Winter/Spring 2013Catalog update: October 15, 2012
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Applicants must possess the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. A prospective graduate student is expected to present a superior overall previous academic record and an above average total GMAT score (or GRE score where appropriate) including high achievement on the verbal, quantitative, and on the analytical writing assessment. The examination must have been taken no earlier than five years prior to the date of admission to the program.
Other factors, such as work experience and career progression, are also important and will be considered by the Admissions Committee. All applicants are required to submit two professional letters of recommendation as well as a current resume.
All prospective students are welcome to arrange a meeting with an admissions counselor. Please phone the graduate school office for an informal appointment. Interviews are not required as part of the admissions process for the part-time M.B.A. program, but may be requested by the Admissions Committee. Interviews for the full-time M.B.A. and weekend M.B.A. programs are on an invitation-only basis. Once a completed application has been received, a preliminary review is completed and selected candidates are invited to interview.
Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. The full-time and weekend M.B.A. programs do have limited enrollments, but for the other graduate business programs there currently is no predetermined limit to the number of students who can be admitted. Thus, for these programs, all students who are judged eligible by the Admissions Committee will be invited to matriculate.
Admission to the Day M.B.A. program is competitive and is limited to the Autumn Quarter. There are three application rounds, with deadlines of February 1, April 1 and July 1. Application review begins in January, and you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Decisions are mailed on an ongoing basis beginning in January, and applicants should expect to receive an admission decision approximately 4 weeks after their application becomes complete.
Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships should apply during the first two application rounds. These awards are generally not available to applicants who apply after April 1.
Late applications submitted after the final July 1 deadline may be considered if space remains available in the incoming class.
Applications must be submitted by July 1st. Applications received after July 1st will be considered on a space available basis.
Applications must be submitted by:
Applicants educated outside the United States must submit their applications one month prior to the above deadlines.
Degree seeking applicants must present official transcripts from each junior college, college, and university attended (even if only for one course) including DePaul University, if applicable. Credits transferred and posted on the record of a second school do not constitute an official transcript of the original school. Transcripts that are already on file as part of a student record in another College Office at DePaul may be required to remain there and in that case cannot be transferred to the Graduate School of Business Office.
Applicants should write to the Registrar of each school attended,requesting that an official transcript be sent to the student. Once all of the transcripts have been received applicants should submit them to the graduate school office in their original envelopes with the applicant's name, date of birth and program of interest noted on the envelope. We will then add the transcripts to the applicant's admission file.
An applicant who is still taking courses or completing a program at the time he/she submits an application to the Graduate School of Business will not receive full admission until a final and official transcript listing the degree awarded has been submitted to the Admissions Committee. Please see Conditional Admission and Non-degree Status for more information regarding admission pior to posting of an undergraduate degree.
A student previously admitted who has been absent from DePaul for one year or longer must complete the application form and submit a transcript of any courses taken elsewhere during his/her absence. A student must submit a written explanation of his/her absence from the program and an updated resume. A $30 application fee is required.
If the original application has been destroyed (after an absence of two years), the student may be required to complete a new application in full.
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