WELCOME TO WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY'S
Admitted U.S. 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.
The 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 experience.
|Judy O'Neill||Aimee Akimoff||Desiree Vorhees|
|Associate Dean and Director of Admission
||Director of Recruitment||Admission
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 Compass Week. 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
||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
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 financial aid for MBA students in the
US, and make it possible for students to invest in a future of expanded career
opportunities and increased earning power. The combination of Federal Direct Stafford
loans (up to $20,500 per year) and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans can cover
the entire estimated institutional budget for educational, living and personal
expenses while completing your MBA.
Federal Direct Stafford Loans and the
new Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan are awarded through the Willamette University Financial
Aid Office and require submission of the FAFSA form. The FAFSA can be submitted
online online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Willamette
University FAFSA code is 003227.
If you have questions about loan programs,
contact Katy Wilson, Willamette University Senior Financial Aid Counselor. Email Katy at email@example.com,
call toll free at 1-877-744-3736 or call 503-370-6273.
Financial Aid - Merit-based Scholarships
scholarships are awarded to approximately 50% of full-time Early Career MBA
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 GRE, be sure your new
GMAT or GRE scores are received by the admission office by March 1, 2011. If your GMAT
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 Deanand 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."
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. Check 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be placed on their waiting list.
Student Health Insurance:
students are required to have health insurance. Willamette University's domestic
student health insurance plan for 2011-12 is through Fairmont Specialty Group. The policy provides coverage for part of the cost of emergency care and some outpatient medical, mental health, and drug and alcohol care. A written summary of the coverage
is available at http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/summary.pdf
rate for the student insurance plan for the 2011-2012 school year is a 2 tier
rate based on age. The rate is based on your age on August 15, 2011. Students
age 24 and under will pay $490 per year. Students over age 24 or over will pay $737 per
year. The coverage period is August 15, 2011 - August 14, 2012.
Students who have other coverage may elect to go online after July 1, 2011 to waive this student insurance plan. This plan must be waived by September 21, 2011. The link to waive health insurance is available on the left navigation bar of http://willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html (Student Brochure and Online Waiver). Once the student waives coverage the student's account will be credited for this charge prior to the next billing cycle.
Dependent Insurance is available if the student is enrolled in the Student Sickness and Accident Plan. Dependent insurance can only be added at the beginning of the fall semester. Exception is only made for a newborn dependent which must be added within 31 days after birth. Those wishing to purchase Dependent Insurance may enroll at the Business Office Cashier located in Waller Hall. The coverage period is August 15, 2011 - August 14, 2012.. The brochure and enrollment form for the dependent plan are available at http://willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html
Complete information about health insurance for U.S. students is available at http://willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html
If you have questions about health insurance for U.S. students, contact Julie
Prieto at email@example.com
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 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
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.
Visit the Atkinson School
If you have not already visited us, plan
to do so soon. We will be happy to arrange a campus visit for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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