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# Frequently Asked Questions

# Frequently Asked Questions

## You’ve got questions? We've got answers!

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions in relation to our pre-experience Bachelor and Master programmes.

TOP 5 Frequently Asked Questions for IBA:

How can I apply for IBA?

When can I submit my application for IBA (in OLAF)?

What are the requirements for my diploma?

Can I submit my application first and send the result of my English test and/or mathematics exam later?

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

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## Mathematics requirement

### Does Erasmus University offer mathematics courses?

Erasmus University offers Studyboost training courses. The Boswell-Beta in Utrecht offers mathematics courses and exams.

- Last update:
- Monday, 1 April 2019

### 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

### I do not live in the Netherlands. How can I take the IBA mathematics exam?

For more information on the mathematics exam, please view here.

- Last update:
- Thursday, 10 September 2020

### 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. We advise applicants to schedule the test on time, as the results must be handed in by the 1st of April at the latest.

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:
- Thursday, 10 September 2020

### Can the IBA mathematics exam be replaced by a GMAT, SAT or ACT?

The IBA mathematics exam cannot be replaced by the GMAT, SAT or ACT.

Applicants who have taken the College Board AP Calculus AB or BC exam (minimum score 4) are exempt from the IBA mathematics exam.

- Last update:
- Thursday, 10 September 2020

### Do you accept SAT or ACT?

We do not accept the SAT or ACT. The College Board AP Calculus AB/BC exam (minimum score 4) is accepted.

- Last update:
- Thursday, 10 September 2020

### 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

### 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.

- Last update:
- Thursday, 10 September 2020

### Can I submit my application first and send the result of my English test and/or mathematics exam later?

Yes, 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 **so plan your exam date(s) accordingly. **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.

- Last update:
- Friday, 11 September 2020