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Admissions Requirements for the Online MBA

The Online MBA program has start dates three times a year. The Online MBA Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis as they are completed. Below is the academic calendar for the upcoming terms.

Term Priority Deadline Final Deadline Start Date
Spring 2019 October 19, 2018 December 4, 2018 January 7, 2019
Summer 2019 February 22, 2019 April 9, 2019 May 6, 2019

Application Requirements

Our Admissions Advisors are available to help you through every step of the application at 757-500-5532 or

The key steps in the application process are:

  1. Request Official Transcripts

    Students must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Official transcripts from ALL your college-level coursework are required. Most institutions offer electronic transcripts, which is the most expeditious way to go.

    Hard copy official transcripts can be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you to the following address:

    College of William & Mary
    Raymond A. Mason School of Business
    Attn: Online MBA Office
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187

  2. Complete the Online Application

    The online application consists of:

    • Contact and background information
    • Essays (2)
    • Letters of Professional Recommendations (2)
    • Resume/CV showing a minimum of two years of work experience
  3. Submit GMAT or GRE Test Scores or Approved GMAT Waiver

    Designate the College of William & Mary Mason School of Business when taking your exam by using the Online MBA GMAT code (9DD-X7-17) or the Online MBA GRE code (1422). GMAT is highly preferred. Scores below 500 will not be considered, and applicants with scores from 500-550 are encouraged to retake the exam. Test scores are valid for 5 years.

    • Under certain circumstances, applicants may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE requirement when applying to the Online MBA Program. Learn more about the GMAT or GRE waiver policy.
  4. Schedule a Personal Admission Interview

    Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted via Skype or by telephone.

  5. Pay Application Fee: $100

    The application fee may be waived for early applicants (by priority deadline), referred applicants, high-quality applicants (academically or professionally), active duty military, veterans, volunteers in organizations such as Peace Corps, Teach for America or AmeriCorps, and at the discretion of the Admission office. Please contact the Admissions office to request your application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.

International Applicants

For prospective students who do not hold U.S. citizenship, William & Mary requires submission of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores. Exemptions from this requirement may be granted if the applicant meets these qualifications: Has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or has lived and worked full-time in a predominantly English-speaking country for the past two years. To learn more, please visit the International Applicants page.

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