Admissions Information

Students interested in applying to any of the online degree programs at Our Lady of the Lake University have access to a wealth of support and guidance from helpful staff members. If you have any questions or need assistance at any point in the application process, simply call an admissions advisor at 855-275-1082.

Admissions requirements and procedures vary for each online program at Our Lady of the Lake, you can find details for each program listed below:

Requirements for the Online Master of Business Administration:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.50* for cumulative undergraduate work.
  • Provide a list of three references knowledgeable about the applicant’s managerial and/or professional performance.
  • A personal statement of one to two double-spaced pages describing your long-range professional and scholarly interests
  • A complete and current résumé
  • International students must supply additional information. See the International Students page for 
details.
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work

*Candidates with a GPA near, but below, a 2.50 may be considered for the MBA program with an additional GPA Statement to discuss the circumstances surrounding the undergraduate GPA and plans to be successful at the graduate level

Requirements for the Online M.Ed. in School Counseling:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • Students are required to pay a $10 fee and complete a background check and authorization form
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and official and sealed transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended
  • Personal statement
  • Student acknowledgement form
  • Student questionnaire
  • Reference form
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA. If GPA is below 3.0 a GPA statement is required.
  • FERPA Consent to Release Educational Records and Information form – Written consent release of test records to certification officer and program faculty.
  • Current teaching license (if you are a teacher)
  • Teaching service record (if applicable)

Requirements for the Online Master of Social Work – Advanced Standing Program:

For the Advanced Standing MSW program (30 credit hours, for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited program) all of the following is required for consideration:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • Completed form for each Letter of Recommendation: LOR Form
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work from a program accredited by The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 in all undergraduate course work and cumulative social work major
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • Three letters of recommendation not more than one year old (at least one from an academician if in school within the last 3 years, others from employers or supervisors)
  • A personal statement addressing the following areas: motivation for graduate studies, motivation for social work, social work related employment and/or volunteer experiences, social work career goals, and understanding of and identification with the Worden School of Social Service mission
  • A complete and current résumé

Requirements for the Online Master of Social Work – Foundation Program:

For the Foundation MSW program (57 credit hours, for all other undergraduate degrees) all of the following is required for consideration:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • Completed form for each Letter of Recommendation: LOR Form
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.50*, or a 3.00 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • Three letters of recommendation not more than one year old (at least one from an academician if in school within the last 3 years, others from employers or supervisors)
  • A personal statement addressing the following areas: motivation for graduate studies, motivation for social work, social work related employment and/or volunteer experiences, social work career goals, and understanding of and identification with the Worden School of Social Service mission
  • A complete and current résumé

For additional information regarding the field work requirements, click here.

*If cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00, but above 2.50, an additional GPA statement will be required to discuss the circumstances surrounding the undergraduate GPA and plans to be successful at the graduate level.

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