Our Future Year Scholars Program application cycle is in full swing! The first of three Future Year application deadlines (1 March) is right around the corner, and yesterday, Admissions Committee member, Katherine Alford, and Eric Chambers of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), hosted a GMAT Overview webinar. A recording of the webinar is linked below.

This session is a great introduction to the GMAT, and there are a number of compelling reasons to consider taking the test as an undergraduate student. For example, you are already in test mode and, in many ways, you are at the peak of your test-taking powers. In addition, much of the test content is fresher to you now than it will be several years from now. And your scores will be valid for five years after the test administration. There is even a $100 discount for college students (see the latter half of the webinar recording for additional details). Want to learn more? Click here to access a free GMAT Starter Kit.

Applying to Future Year Scholars

The GMAT is one of two standardized tests we accept as part of our Future Year Scholars Program application process (Editor’s Note: The other is the GRE). Other application requirements include:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation

There is no application fee for Future Year Scholars Program applicants. Read more about our Future Year application process.

What is Future Year Scholars? 

Future Year Scholars is a deferred enrollment program for exceptional college students. Apply as a college senior or a fifth year master’s student. Enroll after two, three or four years of work experience. Check out our Future Year Q&A with Assistant Director of Admissions, Taylor Fisher and learn more!

All admitted Future Year Scholars receive:

  • A $30,000 scholarship for the Full-Time MBA program — with additional opportunities for scholarship consideration at the time of matriculation.
  • Access to Darden’s student and alumni network, comprised of over 16,000+ alumni spanning 90 countries.
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including networking opportunities with current students, faculty and alumni.