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 PLU students/alumni as well as students/alumni from any AACSB accredited school who have earned a cumulative upper division GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants can be from any academic background and must hold a bachelors 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.

Questions about Fast Track?

For questions regarding Fast Track admission contact MBA Director Juanita Reed at reedjj@plu.edu.

Candidates who are currently working on a PLU undergraduate or graduate degree may apply for Fast Track admission to a School of Business graduate program at any time.  That candidate remains admitted to the graduate program as long as they maintain eligibility explained below. If a candidate loses Fast Track eligibility, that candidate may reapply to the program using the standard graduate admission process.

Fast Track Eligibility:

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

Fast Track Application includes:

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

Fast Track Eligibility:

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

Fast Track Application Includes:

  • Application Form
  • No application fee
  • One letter of recommendation (send this form to your reference)
  • Resume noting work experience
  • No GMAT or GRE scores unless the alumnus does not have work experience or is unable to get a letter of recommendation
  • No essay

Candidates who have or will receive a degree from a college or university that offers an AACSB Accredited Business degree may apply for Fast Track to a PLU School of Business graduate program.  Candidates may be from any academic background in or outside of the Business program at their institution.  Alumni from these institutions must have completed their degree within the last five years.

Fast Track Eligibility:

  • Completion of a bachelors degree at a AACSB accredited college or university
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA in upper-division (300 and 400 level) classes

Fast Track Application Includes:

  • Application Form
  • No application fee
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume noting work experience
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  • No GMAT or GRE scores unless the alumnus does not have work experience or is unable to get a letter of recommendation
  • No essay

Transcripts

Official transcripts must be mailed directly to PLU or submitted in a sealed envelope.  Transcripts should be sent to:

Graduate Programs
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003