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Admission Information

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Application Information (U.S. Applicant)

  1. Apply.Apply to SIUE online or you may download the application ($30 non-refundable application fee required)
  2. Send all official academic transcripts to (recently admitted students average 3.2/4.0 grade point average):

    Graduate Admissions, SIUE
    P.O. Box 1047
    Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

    Graduates of SIUE do not need to have official transcripts sent.
  3. Register for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and download the practice test software (students average 520). The program code to have the scores sent is 3T9-CD-79. Applicants who hold a PhD, MD, or the equivalent in a recognized field from an accredited university need not submit a GMAT score.  Applicants with a 3.5 or better GPA in undergraduate business degrees from AACSB-accredited business programs can waive the GMAT/GRE requirement.
  4. Submit a Personal History Form (PHF) to:

    Graduate Admissions, SIUE
    P.O. Box 1047
    Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047.

At least two years of professional work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program. Previous work in other graduate programs is also reviewed.

Unclassified Status. An applicant with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.8 or higher may enroll in a maximum of two classes for one term as an unclassified student prior to taking the GMAT. Students must file a separate application for unclassified status in addition to the classified (degree seeking) application. Students who are unclassified are ineligible for financial aid, assistantships, or scholarships.

Students denied admission may appeal by providing the MBA program director supporting reasons why an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.


The deadlines listed below are for completed application files for domestic, classified (degree-seeking) students*.

2014 Fall: July 18, 2014 (Courses begin August 18, 2014.  Monday courses begin on August 11, 2014)
2015 Spring: December 12, 2014 (Courses begin January 12, 2015.  Monday courses begin on January 5, 2015) 
2015 Summer: April 19, 2015 (est.  Courses begin May 26, 2015.  Monday courses begin on May 18, 2015) 
2015 Fall:  July 24, 2015 (est.  Courses begin on August 24, 2015.  Monday courses begin on August 17, 2015)

*A completed application file consists of a classified (degree seeking) application (1), official transcripts (2), GMAT scores (3) and the Personal History Form(4). Incomplete files will not be reviewed.

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