Which Apps are Out? MBA Deadlines & Essays
Over the last few weeks, several of the top MBA programs have released their application deadlines and essay topics for the 2019-2020 season. Below we’ve summarized what’s out so far so you can stay on top of it.
Remember, when to apply matters. Early action programs tend to have higher acceptance rates but are typically binding commitments. Round 1 is the optimal round for most applicants, especially those with 4+ years of work experience or who are applying from an over-represented background like banking or consulting. But at the end of the day, the most important factor is actually what you submit. So, our advice is typically to weigh the factors but don’t sacrifice quality for speed (see our longer article on Round 1 vs. Round 2 if you’re debating right now).
|Early Action||Round 1||Round 2||Essays|
|Sept 26||Jan 7||Live!|
|Columbia||Oct 4||Jan 3 (scholarship)||April 10||Live!|
|UVA Darden||Sept 3||Oct 4||Jan 6||Live!|
|Duke Fuqua||Sept 19||Oct 14||Jan 6||?|
|HBS||Sept 4||Jan 6||Live!|
|INSEAD||Sept 18||Nov 6, Jan 15||?|
|Kellogg||Sept 18||Jan 8||Live!|
|Sept 30||Jan 6||Live!|
|Oct 7||Jan 6||Live!|
|Wharton||Sept 17||Jan 7||Live!|
|Yale SOM||Sept 10||Jan 7||?|