Harvard | Mr. Student Product Manager
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Ms. FANG Tech
GRE 321, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6
Columbia | Mr. CPA
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Digital Health Start-Up
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Sports Management
GMAT 690, GPA 3.23
Darden | Mr. International Trade
GRE 323, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Health Clinic Founder
GRE 330, GPA 3
Said Business School | Mr. Strategy Consulting Future
GMAT 720, GPA 3.98
Stanford GSB | Mr. Robotics
GMAT 730, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Mr. Supply Chain Latino
GRE 320, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Operations Manager
GRE 328, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Ms. Media Entertainment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Private Equity Analyst
GRE 320, GPA 3.3
INSEAD | Mr. Jumbo GMAT
GMAT 770, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Basketball To B-School
GRE 334, GPA 3.73
Harvard | Mr. E-Sports Coach
GRE 323, GPA 5.72/10
INSEAD | Ms. Insightful Panda
GMAT 700, GPA 87.5%
NYU Stern | Mr. Bioinformatics
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Impact Investment
GMAT 760, GPA 3.2
Chicago Booth | Mr. Nonprofit-ish
GRE 333, GPA 3.81
INSEAD | Ms. Humble Auditor
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
London Business School | Mr. Investment Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 2.2
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Healthcare Tech
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Chicago Booth | Mr. Civil Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 8.9/10

Stanford Moves Up Round One Deadline

Following the lead of the Harvard Business School, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has moved its round one deadline for MBA applicants nine days forward, the earliest ever. The new early bird deadline is Oct. 3, with notification no later than Dec. 12.

Stanford’s admissions deadline change follows a decision by Harvard last month to push up its first round deadline by nine days to Sept. 24th, the earliest the school has ever closed the gates on early applicants. Previously, Harvard’s first round deadline was Oct. 3, the new Stanford date. Stanford’s first round last year ended Oct. 12.

Stanford said that deadlines for its other two application rounds for the 2012-2013 admissions season will be closer to last year’s dates. The new round two deadline will be Jan. 9, 2013, two days earlier than last year, while its final round three deadline has been set for April 3, 2013, just a day earlier.

As reported earlier, Stanford also eliminated one of four required essays from its application this year. The change, made quietly without an announcement on the school’s website, is largely incremental and not as significant as the alternations in Harvard’s admissions process. On May 22, Harvard announced that it cut in half its required essays for all applicants to two from four and then added a third essay for applicants who are invited to interview. That essay is required within 24 hours of the interview.

Applicants who get their applications in for Stanford’s second round deadline will be notified by March 27, while those who file by the third round will hear from admissions by May 15. The school said applications and letters of reference in each of its three rounds are due by 5 p.m., Pacific Time.

DON’T MISS: STANFORD DROPS AN ESSAY FROM NEW APPLICATION or BEHIND HARVARD’S BIG ADMISSION CHANGES

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.