Requirements and Timeline

To craft a diverse, well-rounded class, we assess each applicant's academic and professional accomplishments, interpersonal and communication skills, motivation and goals, and other relevant credentials. 

We take great care in selecting students who are right for the Mason MBA Program - students who are curious, creative, and hard-working future leaders. Our students, along with our top-ranked faculty, and Executive Partners make up a wonderfully rich community that is an essential part of the MBA Experience.

Application Requirements

Admissions to the Mason full-time MBA program requires completion of the following steps:

Take the GMAT/GRE

Applicants are required to submit current scores from the GMAT or the GRE. When you fill out the online application, indicate your score and include a copy of the unofficial score report. We will review your application using your unofficial score but you will need to have your official test score report sent directly to The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business Full-time MBA Program.

  • GMAT Institution Code: 9DDX725
  • GRE Institution Code: 6987
Global Candidates: Complete a Standardized English Language Test

Those applicants who have not completed a degree within the United States or in an English-speaking country (not simply an English-speaking institution), or who have not lived and worked full-time in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the PTE (Pearson Test of English).

  • TOEFL Institution Code: 6987
  • IELTS and PTE test takers: Simply request your scores be sent to  William & Mary.

    Mailing Address:
    Ms. Toni Sturdivant
    Office of MBA Admissions
    Mason School of Business
    The College of William & Mary
    101 Ukrop Way, Miller Hall, Ste. 1049
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Phone: 1-757-221-2899
Get in touch with our International Center

Reves Center 
Emily Bailey | (757) 221-3567

Access the Online Application Form

Each candidate is required to create an account and submit an application form.

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required of all applicants. The fee is payable by credit card, personal check, cashier's check drawn from a U.S. bank or subsidiary, or wire transfer. Active-duty military, veterans and those who have served in humanitarian organizations such as the U.S. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc. are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please contact MBA Admissions to receive a waiver prior to submitting your online application.

Upload Official Transcripts

We require a scanned copy of the transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts for study abroad programs or transfer credits are not required if the course and grade are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution. If your transcripts are in languages other than English, also submit translated versions. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for out initial evaluation and admissions decision.

Once admitted, you will be required to provide an official transcript from each of the colleges and universities you have attended as a registered student. Official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope with the signature of the Registrar across the seal. Do not open official transcripts.

Submit two Recommendations

Your recommender should be someone who can provide specific and relevant information about your intellectual and professional abilities, performance, and motivation to pursue an MBA degree.

If one of your recommenders is not able to complete the recommendation letter online, a recommendation form may be submitted by mail. The form can be found in the supplemental application forms section of the online application.

Write Essays

We require a response to the first essay question and offer you the opportunity to submit an optional personal statement.

At the top of each page, please put your full name and a complete statement of the question being answered.

  1. Why is an MBA the next logical step towards achieving your short-term and long-term professional goals? Why is the William & Mary MBA the right program for you? (800 words)
  2. Optional: Is there any additional information that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee which would be helpful in reviewing your application? (250 words)
Upload your Resume

Most of William & Mary MBA candidates will have obtained several years of post-undergraduate professional experience. However, the impact a candidate has made on an organization, growth in responsibility over time, leadership experience and other factors are all considered when evaluating experience.

Candidates with limited professional experience must be strong in other aspects of their MBA application, including academic performance, demonstrated leadership achievement and campus or community involvement, and possess clearly articulated goals to offset the lack of experience.

We encourage you to limit your resume to two pages - one page resumes are preferred.

Interview with the Admissions Team

An interview is the last step of the Admissions process. Interviews are offered by invitation only to candidates whose applications have passed through an initial evaluation. We encourage you to conduct the interview in person in conjunction with a campus visit, but we understand that this is not possible for all candidates. For applicants unable to meet in person, interviews are also offered via phone, Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, or in select locations around the world.

Application Deadlines

The MBA Admissions team welcomes inquiries from and interactions with prospective students in all stages of the admissions application process. Find out how to connect with us.

Round Application Due Admissions Decision Enrollment Deposit
1 November 14, 2016 January 3, 2017 February 24, 2017
2 January 16, 2017 March 3, 2017 April 14, 2017
3 March 20, 2017 April 28, 2017 May 26, 2017
4 May 5, 2017 June 2, 2017 June 30, 2017

 *After May 5, rolling admission through July 15, 2017 as seats are available in the Class 2019.

Major General James Wright Applicants

This program is an exclusive partnership between William& Mary and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). It has been tailored with an intensity meant to match the pedigree of Army leaders, and requires admission to the College and final approval from the military. 

Application deadlines for Class of 2019 MGJW applicants to be announced in Fall 2016.

December 2, 2016 Last day to submit request to compete to HRC
January 6, 2017 Application for admission deadline to W&M - Apply Online
January 9 - 27, 2017 Interviews (by invitation) conducted by W&M MBA Admissions (virtual or on-campus)
February 3, 2017 W&M MBA Admissions decisions released to candidates and HRC
February 7, 2017 HRC Selection Panel Convenes
February 17, 2017 TRADOC Selection Panel Convenes
February 28, 2017 MGJW MBA Candidates are notified of final results
July 1, 2017 MGJW MBA Candidates report to campus
July 7, 2017 Required MGJW MBA Program orientation
July 10, 2017 MGJW MBA Classes begin