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Application Process

Application Deadlines – Fall 2018 Entry

We encourage you to submit your application when it best reflects your candidacy. We do review applications between deadlines, so you are welcome to submit any time you are ready. Decisions are released on a rolling basis once the Admissions Committee has completed the review process.

  • October 18, 2017
  • January 10, 2018
  • February 28, 2018 (final deadline for international candidates)
  • April 11, 2018 (final deadline)

Admission checklist

A complete application consists of the following items:

  • Web-based application, including application fee.
    • All current and former US Military members are eligible for an application fee waiver upon request – directions are on the online application. NOTE: No refunds will be issued to candidates who qualify for this program but submit their application with a personal credit card.
  • Essay questions
    • Two required essay questions and one optional (the optional essay is required for all re-applicants from the 2017 entry cycle)
  • GMAT or GRE scores (GMAT code:7B7-K9-16, GRE code: 5586)
    • If you have not sent an official score report to Mays, please upload an unofficial copy of your score report when submitting the application
    • There are no minimum requirements for the total scores of these exams; however, the most competitive candidates generally score higher than the 50th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative sections.
    • To be considered valid, the test must have been completed within the past five years.
  • Transcripts
    • Please upload scanned copies of transcripts from each senior-level post-secondary institution attended.
    • Official transcripts are required if admitted.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Our online application system will automatically send an email to any recommender you choose. You enter their contact information, and the system will track responses.
  • Professional résumé
    • We do not require a specific format, but encourage you to focus the content on your professional accomplishments.
  • INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score (as applicable)
    • A minimum TOEFL score of 250 (computer-based), 600 (paper-based) or 100 (TOEFL-iBT) is required. In place of the TOEFL, the IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0 may be submitted for admission consideration.
    • To be considered valid, the test must have been completed within the past two years

Re-Applicants

If you submitted an application for the Fall 2017 entry term, you will need to create a new account with our online application system. Please do not edit your previously submitted application. Re-applicants need to complete the full application process as outlined above.

Admissions Process

Complete applications will be evaluated by the MBA Admissions Committee. Competitive candidates will be invited to interview with a member of the committee.

If selected to continue the admission process, the candidate will participate in a personal interview. A personal interview with the program’s admissions committee is an integral part of the application review process. The interviews are by invitation and are conducted as an on-campus interview or via Skype.

Deposit

Upon notification of selection for admission, a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your place in the class.

Note: Applicants who have started an MBA program at another institution or those who have earned an MBA degree (in any country) are advised to contact the admissions team in advance to confirm whether you are eligible to apply. Please provide specific details about your prior MBA education in your message to our office.

Application Process

Application Deadlines – Fall 2018 Entry

We encourage you to submit your application when it best reflects your candidacy. We do review applications between deadlines, so you are welcome to submit any time you are ready. Decisions are released on a rolling basis once the Admissions Committee has completed review.

  • November 8, 2017
  • February 14, 2018
  • April 11, 2018
  • June 6, 2018 (final deadline)

Advising appointments: Candidates may schedule an optional advising appointment with a member of the Professional MBA Admissions team. The advising appointment includes an evaluation of the candidate’s resume and qualifications. Candidates also have the opportunity to ask questions about the Professional MBA program and the admissions process. These appointments can be conducted via phone or in person at Mays’ CityCentre location. To request an advising appointment, please email your resume and relevant supporting documents (test scores, transcripts, etc) to mbaprograms@mays.tamu.edu to begin the scheduling process. Please make sure your request indicates that you are interested in the Professional MBA program.

Completed application: Candidates submit all application materials electronically, including:

  • Web-based application
  • Payment of the application fee
  • Completed essay questions (two required, one optional)
  • GMAT/GRE score (GMAT code: 7B7-K9-54, GRE code: 5586) taken during the past five years
  • Scanned copies of transcripts from each post-secondary institution the candidate has attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional résumé
  • As applicable for international candidates, English language proficiency score (please contact mbaprograms@mays.tamu.edu to determine if this may be required for you)

Personal interview: Candidates who are selected to continue the admissions process will be invited to participate in a personal interview with the program’s admissions committee.

Deposit: Candidates who are selected for admission must pay a required non-refundable deposit of $1,000 to reserve a seat in the class.

Official transcripts: Candidates must submit an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended once an admission offer is accepted.

Official test scores: Candidates must submit official copies of test scores once an admission offer is accepted.