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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Admissions Process

The program admits one class per year. We want to make the process easy for you and ask that you review and follow the Application Process instructions carefully. Apply now.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for admissions decisions for the summer 2014 entering class are listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. They will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted. For complete information regarding the eligibility and prerequisites, please review the information below.

Application Deadlines for summer 2014



Notification on or before:
1 October 1, 2013 December 15, 2013
2 November 15, 2013 January 25, 2014
3 January 4, 2014 March 31, 2014
4 February 15, 2014 April 20, 2014
5 April 1, 2014 May 1, 2014


We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with a strong academic background, as well as involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities. We base our selections on past performance, quantitative skills, and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment.


Applicants to the Global Master of Finance (GMF) Dual Degree program should have taken at least one course in microeconomics, one in statistics, and at least one course in calculus. There are no minimum GPA or standardized test score requirements. Olin requires either the GMAT or GRE, up to five years old. The GMAT institution code for the Master of Accounting is R4T-WG-62. The GRE institution code is 4937. For GMAT information or registration, go to

TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) is required if your native language is not English, unless 1) you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university where the primary medium of instruction is English or 2) you have completed at least two or more years of study at a college or university in a country where the primary language 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.

Admitted students with no previous background in accounting and finance will be required to take Foundations courses at Washington University prior to the start of the program. The regular course work will begin approximately July 1, with Foundations courses beginning approximately one month earlier.