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McCombs 2021 Full-Time MBA Admissions Updates

In response to the continued global pandemic, The McCombs School of Business has made recent updates to their admissions process to provide as much support and flexibility to applicants as possible, while still maintaining our admissions standards and quality of the class. Below are key changes for the McCombs 2021 Full-Time MBA admissions updates.

All fall admissions events and interviews will be conducted virtually

With the health and safety of students and faculty in mind, McCombs has decided to conduct all fall admissions events and interviews virtually to minimize the number of prospective students and applicants on campus. McCombs will also suspend all fall admissions travel for in-person recruitment events and although many of these events will also be conducted virtually. We look forward to delivering a superior virtual experience so that all prospective students and applicants get a peek at Longhorn life.

Adding a Round 4 deadline for U.S. citizens and permanent residents

McCombs 2021 full-time MBA admissions updates include plans to continue the Round 4 deadline (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only) for the Full-Time MBA 2020-2021 admissions cycle. The goal is to give applicantsmore time to submit an application in anticipation of potential delays caused by COVID-19. McCombs is unable to accept applications from international candidates after Round 3 due to the time it takes to process the I-20, schedule/conduct visa interviews, and the issuance of an F1 visa in time for the start of the program. Round 3 remains the final round for international applicants. More info on the application process and all deadlines: https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full-Time/Application-Process

Texas McCombs MBA applicants that are unable to take the GMAT/GRE and/or English proficiency exam (TOEFL/IELTS) in person or online can petition for a COVID-19 test waiver. It is important to note that if an applicant is able to take the exam in person or virtually, they are still required to do so. GMAC and ETS have introduced remote testing options for the GMAT, GRE, EA and TOEFL exams for candidates impacted by COVID-19, and the majority of testing centers have reopened globally and have added stringent health and safety precautions. However, if applicants are unable to take an exam for both of the following reasons, they may submit a test waiver petition form for consideration. 

Criteria for requesting a COVID-19 test waiver:

·         You are unable to take an exam online due to lack of availability in your region, technology or other test-taking requirements (e.g. device availability or compatibility, slow internet connection, testing environment). 
AND

·         You are unable to take an exam in-person at a designated testing center due to lack of availability in your region or because you or someone in your household is immunocompromised. 

The COVID-19 test waiver is NOT available to applicants who have already sent official GMAT, GRE, EA, TOEFL or IELTS scores to UT Austin. Once McComb’s receives a test score, it becomes an official part of the candidate’s record and cannot be removed.   Prospective students and applicants can learn more about the Texas McCombs MBA COVID-19 Test Waiver here.


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Ryan Nemetz
Ryan Nemetz

Ryan is the Director of Client Services at MetroMBA and Clear Admit. He has over six years of experience in higher education including his current role and serving as a college basketball coach at Eastern University for four years.

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