With September swiftly approaching, we thought it would be helpful to have a list of the Round 1 business school admissions deadlines for the top schools. Most U.S. MBA programs have three rounds: Round 1 in the fall, Round 2 in winter, and Round 3 in spring. Though it’s extremely difficult to be accepted in Round 3, most admissions representatives say that Round 1 and Round 2 are roughly the same.
But for those who want to submit their application as early as possible, below are the Round 1 admissions deadlines for the top MBA programs.
|School||Round 1 Deadline||Round 1 Decision Date|
|Harvard Business School||9/9||December|
|Duke (Fuqua) (Early Action)||9/17||12/19|
|Yale School of Management||9/18||12/8|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business||10/1||12/10|
|Columbia Business School||10/8||Rolling|
|Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)||10/5||12/15|
|Indiana (Kelley)||10/15||Late December|
|New York (Stern)||10/15||12/15|
|University of Washington (Foster)||10/15||12/15|
|North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)||10/17||12/15|
|Duke (Fuqua) (Round 1)||10/20||12/19|
|Vanderbilt University (Owen)||10/28||12/12|
|London Business School||10/3||12/11|