Application Process

What do you look for when evaluating applications?

Admission to MCIT Online is very competitive. We look for applicants who are likely to succeed in, benefit from, and contribute to the program. For tips on how to strengthen your application, see our program directors’ recent blog post.

Where and when should I send my official transcripts?

If you receive an offer of admission, you must submit your official transcripts before matriculation. We must receive an official, final transcript from each institution where you earned course credit. If your graduation date is not included on your transcript, you will also need to submit a graduation verification certificate. If you are admitted, we will contact you with instructions on how to submit your official transcripts.

Official documents must be translated to English, if applicable. Offers of admission and matriculation into the program are not binding until academic records are verified. If there are discrepancies between the self-reported academic work and official records, your offer of admission may be withdrawn or you may be removed from the program.

Do I have to submit official transcripts?

You do not need to submit official transcripts with your application. However, if you attended an international university, consider using a service such as Certifile or WES as this makes international documentation easier for our admissions team to evaluate. 

Every for-credit course that you have taken needs to be represented on a transcript that includes all of the following: course name, credits received, and grade. If you submit a transcript that includes transfer credits without the listed grades earned, such as T for Transfer, you will also need to submit the transcript from the original institution that contains the actual grades received.

If you are accepted into the program, you’ll be required to submit your official transcripts before matriculation.

Do I need to wait until my letters of recommendation are in to submit my application?

No! We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. However, please note that an application is not considered complete and ready for review until at least two letters of recommendation have been submitted.

How do I apply?

In addition to the online application, you’ll need to submit a personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a resume, along with TOEFL scores if you’re an international applicant or a non-U.S. citizen/permanent resident. For details, see Application Process

Do I have to submit official transcripts to apply?

You may submit unofficial transcripts (translated to English, if necessary, and uploaded as PDFs) with the application.  If you only have official transcripts, you can upload them as PDFs with your application.

If admitted, you will be required to provide official transcripts of all previous academic work to verify the information provided in your uploaded application documents. (Note: Official documents must be translated to English, if applicable, via WES or Educational Perspectives). Offers of admission and matriculation into the program are not binding until academic records are verified. If there are discrepancies between the self-reported academic work and official records, your offer of admission may be withdrawn or you may be removed from the program. Details regarding the process for submitting official transcripts will be sent to admitted students.

Is the GRE required for admission?

Although the GRE or GMAT are optional, there are several scenarios in which we recommend that applicants take the GRE or GMAT to strengthen their application:

  1. You have not taken any quantitative courses (such as math or physics).
  2. You feel the grades that you received in your bachelor’s program do not represent your current abilities and are lower than you would like them to be.
  3. You received your undergraduate degree 15 or more years ago.