support both current and prospective students as they navigate the graduate admissions process during this time,” Whitehead said. “The University has many graduate programs available, and we look forward to welcoming students as they begin their new academic journey.”