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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Meet our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Sit in on a class and tour the Washington University campus. See for yourself how an Olin MBA can transform your life. 

Admission to the Olin MBA Program is competitive. Each applicant is carefully considered by the Olin Admissions Committee, using a holistic approach with both objective and subjective criteria. We consider your academic ability, leadership potential and experience – and how well you communicate those to us. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with varied backgrounds, talents and interests.

Full-time MBA Application Deadlines

Deadlines: Notification on or before:
Round 1 October 1, 2014 December 15, 2014
Round 2 November 15, 2014 January 25, 2015
Round 3 January 5, 2015 March 31, 2015
Round 4 February 15, 2015 April 20, 2015
Round 5 April 1, 2015 June 1, 2015
*Rolling Admissions after April 1, 2015

*After April 1 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Application Fee

There is NO application fee. Our goal is to consider every candidate who has a serious interest, regardless of ability to pay an application fee.

Application Process

We want to make the process easy for you. So for preliminary admission decisions, we prefer “unofficial” copies (a scan, fax or PDF) of test scores and transcripts that you may easily upload in the application. If you are admitted and decide to enroll at Olin, you’ll be required to submit your official results.

Apply Online

Submit the following to complete your application:

  • An Olin MBA application – forms, essays and a résumé submitted online.
  • Academic transcripts – from all colleges or universities you’ve attended, including any graduate or professional course work. Transcripts should include all course work taken with corresponding grades and any transcript instructions/descriptions provided by the institution.

    Submit by electronic upload (preferred method) into the online application (2 MB maximum) or email to If you are unable to submit an unofficial copy, you may submit an official copy by mail. A copy of all official transcripts (with degree and degree conferred date) will ultimately be required for all enrolling students.

  • Standardized test scores

    Submit by electronic upload (preferred method) into the online application or email to:

    GMAT or GRE – The MBA Program requires either the GMAT or GRE. The GMAT institution code for the Olin MBA Program is R4T-WG-61. The GRE institution code is 4961. For GMAT information or registration, visit While we do not endorse any particular prep source, there are several free test prep materials available at as well as the recently launched GMAT prep course offered at We encourage you to do your own research and prepare thoroughly before taking the GMAT.

    TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) – Required if your native language is not English, unless you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university where the primary medium of instruction is English. The TOEFL institution code for Washington University in St. Louis is 6929. The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.


Invitation-only interviews are conducted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee after the submission of a complete application. The only exception to this rule is for candidates who are visiting campus from outside the United States. Please contact Ashley Lautzenheiser at to make arrangements.

Information for Reapplicants

If you have previously submitted an application to any Olin graduate program, you should not create a new application. Rather, if you wish to reapply to the same Olin degree program or to a different Olin program, please proceed as follows:

1. Enter your online application account using your original User Name and Password.
2. Click on the “Application for Admission” link.
3. Use the “Reapplication Access” link on the left to request access to the reapplication section.
4. Once you submit/save this request, a “Reapplication Section” link will appear on the left.
5. Click on the “Reapplication Section” link. You may then proceed with filling out the reapplication. Clicking the “Save” button on the bottom of the page will result in the submission of your reapplication.

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