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Application Process and Checklist

The Application

Our online system lets you submit and manage all the components of your application from one central location. After you have created your account and logged in, you will be able to view the entire application, including the current essay questions. Once you begin the application process, you will have the flexibility to save the portions you have completed and return to the application at a later time.

Application Checklist

Important Note: Please review our COVID-19 related application FAQs for updates on policies and submission requirements for Fall 2021 enrollment.

  • Online application form
  • Current résumé and work history 
  • One required essay (250–500 word limit)
  • Video essay (optional)—not required but strongly recommended, a video essay is a great way to help us get to know you
  • Applicant interesting fact (25 word limit)
  • School-issued official transcripts, scanned and uploaded for each college attended
  • Test-taker results for GMAT or GRE scores*—including Analytical Writing Assessment—scanned and uploaded (view school codes here); *explore your eligibility for a waiver
  • Contact information for two references who can provide a professional recommendation, if contacted
  • $90 application fee
    • Simon Business School is honored to waive the application fee for active-duty military members and veterans and other eligible Full-Time MS applicants

International applicants:

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores*
  • InitialView interview and writing sample (optional)
    • Strongly recommended by the Simon Admissions Committee for international applicants to demonstrate English proficiency

Note: The GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL iBT are temporarily being offered from home in certain locations, and the TOEFL ITP Plus for China is now available in mainland China; if you are able to take advantage of any of these options, we suggest you register for and complete your exam as soon as possible.

Before you submit, be sure to view our webinars for application tips from the Admissions Committee.

Admission and Scholarship Decisions

Once completed and submitted, your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. The information you provide will be used to make admission decisions and determine scholarship awards. You will not have to submit a separate application for scholarship consideration.

Admission decisions are made by the date specified for your application round. Please refer to our application deadlines. You will receive an e-mail notification once a decision has been made. In order to protect your privacy, the decision will only be posted in your online application. If admitted, we will also let you know if you have been awarded a merit-based scholarship based on your application.

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