Full-Time MBA Application Checklist

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An application will not be reviewed until it is complete. At the end of the application cycle, all incomplete files will be sent a deny letter.

In addition to the Online Application, applicants must complete the following:

1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Tishawn Hatchett at tishawnb@business.rutgers.edu prior to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.

2. Official Transcripts

To expedite the review process, applicants should upload unofficial transcripts to the online application or via email to the admission office. Upon being accepted and committing to the program, applicants must mail in an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office upon admission to the program.

Applicants holding international transcripts do not need to have their transcripts evaluated unless advised by the Rutgers Business School Admissions Committee. For more information on this, or if you are a domestic applicant holding international transcripts, please refer to our international instructions.

3. GMAT, GRE, or EA (Executive Assessment)

  1. GMAT code: QK5-XT-40
  2. GRE code: 5529
  3. Executive Assessment code: QK5-XT-40

Test Required: Applicants to the MD/MBA, JD/MBA, MPH/MBA, or any other dual-degree program must submit a test score. The PharmD/MBA program, which enrolls current Rutgers students only, is test optional.

Domestic Test Optional: You may apply without a test score if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the most recent degree and three (3) years of professional, progressive work experience.

International Test Waiver: You may request a test waiver if you are an international student with a GPA of 3.00 or better in the most recent degree and three (3) years of professional, progressive work experience. Waivers are highly selective and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International transcripts without a GPA must be evaluated by a NACES member ( https://www.naces.org/ ) such as WES.

Please be aware that receiving a GMAT or GRE test waiver or exemption does not guarantee acceptance into the Full-Time MBA program.

Supplying a GMAT or GRE score may benefit you in the admission process or qualify you for a larger scholarship if accepted.

Please consider thoughtfully the benefits of taking the GMAT or GRE exam and contact us for more information.

How do I request a test waiver?

If you meet the above requirements, click the GMAT waiver request box on the application portal.

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.

4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), or Duolingo Test of English

You must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo test if English is not the official language in your country. Applicants from countries with more than one official language, including English, (Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, etc.) are not exempt from taking the exam. This requirement can be waived for applicants who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or another English-only speaking country (England, Australia, etc.). This requirement can also be waived if you have three (3) or more years of full-time work experience in the United States.

  1. TOEFL Code: B355
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.
  4. Duolingo: The test is administered using computer adaptive technology, meaning that the question difficulty adapts to each test taker. The test also integrates a video interview and writing sample, which are sent to an institution along with your proficiency score when you send your results. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 125 on the Duolingo test

5. You must provide two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can either be submitted through the online application or they can be mailed to our office directly by the recommender on company letterhead.

6. Submit your current resume

This can be done through the online application.


7. Essay

Please address the two questions separately:

  1. Since you will resign from your current position to enter the full-time MBA program at Rutgers Business School, tell us what you have been doing to prepare yourself for the program and how you expect an MBA to contribute to your career goals. (500 words)
  2. Our business school is a diverse environment. How will your experience contribute to this? (250 words)

8. International Applicants

Additional requirements apply to international applicants.


Full-Time MBA Proficiency Requirements

All incoming students entering the Full-Time MBA program are expected to be competent in calculus and statistics. During orientation, all students are required to attend the calculus and statistics workshops to prepare them for the program. A test will be given at the conclusion of the workshops.

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Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, Sixth Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102