To Whom It May Concern,
I humbly and sincerely request from the admission committee at XXXX University that the requirement of taking the GMAT and submitting my scores be waived. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made life difficult for most, particularly here in the USA, and especially international students, for whom many things have become quite complicated, especially at first, since many like myself are still getting used to new and very different surroundings, to begin with.
On top of everything else, the disruption caused by the public health crisis of COVID-19 has stretched into every corner of academic administration, making it next to impossible for me to take the GMAT in time for this application. I would like very much to take the GMAT and do so in good faith, taking the time to study and adequately prepare, if these were regular times and the academic world were not facing such extraordinary circumstances that make almost everything more complicated than it was before.
I have devoted my entire adult life to business; even as an adolescent, I read widely in this area while many of my friends were doing sports. Not that I do not love sports, but I understood the importance of getting an early start at what one wants to do best. I worked hard on my English as well as a teenager, knowing that it would help open doors for me in the future. It allowed me to regularly score in the top half of my class while working towards my ESL Certification, spending an entire year bringing my English up to the point where I could excel in my BS program in Finance. I went on to earn my MBA in November 2020 from XXXX University in XXXX. Thus, I feel confident that I will also be able to excel in your program, and I thank you for considering my request to grant the waiver of the GMAT requirement.