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 is a full-time instructor for Kaplan Test Prep and he loves preparing GRE students for Test Day. The classroom is Lucas’ arena. When he cannot be found in one of Kaplan’s cage matches of learning, he is very likely dancing around DePaul University’s College of Commerce/Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago professing various courses offered by the Department of Management, up to and including monikers such as: “Managing for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior,” “Entrepreneurship Strategy,” “Strategic Managements and Analysis,” “Human Resource Management,” “Recruitment and Selection,” and “Foundations of Business Thought and Theory.” (Although that last one was cancelled just before the quarter started and he’s still not gotten over it.) Lucas spent most of his formative years in North Carolina, but hit the long road as soon as he was able. A world traveler with a currently expired passport, he has lived on and wandered around three continents with the expressed intention of finishing the job. He holds a BFA with a concentration in sculpture as well as an MBA with dual concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance. When not challenging standardized tests to a duel or wondering how to corrupt the business students of America, Lucas can be found brewing delicious beers, riding-then-fixing-then-riding his motorcycle, hanging out with dogs, pretending he’s a good cook, and feeling like the luckiest guy in the world to have such a fantastic wife and endlessly amazing young son. He’s in Milwaukee now, but is in Chicago often. Email him anytime about anything at:

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