Employment Gap Initiative

The Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA program is committed to a series of Defining Leadership Principles, among them a core philosophy of going beyond yourself. We realize the recent layoffs have had significant impact right here in our own backyard, so we have chosen to support our community -- and communities beyond the Bay Area -- by offering prospective candidates who have been affected by recent layoffs, regardless of industry or location, an application fee waiver.

If you've been laid off anytime since June 1, 2022, you may request a fee waiver. Although test scores are still a requirement, you may schedule your test date as late as two weeks past the Application Deadline. Please list your scheduled test date when you submit your application.

As you prepare to take the next step, please reach out to our Admissions staff for a 15-minute consult call to answer any questions you might have about our application process. To get you started, browse our Application Toolkit which will walk you through how to prepare your application in less than 4 weeks.

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How to Submit

Start your application to access the application fee waiver.

  • Submit the application fee waiver form from the “Application Fee Waiver” tab on your application noting your basis as “Currently Unemployed” at least 3 days before the application deadline.
  • Complete the Employer Tab listing your most recent employer as your current employer and put your employment end date in the “Reasons for Leaving” section.