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									                The Carlson MBA
                     Part-Time Program – Application for Admission

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Instructions ........................................................................................................................................ 1
Application for Admission ................................................................................................................ 3
Checklist ............................................................................................................................................ 6
Recommendation Forms .................................................................................................................... 7


SELECTION CRITERIA                                                             APPLICATION DATES                                                           ■ TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
   Carlson Part-Time MBA students                                                 To be considered for admission, we                                       * Candidates are encouraged to complete
possess a wide variety of professional and                                     should receive application forms and all                                    our application online. A link to the
academic experiences and a range of career                                     supporting materials by the dates below.                                    online application may be found on our
aspirations. As part of its highly competitive                                 Submission of electronic portions of an                                     website at
selection process, the program looks at a                                      application on or before an application                                     carlsonschool.umn.edu/ptmba/apply.
variety of criteria that measure the                                           deadline does not constitute meeting that
candidate’s demonstrated or potential                                          deadline unless all supporting materials are                                TRANSCRIPTS
abilities as a student, manager, and leader:                                   also received by the deadline date.
                                                                                                                                                           ■ U.S. INSTITUTIONS
■ Past academic performance, including                                         Applications received after the deadline
                                                                                                                                                              We require a current official transcript
areas of academic strength and trends in                                       will be considered on an individual basis.
                                                                                                                                                           from each college or university attended,
performance, with greater weight given to                                      Applications we are unable to review for
                                                                                                                                                           including the school granting your
                                                                               one deadline can be carried over to the
more recent study.                                                                                                                                         bachelor’s degree. You are responsible for
                                                                               next. All materials submitted will be kept
■ General intellectual ability as measured                                     on file for two yeas from the date of
                                                                                                                                                           obtaining all transcripts, including those
by scores on the Graduate Management                                                                                                                       from the University of Minnesota. Official
                                                                               receipt.
Admission Test (GMAT). All three scores –                                         If you are accepted but do not enroll in
                                                                                                                                                           transcripts or credentials are those that bear
Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing                                                                                                               the original signature of the registrar and the
                                                                               your initial semester of admittance, you may
Assessment – are important.                                                    request in writing, that your application be
                                                                                                                                                           seal of the issuing institution.
■ Demonstrated ability to assume                                                                                                                              Transcripts may be sent directly to the
                                                                               reviewed for a later semester. You will have
                                                                                                                                                           Part-Time MBA program or submitted with
responsibility and achieve measurable                                          the opportunity to update your materials and
results, as principally measured by the type,                                                                                                              your application.
                                                                               your application will be added to the
level, and amount of work experience. We                                                                                                                      To obtain University of Minnesota
                                                                               applicant pool for the appropriate semester
also take into account leadership and                                                                                                                      official transcripts, go to
                                                                               of entry. Readmittance is not guaranteed.
extracurricular activities while in school and                                                                                                             onestop.umn.edu/onestop/grades.html. The
                                                                                  Admission decisions are made only
military service.                                                                                                                                          OneStop office does not accept telephone
                                                                               after the deadline, and applicants are
                                                                                                                                                           requests and charges $5 for each official
■ Interpersonal and communication skills.                                      notified via U.S. mail about six weeks
                                                                                                                                                           transcript ordered. Allow at least two weeks
                                                                               after the deadline.
■ Personal essays, including statements of                                                                                                                 for delivery.
goals, accomplishments, and experiences.
                                                                                  FALL PRIORITY DEADLINE                                                   ■ INSTITUTIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S.
■ Letters of recommendation. We consider                                                                                                                      In general, first degrees requiring less
the comments made by others who can                                               Deadline                      Response by
                                                                                                                                                           than four years of postsecondary education
evaluate your accomplishments, your                                               May 1                         June 15                                    are not considered comparable to U.S.
communication and interpersonal skills, and                                                                                                                bachelor’s degrees, and holders of these
                                                                                  SPRING PRIORITY DEADLINE
your leadership potential.                                                                                                                                 degrees must complete an additional higher
                                                                                  Deadline                      Response by                                degree to be considered for admission. If
PREREQUISITES                                                                     October 1                     November 15                                you have questions as to whether your first
To apply, we require the following:                                                                                                                        degree qualifies for admission, please
                                                                               Deadlines that occur on a holiday or                                        contact the MBA office.
■ A U.S .bachelor’s degree, in any major,
                                                                               weekend will be extended through the next                                      All international applicants who have
from a regionally accredited college or
                                                                               business day.                                                               attended universities that issue official
university, or a comparable foreign degree
                                                                                                                                                           transcripts on request must submit such
from a recognized college or university.
                                                                               APPLICATION FORMS                                                           credentials. An official English translation
■ GMAT results, preferably less than five                                                                                                                  should be attached if the transcript is not in
years old.                                                                     A completed application consists of:
                                                                                                                                                           English. OFFICIAL transcripts bear the
■ TOEFL or IELTS results, less than two                                        ■ MBA application for admission*                                            original signature of the Registrar or other
years old, if English is not your native                                       ■ Official transcripts                                                      appropriate university official, and the seal
language.                                                                      ■ GMAT score                                                                of the issuing university.
■ A minimum of two years of full-time work                                                                                                                    Applicants from Bangladesh, India,
                                                                               ■ Current resume                                                            Nepal, and Pakistan should submit attested
experience at the time you would start the
program.                                                                       ■ Two letters of recommendation                                             or certified mark sheets or examination
                                                                               ■ Personal essays                                                           reports showing the detailed results of all
                                                                                                                                                           exams taken. An official English translation
                                                                               ■ Application fee

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should be attached if the credentials are not     the Part-Time MBA program (ACT/Pearson           the language of instruction is English in a
in English.                                       VUE code D2N-VJ-83). We need all sup-            non-English speaking country or if you have
   Applicants from the former USSR,               porting documentation—including GMAT             lived in an English-speaking country for
Germany, and France (and countries                scores—before we consider an application         several years.
outside of North America that are on the          complete. If we receive GMAT results after          TOEFL Competitive candidates to the
French system) should submit official             the application deadline, we will consider the   Part-Time MBA program generally score
English translations of their credentials         application only as space permits.               between 90 and 105 on the Internet-based
which should show the detailed results of all                                                      TOEFL examination, or between 600 and
exams taken, and the award of all degrees         LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION                        650 on the paper-based TOEFL
received. A certified true copy of the                                                             examination. These test results cannot be
                                                     We require two letters of
credential, in the original language, should                                                       more than two years old at the time you
                                                  recommendation, with one from a current
be attached.                                                                                       apply. We must receive an official report of
                                                  supervisor; the other recommendation may
   Applicants from Taiwan should submit                                                            the scores directly from the Educational
                                                  be chosen at the discdretion of the applicant.
transcripts showing grades on the 0-100                                                            Testing Service (institution code 6874,
                                                  The completed letters are placed in sealed
scale. Applicants from the People’s                                                                department code 02). For further information
                                                  envelopes by the recommender and either
Republic of China should submit transcripts                                                        on the TOEFL exam, write TOEFL, Box
                                                  returned to the applicant for inclusion with
and degree statements in both English and                                                          899, Princeton, NJ 08540. Email:
                                                  their application materials, or submitted
Chinese; both versions must be official. If                                                        toefl@ets.org. Website:
                                                  directly to the Part-Time MBA program.
percentage grades are shown on the original                                                        http://www.toefl.org.
                                                  Applicants are instructed not to open sealed
Chinese transcript, they should not be
                                                  recommendation letters in order to maintain         IELTS To be considered for admission to
changed to letter grades in the translation.
                                                  confidentiality. Candidates using our online     the Part-Time MBA program, you must
International applicants who have attended
                                                  application may also request their               achieve a minimum overall band score of
institutions which do not issue transcripts,
                                                  recommendation letters online. The person        7.0, with no section lower than 6.5, on the
exam reports, or mark sheets, should submit
                                                  writing the recommendation receives a            IELTS exam. These test results cannot be
an official statement from the Registrar or
                                                  secure link to the online recommendation         more than two years old at the time you
their adviser giving a detailed description of
                                                  form, which they may complete and submit         apply. We must receive an official Test
their program, a qualitative evaluation of
                                                  electronically. The letter of recommendation     Report Form from the test center. Please
their work, and the results of all exams
                                                  form may also be found separately on our         specify that you wish to have this score
taken.
                                                  website at                                       report sent to the University of Minnesota
   All international applicants who submit
                                                  carlsonschool.umn.edu/ptmba/apply.               MBA programs when you take the examina-
credentials on which the award of the degree
received is not recorded should submit                                                             tion. For further information on the IELTS
certified copies of their diplomas; an official   APPLICATION FEE                                  examination please visit the website at
English translation should be attached if the     ■ $60 non-refundable fee for U.S. citizens       www.ielts.org.
diploma was not issued in English.
   If the grading system used by the              ■ $90 for international applicants and U.S.
university is not shown on the credentials        residents with foreign credentials
themselves, a separate statement from the            Visa, Mastercard, and Novus Card
university is required giving this                payments are accepted. For other forms of
information.                                      payment: U.S. residents may pay by personal
   On CERTIFIED or ATTESTED                       check or money order. Foreign applicants
credentials the certifying official should        may pay by international money order or
write ―this is a true copy of the original‖ and   certified bank check. Make all checks
should then sign and seal each document.          payable to the University of Minnesota.
Applicants may not certify their own                 Your application fee will be waived if you
credentials. If you are uncertain about the       have been on active duty in the U.S. military
required documents, please call or email us       within three years of submitting your MBA
well before the application deadline.             application. Please indicate on your
                                                  application (either paper or online) that you
GMAT                                              are paying by check and send us a note
   PearsonVUE administers the GMAT on             indicating your dates of active military
behalf of the Graduate Management                 service in place of the application fee
Admission Council (GMAC). Results                 payment.
normally arrive 2-3 weeks after the test. We
must receive an official score report of your     ENGLISH TESTING
GMAT results directly from the testing               If English is not your native language,
service. Information about scheduling a           you must submit scores from either the Test
GMAT appointment, and the locations of            of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
testing centers worldwide, can be found           or International English Language Testing
online at http://www.mba.com.                     System (IELTS) exam to prove your ability
   PLEASE NOTE—Scores sent to the                 to communicate in English. The Part-Time
University of Minnesota Part-Time                 MBA program accepts the results from
MBA program are available for five                either exam; it is not necessary to take both.
years.                                               If you have completed the last two years
   If you submit your application before          of your baccalaureate degree or one year of
receiving your test results, please indicate on   graduate school in the United States, United
the application the month and year in which       Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, or
you will take, or took, the exam and request      New Zealand, you are exempt from taking
that a copy of your results be forwarded to       the TOEFL or IELTS. You are not exempt if

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