Application Checklist
Executive Doctorate in Business Administration

You’ll need the following items to complete your application:

  • Official Transcripts (from all colleges/universities where 15 or more college credits were earned)
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Résumé
  • No application fee required

*Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the application until official transcripts are received.

If you completed your degree program outside of the U.S., you will need the following additional items:

  • Official Transcript Evaluation (Completed by a NACES approved organization)
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if the main language of instruction was not English)


Applicants should arrange to have all official sealed transcripts of academic records sent directly from each undergraduate, graduate, and professional school attended where 15 or more college credits were earned.

Please note: If you are still enrolled in a degree-seeking program, you may send us your official, incomplete (degree in progress) transcript to receive an admissions decision. If admitted, you will need to submit a final transcript showing the degree has been awarded.

Send your official sealed transcripts by mail to:


Rollins College-Crummer Graduate School of Business

1000 Holt Ave.-2722

Winter Park, FL 32789

Send your official transcripts electronically to (must be sent directly from your school’s registrar/student records to Crummer Admissions):


Transcript Evaluation – A “course-by-course” transcript evaluation (not translation) is required if your undergraduate or master degree was awarded by a school outside of the United States. An evaluation can be obtained from a NACES approved organization, such as Educational Perspectives, World Education Services, or Josef Silny & Associates Inc. If you choose to have your transcript evaluated by Josef Silny you must also request an official cumulative grade point average report at an additional cost.


Please write three detailed and carefully edited essay statements (maximum of 1,000 words per statement). You should incorporate details of your academic and professional background, your strengths and challenges, and any unique aspects of your candidacy you want the Admissions Committee to consider:

Essay 1: Your reasons for pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration degree.

Essay 2: How you plan to use the degree.

Essay 3: How you will ensure your success in the program, including the support of your own organization.

Essays are uploaded via the application website.


Letters of Recommendation are requested and submitted through the application website. All Letters of Recommendation should be printed on letterhead with an original signature and include contact information for the recommender. Two confidential recommendations are required. Please identify professional and/or academic supporters who know you and can appraise your ability to pursue a graduate degree in this area. Recommendation letters are confidential and will be received electronically via the online application.


Your résumé outlines your career progression and highlights significant accomplishments and will be uploaded via the application website.

Application Fee

There is No Application Fee required. Crummer Graduate School of Business will no longer charge a fee to submit an application to any of our programs. We want to encourage all potential students – regardless of their socioeconomic status – to accomplish their educational goals.

Additional Instructions for International Applicants

International Applicants seeking F-1 visas for full-time study are only eligible to apply to our Early Advantage MBA, Executive MBA or Executive Doctorate in Business Administration programs. There are two parts to this application process.

You will first apply directly to the Crummer Early Advantage MBA, Executive MBA or Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program for admission. If you are admitted, you will then work directly with our Office of International Student and Scholar Services office, for the processing of the I-20 form. The I-20 form is used in your application for your F-1 student visa.

Crummer Graduate School of Business

Our mission is to develop global business leaders and innovators through a high quality, integrated, experiential education that prepares them to add significant value to their organizations and communities.

                                                                  Questions? Email us graduate-business@rollins.edu or call us 407.646.2405