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Full-Time MBA Admissions Stats

27
Average Age
620
Average GMAT
36%
InternationaI
30%
Female
 
4Years
Average Professional Experience
3.3
Average GPA
20%
Military
 

Application Requirements and Deadlines

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Admission to the Mason School Full-Time MBA program requires completion of the following steps:

Please create your application with an email that is easily accessible for the entire year. We encourage applicants to use a personal email address-- do not use a work or school email address.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the MBA Admissions Team to initially review your application and make an admission decision. Official transcripts are not required to submit your application but will be required later in the admissions process.

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Take the GMAT/GRE

Applicants are required to submit current scores from the GMAT or the GRE. When you fill out the online application, indicate your score and include a copy of the unofficial score report. We will review your application using your unofficial score but you will need to have your official test score report sent directly to William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business Full-Time MBA Program.

  • GMAT Institution Code: 9DDX725
  • GRE Institution Code: 6987
Global Candidates

Those applicants who have not completed a degree within the United States or in an English-speaking country (not simply an English-speaking institution), or who have not lived and worked full-time in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the PTE (Pearson Test of English).

  • TOEFL Institution Code: 6987
  • IELTS and PTE test takers: Simply request your scores be sent to William & Mary.

    Mailing Address:
    Ms. Toni Sturdivant
    Office of MBA Admissions
    Raymond A. Mason School of Business
    William & Mary
    101 Ukrop Way, Miller Hall, Ste. 1049
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Phone: 1-757-221-2899
Get in touch with our International Center

Reves Center 
Emily Bailey | (757) 221-3567

Access the Online Application Form

Each candidate is required to create an account and submit an application form.

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required of all applicants. The fee is payable by credit card, personal check, cashier's check drawn from a U.S. bank or subsidiary, or wire transfer. Active-duty military, veterans and those who have served in humanitarian organizations such as the U.S. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc. are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please contact MBA Admissions to receive a waiver prior to submitting your online application.

Please ensure that you are using a personal, easily accessible email address.  Do not use a work or school email address when creating your online application. 

Upload Official Transcripts

We require a scanned copy of the transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts for study abroad programs or transfer credits are not required if the course and grade are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution. If your transcripts are in languages other than English, also submit translated versions. It is helpful to request official transcripts in advance of submitting your application, but it is not required. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for our initial evaluation and admissions decision.

Once admitted, you will be required to provide an official transcript from each of the colleges and universities you have attended as a registered student. Official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope with the signature of the Registrar across the seal. Do not open official transcripts. Official transcripts can also be submitted electronically to Toni Sturdivant (toni.sturdivant@mason.wm.edu) via your institution's electronic vendor and using secure portals.  A transcript sent directly by the applicant will not be accepted as official.

Submit Two Recommendations

Your recommender should be someone who can provide specific and relevant information about your intellectual and professional abilities, performance, and motivation to pursue an MBA degree.

If one of your recommenders is not able to complete the recommendation letter online, a recommendation form may be submitted by mail. The form can be found in the supplemental application forms section of the online application.

Write Essays

We require a response to the first essay question and offer you the opportunity to submit an optional personal statement.

At the top of each page, please put your full name and a complete statement of the question being answered.

  1. Why is an MBA the next logical step towards achieving your short-term and long-term professional goals? Why is the William & Mary MBA the right program for you? (approx. 800 words)
  2. Optional: Is there any additional information that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee which would be helpful in reviewing your application? (approx. 250 words)
Upload Professional Resume

Most of William & Mary MBA candidates will have obtained several years of post-undergraduate professional experience. However, the impact a candidate has made on an organization, growth in responsibility over time, leadership experience and other factors are all considered when evaluating experience.

Candidates with limited professional experience must be strong in other aspects of their MBA application, including academic performance, demonstrated leadership achievement and campus or community involvement, and possess clearly articulated goals to offset the lack of experience.

We encourage you to limit your resume to two pages - one page resumes are preferred.

Interview with the Admissions Team

An interview is the last step of the Admissions process. Interviews are offered by invitation only to candidates whose applications have passed through an initial evaluation. We encourage you to conduct the interview in person in conjunction with a campus visit, but we understand that this is not possible for all candidates. For applicants unable to meet in person, interviews are also offered via phone, Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, or in select cities around the world.

The Full-Time MBA Admissions team welcomes inquiries from and interactions with prospective students in all stages of the admissions application process. Find out how to connect with us.

Key Application Deadlines
Round Application Due Admissions Decision Enrollment Deposit
1 November 5, 2019 January 3, 2020 February 14, 2020
2 January 6, 2020 February 28, 2020 April 10, 2020
3 March 9, 2020 April 24, 2020 May 22, 2020
4 May 4, 2020 June 5, 2020 June 26, 2020
5 July 17, 2020 Rolling Rolling

This program is an exclusive partnership between William & Mary and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). It has been tailored with an intensity meant to match the pedigree of Army leaders, and requires admission to the university and final approval from the military. 

Application deadlines for Summer 2019 MGJW cohort:
January 18, 2019 Request to Compete due to HRC
January 25, 2019 W&M MGJW MBA application for admission deadline
February 15, 2019 W&M MGJW MBA decision notification to candidates
February 19-22, 2019 HRC Selection Panel convenes
March 15, 2019 HRC Notification to candidates
Before July 1, 2019 MGJW MBA Candidates report to campus
July 8-9, 2019 Required MGJW MBA Program orientation
July 10, 2019 MGJW MBA Classes begin

MGJW MBA Summer 2019

Full-Time MBA Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Our advantage as a top-ranked “public ivy” means that you receive an exceptional education for an affordable price. Living in historic Williamsburg, Virginia allows you to enjoy a lower cost of living compared to programs in major metropolitan areas, while experiencing a historic and culturally rich community.

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Tuition and fees for one year are outlined below. Please note that several expenses are one-time expenses and are not incurred during the second year of the program. The cost of a laptop, books and supplies will vary greatly depending on individual needs.

If you are currently serving as active duty military or think that you might qualify for in-state residency, please visit the William & Mary Domicile site to determine if you are eligible for Virginia residency for tuition purposes.

2019-2020 Tuition & Expenses Per Year
In-state Out-of-state
Tuition & Fees $34,748 $45,738
Room/Board (estimated) $8,330 $8,330
Computer/Software (estimated) $3,500 $3,500
Miscellaneous (transportation, medical, etc.) $3,000 $3,000
Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,900 $1,900
Orientation Program Fee (one-time non-refundable expense) $550 $550
MBAA Dues (one-time expense) $500 $500
W&M MBA Accounting & Quantitative Boot Camp (one-time expense) $550 $550

* If you are an international candidate, please account for a one-time expense of $130 for International Student Orientation and an additional $65 per semester for ongoing International Student Services. 

Every new entering student is automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, leadership awards and graduate assistantship.

McGlothlin Scholars
This designation includes a two-year scholarship that covers Full-Time MBA tuition. McGlothlin Scholars are students that have demonstrated academic excellence and strong leadership skills and have the capability to become extraordinary contributors to our program.
Mason Scholars
This designation includes a two-year scholarship that covers Full-Time MBA tuition. Mason Scholars are expected to contribute to our program through leadership and community service, and to inspire excellence in others.
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
This prestigious award includes a two-year scholarship that covers Full-Time MBA tuition for a candidate who was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society (BGS) and who demonstrates outstanding professionalism and leadership potential. All BGS members will be considered for the award at the time of admission, please indicate BGS Membership on your resume. BGS Scholarship recipients will be required to present their membership certificate upon enrollment. While only one BGS Scholarship will be granted per academic year, all BGS members are encouraged to apply and are eligible to compete for all generous merit-based awards available at the Mason School.
Peace Corps' Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are eligible for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. This program will provide scholarship support ranging from half to full tuition, based on merit qualifications. Coverdell Fellows will be required to participate in an internship per the guidelines on the Peace Corps Website. To redeem, contact the Admissions Office prior to submitting your electronic application. Coverdell Fellows are still eligible for additional scholarship funding & Graduate Assistant opportunities beyond the 50% baseline support.

 

Pickering Graduate Fellowship
Rangel Graduate Fellowship
PROSPANICA: The Association of Hispanic Professionals
Several scholarships per academic year will cover part or full tuition. Applicants must be U.S. residents or permanent residents and have minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) from either a bachelor's or master's degree. Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.
Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships (GAs) offer students an excellent opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on valuable research or on projects with administrative units in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Some of these assistantships may permit out-of-state and international students to pay tuition at the in-state level, which is a substantial cost savings. A modest research stipend accompanies most assistantships. Although assistantship designations are made at the time of admission, they typically take place only in the students' second year of the Full-Time MBA program.

William & Mary graduates now have the opportunity to share the MBA experience with friends, family, co-workers, and peers, and help them receive a $10,000 scholarship for the Full-Time MBA program.

To participate in this new program, William & Mary alumni need only to refer and endorse a candidate for admission and encourage them to apply. If the candidate is admitted to the full-time program, they will receive a scholarship of $5,000 each year for the two years of the program. That is $10,000 in tuition!

The details:

Students who are referred and apply will receive a $10,000 Alumni Referral Scholarship upon acceptance into the program.

Participating alumni can refer up to three students per academic year.

Admitted students may only receive one Alumni Referral Scholarship per year, regardless of the number of referrals they receive.

Admitted candidates may be eligible for additional merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships.

To be eligible for the scholarship award, the alumni referral must be received before the student submits an application.

Submit your referral here.

For questions about the referral program, contact Kim Sperling, Senior Director of Development & Alumni Engagement for MBA Programs at (757) 221-7848 or Kimberly.sperling@mason.wm.edu.

For questions about MBA Full-Time Admissions, candidates are invited to contact Amanda Barth, Director of MBA Admissions at Amanda.Barth@mason.wm.edu or at (757) 221-2944.

Many students utilize loans to finance a portion of their MBA education. Loan eligibility for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents is determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Entering U.S. MBA students submitting their FAFSA to the Department of Education before March 1 will be given first priority in determining loan eligibility.

Loans for International Students

International applicants interested in student loan programs should investigate private loan programs in their home countries as well as in the U.S. William & Mary's Office of Financial Aid has information available on their website for private loans for international students who have access to a qualified co-signer.

William & Mary has strong partnerships with Prodigy Finance, MPower Finance and FIDERH. We encourage international candidates to explore global loan-funding through these organizations.

 


For questions related to Financial Aid, please contact the Business School’s Financial Aid Counselor at William & Mary’s central financial aid office.

Jennifer Meier
Senior Assistant Director Counselor for business school graduate students Student Loans
jmmeie@wm.edu | (757) 221-2426

Full-Time MBA FAQs

Application Requirements

How do I determine which application deadline to choose?
Our application deadlines are grouped into four admission rounds so that we can craft a truly diverse cohort of MBA candidates. While we recommend applying early, we encourage you to select a round that allows you ample time to prepare your best application package. Rounds 1 - 4 provide the greatest opportunity for admission and scholarship consideration, however, we typically use later rounds to round out our talented class.
Can I submit the GRE in lieu of the GMAT?
Yes, we have been accepting the GRE for years and welcome candidates the opportunity to submit a GRE score. There is no difference in our evaluation of the two standardized assessments as we feel that both tests are valid in helping to predict academic success.
Do you require professional work experience?
While we recommend gaining a few years of professional work experience, we do reserve seats in the class for our "early career professionals" - candidates who have less than 1 year or no work experience. For strongest admissions consideration, we encourage our early career professionals to have demonstrated internship experience and/or high academic or leadership experience.
What should I know about the interview process?
Interviews are offered by invitation from the Admissions Committee based on a successful first evaluation of your candidacy. The interview should be treated formally and professionally. The session is offered on-campus, by phone, Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts. There is no penalty for taking a virtual interview, as our candidate population is global and we understand that not everyone can make it to campus. A member of the Admissions Committee will conduct your official interview and questions will focus on your academic history, professional experience, MBA career goals, leadership and personal ability to contribute to our rich and diverse learning community.
Are application fee waivers available?

Application fee waivers are available on an individual basis. Please contact our Assistant Director, Emma Homan, at emma.homan@mason.wm.edu for assistance.

International Candidates

Do my international transcripts need to be translated into English?

Yes, if your transcript from an international institution is recorded in a language other than English, you do need to work with an expert credential evaluation service like World Education Services to have your transcript translated.

Do international transcripts need to be evaluated by a credential evaluation service if they are in English?
No, if your academic transcripts are in English, our Admissions Committee is very familiar with global universities and grading standards. We will assess your academic records based on our knowledge and experience.
Do you offer a waiver for standardized English language exams (TOEFL, IELTs, etc.)?

We offer a waiver for standardized English language exams for candidates who have completed a degree within the United States, who have earned a university degree in an English-speaking country, or who have lived in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years. We also waive the standardized English language assessment requirements for candidates who meet both of the following two achievements:

  • Achieve a GMAT result in the 60th percentile or better in the Verbal section of the exam,
  • Achieve a GMAT result of 5.0 or better on the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the exam.
Which exam should I take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE?

Please research the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) and determine the exam format that is most comfortable to you. On average, incoming students score 100 (Internet-based), 250 (computer-based), or 600 (paper-based) on the TOEFL and a 6.5 on the IELTS. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. We consider the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score along with GMAT scores in the verbal and AWA sections, essays and the interview to determine a candidate's language readiness to compete in and contribute to the William & Mary MBA community.

Do you offer loans for international candidates?

William & Mary has strong partnerships with Prodigy Finance, MPower Finance and FIDERH. We encourage international candidates to explore global loan-funding through these organizations.

Who do I contact regarding my I-20 processing?

Enrolled and Deposited candidates will receive a message from iStart that will contain the instructions for applying for your I-20. Please read the message carefully and make sure to submit the required information accurately. If you have additional questions about the I-20 process, please contact our liaison on the Reves Center, Emily Bailey (Immigration Specialist). For additional information, please visit I20 Requests for New Admits.

Tuition and Financial Aid

How do I pay my tuition deposit to accept my seat in the MBA class?

Online: If you haven't already done so please create your WMuserid and password. You will need your student ID number beginning with "93" which is printed on your myWM form received via email shortly after your admission letter.

  • Visit my.wm.edu and click on the Banner link to log into your student account.
  • Click on the "Student" link and then select "Student Account."
  • Choose the option marked "eServices" and click continue. This will open a new window where you will complete your payment online. You will need to select the eDeposits option from the top horizontal menu.
  • From the drop-down menu, select the correct term (Fall 2020) and then choose the option "MBA Deposit Full-Time $1693". 
  • Complete your payment online. There is an additional 2.85% fee charged to those paying by credit card. Note that only American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
  • For international students, please visit pay.flywire.com to begin the payment process.  Flywire allows you to pay securely from almost any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By Mail: Please remember to include the student's full name and student ID number on the memo line to ensure the payment is credited to the proper student account. Please make your check or money order payable to William & Mary, and mail it to the following address:

Regular Mail 
Ms. Toni Sturdivant
Office of MBA Admissions
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Overnight Express or Courier Service
Ms. Toni Sturdivant
Office of MBA Admissions
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
William & Mary
101 Ukrop Way, Miller Hall, Ste. 1049
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 1-757-221-2899

How do I apply for scholarships, leadership awards or graduate assistantships?
Admitted candidates are automatically considered for all scholarships, leadership awards and graduate assistantships at the time the Admissions Committee is making a final decision on their candidacy. All scholarship support is based on merit which includes a variety of characteristics such as professional work experience, leadership, academic history and more. The Admissions Committee works diligently to provide financial support for as many candidates as possible through the process.
How do I apply for financial aid?

Admitted MBA candidates should connect with the University's Office of Financial Aid to explore financial aid opportunities. The Direct Grad PLUS Loan is specifically for graduate/professional students and is designed to help bridge the gap between the financial aid awarded and the cost of attendance. Upon admission, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at aid@wm.edu or 757-221-2420, located in 208 Blow Memorial Hall.

Which exam should I take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE?

Please research the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) and determine the exam format that is most comfortable to you. On average, incoming students score 100 (Internet-based), 250 (computer-based), or 600 (paper-based) on the TOEFL and a 6.5 on the IELTS. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. We consider the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score along with GMAT scores in the verbal and AWA sections, essays and the interview to determine a candidate's language readiness to compete in and contribute to the William & Mary MBA community.

Do you offer loans for international candidates?

William & Mary has strong partnerships with Prodigy Finance, MPower Finance and FIDERH. We encourage international candidates to explore global loan-funding through these organizations.

How do I determine if I am eligible for Virginia residency for tuition privileges?

To be eligible for in-state status, an individual (or the parent, legal guardian or spouse who provides financial support) must demonstrate residence in Virginia and an intent to remain in Virginia indefinitely to establish domicile in Virginia then maintain domicile in Virginia for at least 12 months preceding the first day of classes. Your primary purpose in moving to Virginia must have been to establish yourself as a resident of Virginia, not to attend school. All applicants for admission to William & Mary, both new and re-entry, who seek Virginia in-state tuition rates, must complete an Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Privileges. Application to determine Physical Residency/In-State Tuition (pdf). The Code of Virginia provides for appeals. More information on the appeal process at William & Mary can be found here.

What are the graduate tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year?

Graduate tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year for in-state residents is $34,748. For out-of-state residents and global candidates, $45,738. A complete breakdown of tuition, fees and cost of living is available on the MBA Admissions website. Please note that the program is two years and that tuition and fees slightly increase from year to year. The final tuition and fees rate is determined by the Board of Visitors each year in June.

Enrolled Candidates

How do I register for 1st year MBA or MGJW classes?

Due to the lock-step nature of our 1st year, Module 1 core curriculum, entering MBA and MGJW candidates do not need to register for classes. Registration for the first semester will be completed by the MBA Program team. For a sample schedule of the 1st year experience, please explore our Curriculum page.

Am I required to carry student health insurance and/or what are my options at W&M?

Due to the extremely high cost of health care in the United States and the importance of adequate health insurance coverage, the University requires all full-time undergraduate and graduate students admitted Fall 2006 or after and all F-1 and J-1 international students to have health insurance coverage throughout the school year as a condition of enrollment. Every academic year, these students must either elect to enroll in or waive out of the W&M-sponsored Student Insurance Plan to comply with this requirement. Falsifying or misrepresenting insurance information is a violation of the Honor Code and will be reported.

The University sponsors a comprehensive Student Insurance Plan, provided by UnitedHealthcare Student Resources, that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act and is categorized as a Platinum plan. More information regarding student insurance can be found on the Student Health Center site. 

Where should I live? On- or off-campus? With or without a roommate?

The Office of MBA Admissions is an excellent resource for recommending housing accommodations on and off-campus. Please refer to your personal VIP page for the most up-to-date information. If you wish to live on-campus, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Graduate Complex, commonly referred to as the Grad Complex, is located at 713 S. Henry Street. Located next to the Law School, residents live in two, three or four bedroom apartments. Each resident has a private bathroom and shares the living room, dining area, and kitchen. If you are interested, please review current Rates for Grad Complex Doubles, Triples and Quads and submit an Online Application for residency. Please also refer to the W&M Off-Campus Housing Listing Service to find housing, roommates, and educational resources about living off-campus. Finally, please feel welcome to use your Admitted Student W&M MBA Class Facebook Page to post roommate requests and to find additional postings. Williamsburg is a very safe and friendly living and learning community.

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