Application for Admission Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Application Information An application to the Valpo MBA or MEM program includes a completed application form, a cover letter, official copies of transcripts, GMAT test score, two letters of reference, and a $30 application fee.  The Valpo MBA and MEM uses a rolling admission process with most admission decisions usually made within 10 days of receipt of a completed application package.  This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you. You may mail any required materials to: Office of the Graduate School Kretzmann Hall 116 1700 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA You may contact us via: Telephone: (219) 464-5313 Toll Free: (800) 821-7685 Fax: (219) 464-5381 Email: Graduate.School@valpo.edu Application Procedure Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data In order for your application to be considered for admission, all required information must be received by the Graduate Office including: Application Cover Letter: Your application cover letter should include a brief statement of how the Valpo MBA or MEM will help you to achieve your professional goals. GMAT Test Score: Applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  It is available year-round at testing centers nationwide.  Specific information is available at http://www.gmac.com.  Valparaiso University's GMAT institution code is 1874. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework. If you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Valparaiso University, you are not required to submit an official transcript from Valparaiso University. Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to evaluate your ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program in business are required. Professional Experience: Professional experience, although not required, is considered when making admission decisions. Math & Computer Skills: Students entering the program are expected to have taken at least one college level calculus or finite math course, and have basic computer skills.  Students lacking these are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they may be required to take additional courses. Application Fee: $30 for US Citizens. GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration Please indicate area of concentration: Select Area of Concentration Master of Business Administration Master of Engineering Management II. Personal Information Last Name First Name Middle Name Former Name Date of Birth Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Social Security Number (For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we strongly recommend that you provide your Social Security Number.)   Home Address Address City State Select State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Postal Code   Contact Information Home Phone Cell Phone Email If you do not have an email address, please type "None".   Optional Information Are you Hispanic or Latino?   Ethnicity Yes No Are you from one or more of the following (please check all that apply): American Indian or Alaskan Native          Asian         Black or African American Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island       White Gender: Gender Female Male Are you an active member of a church: Select One No Yes If no, list religious preference if you have one: If yes, denomination: III. Educational Background NOTE: Certified transcripts of all college work must be submitted before you will be allowed to register for any graduate class at Valparaiso University. A. College/University   Dates of Attendance   Degrees/Credits Earned   Approximate GPA   B. College/University   Dates of Attendance   Degrees/Credits Earned   Approximate GPA   C. College/University   Dates of Attendance   Degrees/Credits Earned   Approximate GPA   D. College/University   Dates of Attendance   Degrees/Credits Earned   Approximate GPA Please list any recognition, awards, or scholarships that you have received, or co-curricular or community/civic activities in which you have been involved.   Have you ever been dismissed or placed on academic probation? Select Option No Yes If yes, please explain fully: IV. Enrollment A. Planned initial enrollment date: Select One Fall 1 Fall 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 B. Enrollment plan: Select One Full-time student Part-time student C. Have you previously applied for admission to Valparaiso University? Select One Yes No   If yes, when? Month January February March April May June July August September October November December   What college? Select One Arts & Sciences Nursing Engineering Business Law Graduate E. Have you previously enrolled at Valparaiso University? Select One Yes No If yes, when? Month January February March April May June July August September October November December V. Employment & Professional Background NOTE: Beginning with the most recent. A. Company Name   City/State   Dates of Employment   Title   B. Company Name   City/State   Dates of Employment   Title   C. Company Name   City/State   Dates of Employment   Title   D. Company Name   City/State   Dates of Employment   Title   Are you eligible for tuition assistance through your employer? Select Option Yes No Not Sure Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Select Option No Yes If yes, please explain fully. NOTE: Some states have restrictions on licensing or professionally credentialing an individual with a criminal record. VI. Letters of Recommendation Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants. Please list the name of each reference below: A. Name   Title   Business/Institution   Phone Number B. Name   Title   Business/Institution   Phone Number VII. Optional Information Please list names and relationships of your relatives who have attended or are now attending Valparaiso University: A. Name   Relationship   Years Attended   Program B. Name   Relationship   Years Attended   Program VIII. Selection of Valparaiso University A. How did you learn about Valparaiso University? Select One College Adviser Heard from Valpo Alumni Professor Recruiter Relative/Friend Religious Organization Printed Material Reference Material/Guidebooks Internet Site Graduate from VU Other (please specify) If "Other", please specify: B. Please list other graduate schools your are considering or to which you are applying: C. Rank the factors (1=most important) that affected your choice of graduate school (rank all that apply). Financial Programs Accreditation Reputation Location Other Specify APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT Please select method of payment and the amount for your application fee. If you have selected CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, please mail your payment to: The Office of the Graduate School, Kretzmann Hall 116, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383.  If you have selected CREDIT CARD, you can submit your credit card information through this SECURE form. Method of Payment Select One Cash Check Money Order Credit Card-Visa Credit Card-MasterCard Credit Card-Discover Visited campus - fee waived Amount Select Amount $20 Re-Admit Application Fee $30 Masters Degree/Post Masters Certificate Application Fee Visited campus - fee waived Name on Credit Card Credit Card Number (################) Credit Card Expiration (MM/YY)   The decision for admission to the Graduate School is not final until all required application materials have been received. Applicants granted conditional permission to register for classes due to delayed receipt of transcripts may not be allowed to continue their coursework if they do not satisfy the admission requirements.   Valparaiso University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or (as qualified herein) religion, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or (as qualified herein) religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, career services and placement, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Valparaiso University is an institution committed to its Lutheran traditions. The University reserves the right to promote the teachings of the church and to exercise preferences in admissions in favor of Lutherans.   PLEASE CHECK ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING.   By entering your full name below you are signing this electronic application form. "I submit this application as a true and complete statement of facts for your consideration." Applicant's Signature: Application Date: