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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 2011
To confirm your
place in the entering class of 2011, 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.
You can pay your deposit by mailing us a check in the amount of $200 (payable
to Willamette University) or you can pay your $200 deposit online by credit card at https://secure.willamette.edu/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi/mba. If you choose to pay your deposit online by credit card, you will need to use your Willamette University ID number. You received your ID number in an email from Judy O'Neill shortly after your admission.
The deposit will be applied toward your tuition and
fees billing for fall semester 2011.
Deposits are not refundable.
need more time to make your decision, email Judy O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org
to ask for an extension of your deposit date. If you decide not to attend the
Willamette MBA, please notify Judy O'Neill.
Your Willamette University Student Identification Number
Your will receive your Willamette University Student Identification Number in an email from Judy O'Neill within a few days of your admission email. You may be asked for your ID number when working with many campus offices because it will expedite their ability to rapidly access your records. You will also need your ID number to complete the online form for paying your deposit by credit card. Your ID number is private information, so you should not share your ID number with people other than Willamette University employees.
for 2011 - 2012
A fun and optional presesson will be available on Friday, August 12th. Fall Semester 2011 officially begins on Tuesday, August 16th, with WU International Student Orientation (required) and Compass Week (required). Compass Week is required for all new students. New students should plan to arrive in Salem between August 1st and August 9th (or before) so you have time to get settled and rested before school starts.
The basic academic
calendar for 2011-12 is shown below.
Fall Semester 2011
|Optional Presession Program
|Fall Semester Begins
|Willamette University International Student Orientation
||August 16 @ 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
||August 16 @ 3:00 p.m. through August 19
|Labor Day Holiday
||November 21 - November 25
|End of Fall Semester
Spring Semester 2012
Day of Spring Semester
||March 26 - March 30
|End of Semester
|Commencement for Graduating Class of 2012
An Atkinson School student will pick you up at Portland International Airport (PDX) when you
arrive for Willamette's fall semester 2011. Our arrival student liaisons 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 International Student Orientation programs early in the summer of 2011.
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 email@example.com
or call 503-375-5404.
The cost of tuition for 2011-12 is $31,250
academic year ($15,625 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 educational loans from U.S. organizations require a co-signer
who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If you are interested in
a U.S. private loan and have a U.S. cosigner, email Katy Wilson, Willamette University
Senior Financial Aid Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Education loans may also be available from organizations based in your home country or from your government.
Students from India may want to review the following educational loan program: http://www.credila.com/
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, 2011. 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; 3) passes IKEW during spring semester of the first year; and 4) maintains
good standing within the academic policies and expectations of conduct of the
Atkinson School and Willamette University.
Students who do not meet all of the requirements for renewal of their scholarship may appeal the renewal of their scholarship to the Associate Dean and Director of Admission who will consult with the Dean in making all appeal decisions.
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_2010.html for definitions of the terms "plagiarism," "cheating," "unauthorized possession of academic materials," and "conduct probation."
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
Special Note #1.
require Windows only software applications that are not available for Mac. In these cases, students will need to provide their own access to an appropriate windows based laptop. In other cases, windows based software is available for Apple OS X Intel based laptops (MacBook
and MacPro) that are set up to support the Windows operating system. However, the cost
to purchase Windows operating system software and license are the responsibility
of the student.
Special Not #2. : If you intend to use a laptop provided
by an organization or 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.
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 2011 and help you find a place to live,
your bank account, etc.
For our 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.
The Willamette University on-campus housing office does not anticipate openings for on-campus housing for graduate students for fall semester 2011. If you are interested in living
email email@example.com and ask to be placed on their waiting list.
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 2011-12 academic year is $468 per semester for six months coverage ($936 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 Nicole Melius, International Programs Advisor, Willamette
University Office of International Education (phone 503-370-6736; 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 Nicole Melius, International Programs Advisor, in the WU Office 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.
Health History and Immunization
Records for 2011
Oregon state law requires all new students to provide
immunization and health records. Forms to be completed are available online in
pdf format and are linked below. Be sure to complete the health history, immunization,
and tuberculosis forms as soon as possible and send them to the Willamette University
Bishop Wellness Center.
* Immunization Information and Instructions ((http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/health_form_info.pdf)
* Health History and Immunization Form (http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/immunization_form.pdf)
* Tuberculosis Screening Form (http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/tb_form.pdf)
you need the measles immunization (MMR) or the PPDTB test, you can get them on
campus on August 17th during Compass Week. The cost for the MMR vaccination is $62. The PPDTB test is $12.
Charges for vaccinations will be billed to your Willamette University student
[Note: If you have recently been enrolled in the Willamette University
College of Law or College of Liberal Arts, you should update the health history
form, but you do not need to resubmit the immunization and tuberculosis forms.]
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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