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Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and Specializations.

  • Bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Your official bachelor's transcripts, minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. Fee is required to initiate an application for admission and must be paid as part of the application process. The fee covers the cost of transcript requests, transcript evaluation and other administrative costs.
  • GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.

FlexPath Admission Requirements

Applicants for our FlexPath Self-Paced Learning option must also meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a Bachelor's degree in business or a similar field (e.g. accounting, finance, marketing, management).
  • If you have a Bachelor's degree from another field, you will need to show 5 years of relevant, professional business experience.
  • You must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on previous undergraduate course work.

Over 92% of Capella graduate business alumni are likely or very likely to recommend their program.

Noel-Levitz Business Program Alumni Study, 2012

International Student Requirements

You are considered an international applicant if you completed your highest degree outside of the U.S., regardless of where you currently live. International applications include all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the U.S.

In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:

  • Minimum scores and acceptable tests for proof of English proficiency
  • Transcript evaluation

Learn more about international student admissions.

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