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International Students Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

International students applying to attend Washburn University (WU) on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to complete a separate application process for both the university and the MBA program.  The university admission process is through the Office of International Programs, and the MBA application process is through the School of Business.  Only one online application form is required, and the link can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions regarding the university application process for international students, please contact

Admission Requirements

  • University credential equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • One of the following, with official results submitted to Washburn:
    1. GMAT score of 450 or better OR combined GRE score of 300 or better
      • GMAT or GRE maybe waived by satisfying these conditions:
        • Demonstrated High Level Language Proficiency
          • TOEFL iBT score of 90 or better OR IELTS score of 7.0 or better
        • GPA of at least 3.3 (on scale of 4.0)
    2. Post-graduate academic degree
  • Balanced TOEFL iBT score of 80 or better OR balanced IELTS score of 6.5 or better
  • Two letters of reference
  • Official undergraduate university transcripts and official course-by-course evaluation report by ECE or WES
  • $40 (U.S.) MBA application fee, and $70 (U.S.) international student application and processing fee

If you have any questions regarding the application form or process for international students, please contact

Application Deadlines

Spring semester : November 15
Summer semester: April 1
Fall semester: June 15

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