Rolling Admissions Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are made on complete files only. Once an application is complete, an applicant will receive a decision in approximately four weeks through the online application system. Classes for our most recent cohort began January 2017 and applications are now being accepted for our next class beginning in mid January, 2018. Scholarships are available. To begin the process, we recommend accessing the online application. Please select the option for Saturday MBA in Charlotte. Details on application components are shown below.
The School of Business welcomes applicants who have demonstrated academic achievement, professional experience and community involvement. We look for driven and motivated candidates who work well in teams and whose values parallel those of the Wake Forest University School of Business.
For Spring 2018 enrollment, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Have a minimum of 3 years of full-time professional work experience prior to the program start date. (Exception: the work requirement is waived for PhD/MBA candidates).
- Must be employed full-time. Applicants not employed full-time must receive approval from the Program Director to be considered.
Admissions decisions will be made within four weeks once all application components have been received and your file is complete. Please refer to the application requirements listed below:
Application & Application Fee
Online application is required for all applicants. To submit the application, a $100 non-refundable application fee payable by Visa or Master Card is required. The resume is part of the online application.
As part of your application, you are required to respond to questions in the Legal Disclosure section of the application. All applicants are encouraged to be forthcoming when disclosing this information. If required, candidates may be asked to provide additional information to complete a background check.
A one-page resume or CV is required. A sample format is available for download by clicking the Resume Template.
All applicants must take either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores are valid for five years post exam date. If your score is expiring, you must submit your application prior to expiration.
Some candidates for the Charlotte Saturday MBA program may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver based on years of work experience, advanced degree, undergrad GPA, or other criteria. Please contact Enrollment Management for a consult to determine if you qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver. For consideration, applicants should request a waiver using the optional essay on the application, indicating reasons they feel they would be eligible for a waiver.
GMAT test registration information is available at www.mba.com. Use the WFU School of Business – Saturday MBA Charlotte institution code R5F-NS-62.
GRE test registration information is available at www.ets.org/gre. Use the Wake Forest MBA – Charlotte institution code 4904.
Applicants whose native language is not English and/or whose principal language of university instruction was not English must submit scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Exception: applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an English-speaking college or university are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
The Admissions Committee recommends a minimum TOEFL score of a 100 (IBT), 250 (CBT) or 600 (PBT) or an official IELTS score of 7.0. However, score minimums are guidelines for admission. All official test scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and considered in the decision-making process. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years post exam date. If your score is expiring, you must submit your application prior to expiration. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to waive the TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants who have resided and worked in the United States for an extended period of time.
Information and test registration for the TOEFL is available at www.toefl.org. Use the Wake Forest School of Business institution code B818. Information and test registration for the IELTS is available at www.ielts.org. An institutional code is NOT required for IELTS.
Two online recommendations are required. Please do not submit additional recommendations, as they will not strengthen your application.
One recommendation must be completed by a current manager. The second recommendation should be completed by an immediate manager and/or former manager, customer/client or colleague who can assess your professional skills. Faculty members are not recommended.
A recommender can complete and submit the online recommendation either before or after you submit the online application.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the review process and can be uploaded as part of your online application. All enrolled students will ultimately require submission of official transcripts, so applicants may prefer to send official transcripts as part of their application submission. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a transcript from any school which you have spent significant time. Associate degree transcripts are not required.
For all admitted MBA students: Prior to enrollment, official, final transcripts are required from any college or university from which you earned (or will earn) a four-year degree or higher (ie. master’s degree). Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the university. If you have not graduated, please wait to order an official copy of your transcript until after graduation; your official final transcript must include the date the degree was conferred and the name of the degree awarded. If your transcript does not include the degree name and the date your degree was conferred, you must send an official, notarized document from your university that provides this information. To request your transcript, you may use the Transcript Request Form we have provided or use the form provided by your specific college.
- Sending official, final electronic transcripts: Should your university use an electronic transcript format, it should be emailed directly from your university to the Wake Forest Graduate School of Business Enrollment Management Center at email@example.com.
- Mailing official, final paper transcripts: Official, final paper transcripts must be sealed in an envelope and mailed directly from the college/university to one of the following addresses:
Regular Mail Express Delivery Wake Forest University School of Business
P.O. Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Wake Forest University School of Business
1834 Wake Forest Road
Farrell Hall – Suite 115
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
For International MBA students: If your academic transcript(s) are not in English, an official transcript evaluation must be submitted using World Education Services (www.wes.org) or International Education Evaluations (www.foreigntranscripts.com). If using WES, the Admissions Committee will accept either the “WES Basic Course-by-Course” or “WES ICAP” evaluation. If using IEE, we will accept the “Course Report”. All submissions are at the applicant’s expense. Please ensure that your name is spelled out completely in English on your application and transcript.
To check the status of received official transcript(s), GMAT/GRE score(s), TOEFL/IELTS score(s) and recommendations, please login to your Self Service Center and click on the Applications tab to view a summary of your application status and requirements. To access your Self Service Center, enter the same username and password that you use to login to your online application.
Our office processes a large volume of application components daily, so check back often for new updates as this is the best method to check the receipt of your supplemental materials. Once materials are received by our office, it can take up to ten business days to update your Self Service Center. If it has been more than ten days and your Self Service Center is not properly updated, please contact the Enrollment Management Center.
When mailing official transcripts, it is suggested that you use FedEx or another type of service that provides you with package tracking capability.
If you completed the online application for Spring 2017, you may reapply for the subsequent year. Please verify your program eligibility before beginning the application process. As a reapplicant, you will complete an abbreviated application process; any supplemental materials that were previously submitted to the Enrollment Management Center will be automatically transferred to your new 2018 application file. When you complete the online application, please answer yes to the question “Are you reapplying for 2018 enrollment?” on the Personal Data tab, indicating your intent to reapply. If you applied to the School of Business prior to 2017, we maintain official transcripts and official scores for up to three years. You are welcome to contact our office to inquire about previously submitted materials.