Washington University in St. Louis: Olin


For Fall 2012 Entry

Round 4

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012

Notification: April 15, 2012

Round 5

Application Deadline: April 1, 2012

Notification: June 1, 2012

Round 6*

Rolling Admissions after April 1, 2012

*After April 1 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.


Statement of Purpose (required, 500 - 1,000 words)

Your response should include a thoughtful presentation of the personal and professional experiences that have ld to your decision to pursue graduate management education. It should also provide an identification of your specific short- and long-term career objectives, an explanation of your decision to pursue this degree at this point in your life, a description of your specific interest in the Olin Business School, and any other information that would help inform the Admissions Committee of your qualifications for our program.

Optional Essay

Please provide any additional information not previously addressed in other areas of the application that you feel would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in its assessment of your candidacy. (300 words maximum)

Additional Information

1. How and when did you first become interested in Washington University's Olin Business School? (600 characters maximum)

2. List awards, scholarships, honrary fraternities and other honors. (600 characters maximum)

3. List your involvement in community, extracurricular, and professional organizations. (600 characters maximum)

4. List the name of any relative(s) who have graduated from Washington University or anyone who has recommended Olin to you. (600 characters maximum)

5. Please list other colleges/universities you are applying to. (300 characters maximum)


We don’t require or accept letters of recommendation. Rather, we ask that you submit names and contact information for two references as part of the online application. The Admissions Committee may contact these references as part of its evaluation of your application.


If you submitted a previous application to the program prior to the last admission cycle (Before September 1, 2009) you must submit an entirely new application using the "Apply Online" link.

If you submitted a previous application to the program during our last admissions cycle (after September 1, 2009), you should not submit a new application. Rather you should provide the following:

    • A brief note/letter that states that you wish to be re-evaluated for admission to the Class entering Fall 2011.

    • An updated resume.

    • An essay that describes anything that has occurred since your last application that may serve to strength your candidacy.

    • Any updated test scores (if applicable)



Olin Business School

MBA Admissions, Box 1133

Washington University

1 Brookings Drive

Saint Louis, MO 63130

Phone: (314) 935-7301 or (888) 622-5115

Admissions E-mail: mba@olin.wustl.edu

Website: http://www.olin.wustl.edu/mba/

Electronic application: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=wustl-mba