Admission Process for the MBA program at LETU
LeTourneau University accepts graduate students on the basis of their qualifications. Decisions made by the Admissions Committee are based upon predictors of academic success such as previous academic records, professional and managerial work experience, appropriate interpersonal skills, writing ability, and the student’s potential to succeed at the graduate level.
While personal interviews are not normally required, they may be requested of some applicants prior to admission. The university reserves the right to admit only students who hold promise of academic success and whose personal character and ethics are consistent with the institutional mission. Withdrawal may be required should an applicant intentionally withhold or falsify pertinent information.
- Submit a completed application for admission to the program. Completed applications are valid for one year.
- Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any graduate work, attempted or completed, sent directly to the appropriate Academic Advisor designated at the time of application. Failure to provide a complete record of all academic work may result in the student not being accepted into the university, or if already enrolled, being withdrawn from the university. For applicants with foreign transcripts, a copy of the original transcript will be accepted, preferably with an English translation. Transcripts, however, must be evaluated course by course by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services, Inc. (WES), or SpanTran Educational Services, Inc. before evaluation and processing by LeTourneau University.
- For regular admissions acceptance, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements for regular acceptance into the graduate program will be allowed to enter on academic probation if the GPA for their last 60 hours is at least 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale) and all other admissions criteria are successfully met.
- Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a paper test score of at least 550, a computer test score of 197, or an internet based test score of 71 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a test score of at least 590 on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC).
- Provide a well-written, 2-page essay that discusses a difficult professional situation you have faced and how you have used your strengths and your expertise to succeed in spite of the challenge. What did you learn from the experience? Explain how what you have learned shaped your current thinking, behavior, and goals. Content, writing mechanics, style, and clarity will be considered in the admission decision.
- Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning and must sign a Behavioral Expectations Agreement, which ensures their understanding and acceptance of the behaviors that are expected of them as students of LeTourneau. See the Behavioral Expectations Agreement here.
The decision of the Graduate Admissions Committee will be final.
Applicants to graduate programs who do not meet the GPA requirements for entrance must submit a resume that includes relevant full-time work experience. Upon review of the resume and other admissions materials, the Graduate Admissions Committee may admit the applicant on academic probation or may give students the option of taking the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) to receive further consideration. The GMAT is the preferred exam for MBA applicants.
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