Prospective Applicants – General

Please see our most common Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered below and you need further assistance, we welcome you to reach out to us at mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu.

How can I learn more about UCLA Anderson?

Are application fee waivers available?

What concurrent degree programs are offered by UCLA Anderson?

Can I begin the MBA program in the spring?

Does UCLA Anderson accept transfer credits?

Is it possible to work part time while enrolled in the MBA program?

Where can I view the MBA Program brochure?

Do you recommend that I visit the UCLA campus?

May I apply to both the Full-Time and Fully Employed MBA programs in the same year?

How can I speak with an admissions advisor?

Do international students pay a different tuition?

Can an international student qualify as a California resident for purposes of student charges?

Application — General

What are the minimum requirements for admission to the UCLA Anderson MBA program?

When can I apply?

Can I defer my admission to next year?

Are there any advantages to applying early in the admissions cycle?

How do I submit my application to the MBA program, and what is the application fee?

Can I submit updates to my application after I have submitted it?

Can I update my mailing address after submitting my application?

When and how can I expect to hear back from UCLA Anderson?

What does the Admissions Committee look for in an applicant?

Are there mathematics and computer prerequisites?

How much do things like letters of recommendation, interviews and GMAT/GRE scores matter? Do you weigh one part of the application more heavily than others?

Do you provide feedback to denied applicants?

Application — Test Scores and GPA

Will you accept the at-home test scores? If so, will they be evaluated differently than those taken at a testing center?

How long are test scores valid?

Is there a minimum GMAT/GRE score or GPA required for admission?

If I take the GMAT/GRE more than once, will you average the scores or take the higher one?

Where and when is the GMAT offered?

Can I apply without submitting a GMAT/GRE/EA?

Who must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?

Do you require a minimum score on the TOEFL/IELTS?

I was an undergraduate student during COVID-19 and my transcript has some Pass/No Pass grades. Will this impact me as an applicant to your MBA program?

Application — Work Experience

How many years of work experience do I need before applying?

Do internships count as work experience?

Application — Letters of Recommendation

May I submit more than two letters of recommendation?

What if my letter of recommendation is from a professor?

I can't ask my boss for a letter of recommendation because she/he doesn't know I want to leave for graduate study. What should I do?

Is the letter of recommendation deadline the same as the application deadline?

Application — Interview

Are interviews required?

What is the interview process?

When do interviews take place?

Financial Aid

Are fellowships or other financial aid available?

Who is considered for fellowships?


How can I learn more about international applicant information?

My university does not use the 4.0 scale. Do I need to convert my grades?

What academic records do I need to submit with my application?

I earned a three-year undergraduate degree. Am I still eligible to apply?

Are all international applicants required to take one of the approved English assessment tests?

Does UCLA Anderson offer financial aid to international students?

Does UCLA Anderson assist with student visas?

Waitlisted Admissions Decision

Why are applicants waitlisted?

How does the waitlist evaluation process work?

Can I get feedback about my waitlist case?

When should I contact the MBA Admissions office regarding my waitlist status?

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