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:
Our application process DOES NOT REQUIRE:
- One Page Résumé
- Two Required Essays (there is also an Optional Essay)
- Standardized Test Scores (unofficial)
- Academic Transcripts (unofficial)
- English Language Skill Assessment Video (for International Applicants only)
- Application Fee
- Letters of Recommendation
Additional Information About Required DocumentsOur Admissions Committee accepts unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores for the sole purpose of rendering an admissions decision.
Transcripts- 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. 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. International students must submit transcripts in the original language and English translation.
Standardized Tests- We require either a GMAT or GRE score report. We don't have a preference of one test over the other.
Test scores must be released when you submit your application.
- 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 two years of the program start will be accepted. The TOEFL institution code for Washington University in St. Louis is listed in the chart below.
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.
If you are eligible for a waiver, do not submit your TOEFL or IELTS score.
English Language Skill Assessment Video (for International Applicants only)
International applicants applying to Specialized Masters Programs must submit a video to assess English language skills as part of the application process. Once you enter your citizenship information in the "personal data" section on the application, a unique URL link will be sent to your email address, within two to four hours, with instructions outlining the video submission process.
Application Fee – The application fee is $100, and payment can be made with a credit card.
Financial documents or information pertaining to the I-20 should not be sent unless you are admitted to the program. Specific guidelines regarding I-20 processing will be sent upon admission.
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) : All applicants should request that the appropriate testing service forward official test score results to our office. Please note that it is not sufficient for the student to simply submit either the unofficial or official test taker copy. The appropriate Washington University/Olin institution codes for each test are as follows:
TOEFL or IELTS is not required for U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or individuals waived from this requirement.
| Master of Accounting |
| Master of Science in Customer Analytics (MSCA)|| Master of Science in Finance |
| Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM)|| Global Master of Finance |
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| IELTS:*||Search by "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 Office-SMP Admissions 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 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
Email your eSCRIP-SAFE® or any other authorized provider, to:
| Olin Business School|
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
Invitation-only interviews are conducted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee after the submission of a complete application. Most interviews are conducted via Skype; however, if you are located close to St. Louis or we are traveling to your city, 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 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:
- Log into your online application using your original User Name and Password.*
- 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.
- Click the "Reapplication Section" link on the left sidebar.
- Review the instructions at the top of the page.
(*) If you do not have this information, contact us at OlinGradAmissions@wustl.edu with "Reapplication Assistance" in the subject line. Provide your first name, last name, and date of birth.