In the last couple of weeks, several programs have opened their applications for the MBA Class of 2021. Chad Losee, Harvard Business School’s Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, recently announced that there would only be two main application rounds in September and January, and a dedicated round for 2+2 candidates in April.
The mythical Round 3, which saw me succeed as an HBS applicant in 2011, is no longer. In Chad Losee’s own words: “Getting a decision earlier will give admitted students better access to on-campus housing, more cohort options for HBX CORe, and more time for visa processing. For students admitted in Round 3 in the past, the timing has always been tight. We know it takes a lot to finish up a job and move to a new city (!) and we hope the additional time will be helpful to admits on a number of fronts.”
The new application deadlines for the Harvard Business School MBA are as follows:
Round 1: September 5, 2018
Round 2: January 4, 2019
2+2: April 9, 2019
To start your HBS MBA Application, click here. And please make sure to review the school’s events page. It’s always extremely helpful to attend these events, which are a unique opportunity to establish a first connection with the school, its admissions team, and alumni.
We want to wish all the best to everyone in this new application season, and remain available for a free consultation.