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Mathematics requirement

I want to take the mathematics exam at Boswell-Beta? Which level of mathematics is required?

The Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO) certificate Mathematics A or B taken at the Boswell-Beta is accepted for IBA. This mathematics exam can be taken only in the Netherlands. The exam certificate (minimum grade of 7.0 for VWO Mathematics A or a minimum grade of 6.0 for VWO Mathematics B) must be submitted in the Online Application Form (OLAF) no later than 1 April so plan your exam date carefully. Successfully passing this exam means that you meet the mathematics requirement but it does not guarantee a place in the programme.

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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I don't meet the mathematics grade requirement. What should I do?

If you think that your grade does not reflect you mathematical abilities and that your level of mathematics will be enough to be successful in the IBA programme, you may choose to prove this by taking a mathematics exam. It is your own responsibility to register for the exam on time.

Keep in mind that successfully passing the mathematics exam means that you fulfill the mathematics requirement but it does not guarantee a place in the programme

 

Last update:
Friday, 11 September 2020

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Can I submit my proof of English proficiency and/or Mathematics exam (OMPT-A) result after I have applied?

You can submit an application first and send in the result of your English language test and/or mathematics exam later. Both test results must be received by the RSM Admissions Office no later than 1 April. When scheduling a test date keep in mind that it can take several weeks to receive your test score. Plan ahead!  It is your own responsibility to schedule the exam(s) on time. 

A sufficient result of a Mathematics test and/or English test does not guarantee a spot in the programme. They are simply tools to make up for any deficiencies in your Mathematics/English level or grades. 

Note: Apart from the English language test result and the mathematics exam result, all other supporting documents must be included in your application and this must be submitted in OLAF no later than 31st January.

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Friday, 28 May 2021

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Do I need to take a mathematics exam?

Applicants with an insufficient level of mathematics or an insufficient grade must take the IBA mathematics exam in order to qualify for the programme. You can determine whether or not you need to take an exam by looking at the information listed for your diploma on our website. Do not wait for the admissions office to tell you whether or not an exam is needed.

We advise applicants to schedule the test on time, as the results must be handed in by the 1st of April at the latest. Scores received after the 1st of April will not be accepted.

It is your own responsibility to register for the exam. The costs of the exam are not covered by RSM. Keep in mind that a sufficient result does not guarantee a spot in the programme. It is simply a tool to make up for any deficiencies in your mathematics level or grades. 

 

Last update:
Monday, 12 July 2021

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Do you accept SAT or ACT?

We do not accept the SAT or ACT. For admission requirements per diploma, see the RSM website.

Last update:
Monday, 12 July 2021

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Can I send in my application first and the result of the mathematics exam later?

Yes, you can submit an application first and send in the result of the mathematics exam later. The result of the mathematics exam must be received by the RSM Admissions Office no later than 1 April so plan your exam date accordingly. It is your own responsibility to schedule the exam on time.

A sufficient result of a Mathematics test does not guarantee a spot in the programme. It is simply a tool to make up for any deficiencies in your Mathematics level or grades. 

Do not wait for RSM to inform you that you need to take a mathematics exam. You can see if you meet our mathematics diploma for your diploma type by reading the requirements on the RSM website.

Last update:
Monday, 12 July 2021

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