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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

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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: Online MBA Office - Erin Dunne
    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. Submit GMAT/GRE Test Scores (or request a waiver)

    Test scores can be emailed to, or you can designate the William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business as a score recipient when taking your exam by submitting the program-specific code:

    • GMAT Code: 9DD-X7-17
    • GRE Code: 1422

    For students who have not yet taken either exam, please note that the GMAT is highly preferred. Scores below 500 will not be considered, and applicants whose scores range from 500-550 are encouraged to retake the exam.

    Test scores are valid for five years. While waiting on official test scores, unofficial scores may be sent to expedite application review.

    Qualified applicants may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Learn more about the waiver policy, or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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Next Start

January 6
Spring 2020 term


Priority Application Deadline

February 22
Summer 2020 term


Application Deadline

April 9
Summer 2020 term