Admissions Process – Online MBA

Rolling Admissions Process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are made on submitted application files only. Once an application is complete, an applicant is notified in approximately four weeks of the decision through the online application system. To begin the process, we recommend verifying your eligibility below and accessing the online application. Details on application components are shown below.

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Application Deadlines for Spring 2024 Enrollment – Online MBA :

Application AvailableSeptember 2
Scholarship Deadline*rolling
Final Application Deadline**December 22
Classes BeginJanuary 8

*Scholarships may be awarded throughout the admissions cycle as funds are available. Consult with Admissions Counselor for more information. No separate scholarship application required.

**Applications will be considered after this date on a space-available basis. 

Program Eligibility

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.

Candidates must meet the following criteria for enrollment:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (open to all majors).
  2. Preference given to candidates with 2 years of full-time work experience prior to the program start date. (Exception: the work requirement is waived for PhD/MBA candidates). Other exceptions considered on an individual basis.
  3. Applicants not employed full time must receive approval from the Program Director or Associate Dean.

Application Components

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Receipt of Transcripts & Optional Scores

To check the status of received official transcript(s), or optional GMAT/GRE score(s), please login to your Applicant Portal and choose your application to view a summary of your application status and requirements. 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 Applicant Portal. If it has been more than ten days and your Applicant Portal is not properly updated, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management.

When mailing official transcripts, it is suggested that you use FedEx or another type of service that provides you with package tracking capability.

Non-traditional Student

A non-traditional student is defined as an applicant who did not enroll in college directly after high school graduation to either pursue a career or enlist in the military and is just now completing an undergraduate degree OR an applicant who withdrew from college to pursue a career and is just now completing an undergraduate degree. Note that the Admissions Committee will evaluate the quality of the work experience obtained during this time.

Deposit Deadlines

All candidates will receive a decision within four weeks after their application is complete. The Online MBA deposit payment of $1,000 is due two weeks after notification of an admittance. Note: an additional fee is assessed for processing fees if paying via credit card.  Enrollment deposit payments are non-refundable.

Deposit Extension

In certain cases, the Admissions Committee will grant an extension to the deposit deadline. All extension requests must be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
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