Admission Process

Important COVID-19 Update:

• All business operations have moved online in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. The admission team continues to provide services to our prospective students remotely.

• The admission team may extend conditional offers to prospective students whose GRE/GMAT test dates have been postponed due to test center closures on a case by case basis. 

• All classes at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management have moved online. Ask our recruiters about attending one of our classes via virtually.

Tony Cassinerio

Assistant Director of Recruitment


David Cortez

Assistant Director of Recruitment


It can be tempting to look at MBA applicants as a collection of data points, but that’s not what we do at Atkinson.

Graduate exam scores and undergraduate transcripts are great, but we know they don’t tell your whole story. We review each applicant with a holistic mindset, and we are looking for those prospective candidates that best fit our mission as a management school.

One thing we don’t require is professional experience. As an Early Career MBA, we build experiential learning directly into the curriculum. Here are a few things we do require:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college/university accredited by the appropriate U.S. regional institutional agency, or an equivalent degree from another country, prior to the first semester of enrollment in the MBA program
  • Free online application
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges & universities attended (official transcripts will be requested upon acceptance)
  • Two references
  • Resume
  • One essay
  • Official GMAT or GRE score. The GMAT code for Willamette MBA is 3MZ-PZ-27. The GRE code is 1181.
  • Interview: On campus, or via Skype or telephone.

Application Deadlines for Fall Semester 2020

Round Due Date Decision Released
Early Action 1 Oct. 15, 2019 On or before Dec. 15, 2019
Early Action 2 Dec. 15, 2019 On or before Feb. 15, 2020
Early Action 3 March 15, 2020 On or before April 15, 2020
Standard Deadline May 1, 2020 On or before June 1, 2020
Rolling Deadline Begins May 2, 2020 Space Available Basis

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadlines for maximum consideration for admission and scholarship assistance.

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