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The MUM Admissions Office welcomes applications at any time for our undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs. Once you submit the application form, you’ll be connected with your admissions counselor who will guide you through the rest of the process.

MUM has rolling admissions, which means we review applications for acceptance year-round, once the applicant has completed the required materials. If you’re not yet sure whether you want to apply, we encourage you to submit a Request Info form located anywhere on our website, or to attend one of our monthly Visitors Weekends during which you’ll get a clearer sense of whether MUM is the right fit for you. For more information on Admissions take a look at our FAQ below.

Admissions FAQ

Apply online for admission to Maharishi University of Management. The application processing fee is $20 for all applicants.

All undergraduate programs have entries in mid-August (fall) and early February (spring). Most graduate programs have fall entries, and some will have spring entries as well. Take a look at our academic calendar for more specific info.

The deadline for US applicants to finish the admissions process is August 1 for fall/August entry or January 20 for spring/February entry. See deadlines for international applicants.


Most undergraduates receive full financial aid which includes low-interest federal loans, federal grants, and a need-based scholarship from the university. Graduate students often receive full financial aid in the form of low-interest federal loans and a need-based scholarship. Find out more using our cost & aid calculator.

Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover general education requirements, electives, and up to half the course work in the major, for a maximum of 90 total credits. Transfer credits are accepted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

The Admissions Office can provide an estimate of your transferable credits based on transcripts provided during the application process. For more exact information, our Enrollment Center and academic advisors can evaluate your transcripts either before enrollment or during academic advising sessions after you’ve enrolled.

For Bachelor’s programs:

  • We require all Bachelor’s applicants to hold a high school diploma or equivalent. (Note: For applicants with 24 or more transferable college credits, we don’t require the submission of a high school document.)
  • In general, we require Bachelor’s applicants to have received a 2.5 GPA or above from their most recent institution attended. Applicants with below a 2.5 may still be considered depending on additional qualifications (see FAQ on “criteria for admission”).

For Master’s programs:

  • We require all Master’s applicants to hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • In general, we require Master’s applicants to have received a 3.0 GPA or above for their undergraduate study. Applicants with below a 3.0 may still be considered depending on additional qualifications.

When reviewing applicants for admission, we consider each prospective student’s overall potential. Factors include:

  • Academic record
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Dedication to developing full potential
  • Extracurricular activities and/or work experience
  • Recommendations from teachers, employers, or others who know the applicant well
  • Answers to essay questions, personal interview, and other information
  • For students whose first language is not English: official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 6.0 on IELTS Academic, 80 on TOEFL iBT, or 51 on PTE, unless you have earned a full-time, on-campus degree from Canada, Australia, the UK, or the US within the past 2 years.

Applicants who did not complete their high school study are required to submit one of the following:

  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; or
  • A certificate of completion of a home-study program if the program is recognized by the student’s home state, or if the program is not recognized by the student’s state, the state must not consider the student to be in violation of truancy laws. Home-schooled applicants must also submit a complete homeschooling record.
We encourage all prospective students to attend one of our monthly Visitors Weekends.

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