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How to Apply

How to Apply 2020-07-01T07:53:15-05:00

April 14, 2020 – GMAT is now available online.

April 1, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19, Ivy Business Graduate Programs has made temporary adjustments to our admission requirements and processing for fall 2020.

  • The GMAT/GRE is waived for Professional MBA, MS in Information Systems, Master of Finance, and Master of Accounting.  The full-time MBA program will continue to require the GMAT or GRE.  Review the current testing options for GMAT or GRE. Both exams are available to take at-home through a virtual platform.
  • We are now accepting Duolingo English exam replacing TOEFL or IELTS.  Minimum is 120.
  • Our Admission staff will continue reviewing applications on a weekly basis.  If an interview is required, all interviews will be held virtually using Zoom or WebEx.

Questions?  Email us at busgrad@iastate.edu.

Applying to the Ivy College of Business Masters Programs

Applications for all programs are accepted year-round. With the online application system you can save your work as you go and submit when you are ready. All supporting documents (essays, transcripts, letters, etc.) can be uploaded as you complete the online application. A fee will be required in order to submit the application. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Application Deadlines and Program Start Dates

The Full-Time MBA, Master of Business Analytics, and Master of Real Estate Development have a July 1 application deadline. All other programs have more than one application deadline through the year, contingent upon the desired start date.

The application deadlines are July 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer. International students are encouraged to apply at least 3-4 months prior to the start of the term when they wish to enroll.

International Applicants

International applicants who will need an F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa (Forms I-20 or DS-2019) are required to complete the International Graduate Financial Statement and upload it to their online application with the necessary bank documents.

Graduate English Requirement for Non-native Speakers of English

Graduate students whose native language is not English and who do not have a bachelor’s degree from ISU must take the English Placement Test at the beginning of their first semester of enrollment.  This test is administered by the Department of English.  It must be taken in addition to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which is taken as part of the admissions process.  A student who does not pass this examination is assigned to one or more courses in the English 101 series.  This course work must be completed during the first year of study.

Graduate students whose native language is not English but have an undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution, are not required to take the Graduate English Examination for International Students, but they do need to go to the Graduate College, 1137 Pearson and sign a form.