Follow this quick and simple overview to apply to the Online MBA program. If you’re ready, complete the first few steps today!
Why do I need to create an account?
Creating an account lets you work through the application as time allows—you can save your progress, step away, and return as needed.
There is no obligation to enroll associated with completing and submitting an application.
What can I expect when applying?
The application itself should require no more than two hours to complete; you will be asked to provide personal background details including schools previously attended, employment history, and activities and distinctions.
You should then allow up to two weeks to request and submit all supporting documents.
Don't forget that you may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver!
Ready to get started?
What do I need to submit with my application?
In addition to completing the online application and submitting the $100 application fee (nonrefundable), you will need to provide several support documents. These can be requested and uploaded through the online application portal.
Here’s what you’ll need to upload:
Visit the online application portal to prepare and upload your resume and personal essays, and to request your letters of recommendation.
Ready to submit? Here are your final steps.
Congratulations! You’re one step closer to completing your Online MBA application. Before submitting your final application, select “Review” in the portal and make sure there are no missing information warnings.
Remember: Incomplete or missing information could delay an admissions decision or reduce your likelihood of being accepted.
Make sure to submit your materials before the final application deadline for your preferred cohort. Aim for the priority deadline to give yourself more time to organize finances, manage your schedule, and register for classes.
Now that your application is submitted, how will you pay for your Online MBA?
Santa Clara University offers several exclusive scholarship opportunities, and we can help you identify additional options for financing your degree.
Start by submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and then consider whether you could be eligible for financial aid through your employer, the military, or another government organization.
Santa Clara University's FAFSA Code: 001326
Yes. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded as part of the GMAT/GRE waiver form or through the application portal. Please note that while unofficial transcripts can be uploaded for the initial application process, official transcripts are required prior to your first day of class.
If e-transcripts are not uploaded through the GMAT/GRE waiver form or application portal, hard copies can be mailed to the following address:
Graduate Business Admissions
Lucas Hall, Suite 116
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Please note that official transcripts must be sealed when received by our admissions office. While unofficial transcripts can be provided for an initial admissions decision, official transcripts must be received before your first day of class.
Yes. Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Students applying with an international degree should start the WES process (course-by-course evaluation) as soon as possible because it can take several months for the WES evaluation to be processed.
Transcripts, essays, test scores, and your resume or CV should be received by the application deadline. It is not required that your letters of recommendation be received by that date, but we will be unable to schedule your required admission interview until we have them on file. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage our students to apply early.
Aim for approximately 250-300 words for each of your three essays, and note that the combined length of all three pieces should not exceed 1,000 words. This is considered an ideal length for sharing your professional history, current career goals, and thoughts regarding how an Online MBA will help you achieve those goals.
After submitting your application, you will receive an email invitation to schedule an interview (virtual or in person) with Assistant Director Amanda Brehm. It is best to schedule an interview as soon as possible; after your interview, an admissions decision is typically delivered within 10 business days. You will be notified of the final admissions decision via email, and it will also be noted in your online application. Once you have received an admissions decision, you will have a specific window of time in which to respond with your acceptance.
While there are no specific requirements or preferences regarding who you choose as a reference, we recommend that you choose professional references who can attest to your business acumen and personal commitment to your work.
If you encounter any technical difficulties with the application portal, you are welcome to contact an Admissions Advisor at 408-514-5501, or you can reach the Santa Clara University Technology Help Desk at 408-554-5700.
Yes. The application is a working document, and our admissions team expects that you will need to step away from and return to the application portal several times before the process is complete.
You can select “Save for Later” at any point during the application process, which will save your current progress, including any uploaded documents. You can then log out without losing any of your work.
Yes. After completing your application, the status will change from “Awaiting Submission” to “Awaiting Materials.” Then, once you have submitted all materials and the application is complete, you will receive an email invitation to schedule an interview with Assistant Director Amanda Brehm. At any time, you can log in to your Slate account and check the current status of your application.