Ship MBA GMAT/GRE Information

Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, job level, leadership ability, team skills, suitability of goals, and whether they graduated from an AACSB-accredited college. Applicants with less than 5 years of post-undergraduate professional experience, including some mid-level management experience, will be required to take the GMAT and achieve a score of 450 or higher or equivalent for the GRE. The school code when taking the GMAT/GRE is 002657. This will ensure that Ship receives a copy of your score. The MBA department will also accept a GRE general test score (taken within the past two years) for possible consideration of fulfilling the GMAT requirement. Please submit your GRE scores during the application process for the department to determine if your score meets the minimum requirement.  Note: Beta Gamma Sigma inductees are now waived from taking the GMAT.

About The GRE

How to Schedule

Schedule a GRE Appointment:  Costs $195/Reschedule $50.  The school code when taking the GRE is 002657.

How to Prepare

GRE Prep Courses:

1.  ETS Prep Study Material:   

2.  Kaplan Test Prep:

3.  Princeton Review:

About The GMAT  

How To Schedule  

Schedule a GMAT Appointment: Costs $250/Reschedule $50 (7 calendar days before the scheduled test date and $250 for fewer than 7 calendar days before the scheduled test date. The school code when taking the GMAT is 002657.  

When To Take Exam  

We often receive questions about when you should take the GMAT in order to have the score to us so you can get into the next semester. Estimated best and last minute times have been provided below. Please understand that the earlier we get your grade the better chance you have of getting into a class that you want or being accepted into the semester that you want. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.

The table below shows the recommended testing dates by program and semester:




Best testing date is four months prior to start of semester

Must take test by


MBA Professional


Last week of July


MBA Professional




MBA Professional




How To Prepare  

GMAT Prep Courses:

1.  Shippensburg University offers a GMAT Prep Course a few times a year throughout the school year. The cost is $250 for a two weekend course. Discount of $50 if you apply to the MBA before you take the course.

For additional information on the GMAT - 

2.  Recommended by a student: Cost is $399 for the complete online prep course and  $900 for a Premium Live course.
3.  Free test prep software: 

4.  Study on your own with The Princeton Review “Math Workout for the GMAT”,  4th Edition and The Princeton Review “Cracking the GMAT” 2013 Edition or "The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review" and "The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review". Editions may change.
5.  The Khan Academy ( has a free online GMAT prep sequence.
6  Free GMAT Practice Test:
7. Free practice test material for the GMAT at Exam Focus:
8. Free practice test material for the GMAT

Contact Us

MBA Director/MBA Secretary
Grove Hall 324
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1483

John L. Grove College of Business
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Grove 124
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299 

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