Your MBA Application
Our Fall 2015 application is available online. Applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis, meaning they are evaluated as they are received. We've provided these target deadlines to assist you in application planning.
Admissions decisions are usually made within four to six weeks after we receive a complete application. We encourage you to apply early - and to start your future now!
A completed MBA application will include the following components:
1. Application Form
Fill out the application form online.
You may provide academic transcripts in two ways: upload a PDF or Word document of your transcripts directly into the online application, or you can have your academic records sent to us from the institutions at which you studied. If you upload your documents and are offered admission, official transcripts of all your previous academic work will be required to verify the information provided in the uploaded files.
For international applicants ONLY: All international transcripts require an official translation into English by a certified translator. International applicants must submit a certified copy of their diploma indicating the degree received.
3. Resume or CV
Submit your up-to-date resume or CV.
Submit two recommendations via the online recommendation form or mail to us using the downloadable form.
The online application includes two required and one optional essay questions. View the essay topics.
6. GMAT or GRE Scores
You may submit your application before taking the GMAT or GRE scores, but the final admissions decision will not be made until we have received your scores.
- The code for our Full-Time MBA is 3NS-ZK-54.
- The code for our FlexMBA is 3NS-ZK-26.
A GMAT/GRE waiver may be considered for applicants who have completed an M.D. degree or doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in a technical, scientific or quantitatively-based discipline at an accredited U.S. medical school or institution. In addition, applicants applying to the FlexMBA program may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have completed a Master’s level degree in engineering, science or quantitatively-based discipline with a GPA of at least 3.0 and have eight years of relevant work experience.
Applicants should consult the Rady MBA Admissions Office for further information.
7. TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Score (for international applicants only)
TOEFL or IELTS scores are to be sent from ETS to institutional code 4836-02. Minimum scores for TOEFL: Paper 550; Internet 80. The minimum IELTS score is 7. For the PTE, select the University of California, San Diego as a score recipient, then submit a copy of your scores directly to our admissions office at: Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0553, La Jolla, CA 92093-0553. Include your registration ID number and exam date on your application. Official scores will be verified online. The minimum PTE score is 65.
8. Application Fee
The Fall 2014 application fee is $200. The non-refundable fee is payable by credit card through the online application. You may also pay by check, following the instructions in the online application. If you choose to pay by check, please note that your application will not be processed until your check has been received.
After You Apply
The Rady School admissions team works quickly to review your application, giving you time to make the right decision for your MBA studies. Applications are reviewed as they are received and decisions made on a rolling basis.
- After you submit your application, you will receive confirmation and instructions for further action, if necessary.
- Once you have submitted a complete application, it will be reviewed to determine if the admissions committee would like to schedule an interview.
- Interviews are required for admission and are by invitation only. We prefer to conduct interviews in person to get to know you better and learn more about your background and goals. For out-of-state candidates, arrangements can be made for telephone interviews.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Rady Admissions Office.
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