Application Process

Overview

The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to the evaluation process, meaning we consider all aspects of your application to determine if you can handle the rigor of the Georgetown MBA Program and to discover if our program is the best “fit” for you. Each element of the application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee to learn about you as a student, a professional, and on a personal level.

Students in the Full-time and Flex MBA Programs at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business come from a wide variety of educational fields of study and professional industries. Our Full-time and Evening MBA Program class profiles offer an overview of our most recent class of MBA students.


Deadlines

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline day.

MBA Program: Application Deadlines and Information
Application DeadlineDecision NotificationDeposit Due*
Round 1September 30, 2019December 13, 2019February 5, 2020
Round 2January 6, 2020March 19, 2020April 17, 2020
Round 3March 24, 2020May 1, 2020May 15, 2020
Round 4April 27, 2020May 27, 2020May 31, 2020
Rolling Admissions**July 13, 2020Rolling

Application Components

Preparing your MBA application can be a lengthy process. That is why we’ve carefully chosen our admissions components so you only have to submit one written essay, one video essay, one letter of recommendation, and unofficial documents to apply.

The Admissions Committee reviews completed applications that include the components listed below. Please allow several weeks after the application deadline for your application materials to be processed and for our team to update your application status online. Decisions are released through your online application by the published notification date.

International applicants and re-applicants are required to submit additional application components.


Policies

  • Applicants who would like to be considered for both the Full-time and Flex MBA Programs must submit separate applications with a different email address for each program.
  • Your online application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date. Applications that are received after the deadline will be considered for the next admissions round.
  • Documents submitted to the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business become the property of Georgetown University and will not be returned to the applicant.
  • Should you be admitted, you will receive a conditional offer and will be required to mail all original/official copies of each application document (test scores, transcripts, degree certificates) to the Admissions Office. Discrepancies between self-reported/unofficial documents and official records may result in an admissions offer being rescinded.
  • If any application materials are found to be forged, falsified, or altered in any way, the university will notify all relevant officials, including the individual or institution issuing the document and, as appropriate, immigration officers. If an offer of admission has been made, it may be rescinded.
  • You are not eligible for admission if you previously have earned an MBA from another college or university.
  • If you are a visually-impaired applicant and need an accessible application, please contact us at georgetownmba@georgetown.edu and we’d be happy to assist.

Re-applicants

If you submitted an application, and received a final decision for the Georgetown MBA Program within the last year and would like to reapply, please email the MBA Admissions Office at georgetownmba@georgetown.edu to reset your application account. Please include “Application Reset Request” in the subject line of the email. You will not be able to access the new application until this is completed.

As a re-applicant, you will need to submit the following information:

  • a new application
  • GMAT/GRE/Executive Assessment
  • transcripts
  • essays (including the re-applicant essay)
  • updated resume
  • an updated recommendation
  • non-refundable $100 application fee

International Applicants

Students who have attended or graduated from a non-U.S. college or university must submit their academic documents according to World Education Services (WES) standards, as described below.

  • Academic transcripts must list the course name and grades received.
  • A diploma/degree certificate that shows the date that the degree was conferred.
  • An official grading scale of the academic institution.

If your academic documents are in a language other than English, you must submit the certified translation as well as the original documentation for review. Once admitted and prior to matriculating into the program, translators are required to send our office both the original documentation and certified translation in a sealed envelope. Your translator should certify that the original documentation was received in a sealed envelope from the institution.

Demonstration of English Language Proficiency

Applicants who fit the criteria below are required to upload an unofficial English Language Proficiency Exam score report to the online application.

  • non U.S. citizens
  • non U.S. permanent residents
  • applicants who have not obtained a four-year or advanced degree from a university where the only primary medium of instruction was English

You may choose from one of the following three exams to demonstrate your level of competence in English.

  • TOEFL – The minimum required score is 250 (computer-based), 600 (paper-based), or 100 (internet-based). Your test result must not be more than two years old. If you are admitted to the program, official scores must be sent directly from ETS to Georgetown University MBA Admissions using ETS Code Number: 5781.
    • We now accept MyBest Scores. Test dates on your MyBest Scores report that are older than two years are expired and not valid. All dates must be valid.
    • NOTE: The TOEFL will be accessible for virtual testing until testing centers reopen, starting March 26, 2020. Students may begin registering for the next test date.
  • IELTS – We accept only academic module results; the minimum required score is 7.5. Your test result must not be more than two years old. If you are admitted to the program, official scores must be sent directly from Cambridge (IELTS) to Georgetown University MBA Admissions.
  • PTE – The minimum required score is 68. Your test result must not be more than two years old. If you are admitted to the program, official scores must be sent directly from Pearson Vue to Georgetown University MBA Admissions.
  • COVID-19 Update: We recognize that COVID-19 has caused inconvenience to the MBA admissions process and has likely created new hurdles in completing these requirements. To help with testing center closures and other economic uncertainties, we are offering new flexibility in our application requirements for applicants entering Fall 2020. While the TOEFL is preferred, we are also accepting Online DuoLingo as an acceptable demonstration of your English capabilities.

Deferred Enrollment Program

Georgetown McDonough is excited to invite you to participate in our new Deferred MBA Enrollment Program, which allows seniors or those in their final year of graduate school who have not previously had full-time work experience to apply for deferred enrollment into our Full-time MBA Program. By applying through this program, you can secure a place in the fall 2022, 2023, or 2024 class, allowing you to work for two to four years knowing you already have a secured spot in a top-ranked MBA program.

During your deferral period you will gain access to select speakers and events and have the opportunity to engage and learn more about our community.

Application Process

The below represents initial information about application components. More detailed information about each component will be provided throughout the summer prior to the application launch.

  • Reduced Application Fee $100
  • In-Person or Online GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
  • Resume
  • Recommendation (e.g. professor, internship advisor, or student leadership advisor)
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Standard Essay
  • Video Essay
  • Interview

Application Deadline

Applications will open in the early fall. Once open, we will provide approximately 30 days to submit. To learn more about the application components as they are released, please provide us your contact information so we may stay in touch.