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William & Mary Online MBA Admissions and Application Requirements

At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, we seek dynamic and driven applicants who are ready to proactively make a difference in the workplace and redefine what it means to be a leader. Our ideal candidates are career-minded individuals who are open to novel problem-solving techniques, are willing to experiment and grow from failure, and who embrace the challenges and rewards of balancing work, school and family.

We accept applicants from a wide range of academic fields and professional disciplines, but all are required to have:

  • A minimum of two years professional working experience
  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university

No GMAT Required

At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, we are committed to holistically evaluating applicants and considering all aspects of their professional and academic backgrounds. We understand that standardized tests are not always, or even often, the best indicators of a candidate's readiness to succeed, particularly the highly accomplished professionals who apply to our Online MBA program.

For this reason, we do not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to the Online MBA program. Applicants may, however, submit scores for consideration if they believe that doing so will be beneficial to their application.

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Key Steps and Application Requirements

  1. Complete the Online Application

    The online application consists of:

    • Contact and background information
    • Two letters of professional recommendation
    • Two personal essays
    • Resume/CV showing a minimum of two years of work experience
  2. Request Official Transcripts

    W&M prefers electronic official transcripts, but we also accept hard-copy official transcripts. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to

    Hard-copy official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope with the signature of the registrar across the seal. DO NOT OPEN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Hard-copy official transcripts must be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you to the following address:

    Raymond A. Mason School of Business
    William & Mary
    Attn: Center for Online Learning
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187

    NOTE: You can upload unofficial transcripts with your application, which will suffice for the initial admissions decision; if accepted, you must submit official transcripts before the first day of class.

  3. Schedule a Personal Admission Interview

    Qualified applicants who have submitted and completed their application will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted on campus, via video conference or by telephone.

  4. Pay Application Fee: $100 (or request a waiver)

    The application fee may be waived for W&M undergraduates and alumni; early applicants (by priority deadline); referred applicants; high-quality applicants (academically or professionally); active duty military or veterans; volunteers who have served in humanitarian organizations such as the U.S. Peace Corps, Teach for America or AmeriCorps; and at the discretion of the Admissions Office. Contact an Admissions Advisor to discuss whether you qualify for a fee waiver.

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Proof of English Language Proficiency (for Non-U.S. Citizens)

International applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 100 if internet-based, 250 if computer-based or 600 if paper-based, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Exemptions may be granted for applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution or lived and worked full-time in a predominantly English-speaking country for the past two years.

Still Have Questions?

To learn more about application requirements, or if you have questions about whether the Online MBA is the right program for you, please contact one of our Admissions Advisors at 844-234-4075, or schedule a call at a time that is convenient for you.

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Priority Application Deadline

February 22
Summer 2020 term


Application Deadline

April 9
Summer 2020 term


Next Start

May 4
Summer 2020 term