>>Reapplicants

Reapplicants are those who submitted a completed MBA application within the previous two years (i.e., for the classes which began in fall 2012 or fall 2013) and received a final decision. The process to reapply is streamlined.

  • Create a new account in ApplyYourself (using a different email address than before, making sure that it will remain valid throughout the new admissions season).
  • Indicate on the application that you are submitting a renewal.
  • Submit only one new recommendation.
  • Answer the reapplication essay question below.
  • Watch for decision notifications according to the standard release schedule.

Please note:

  • You will be evaluated by the same standards as first-time applicants, so there is no disadvantage to reapplying.
  • Highlighting progress made since the prior application is the best way to get a different result this time.
  • Admission Committee members see the entire previous application to provide context.
  • Standardized test scores (GMAT, TOEFL and IELTS) remain on file if previously reported, though scores are subject to expiration dates.
  • You may submit new test scores if desired, and of course, higher scores make an application more competitive.
  • If you would like to get feedback on your application from the past season before reapplying, you can email mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu between June 1-15 (please put "feedback request" in the subject line), and we will schedule a telephone feedback session with you in late June.

Required Reapplication Essay

  • Please describe your career progress since you last applied and the ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words maximum)

Optional Essay
Re-applicants may also submit an optional written essay. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay.

  • Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)