Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the WPI School of Business. We recognize the time commitment and effort required to complete our application and promise to review your application carefully and earnestly. The Office of Admissions evaluates applications holistically and makes decisions based on your written application, support materials, interview, personal interactions, and other items.

When evaluating applications, we consider the following questions: 1) Are you equipped to successfully complete your program of study, 2) Are your goals aligned with the degree program strengths and benefits, and 3) Is there a mutual fit - are you a good match for WPI, and vice versa? If you believe WPI is the right place for you, we encourage you to apply!

STEP 1: EXLPORE THE WPI VALUE PROPOSITION
STEP 2: COMPLETE THE WPI ONLINE APPLICATION
STEP 3: AWAIT NOTIFICATION
STEP 4: RECEIVE ADMISSION DECISION
STEP 5: SUBMIT DEPOSIT
STEP 6: ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


The Process - From Start to Finish

The Office of Admissions evaluates applications and makes decision on a rolling basis throughout the year. In general, we begin reviewing applications for the January start in September and the August start in December. By submitting your application prior to the deadline dates, you put yourself in the best position to prepare for this exciting next chapter in your personal and professional development--whether you need to obtain a Visa or take a refresher course on a specific topic--we find the extra time serves our applicants well.

When the Office of Admissions receives your completed application, we will send you an email letting you know when you can expect your decision. Please note that there are no strict cut-off dates for when you need to submit your application. The Office of Admissions does accept application after the stated deadlines under our rolling admissions policy. Under this policy, we will review completed applications so long as there are seats available an enough time to adequately prepare students for the start of classes.

The recommended steps below provide a preview of what you can expect during the admissions process.

STEP 1: EXPLORE THE WPI VALUE PROPOSITION

Connect and stay connected with the Office of Admissions by completing the Inquiry Form. Once we receive your information, a member of the admissions team will contact you to begin discussing your interests, objectives, and time frame for pursuing a graduate business degree.  Additionally, you will receive up-to-date information about your application, upcoming events to network with current students and other prospective students, and opportunities to engage with the admissions team. As you research business schools, it is imperative that you keep abreast of the latest news and information to make an informed decision. The Inquiry Form will get you connected to WPI School of Business.  Connect now.

Additionally, we urge you to get to know the WPI School of Business and challenge us to substantiate how we are developing innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for a global technological world.  We host a variety of in-person and online events throughout the year, so that you have the opportunity to learn what we are about and whether or not we are a good fit for you.  We look for applicants with a clear understanding of what the WPI School of Business has to offer and how a business degree from it fits into their career goals.  By engaging with us, you'll broaden your understanding of what you can expect as a student and the community you will be joining.  Engage now.

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE WPI ONLINE APPLICATION

All candidates to the WPI School of Business must complete an online application. For detailed instructions on completing the online application, visit Application Instructions. Applicants must upload their Statement of Purpose and resume as part of the online application. In addition, applicants will electronically invite recommenders to complete online recommendation forms on behalf of the applicant.

Please note that once the online application has been submitted, applicants will no longer have access to the online application. Any subsequent changes to the information provided will need to be communicated to the Office of Admissions.

STEP 3: AWAIT NOTIFICATION

Upon submitting the online application, applicants will immediately receive an email confirmation. Please make sure that the email address on file is accurate and valid. At this time, applicants should also submit official transcripts and initiate invitations to recommenders.

On a weekly basis, applicants will receive an application status email from the Office of Admissions containing instructions on how to check the status of of missing support documents using the Application Status Login ID and PIN. Please allow at least ten business days for submitted documents to be processed.

Once an application is complete, a Completed Application Status email that includes a decision date will be sent. The Office of Admissions will work diligently to meet decision dates; however, we cannot always guarantee a decision by the decision date.

STEP 4: RECEIVE ADMISSION DECISION

In general, admissions decisions are made within six to eight weeks after receipt of a completed application. Decisions will be sent to the email address on file. Please make sure that the email address on file is accurate and valid.

If admitted, the acceptance letter will include a response deadline date, direction for paying a $500 deposit, and additional information specific to the applicant's status.

STEP 5: SUBMIT DEPOSIT

All admitted applicants must pay a $500 deposit to hold a seat in the incoming class. In addition, this deposit will formally transition the applicant to a WPI student.  Additional information such on orientation, class schedules, registration procedures, Visa application instructions, etc. will be sent upon receipt of deposit

STEP 6: ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Congratulations! You've made it!!! Keep an eye out for orientation materials and pre-assignments.

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