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Admission Requirements

The La Salle MBA Admission Committee is concerned with each applicant’s interest, aptitude, and potential for achievement in graduate business studies. The structure of the program lends itself to those students with or without an undergraduate degree in business administration.

Application Deadlines

All documents should be submitted by Aug. 15 (Fall), Dec. 15 (Spring), and April 15 (Summer). Under special circumstances, students may be admitted up to the first day of classes of each term. International student applications should be complete at least two months prior to the dates listed above.

Conditional Admission

A limited number of students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted into the program for one semester without the GMAT test scores.

Conditionally accepted students are required to successfully complete the GMAT by the end of their first enrolled semester and are not eligible for financial aid loans until they are fully accepted to the program.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant’s background and profile is unique; therefore, the Admission Committee does not establish specific quantitative minimum requirements for admission. However, it does adhere to the accreditation standards established by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

La Salle University does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status. Admission is based solely upon an applicant’s qualifications.

Graduate Management Admission Test

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is designed to assess capabilities that are important in the study of management at the graduate level. The GMAT is sponsored and controlled by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is administered by Pearson/VUE.

For more information about the GMAT, visit www.mba.com. La Salle’s school code for the GMAT exam is 548-KK-16. With permission of the Director of the appropriate MBA program, test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted.

La Salle University offers workshops for anyone interested in preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Waiver of the GMAT or GRE Requirement

Traditionally, only applicants possessing a master’s or doctorate may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Effective fall 2012, applicants with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited program who have a overall GPA of 3.2 or higher will also be granted a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Click here to see if your undergraduate business program is AACSB-accredited.

Transfer Credit

An applicant may request the transfer of graduate credit(s) earned at another institution. Each request will be evaluated on its own merits but must be a grade of “B” or better. No more than six hours of graduate credit will be accepted for transfer purposes.