A Streamlined Application Process

At Olin, we try to make the application process as streamlined as possible. We ask you to submit the information that is relevant and necessary for us to make an informed decision about your candidacy.

Our application process REQUIRES the submission of a complete online application. Designed with applicants in mind, our system walks you through the required steps, including the submission (via upload) of the following required items:

  • One Page Résumé
  • Two Required Essays (there is also one Optional Essay)
  • Standardized Test Scores (unofficial)
  • Academic Transcripts (unofficial)

Our application process DOES NOT REQUIRE:
  • An Application Fee
  • Letters of Recommendation

Additional Information About Required Documents

Transcripts-Our Admissions Committee accepts unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores for the sole purpose of rendering an admissions decision.
  • Applicants must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree to be eligible for the program. (Note: Most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.) Be sure your transcripts include all coursework taken and the grades received for each course, as well as any transcript instructions or descriptions provided by the institution.

Standardized Tests

  • We require either a GMAT or GRE score report. We don't have a preference of one test over the other.

  • TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) – All international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents) whose native language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS. Only scores from tests taken within the last two years will be accepted. The TOEFL institution code for Washington University in St. Louis is 6929. You may qualify for a waiver of this requirement if you have taken a minimum of three years of coursework at a college or university where the primary medium of instruction is English and you received your degree from this institution.


When Do I Submit My Official Documents?

Once you get the news of your acceptance – and make the decision to join us at Olin – official transcripts and test scores must be submitted before you can enroll.

Official Test Scores (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS):

Please note that it is not sufficient for the student to submit the unofficial or official test taker copy. The appropriate Washington University/Olin institution codes for each test are as follows:

Full Time MBA

  • GMAT: R4T-WG-61
  • GRE: 4961
  • TOEFL: 6929
  • IELTS: No institution code. Search for Washington University in St. Louis

Professional MBA

  • GMAT: R4T-WG-91
  • GRE: 4939
  • TOEFL: 6929
  • IELTS: No institution code. Search for Washington University in St. Louis

Transcripts/Academic Records:

All enrolling students must submit official transcripts that include all coursework taken and the grades received for each course, as well as any transcript instructions or descriptions provided by the institution. Transcripts for study abroad programs or transfer credits are not required if the course titles, grades and credit hours are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution.

Students must show proof of degree. For most U.S. institutions (and many non-U.S. institutions) an official transcript sent directly from the university or college will include the degree awarded and date the degree was conferred. If you have not yet graduated, the official transcript from the degree-granting institution should be sent as it becomes available.

For students who have graduated from non-U.S. institutions where the academic transcript does not show degree awarded and date of degree conferral, it will be necessary for you to bring your diploma, diploma book, or other equivalent document with you to St. Louis. When you arrive – and before the start of classes – you must bring your transcript to the Olin Graduate Programs Admission for visual verification. These documents will then be returned to you.

International students must submit both an original language document and an English translation.

Official transcripts may be submitted as follows:

Mailed by your university or college in a sealed, official university envelope to the following address

Official Electronic Transcript from your academic institution

In Person –

Must be in official, sealed envelope from academic institution

Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Business School
Graduate Program Admissions Office
Knight Hall 310, CB 1156
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Phone: 888-622-5115

Email your eSCRIP-SAFE® or any other authorized provider, to:

OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu

Olin Business School
Graduate Programs
Admissions Office
Knight Hall, Room 310
Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Also, if your college/university is able to send official transcripts electronically, via a secure service, your transcripts can be submitted directly to OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu


Applicant Interviews

Invitation-only interviews are conducted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee after the submission of a complete application.


Information for Re-applicants

If you have previously submitted an application to an Olin graduate program prior to August 1, 2012, you should create and submit an entirely new application. If you have submitted an application to an Olin graduate program on or after August 1, 2012, you should not create a new application. Rather, you should proceed as follows:

  1. Log in to your online application using your original User Name and Password.*
  2. Under Application for Admission, click the "View Application" button. If you instead see an "Edit Application" button, this means that you have not previously submitted an application to Olin and you will not be able to access the Reapplication Section.
  3. Click the "Reapplication Section" link on the left sidebar.
  4. Review the instructions at the top of the page.

* If you do not have this information, contact us at OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu with "Reapplication Assistance" in the subject line. Provide your first name, last name, and date of birth.