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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.

Most application components, including the application fee, can be submitted electronically. Please do not send application or financial documents by post as this may delay the application processing.

Apply Online

Submit the following to complete your application:

  • Olin Application – Forms, essays, and a résumé submitted online.
  • 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. Submit by electronic upload into the online application (2 MB maximum) or email to apply@olin.wustl.edu. If you are unable to submit an unofficial copy, you may submit an official copy by mail.
  • Standardized Test Scores – Submit by electronic upload (preferred method) into the online application, or email: apply@olin.wustl.edu.
  • 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 www.mba.com.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) – 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.
  • Personal Statement – 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 MSF 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.
  • 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.

If you are accepted for admission, you will be requested to submit official transcripts and test scores at that time.

Application Review Process

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 have the option to interview in person. The format of your interview does not affect the final outcome of your application.

Applicants for whom English is not their native language may also be required to submit a LikeLive video interview.

Information for Re-applicants

If you have previously submitted an application to any Olin graduate program, do not create a new application. Rather, if you wish to reapply to the same Olin degree program or to a different 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.

Mailing Address:
MSF Admissions
Olin Business School
Washington University
Campus Box 1156
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899