2013 MBA admissions decisions

March 15, 2013
Lucas Weingarten

School_of_big_eye_scadThe graduate school admissions process is extremely stressful from start to finish. And, the finish, of course, only occurs when those letters from admissions committees start rolling in. This the point at which many of you out there currently find yourselves.

A Bloomberg Businessweek article covers some incoming reports from admissions officers at many of the nation’s top schools. According to the article, most of the decisions for the Round 2 cycle will be pushed out to applicants by the end of March—the 28th to be precise.


Here is a quick summation of decision info from the schools featured in the article:
University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business:
Rnd 2 calls begin March 12th
All decisions posted by March 15th
Rnd 3 decisions announced May 15th

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business:
Rnd 2 calls begin March 20th
Rnd 3 deadline is March 28th
Unaccepted applicants can register for a feedback phone call in May. Calls will be made in June

University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business:
All Rnd 2 notifications will be complete by March 28th
Rnd 3 deadline is April 4th

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School:
Rnd 2 decisions made by March 26th
Rnd 3 decisions by May 3rd

Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business:
Rnd 2 decisions pushed out by March 27th
Rnd 3 deadline is April 3rd

MIT’s Sloan School of Management:
Rnd 2 decisions released on April 2nd
No Rnd 3 at MIT

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business:
Rnd 2 notifications complete by March 18th
Rnd 3 deadline is March 21st
Rnd 3 interview invitations sent by April 10th and decisions made by May 10th

Harvard Business School:
Rnd 2 notifications complete by March 27th
Rnd 3 deadline is 12:00pm EST on April 8th

Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management:
Rnd 3 decisions by April 3rd
Rnd 4 deadline is March 27th (Note: four admission rounds in a unique feature of Cornell’s admissions process)

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management:
Rnd 2 decisions by March 21st
Rnd 3 off-campus interview request deadline is April 3rd
Rnd 3 decisions made by May 15th

Lucas Weingarten Lucas Weingarten teaches students how to beat the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT for Kaplan Test Prep and is proud to have earned “elite instructor” status. Lucas writes extensively for Kaplan’s GMAT blog, and in addition to the GMAT and business school as primary subject matter, he regularly explores topics within higher education, economic systems, sustainability, and current events. Lucas spent his formative years in North Carolina and currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, though he has not yet found the part of the world wherein to bury his roots. He has an MBA with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and finance from DePaul University in Chicago and is fortunate to have secured an adjunct teaching position there out of the department of management. Family, friends, and a seemingly endless stream of new hobbies keep Lucas busy and happy outside of the classroom. You can reach out any time by email (lucas.weingarten@kaplan.com) or through the comments thread after his blog posts.

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