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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Application Process

We want to make the process easy for you and ask that you review and follow the online instructions carefully.

    Apply Online
    Submit online the following to complete your application:
    • An Olin application is comprised of academic transcripts, standardized test scores, statement of purpose, and a résumé.
    • Academic transcripts – From all colleges or universities you have attended, regardless of whether you obtained a degree, including any graduate or professional coursework. Transcripts should include all coursework taken with corresponding grades and any transcript instructions/descriptions provided by the institution. International students must submit transcripts in the original language and English translation.
    Submit by electronic upload into the online application (2 MB maximum) or email to if the file is larger than 2MB.
  • GMAT or GRE Test Score – Olin requires either the GMAT or GRE, up to five years old. The GMAT institution code for MSF is R4T-WG-53. The GRE institution code is 4938. For GMAT information or registration, go to
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) is required if your native language is not English. The TOEFL institution code for Washington University in St. Louis is 6929 (department code 02 – Graduate Schools of Management). IELTS should be searched by school name.

    You may qualify for a waiver if the following applies: (1) you have completed an undergraduate degree at a college or university where the primary medium of instruction is English; and (2) you have taken a minimum of three years of coursework at this institution.
International applicants who do not qualify for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, must submit a video to assess English skills, as part of the application process. More information is available in the application.
Note: The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Submit your unofficial standardized test scores by electronic upload into the online application. If you experience difficulties uploading your documents email us at
  • Statement of Purpose – Rather than asking you for an assorted series of short essay responses, we require that you submit one comprehensive personal statement regarding your interest in the program and your personal and professional aspirations. We believe that this relatively open-ended requirement will allow you to more fully express your candidacy for our program.
  • A comprehensive résumé or CV.
  • Application Fee – The application fee is $100, and payment can be made with a credit card.
We do not require, nor do we review, letters of recommendation as a part of the application to this program.
Please do not send application or financial documents by post as this may delay the application processing.
If you are accepted for admission, you will be requested to submit official transcripts and test scores at that time.


Upon review of completed applications in an application cycle, the Admissions Committee will determine which applicants are eligible for an invitation-only interview. Most interviews are conducted via Skype; however, if you are located close to Washington University’s campus you may have the option to interview in person. The format of your interview does not affect the final outcome of your application.

Information for Re-applicants

If you have submitted an applications to an Olin graduate program on or after August 1, 2012, use that application to reapply to the same program OR apply to a different Olin graduate program.

  1. Log in to your online application.
  2. Click the Application for Admission “View Application” button,br/> If you see an “Edit Application” button, the application has not been previously submitted and you cannot access the Reapplication Section.
    • Do not create a new application if you have submitted an application after August 1, 2012. If you cannot locate that application, contact us at with “Reapplication Assistance” in the subject line. Provide your first name, last name, and date of birth.
    • If you applied for a program starting in 2016, have received a decision, and wish to be considered for another program, submit your request to Evan Bouffides, Assistant Dean and Director, at
  3. Click the “Reapplication Section” link on the left sidebar.
  4. Review the instructions at the top of the page.

Mailing Address:

MSF Admissions
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1156
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899