Puget Sound to PLU Application

The instructions below are for applicants who are applying to select graduate programs at the partner institution.

For the Master of Business Administration, applicants can apply any time throughout the year on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring, or Summer term.

For the Master of Science in Marketing Analytics, applications are accepted for the Fall term only. We recommend you submit your application by the priority application date of March 15th. Applications received after the priority date may be considered on a space-available basis.

For the Master of Science in Kinesiology, applications are accepted for the Summer term only. We recommend you submit your application by the priority application date of  November 15. Applications submitted after the application priority date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline on May 9, 8:59pm (Pacific Time).

Once a completed application has been submitted, you will receive your admission decision within two to three weeks.

If you have any questions about this process please contact the Graduate Admission office at gradadmissions@plu.edu or 253-535-8570.

Steps to Apply

  • Create your account on GradCAS application portal (preferred browsers are Google Chrome or Firefox)
  • Select and add the program which you want to apply
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Science in Marketing Analytics
    • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Complete all required application questions.

Visit the GradCAS Applicant Help Center for questions about the application portal, and refer to the Recommender Help Center if your reference needs assistance.


  • Provide contact information for one reference. Your reference will receive an email invitation from gradcasinfo@liaisoncas.com with instructions for completing the recommendation electronically.
  • You may send your reference the Recommendation Form which can be uploaded to the Recommender Portal in place of a recommendation letter.


Upload resume via the application portal that includes your:

  • Employment history
  • Significant academic, professional and community achievements
  • Honors and awards

Personal Statement

  • Upload personal statement via the application portal.
  • The statement should be 300-400 words addressing your educational and professional goals.

(Note: If you need to submit additional documents after submitting the online application, you can email them to gradadmission@plu.edu)

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts must be sent to GradCAS from all US and English-Speaking Canadian institutions you listed in the College Attended section of your application.
  • Official international and French Canadian transcripts must be sent to PLU Graduate Admission Office.
  • See GradCAS instructions for sending official transcripts.

Sending Transcripts Electronically

  • GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse. If your school does not offer either of these services, your transcript must be sent by mail. GradCAS cannot accept transcripts sent via email.
  • When selecting the recipient, choose Educational organization, and then select GradCAS.
  • Include your full GradCAS ID number when entering the GradCAS mailing address.
  • See GradCAS instructions for sending electronic transcripts

Sending Transcripts by Mail

Download and print the Transcript Request Form under each school you listed in the College Attended section of your application. Send the Transcript Request Form to your school.

Your registrar should mail your paper transcript to the following address:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471


If you or your recommenders have any questions or technical problems with the online application portal and recommendation process, status, navigation, missing credentials, etc., please contact GradCAS Customer Service at: 857-304-2042 / gradcasinfo@liaisoncas.com

International applicants and those with degrees and coursework from institutions outside the US have additional transcript and application requirements please review the additional requirements for International Applicants.