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International Applicant Graduate Admissions Checklist

Applicants are more than their paperwork – which is why qualified candidates are invited for in-person or SKYPE interviews after all materials are received. Below is a checklist intended to help with the admissions process. It is recommended that your application be submitted within 30 days of creating your account, thereby providing you sufficient time to focus on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Contact the UofL MBA Office with any questions via telephone 502-852-7257 or email

Create application account

Visit the UofL MBA Landing page and choose the program for which you are applying.

One letter of recommendation

Within the application, submit the name and email address of your recommender. He/she will receive an email invitation on your behalf. Your recommender will receive a series of prompts to support your acceptance into the program.

Professional resume

Within the application, upload your resume.

Personal statement

Within the application, attach a 1-2 page Word document describing your interest in the UofL program, why you selected UofL, your short and long term goals, and any additional information you feel is relevant.

Submit the application

Official college transcript(s)

Order an official college transcript from all colleges attended, including the degree granting institution.

Mail transcripts to:
College of Business, Graduate Programs Office
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

E-Transcripts will be accepted from the institution only. They can be sent to:

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The admissions application includes a field in which you can provide your GMAT test date and/or scores. If you have not scheduled the GMAT, please visit for details. Once registered, notify the UofL MBA office by sending an email to with Subject Line: GMAT Test Date. We recommend allocating 6-8 weeks of preparatory time and encourage you to attend the Free GMAT workshops offered monthly at the College of Business. Note: We will accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT.

Academic Records

A complete academic record includes all official transcripts of courses of study completed, degrees, and certificates earned at the secondary or collegiate level. If you studied outside of the United States, you are required to submit your academic records to World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a formal evaluation. If you order from WES (preferred), please order the WES ICAP Course-by-Course Evaluation. Their websites are: or

English Proficiency

All applicants for whom English is a second language need to show evidence of sufficient proficiency in the English language. We will accept the following:
TOEFL – Score of 79 and higher on the internet-based test required; scores must be 2 years old or less at the time of application.
IELTS – Score of 6.5 or higher on the computer-based test required; scores must be 2 years old or less at the time of application.

Financial Statement*

You will be asked to demonstrate that you have adequate financial resources to support your educational and living expenses for the duration of your studies in the U.S. Every applicant must submit appropriate official financial documents. If you are submitting proof of personal funds, please attach an original dated official bank letter verifying that you or your family has the total necessary funds on deposit. For government agency or employer financial support, please provide an original letter from the sponsor stating the amount and duration of the scholarship and validity for attendance at the University of Louisville. If you will have a U.S. sponsor, they should complete the Affidavit of Support I-134 form and provide the necessary documents. This can be obtained from the immigration website at Submit proof of financials and copy of passport biographical page to the International Center, If you receive a graduate research assistantship from the University of Louisville College of Business that covers your cost of study, you will not need to submit any additional financial documents.

*A Financial Statement will be required once an admission decision has been made.

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