WELCOME TO WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY'S
Admitted International Students
Information Directory provides some basic information you will need as
you plan for your MBA education at Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School
of Management. We will keep you up-to-date and informed throughout the coming
Be sure to contact us with your questions. Call 503-370-6167 (toll
free within the U.S. at 1-866-MBA-AGSM) or email Judy at email@example.com.
If you have questions about visa, immigration or health insurance issues,
contact Chris Andresen, Associate Director of International Education. Call Chris
at 503-375-5404, fax 503-370-6565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
entire Atkinson School community congratulates you on your admission to the Willamette
MBA program and encourages you to join us for a career-building and life-changing
|Associate Dean and Director of Admission
||Director of Recruitment
Reserve Your Place in the Incoming Class of 2010
To confirm your
place in the entering class of 2010, complete the Acceptance of Admission form
enclosed with your letter of admission and return it with your $200 deposit
the Willamette University MBA program by your deposit date. Make checks payable
to Willamette University. The deposit will be applied toward your tuition and
fees billing for fall semester 2010. Deposits are not refundable.
need more time to make your decision, email Judy O'Neill at email@example.com
to ask for an extension of your deposit date. If you decide not to attend the
Willamette MBA, please notify Judy O'Neill.
for 2010 - 2011
Fall Semester for International Students formally begins on August 17th. However, new international students should plan to arrive in Salem between August 2nd and August 10th so you have time to get get settled and rested before school starts.
Also, you will want to be sure to participate in the optional pre-session events on August 13th: "Living and Learning in Salem" and Dinner at the Dean's House.
Fall Semester 2010
Living and Learning in Salem
Optional pre-session for all new WU Full-time MBA students
| August 13
Dinner at Dean Debra Ringold's Home
Optional pre-session event for all new WU Full-time MBA students
|WU International Orientation
||August 17 (9 am - 2:45 pm)
|Fall Semester Begins
|| August 17 (3:00 p.m.)
||August 17 - August 20
|Labor Day Holiday
|| November 25 - 26
|End of Fall Semester
Spring Semester 2011
Day of Spring Semester
||March 21 - 25
|End of Semester
An Atkinson School student will pick you up at Portland International Airport (PDX) when you
arrive for Willamette's fall semester 2010. Our arrival student liasons will bring you to Salem, help you find a place to live,
your bank account, etc. We will provide more information about our
Liaison Program and Internatonal Student Orientation programs during the summer.
International Student Advisor
Andresen, Associate Director of International Education, is your international
student advisor. Contact Chris with questions about visa, immigration or health
insurance issues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503-375-5404.
All Willamette MBA students
are required to have a laptop computer. In some classes you will use your laptop
extensively; in others periodically or minimally. Current
required laptop specifications are listed below.
* 802.11b or 802.11g wireless LAN capability
* Microsoft Office
software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
* Recommended RAM of 2G
* Some courses require Windows only software applications.
Apple OS X Intel based laptops (MacBook and MacPro) must be set up to support
the Windows operating system. The cost to purchase Windows operating system
software and license are the responsibility of the laptop user.
Note: If you intend to use a laptop provided by another organization or an
employer for your MBA course work, be sure the laptop administration is NOT restricted
by the organization's IT department. You may be required to install software,
make network changes, or make other system configuration changes to your laptop.
Laptops with administration lock down or that are only partially configurable
will not meet the requirements of this program.
The cost of tuition for 2010-11 will be $29,900
academic year ($14,950 per semester). The student body fee is $80 per academic
Tuition generally increases approximately 4% to 5% each year. There is also an additional
second year of fee of $50 for renting graduation regalia.
Financial Aid - Educational Loans
loans are the most common source of funding for MBA students in the United States.
Educational loans may be available from your home country or from private credit-based
loan programs in the United States. Private credit-based loans require a co-signer
who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
If you are interested in
a private loan and have a U.S. cosigner, email Katy Wilson, Willamette University
Senior Financial Aid Counselor, at email@example.com.
Programs to consider are: SallieMae International Student Loans at http://www.salliemae.com/international/non_us_students/,
and Bank of America International Student Loan: http://www.bankofamerica.com/studentbanking/index.cfm?template=stb_studentloans_privateloans_bofa_loans.cfm
Financial Aid - Merit-based Scholarships
scholarships are awarded to approximately 50% of full-time Early Career MBA
students and MBA for Career Change Students. Scholarships are announced in your letter of admission and based on
a number of criteria including GMAT or GRE score. Applicants who did not receive a scholarship
or are interested in increasing their scholarship will generally be required
retake the GMAT or the GRE. If you are interested in retaking the GMAT or the GRE, be sure your new
GMAT or GRE scores are received by the admission office by March 1, 2010. If your
or GRE score increases significantly, your eligibility for scholarship assistance can
Fifty percent of a scholarship award for the academic year
is dispersed for fall semester and 50% is dispersed for spring semester. Scholarship
awards are not available for summer semester.
Additional scholarship opportunities
for second year students include a selection of competitive scholarships that
recognize characteristics such as entrepreneurship, academic achievement, leadership,
service, and initiative. Our MBA students apply for these scholarships during
the spring semester of the first year of study.
Renewal of Scholarships - Atkinson School MBA scholarships
are generally renewable for the second year of study if the MBA student meets
all of the following requirements: 1) maintains a minimum MBA cumulative grade
point average of 3.3 (B+); 2) maintains fulltime enrollment in the Full-time MBA
program and completes a minimum of 12 MBA credits per semester; and 3) maintains
good standing within the academic policies and expectations of conduct of the
Atkinson School and Willamette University.
MBA/JD joint degree students
who receive scholarship assistance from the MBA program will receive the scholarship
only during the first academic year in which they are enrolled full-time in the
Cancelation of Scholarships - The Willamette MBA views ethics and academic honesty as very important parts of our MBA education. Scholarship recipients who have been placed on conduct probation or found to have committed the offense of plagiarism, cheating, or unauthorized possession of academic materials will lose all scholarship assitance awarded by the Atkinson School. See http://www.willamette.edu/mba/handbook/mba/Conduct_2009.html for definitions of the terms "plagiarism," "cheating," "unauthorized possession of academic materials," and "conduct probation."
may defer their enrollment for up to one year. Deferment applies to admission
only and does not defer scholarship awards or financial aid. Contact Judy O'Neill
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
503-370-6167 (toll free 1-866-MBA-AGSM).
MBA students generally live off-campus. Remember, an Atkinson School student will pick you up at the Portland airport when you
arrive for fall semester 2010 and help you find a place to live,
your bank account, etc.
For our 2010 Google map and recommendations from students
Other resources for information
include the Statesman Journal (Classified
Ad) and Craigslist
A recent Statesman Journal newspaper
article estimates the going rate for two-bedroom,
one-bathroom apartment ranges from $560 to $650 per month. ...The typical one-bedroom
rents for about $460 to $570 per month.
Limited on-campus housing for graduate students is available for the 2010-11 academic year. If you are interested in living
on-campus, email email@example.com right away.
Insurance for International Students
All Willamette University international
students and their accompanying family members are required to have health and
accident insurance for each semester the student is registered for classes. Insurance
coverage must be equal to or greater than the following:
- medical benefits
of no less than $50,000 per each accident or each illness
- medical evacuation
(assisted transportation to home country provided to a seriously ill person) to
the insured’s home country no less than $l0,000
- repatriation (transportation
of dead body to home country) of remains no less than $7,500
- a deductible
not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
- benefits must be payable in
the United States
- terms of coverage (beginning and ending dates) must
e in effect throughout the entire semester and be renewable for continuing coverage
dollar coverage for each accident or illness
- list of covered services
of excluded services
- insured person's name
- address and telephone
number of the insurance company
Willamette offers a health insurance
plan that meets and exceeds the above requirements. The cost for student insurance for
the 2010-11 academic year is $450 per semester for six months coverage ($900 for
12 months coverage). The cost of the health insurance is automatically billed
to you by Willamette University at the beginning of each semester. Payment is
required at the time other charges are paid. Check with Chris Andresen, Willamette
University Associate Director International Education (phone 503 375 5404; fax
503-370-6565, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
for coverage and rates for family members.
You will not be required to
purchase the Willamette insurance plan if you can prove that your existing insurance
policy meets the minimum requirements listed above. If you have an insurance policy
which meets the above requirements and contains all the information listed above,
you must obtain a copy of your insurance coverage (written in English), and take
it to Chris Andresen, Associate Director of International Education to be evaluated
for compliance by the first Friday of classes each semester. If you are not able
to provide proof of the required level of insurance coverage, you will be automatically
billed for Willamette's health insurance plan.
Disability and Learning Services
The mission of the Willamette University Disability and Learning Services office is to facilitate reasonable accommodations for those students with a qualifying disability or temporary medical condition and to provide academic assistance on an individual basis to any undergraduate or graduate student who requests it. Admitted applicants desiring information regarding Disability Services for Willamette MBA students may go to www.willamette.edu/dept/disability and follow the procedures listed. Students who have a documented disability requiring
accommodation should contact the Office of Disability and Learning Services at
503-370-6471 or email JoAnne Hill at email@example.com
with an MBA Student, Faculty Member or Alumnus
If you would like
to communicate with an MBA School student, faculty member and/or alumnus, we will
be happy to connect you! To request contact, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes in Your Mailing Address, Email Address or Telephone Number
If you have a change in your mailing address, email address or telephone number,
be sure to tell us so we can continue to keep you informed of important information.
Email changes to email@example.com
Admitted students may defer their enrollment for
up to one year. Deferment applies to admission only and does not defer scholarship
awards or financial aid.
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