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Full-Time MBA Application Process and Checklist - students and campus image collage 980x300

Application Process and Checklist

The Application

Our online system lets you submit and manage all the components of your application from one central location. After you have created your account and logged in, you will be able to view the entire application, including the current essay questions. Once you begin the application process, you will have the flexibility to save the portions you have completed and return to the application at a later time. The Admissions Committee cannot access your application until it has been submitted.

Application Checklist

  • Online application form
  • Current résumé
  • Work history 
  • One required essay (12-point font, 250-500 word limit)
  • Applicant interesting fact (12 point, 25 word limit)
  • School-issued unofficial transcripts, scanned and uploaded for each college attended (admitted students will be required to submit official transcripts at a later date)
  • Test-taker results for GMAT or GRE, (including Analytical Writing Assessment scores, Integrated Reasoning scores, etc.) scanned and uploaded - view school code here
  • Test-taker results for TOEFL or IELTS, scanned and uploaded (all international candidates except those who attended three or more years of post-secondary education taught solely in English and received a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college or university where English was the language of instruction) - view school code here
  • One letter of recommendation (submitted electronically); a second electronic letter of recommendation is optional*
  • $150 application fee**
  • InitialView interview and writing sample; the Simon Admissions Committee strongly recommends that international applicants submit both as part of their application to demonstrate English proficiency

*Simon Business School is proudly accepting the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) Common Letter of Recommendation (LoR). When completing your online application, you will be instructed to enter the contact information for your recommender. Once complete, your recommender will receive an email via our online application system with instructions on how to submit their LoR.

**Simon Business School is honored to waive the application fee for active-duty military members and military veterans and Full-Time MBA applicants who meet certain criteria.

Before you click submit, be sure to view our webinars for application tips from the Admissions Committee.

Admission and Scholarship Decisions

Once submitted and complete, your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. The information you provide will be used to make admission decisions and determine scholarship awards. You will not have to submit a separate application for scholarship consideration.

Admission decisions are made by the date specified for your application round. Please refer to our Full-Time MBA Application Deadlines. You will receive an email notification once a decision has been made. In order to protect your privacy, the decision will only be posted in your online application. If admitted, we will also let you know if you have been awarded a merit-based scholarship based on your application.