I am applying, but want to make sure I have collected all the required documents. What’s needed to review my application?
A complete application contains the following:
- Application form (completed online)
- $75 application fee; $100 for International applicants requiring a student visa
- Essay question responses
- Current resume
- Two official transcripts from each institution attended
- Two completed confidential recommendation forms (or letters on recommenders letterhead)
- Official GMAT or GRE scores
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score (if English is not applicant’s first language)
All application materials become the property of Santa Clara University at the time of submission and cannot be returned regardless of the decision of the Admissions Committee. Each applicant should retain copies for his/her own records.
Can I mail in my MSIS application?
At this time, the only way to apply to the MSIS Program is through our website. You can create your own account which allows you to fill out your application and save it as you go. To create your personal login and begin filing out your application, visit: www.scu.edu/business/msis/application-checklist.cfm
How do I submit the supplemental materials for my application?
You may send documents to support your application to the attention of:
MSIS Admissions Committee
Leavey School of Business
Lucas Hall Suite 116
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0410
Can I submit documents supporting my application as I get them or should they be given to you all at once?
Applicants may submit supporting materials as they become available. The order in which we receive your supporting materials is not as important as your application being submitted on or before the deadline.
Can I submit my resume separately?
A current resume is required. You may submit this as part of the online application or you may send it separately with the other supplemental application materials. A current resume should include both your past and present employment positions and any academic or skill information you wish to share.
What quarters do your accept applications and what are the deadlines for each quarter?
We accept MSIS program applications for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Application deadlines for each quarter are as follows:
Fall Quarter – April 1st (1st round), June 1st (2nd round)
Winter Quarter – November 1st
Spring Quarter – January 20th
Classes start in September (Fall), January (Winter), and April (Spring)
Does when I apply affect my changes of being accepted?
An application is reviewed with the same consideration no matter which term the student wishes to begin enrollment.
How long before I hear back with the admissions decision?
Applications, when complete, are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Once an application is ready for review by the Admissions Committee, you will hear from us with an admissions decision within one or two weeks.
What is the essay requirement portion of the application?
Applicants are encouraged to give considerable time and thought to their essay responses. Answer each question succinctly and carefully. Please follow the directions and limit responses to one or two pages in length (about 500 to 700 words). The essay response section is part of the online application. Applicants may submit the essay responses with the application electronically or send hard copies under separate cover. It is recommended that an applicant answer the optional essay if there is any information in the applicant’s background that the applicant would like to highlight or explain to the admissions committee. Our coursework requires a strong command of written communication and multiple essays help the Admissions Committee get to know you as an individual and how you express your thoughts.
What are my chances of admission?
Much consideration is given to each applicant’s materials so without a complete application it is not possible to state whether or not you could attend the program. We encourage you to compile the necessary application materials and focus on submitting an application that exemplifies your academic competence.
How do I know the status of my application?
Once you have submitted your application you will be able to logon to your eCampus account to check the status of your application. Once all application documents are received, your application status will be listed as “complete”.
How will I be notified of my admissions decision?
Decisions are sent via e-mail.
How will I know when you have received all my application materials?
Once you have submitted your application you will receive status updates via e-mail. Please refer to this e-mail to verify your application materials have been received.