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Fast Track Application

How to apply using the Fast Track Application

The Fast Track application allows candidates to apply to a graduate program in the School of Business through an abbreviated process.

Eligible applicants are students/alumni from PLU and any AACSB accredited school who have completed a degree with a cumulative upper division GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants can be from any academic background and must hold a bachelor’s degree before the beginning of their first semester in a School of Business graduate program.

Fast Track applicants are not required to submit GRE/GMAT score or an application fee. Space for Fast Track students may be limited and competitive. If a candidate loses Fast Track status, the candidate may reapply to the program using the standard graduate admission process.

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GRE/GMAT and application are not required for Fast Track applicants.

Application Process
Follow the instructions below to submit your Fast Track application.

Candidates who are currently enrolled as a PLU undergraduate or graduate student may apply for Fast Track admission to a School of Business graduate program. That candidate remains admitted to the graduate program as long as they maintain eligibility. If Fast Track eligibility is lost, that candidate may reapply to the program using the standard graduate admission process.

Fast Track Eligibility:

Undergraduate

  • Completion of a PLU degree
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA in upper-division (300 and 400 level) courses

Graduate

  • Completion of a PLU degree
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA

Application Process:

Applications are processed through GradCAS, a nationwide centralized application service for graduate programs.

Apply online via GradCAS with the following steps:

  1. Select Create an Account to get started
  2. Select the Term you plan to start
  3. Type “Pacific Lutheran University” in the Search field or use Filters to search
  4. Select and add the desired program/Fast Track (select one of the following)
    • Master of Business Administration/Fast Track
    • Master of Science in Finance/Fast Track
    • Master of Science in Market Analytics/Fast Track
  5. Complete all required application questions
  6. Upload your resume noting work experience
  7. Upload a brief statement of professional goals
  8. 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.

GMAT/GRE, official transcripts, and application fee are waived.

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

Candidates who have completed their degree in any major or graduate program from PLU may apply for Fast Track alumni admission to a School of Business graduate program.

Fast Track Eligibility

Undergraduate

  • Completion of a PLU degree
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA in upper-division (300 and 400 level) courses

Graduate

  • Completion of a PLU degree
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA

Application Process

Applications are processed through GradCAS, a nationwide centralized application service for graduate programs.

Apply online via GradCAS with the following steps:

  1. Select Create an Account to get started
  2. Select the Term you plan to start
  3. Type “Pacific Lutheran University” in the Search field or use Filters to search
  4. Select and add the desired program/Fast Track (select one of the following)
    • Master of Business Administration/Fast Track
    • Master of Science in Finance/Fast Track
    • Master of Science in Market Analytics/Fast Track
  5. Complete all required application questions
  6. Upload your resume noting work experience
  7. Upload a brief statement of professional goals
  8. 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.

GMAT/GRE, official transcripts, and application fee are waived.

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

Candidates who have or will receive a degree from an institution with AACSB accreditation may apply for Fast Track to a PLU School of Business graduate program.  This include candidates from all academic backgrounds (not just business).

Fast Track Eligibility:

Undergraduate

  • Completion of a degree from an AACSB accredited institution
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA in upper-division (300 and 400 level) courses

Graduate

  • Completion of a degree from an AACSB accredited institution
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA

Application Process:

Applications are processed through GradCAS, a nationwide centralized application service for graduate programs.

Apply online via GradCAS with the following steps:

  1. Select Create an Account to get started
  2. Select the Term you plan to start
  3. Type “Pacific Lutheran University” in the Search field or use Filters to search
  4. Select and add the desired program/Fast Track (select one of the following)
    • Master of Business Administration/Fast Track
    • Master of Science in Finance/Fast Track
    • Master of Science in Market Analytics/Fast Track
  5. Complete all required application questions
  6. Upload your resume noting work experience
  7. Upload a brief statement of professional goals
  8. 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.
  9. Submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. All transcripts should be sent to GradCAS, not PLU (see GradCAS instructions for sending transcripts electronically or by mail).

The application fee is waived. No GMAT or GRE scores are required.

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

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 try the following:

GradCAS Customer Service