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The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to the evaluation process, and considers both quantitative and qualitative aspects of your application. The quantitative elements of your application are indications that you can handle the rigor of the Georgetown MBA Program and include: academic history (undergraduate GPA and performance in quantitative classes), your GMAT or GRE standardized test score, English proficiency exam if required, and years of post-undergraduate, full-time work experience. The qualitative elements of your application help both you and the Admissions Committee discover if the Georgetown MBA Program is the best “fit” and include: your essays, career goals, interview, recommendation, and the quality of your post-undergraduate, professional work experience. All of these elements are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in order to learn about you as a student, a professional, and on a personal level.

Students in the Full-time and Evening 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.



All applications are due by 5 p.m. ET on the deadline day.

  Application Deadline Decision Notification Deposit Due*
Round 1 October 1, 2015 December 15, 2015 February 15, 2016
Round 2** January 5, 2016 March 20, 2016 May 1, 2016
Round 3 April 1, 2016 May 15, 2016 June 1, 2016
Round 4 (Evening Program only) May 10, 2016 May 25, 2016 June 1, 2016


*To formally accept an offer of admission, a non-refundable $2,000 deposit is required to reserve your seat in the class.

**Priority consideration deadline for all applicants. International students are also encouraged to apply by this round to allow sufficient time to secure a student visa.


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Application Components

We understand that 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 essay, one letter or recommendation, and unofficial documents when applying to the program.

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. We will continue to update your Application Status throughout the process until decisions are released online by the published notification date.

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


  • Applicants who would like to be considered for both the Full-time and Evening MBA Programs must submit separate applications with separate email address for each program.

  • Your online application must be submitted by 5 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 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 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

  • non-refundable $100 application fee

  • updated resume

  • essays (including the re-applicant essay)

  • an updated recommendation

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: 5244-02.

  • 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.