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HBS To Send Out R2 Decisions Feb. 4th

Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School candidates who hit the send button on their MBA qpplications in round two will get their admissions decision on Feb. 4th at noon EST.

The school announced that on that date all applicants who applied for Harvard’s final and largest application round will either be invited to interview or “released,” the school’s polite way of saying you are rejected.

A day later, on Feb. 5th at 10 a.m., those invited for a 30-minute interview with an MBA Admissions Board member who reviewed your application will be able to sign up for their sessions in a number of cities around the world, via Skype or on Harvard’s campus in Boston (see It’s MBA Interview Time: Sandy Tells How To Avoid A Disaster).


In earlier years, HBS was often the first school to release decisions. But this year, Chicago Booth has already issued all its round two decisions, while many other schools, including Yale SOM, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross, UCLA, and Duke Fuqua, have been sending out interview invites to round two candidates since mid-January.

The HBS announcement was made in a blog post by Chad Losee, managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid at HBS. “To those of you who submitted a Round 2 application, thank you,” he wrote. I remember how busy it felt applying business school while balancing work. I hope you’ve had a chance to rest and relax a bit since you hit submit!

“On our end, we are a week into reading your applications and have been enjoying getting to know you better. Here are the next steps in the process, so you know when you’ll hear from us again:

“So you still have a few more weeks of waiting as we read, review, and reread your applications. Hopefully knowing the day/time will help keep your mind off of it, as I know the waiting can be hard. Thanks for sticking with us.”

A little over half of the applicants who are interviewed by HBS receive an offer of admission. In the 2017-2018 application year, HBS received 9,886 applications, accepted about 11% of its applicants and enrolled a class of 938 students in the Class of 2021.


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.