In order to qualify for admission for one of our graduate degrees, you should have either an acceptable entrance exam score OR an approved entrance exam waiver application. Graduate certificates do not require an entrance exam or waiver.
A student need only request a waiver for ONE of the seven options. A completed waiver application with required supporting documents can be submitted prior to or after the admissions application for Graduate School is submitted.
The GMAT™ Online exam is accessible on a personal computer with a MAC or Windows operating system that meets the required technical specifications. Test takers will be provided with detailed information on these requirements and will have an opportunity to run a system test prior to their test date.
The Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT) exam score is used by graduate business and management programs when evaluating candidates for admission. Get started with the GMAT™ Mini Quiz. Check out exclusive undergrad pricing.
Students should have their official test scores sent directly to ECU’s Graduate School from the testing portal. East Carolina University’s codes: GMAT-MSA (HF3-LV-64), GMAT-MBA (HF3-LV-16)
GRE scores will be converted to GMAT scores using ETS’s GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools. This comparison tool provides a predicted GMAT total score. For a given GRE score, the predicted GMAT total score will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for admission. Usually a 149 on the verbal and 149 on the analytical converts to a 450 on the GMAT; ECU is looking for a 450 or greater converted GRE to GMAT score.
Students should have their official test scores sent directly to ECU’s Graduate School from the testing portal. East Carolina University’s codes: GRE (5180)
The admission decision is based on a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, satisfying minimum GPA and entrance exam scores as noted below:
- undergraduate GPA of 2.7 AND
- GMAT* score of 450^ or greater or approved GMAT waiver AND
- At least 950** points in this formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT . The minimum GMAT score that will be considered is 450^.
Applicants whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.7 and/or score less than 450 on the GMAT may be subject to strict minimum GPA requirements upon admission.
*Applicants may submit a GRE score in-lieu of a GMAT score. For a given GRE score, the Predicted GMAT Total Score will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for admission.
**International students must earn 1000 points in the admission formula with a minimum 500 on the GMAT.
See our Application Process page for a complete listing of admissions requirements and more information. Previously admitted students should visit our Returning Students page for information on how to reapply.
When you sign up to take the GRE or GMAT, please list the following ECU code so your official scores will be sent directly to the ECU Graduate School: East Carolina University’s codes: GRE (5180), GMAT-MSA (HF3-LV-64), GMAT-MBA (HF3-LV-16)
Official GMAT or GRE scores should be submitted directly to the Graduate School. Applicants should NOT pay the application fee for their Graduate Admissions application until they receive their test scores and have confirmation from a COB advisor that the scores are acceptable. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.