Spring 2021 Admissions Process

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in GMAT and GRE exam delays and cancellations for in-person exams. In response to this, the Anderson School of Management has approved an alternative admission process for the Spring 2021 application cycle.

The entrance exam requirement is waived for Spring 2021 applicants. Applicants with a cumulative gpa below 3.0 will be required to submit a personal statement and resume here in addition to the existing online application, transcripts and application fee. There is no formula, character limit, or recommendation for writing the personal statement. Look at your own experience and at the opportunity you're applying for with a critical eye.

Applications are due on October 1, 2020 with $100 application fees (for domestic applicants). International applicants, please visit the Global Education Office for more information.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed bachelor's degree.
  2. At least 30 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate courses in management, accounting, information systems, computer science, computer-related engineering, or a combination thereof.
  3. Proficiency in English language professional communication demonstrated by undergraduate courses, professional experience, or both. Students who lack proficiency may be admitted provisionally with completion of one or two undergraduate professional communication courses selected by the faculty advisor or admission committee in the first two semesters. The courses must be completed with grades of "B" or better.
  4. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 must submit all application requirements and the additional waiver application here.
  5. Given current challenges in taking the exam, this requirement is waived for Spring 2021 applicants: A score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is equal to or greater than 500 using the conversion tool here.

Plan of Study

Upon meeting the admission requirements, to complete the application process students must meet with the program director to develop a Plan of Study. Advisement prior to first-semester enrollment and a formal Plan of Study is mandatory. Individual students will be advised to enroll in specific classes that match their intended career path and complement their bachelor's degree and work experience. A Plan of Study is a custom-designed curriculum created by the applicant and the MS-ISA director. Applicants must schedule to meet with Professor Alex Seazzu to create a Plan of Study. Email him at

Plan of Study Guide

Read the Plan of Study Guide before creating a Plan of Study. The guide contains tips on creating your Plan of Study.

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