GMAT now accepted at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
That’s right. The GRE isn’t the only entrance exam testing new horizons. The GMAT is now accepted for law school admissions at Upenn. The University of Pennsylvania is conducting a pilot program and now accepting both the GRE and the GMAT along with the LSAT for Law School admission. The change mostly relates to making it easier for people applying to joint degree programs. So if you’re applying for a joint MBA/JD then you no longer have to take both the LSAT and the GMAT (here’s our GMAT vs LSAT guide). I think that makes sense. The GMAT is as rigorous an exam as the LSAT so why make people jump through hoops for no reason. It’s not clear whether non-joint degree applicants will be given equal consideration with the GMAT/GRE.
It would be great to see other law schools and master programs adopting a similar policy. Wherever the GRE is accepted it would make sense for the GMAT to be included if only to make it easier for people who are considering a variety of programs. If you’re considering the GMAT or GRE for MBA admission here’s our ultimate guide to the GMAT vs GRE. Comment with any questions!