Heavy Round One Volume Expected

2012-2013 Application Deadlines

A majority of the top 20 business schools, as ranked by Poets&Quants, have now posted their 2012-2013 application deadlines. Many prominent schools have yet to do so, including such prestige privates as the University of Chicago’s Booth School and MIT Sloan, and public universities, such as the University of Virginia’s Darden School and UCLA’s Anderson School.

Round 1 Deadlines

Harvard Business School

Deadline: Sept. 24

Notification: Dec. 12

Stanford GSB

Deadline: Oct. 3

Notification: Dec. 12

Chicago (Booth)

Deadline: Not announced (NA)

Notification: NA

Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Deadline: Oct. 1

Notification: Dec. 20

Columbia Business School

Deadline: Oct. 3

Notification: Rolling admissions

Northwestern (Kellogg)

Deadline: Oct. 16 (Off-campus interview must be scheduled by Sept. 19)

Notification: Dec. 17

Dartmouth (Tuck)

Deadline: Oct. 10 (early action)

Notification: Dec. 14

UC-Berkeley (Haas)

Deadline: Oct. 17

Notification: Jan. 10

MIT (Sloan)

Deadline: Oct. 24

Notification: Jan. 29

Duke (Fuqua)

Deadline: NA

Notification: NA

Virginia (Darden)

Deadline: NA

Notification: NA

Michigan (Ross)

Deadline: Oct. 10

Notification: Jan. 15

Cornell (Johnson)

Deadline: Oct. 17

Notification: Dec. 19


Deadline: Oct. 4

Notification: Dec. 13

New York (Stern)

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2012

Notification: Feb. 15, 2013

UCLA (Anderson)

Deadline: NA

Notification: NA

Carnegie Mellon

Deadline: NA

Notification: NA

UNC (Kenan-Flagler)

Deadline: Oct. 19 (early action)

Notification: Dec. 10

Texas-Austin (McCombs)

Deadline: Oct. 16

Notification: Dec. 14

Emory (Goizueta)

Deadline: Oct. 5

Notification: Nov. 28

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.