Admissions Information – Online MBA Program

Admission Qualifications

Admission to the Online MBA Program is competitive, and based on an applicant’s academic preparation and performance, GMAT/GRE scores, professional experience, strength of recommendations, and essays.

Application Deadlines


Round 1 – 10/19/2018
Round 2 – 12/7/2018


Round 3 – 1/11/2018
Round 4 – 3/15/2019


Round 5 – 5/3/2019
Round 6 – 6/28/2019
Round 7 – 7/12/2019

Application Requirements

  • Online Application: 
    Completion of the Online Application for Graduate Study with a $80 non-refundable application fee. The fee will be waived for who already possess an undergraduate or graduate degree from GW, and/or Active Duty Military and Veterans.
  • Transcripts:
    Upload copies of your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, whether or not the program was completed or the credit appears as a transfer credit on another transcript. Note that admitted students will be required to submit official, sealed transcripts with proof of bachelor’s degree. There is no need to submit them at the time when you first apply.
  • GMAT or GRE Scores: 
    Unofficial GMAT or GRE scores should be uploaded to your online application. Should you be offered admission and choose to enroll, an official copy of your standardized test score will be required prior to enrolling in classes. The GMAT report code is QK4-4F-28 and the GRE report code is 5246. You can register year-round to take the GMAT or the GRE, however the test date must be within past five years of the time of application.
  • GMAT or GRE Waiver:
    A GMAT/GRE score report is required as part of the application process for the part-time (professional, professional cohort, online and healthcare) MBA program at GW.However, this requirement is waived for applicants with over 5 years of relevant, professional, full-time work experience. Evaluation of relevant experience is at the discretion of the admissions committee. Candidates with between 3 and 5 years of professional full-time work experience may apply for a waiver. Several factors are considered in the review of a waiver request, including the rigor of prior undergraduate and graduate coursework, academic performance, evidence of quantitative and analytical skills, prior work experience, current job responsibilities, and professional certifications.

    To request a waiver, please include a brief summary that outlines why you believe you are qualified for the test score waiver along with your resume and unofficial copies of academic transcripts.

    Please note that a GMAT/GRE waiver is NOT automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program.

    Not eligible for a test waiver? George Washington applicants can benefit from 10% off any Kaplan GMAT or GRE preparation course. Use discount code GWUSB10.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Score: 
    Applicants who have not completed a degree in a country in which English is the principal language must upload one of the following to their online application: an unofficial TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), or an unofficial IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0, or an unofficial PTE score. The test date must be within the past two years at the time of application. Official score reports will be required prior to your enrolling in classes. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this requirement.
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Current Resume: Two years of professional experience strongly encouraged.
  • One (1) Essay: You may preview the essay questions prior to starting the application.
  • Quantitative Aptitude:
    Candidates without previous undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work, strong quantitative skills displayed on the GMAT or GRE test, or quantitative centered professional experience, may be asked to demonstrate their abilities by taking a class (such as calculus) at an accredited institution prior to beginning MBA coursework.

Contact the Office of Admissions

Applicants for the Online MBA program should send all supporting documentation not submitted online to the following:


School of Business | Office of Admissions
The George Washington University

Duques Hall, Suite 550
2201 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20052