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You should apply whenever you believe your application is strongest—it’s better to meet a later deadline with a strong application than to rush to meet an early deadline. We offer four deadlines: Oct. 15, Jan. 5, March 1 and April 15. We will have seats and financial aid available through all of the deadlines. International applicants should apply by Jan. 5 due to the additional time it takes to secure a student visa.
No, we only offer fall admission.
To reapply, you must complete a new online application including submission of all required supporting documents. You may submit your new application prior to any application deadline. You are welcome to register the same recommender you used in your prior application, or you may choose a new recommender. In the optional essay, we encourage you to specifically discuss your professional and academic accomplishments since your last application. We are happy to provide re-applicants with an application fee waiver. Please contact us via email email@example.com prior to reapplying to request a waiver.
All students offered admission to the MBA Program are automatically considered for merit-based aid offered by the Kelley School of Business; there is no additional application to complete. Awards are in the form of scholarships and fellowships. Awards go to the strongest candidates offered admission—no particular test scores or GPA guarantees aid; we consider many factors. Awards range in value from approximately $15,000 to full tuition.
No. We consider many factors in the admissions and financial aid selection process, so we can't predict your chances without reviewing your complete application. To benchmark your statistics against current Kelley MBA students, you can review our class profile.
Yes, you may submit valid results of either the GMAT or the GRE. Your scores should demonstrate a balance between verbal and quantitative skills.
There is no minimum required score, but the average is 685. A lower score may be compensated for by strength in other aspects of your application. GMAT scores are valid for five years.
The Kelley School’s Full-Time MBA curriculum is academically rigorous. We typically require the GMAT or GRE as one demonstration of quantitative and analytic capability. Candidates may apply for a waiver of this requirement and submit other evidence of their academic potential. In evaluating waiver requests, we will focus on strong academic achievement in prior undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with particular attention to successful completion of quantitative and analytic coursework. Holding CPA or CFA certification (or their international equivalents) can also serve to demonstrate academic potential.
To request a GMAT/GRE waiver, you must complete the following two steps:
Deadlines for submission of waiver requests:
You will receive a response to your request within one week of submission.
Yes. We require all international students whose native language is not English to submit valid results from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The requirement is automatically waived for international applicants who have earned an undergraduate or post-graduate degree from an institution in which English was the language of instruction.
We require students to have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, which usually follows 16 years of education. Students educated in India are expected to complete the Part 1 exams of a university master's degree following a 3-year bachelor's degree to be eligible for graduate consideration.
Post-graduate diploma programs offered by universities are also acceptable for the additional year of education if a 3-year bachelor's degree is required for admission.
Professional programs offered by external agencies, organizations, or non-university groups are not acceptable.
No. You can wait and submit financial support documentation after you receive your admission decision from the Kelley School. Indiana University, however, cannot complete your visa documentation (the I-20) until they have received proof of adequate financial support.
While we don't require work experience, it is rare to be offered admission without it. We like to see students with at least three years of full-time, post-undergraduate work experience at the time of enrollment. On average, our MBA students have five years of full-time experience. Most students find their MBA experience far richer and their post-MBA career options far greater if they have a base of professional work experience to build on as they move through the program.
While we have no prerequisites for enrollment, if you have a limited quantitative background you may benefit from taking accounting and business statistics in advance of enrollment. Becoming comfortable with Excel would also be valuable.
No, you cannot be waived out of any components of the MBA core, even if you have extensive academic or professional experience in the area. Our curriculum, along with our team structure, capitalizes on the different expertise of each student.
Only if you meet certain requirements. Indiana residency for tuition purposes is determined by the Office of the Registrar. Typically, you must be a resident of Indiana for the 12 months prior to enrollment, working full time, and not here for the purpose of being a student before you can be declared an Indiana resident. Specific questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 855-2464.