Tepper | Mr. Leadership Developement
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
Columbia | Mr. NYC Native
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Over-Experienced
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Worldwide
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. MBB Aspirant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Angel Investor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.20
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
Said Business School | Ms. Creative Planner
GMAT 690, GPA 3.81 / 5.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45

The Latest: How Coronavirus Has Changed 2020 MBA Admissions

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads around the globe, many countries have closed standardized testing centers where MBA applicants would otherwise be taking GMAT and GRE exams. As a result, many schools are altering the deadlines and procedures for late-round MBA applications. Delaying Round 3 and Round 4 deadlines, or beginning to review applications without standardized test scores, are the most common ways in which schools are making changes. Schools will also begin conducting admissions interviews virtually and holding orientation events online as more shelter-in-place restrictions are implemented.

We’ve done our best to scour the Internet and reach out to schools to provide updates, particularly for the U.S.-based schools ranked in this past year’s Poets&Quants’ top-50 ranked MBA programs. Responses we’ve received from schools, as well as a chart with updated application deadlines and notes, are below.

Last updated on May 27, 2020

Stanford Graduate School of Business

No deadline or procedural changes at the moment.

Statement from GSB spokesperson:

“Our Round 3 deadline remains 08 April 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We understand the challenges that some applicants face in submitting an application on time. We also need to make sure we are able to meet the needs of all applicants as Round 3 includes defer-eligible applicants and applicants who wish to enroll directly in September 2020. We are keeping the deadline to ensure applicants who are applying for direct admission this fall have enough time to complete all of their pre-matriculation requirements and next steps related to housing, financial aid, etc. We will allow all applicants to submit required exam scores after the Round 3 deadline.”

Chicago Booth School of Business

Extended Round 3 application deadline to May 31. After the original deadline of April 2, Chicago Booth will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until May 31. GMAT and GRE test scores may be submitted until July 1. More information on Booth’s site here.

Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School has extended its application deadline for the 2+2 program by two months to June 1. The school will also maintain a larger waitlist than normal, expecting a smaller amount of international admits actually being able to make it to campus this fall.

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Round 3 applicants may submit applications without a standardized test score if their test was canceled. Round 3 deadline will be extended from April 1 to April 15. Advance Access is moved to May 27, also from April 1. More details from Wharton here.

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

April 14 update: Northwestern Kellogg will offer test waivers for the GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS tests for Round 3 applicants. Two weeks ago the school announced it would be moving the Round 3 deadline from April 8 to June 1. More about the test waivers here.

March 31 update: Kellogg will now have a rolling admissions cycle for its full-time MBA program after the Round 3 deadline of April 8 to June 1, according to a blog post by Renee Cherubin, the senior director of admissions at Kellogg.

From Cherubin: “The current deadline for Round 3 applications to our Full-Time MBA Programs will still stand on April 8. If you can meet that deadline, you’ll be among the first we review for admission and scholarship decisions, which will be released on May 13.

However, after the April 8 deadline, we are moving to rolling admissions for Round 3 through June 1. Due to the current pandemic, some of you have encountered barriers to meeting the original deadline. We’re also aware that many of your personal and professional situations may have changed, making business school a priority for next year.”

Kellogg will also accept GMAT and GRE scores from the virtual testing.

Applicants can submit application materials without standardized test scores, but the test scores will eventually be needed for admission this year. The Kellogg Future Leaders deadline will be pushed back two months from April 2 to June 3. The new decision date will also be pushed back two months to July 29. GMAT and GRE scores are optional for current Northwestern students that already qualify for Kellogg Future Leaders. More updates from Kate Smith, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid here.

Statements from Kate Smith, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at Kellogg:

“Kellogg is taking significant steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and well-being of our guests, prospective students, students, faculty and staff. Currently, our admissions criteria and application process remains unchanged. What will change is the fact we will not be able to meet in person for the time being. Despite this, we have exciting plans for virtual experiences and communications so that prospective students still have a means to picture themselves among the Kellogg community.

Applicants can submit to Kellogg without GMAT or GRE scores. We will proceed with an interview and an initial review of the applicant. If the applicant can submit a test score by May 1, we will make a decision for Round 3. If the applicant is unable to meet this deadline, we will work with each applicant and can push the decision to June. If the applicant is still not able to take the test we will transfer their application to next year.”

On applicants still wanting to apply this fall and beyond:

“Don’t let this get in the way of pursuing your dreams!  We are excited to review your application in the fall for our next class. While no one can predict exactly the impact COVID-19 will have or how long it will last, I can tell you that Kellogg thrives in times that demand innovation.  Our admissions team is preparing to support future applicants as much as required. Our faculty are innovating how their curriculum comes to life to ensure the core principles of team-based learning and collaboration remain true this Spring.  Our staff continue to find inventive new ways to ensure our Career Management Center, global experiences and leadership experiences remain best-in-class. So in short, you should continue forward with your plans – we can’t wait to meet you!”

MIT Sloan School of Management

Update on April 7, 2020:

MIT’s Sloan School of Management is extending its round three MBA application deadline of April 9th by 66 days to June 15th. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants who apply by the original R3 deadline will receive a decision by May 7.

Original response from school:

No deadline or procedural changes to 2020 admissions planned at this moment.

Statement from Dawna Levenson, assistant dean, office of admissions at Sloan:

“At this time MIT Sloan does not have plans to change the R3 application deadline. We have delayed the application deadline for MBA Early Admission to June 2.”

Columbia Business School

Application deadline submitted to June 1. Allowing delay in test scores but will not make a decision until the test scores are submitted. More candidates are expected to be admitted “toward the end” of the application cycle in anticipation of many already admitted students unable to make it.

Statement from Columbia Business School spokesperson:

“The coronavirus is certainly impacting all industries. As it relates to MBA admissions, we proactively made adjustments in order to make applicant-friendly modifications. As you noted, we did extend our application deadline to June 1, 2020 from our normal April deadline. In addition, we are allowing the submission of applications without standardized test scores – GMAT, GRE and Executive Assessment – to accommodate test takers who have been affected by the worldwide suspension of testing. We will begin the review process for otherwise completed applications once they are submitted, however, we will not be able to render a final decision until a standardized test score is provided. 

We plan to admit more candidates toward the end of this application cycle in anticipation that some of our admitted students may struggle, for a variety of reasons, to start in August 2020. Our office remains open, albeit operating from a remote environment, and we’re happy to talk by phone about submitting an application, or about the School.”

University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business

UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has added a round 4 admissions deadline of May 4th with decisions on June 4. Those without a test score yet are encouraged to apply in the late round and to take advantage the ‘GRE at Home’ and forthcoming GMAT online options.

Dartmouth Tuck School of Business

Conducting a “one-time Round 4” cycle for Round 3 applicants that need additional time.

Statement from the school:

“To accommodate all applicants, Tuck will maintain our Round 3 deadline of March 30, and we will also allow applications on a rolling basis thereafter in a one-time Round 4 for those who need additional time.

You can submit a Round 4 application on a rolling basis from April 1 to June 1.  We’ll return decisions on a rolling basis — as soon as possible, and typically within several weeks — from May 11 to July 1.”

Yale School of Management

Yale will extend the Round 3 test score submission deadline to April 24. The school will also add a Round 3 Extended deadline of May 27. Read more in an announcement from Bruce DelMonico here.

Statement from Bruce DelMonico, director of MBA admissions at Yale:

“We plan to keep our existing Round 3 deadline of April 14, for which we’ve already extended the test score submission deadline to April 24 to give candidates more time to take and submit their GMAT or GRE. In addition, we will be adding a Round 3 Extended deadline of May 27 for those candidates who are unable to submit their application by the standard Round 3 deadline, or whose applications are not complete by that deadline.  We will notify Round 3 Extended applicants of their admission decision by late June.

We’ve added the Round 3 Extended deadline in an effort to be flexible and sensitive to candidates who are undergoing significant disruptions and dislocations as a result of the growing global pandemic.  We want to do whatever we can to give candidates who wish to apply to Yale SOM this application season every possible opportunity to do so. At the same time, we decided to keep our existing Round 3 deadline and add a second one rather than pushing back the Round 3 deadline to give applicants who are ready to apply now the chance to receive a decision as soon as possible.  Especially for applicants who will need extra time to plan their transition to Yale, we wanted to provide as much time for them to do so. We feel that having both deadlines keeps as much flexibility for as many candidates as possible.”

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Moving Round 3 deadline from April 6 to July 15. Also accepting ACT and SAT scores from undergraduate records in lieu of GMAT/GRE scores. 

“These steps are compatible with Darden’s holistic admissions process and enable us to show pragmatism, flexibility and compassion for our applicants while upholding our standards of demonstrated strong academic merit,” wrote Darden’s Executive Director of Admissions Dawna Clarke in a letter to prospective students. “Applicants are encouraged to document all alternative evidence of strong academic merit. In addition to undergraduate GPA, we will take into strong consideration the following examples of academic merit: certification programs, CPA, CFA and post-baccalaureate relevant coursework, among others.”

More on what Poets&Quants is calling “the most sweeping changes” to MBA admissions as a result of the coronavirus so far.

University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Update on April 30th from the school:

“Recent changes at Michigan Ross:

  • Maymester to be virtual: The new Ross Maymester for undergraduates at U-M will take place in a virtual format in May 2020.”

Round 3 deadline remains March 30th, but an extension to May 29 has also been added. Ross will also accept online GMAT/GRE scores. The Ross online MBA application deadlines have also been extended, with a final deadline of June 15, with limited GMAT/GRE waivers available for some candidates applying to start in Fall 2020.

From a blog post by Soojin Kwan, managing director of full-time MBA admissions at Ross:

“Due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on GMAT/GRE testing opportunities, we are extending our Round 3 deadline. The priority deadline will remain March 30, but we will accept applications until May 29. Applications received after the priority deadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis. International applicants are highly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline in order to ensure enough time for visas to be processed.”

Cornell University SC Johnson School of Management

Update from the school on April 29:

“Cornell Johnson has extended its final deadline from April 8 to June 1 for the Two-Year MBA program. Applicants that apply by this extended deadline can submit an SAT or ACT score in lieu of the GMAT or GRE.”

The final two-year MBA deadline will remain April 8, but the new extension on submitting official standardized test scores is June 1. If the standardized test scores are not submitted by June 1, the entire application will be transferred to the 2020-2021 cycle so applicants do not have to start over.

Read the entire update from school here.

Duke University Fuqua Business School

From the school:

  • We have made the difficult decision to shift our start dates for the Daytime MBA program to allow as many students as possible join us in Durham given travel restrictions and visa processing delays. Orientation will now start on August 31, 2020 with classes beginning on September 3, 2020. 
  • However, should you not be able to make it to campus for this new start date – we are prepared. Our goal is to offer an option in which individuals can begin the program online, with their classmates who are on campus, and then join everyone in Durham as soon as they are able.
  • Please see the new Daytime MBA Class of 2022 calendar, which has a detailed breakdown of terms, including pre-term activities, some of which is either required or optional.
  • Since many prospective students were unable to take an exam or submit a complete application by the Round 3 deadline, we have added another application round. The new Round 4 application deadline is May 19, 2020. Please visit our website for important information, including interview and decision release dates.

University of California – Los Angeles Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson will extend its Round 3 deadline from April 16 to June 1. Applicants can also submit GMAT and GRE scores up until July 1. The school says it needs standardized test scores to make a decision. More information from the school here.

New York University Stern School of Business

Stern has extended its final deadline to May 1.

Statement from the school:

On behalf of the NYU Stern School of Business MBA Admissions Office, we hope that prospective students and their loved ones are healthy, safe and well. To accommodate applicants, NYU Stern has extended the final deadline for its Full-time Two-year MBA program to May 1. Decisions will be released for applications submitted by May 1 on an ongoing basis. Please note that Stern will also accept the scores from the online GMAT, GRE or TOEFL exams.  

Our MBA Admissions team is available virtually to answer any questions, and connect you with a member of the Admissions Committee or a current student. Please reach out via email at sternmba@stern.nyu.edu or call at 212-998-0600. Visit Stern’s Admissions website for updates.”

Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business is waiving MBA application fees through July 31. Tepper will also include a new rolling admissions round from June 1 to July 31. CMU will also admit some applicants with “robust quantitative backgrounds” without GMAT or GRE scores but those admitted will need to successfully complete the Tepper Mathematics Prep course, attend the Math Skills Workshop, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in the first semester. Tepper is also reducing deposit amounts to hold a seat in the class this fall.

University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business

Update on April 16 from the school:

COVID-19 Standardized Test Exceptions:

For all MBA programs:  If a prospective student/applicant has not been able to take the GMAT, GRE, EA, TOEFL, or IELTS exam due to one of the following reasons related to COVID-19, we are providing the opportunity to petition for a special test exception.

  • Prospective student is unable to take an exam at home due to technology or other test-taking requirements (device availability or compatibility, internet connection, testing environment)
  • Prospective student or a family member has been diagnosed with or directly affected by COVID-19 (personally or professionally)
  • Virtual testing is not available in prospective student’s current country of residence

The petition is available on our blog, website and application and may be submitted even if the prospective student has not started the application. After submitting the petition, the admissions committee will review the request and will get back to the prospective student within five business days.

Extended/Rolling Deadlines:

–        Full Time MBA:  In addition to adding the new Full Time MBA Round 4 deadline on April 28 (for U.S. Domestic & Canadian Applicants), we are announcing rolling admissions post Round 4 (April 28) on a space-available basis.

–        Executive MBA (Austin) and Professional MBA (Dallas/Houston):  In addition to extending the final deadline to June 16, we are announcing rolling admissions post Round 4 (June 16) on a space-available basis.

International applicants may submit an application without a test score but will not be accepted until a test score is received. McCombs also launched a new Round 4 for domestic applicants.

From Rodrigo Malta, managing director of MBA admissions and recruitment at McCombs:

“For full time MBA international applicants:

Because of the current situation, the Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA program is being as flexible as possible with our round 3 deadline of March 31. For international applicants, we are allowing them to apply without test scores, with the applicant knowing that the Texas McCombs MBA program cannot render a decision until we receive the official score report. Depending on how long this takes, we would either consider the applicant in Round 3 or withdraw their application. 

For full-time MBA domestic applicants:

Again, because of the current situation, the Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA program is being as flexible as possible. We are launching a fourth round deadline for domestic applicants.  Unfortunately, these deadlines are too late for international applicants because of visa requirements. If a domestic applicant is unable to apply in round 3, they can apply in our fourth round. The dates are as follows:

  •       Application deadline: April 28
  •       Deposit due: May 26
  •       Enrollment Deposit: June 9”

University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall has extended its Round 4 deadline to May 1. After May 1, the school will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis but will fill slots on a “first-come, first-serve basis.” More info from the school here.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler will delay the official start of its full-time MBA program to Aug. 31 from Aug. 3 and has extended the Round 4 MBA program deadline through July 13 from the original April 6 R4 cutoff. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis.  GMAT/GRE waivers are available for new applicants who also can submit other standardized test scores (e.g., SAT/ACT/LSAT/MCAT/etc.). For those receiving waivers, formal offers of admission may be based on the successful completion of an Analytical Skills Workshop prior to the start of the program.

University of Washington Foster School of Business

Opening a Round 4 application cycle with a deadline of May 19.

Statement from Washington spokesperson:

“The Foster Full-time MBA Program is opening a Round 4 application deadline for any applicants still considering starting their MBA in Autumn 2020. The Round 4 deadline is May 19, 2020. Please see the admissions website for more details and corresponding notification dates, and check out our application tips videos for help with crafting your strongest application.”

Emory University Goizueta Business School

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has extended the application deadline for its One-Year MBA to April 15 and its Two-Year MBA to July 1 from March 20th. Application fees also will be waived.

April 29 update from the school:

“Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has extended the application deadline for its One-Year MBA to April 15, 2020 and its Two-Year MBA to July 1, 2020. Application fees will be waived for the remainder of the application cycle for candidates applying for a fall 2020 start. Individuals who have not taken a standardized test (GMAT/GRE) can still submit an application and will be considered for waivers. Scholarship funds are available for new applicants, and Goizueta will evaluate additional scholarship support for admitted students who face unexpected interruption to their income prior to starting their studies.

In an effort to maximize the likelihood of starting your MBA with the in-person, on-campus experience, onboarding for incoming Two-Year MBA students will begin in August instead of July.

For Evening MBA and Executive MBA candidates, the requirement for being currently employed is relaxed for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19.”

Indiana University Kelley School of Business

After the April 15 deadline, Indiana Kelley will accept applications on a rolling basis until June 1. Applicants may submit applications before taking standardized tests, but those test scores must be submitted before a final decision is made. For more information about all of Kelley’s programs and how COVID-19 is impacting admissions, visit the school’s blog post published on March 31.

Statement from the school:

“Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business MBA Program, following its April 15 deadline, will continue to accept applications from domestic candidates on a rolling basis until June 1. Candidates will be given full consideration for admission and merit-based financial aid. If disruptions caused by COVID-19 have delayed completion of the GMAT or GRE, candidates are welcome to submit their application prior to taking the tests. The admissions committee will begin the review process, but test scores must be submitted before a final decision is made. While campus visits have been temporarily suspended, candidates are welcome to contact us (iumba@indiana.edu) if they’d like to arrange a chat by phone or Skype with a member of the admissions team.”

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

After the close of the Round 4 deadline on April 27, Georgetown McDonough will accept applications for its full-time MBA program on a rolling basis until June 27. UPDATE: The fall semester will now start on September 8 in order to maximize the probability of an in-person start date.

“In recognition of the impact COVID-19 has made to the MBA admissions process, and in response to testing center closures and the economy, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced new flexibility in its Full-time and Flex MBA application requirements for those applying to begin in fall 2020,” the school wrote in a blog post.

“‘At Georgetown, how we embody our Jesuit value of cura personalis, or care of the whole person, rings true now more than ever,’ said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions and director of marketing. ‘We want applicants to prioritize their health and safety. Amid testing center closures and economic uncertainties related to COVID-19, we have given applicants more options and more time to fulfill the application requirements.’”

More info from the school here.

Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business

Application fees will be waived and Round 3 will be moved to rolling admissions. Applicants can also receive test requirement exceptions for the foreseeable future.

Statement from Janice Kennedy, executive director of MBA admissions at Jones:

“Rice Business continues to accept fall 2020 applications to their MBA and MAcc programs while the country responds to COVID-19. At the moment, we are waiving application fees and transitioning all Round 3 to rolling admission decisions. This includes our on-campus full-time, professional evening, professional weekend and executive MBA programs.

In response to the closure of GMAT/GRE test and prep centers around the world, and until further notice, we are pleased to offer applicants test requirement exceptions. When you submit your materials, we’ll assess on a case-by-case basis.

MBA@Rice, our online hybrid MBA, remains fully operational and is currently accepting applications for July 2020, October 2020 and January 2021. Application fee waivers remain available for early priority applicants. 

We’ve been busy on campus producing and delivering online classes and meeting the challenges in front of us. Online classes began March 13 with two, all day intensive learning experiences for our professional students and March 16 for our full-time students. We’re working diligently to keep the momentum going. While the majority of our online courses are being delivered from offices on campus or at home, some are delivered live from the classroom. Learn more.”

Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business has announced a new Rice MBA Early Admit Program for undergraduate seniors. For those applying by the June 30 deadline, SAT or ACT scores may be submitted in lieu of GMAT or GRE scores. Applicants wanting to submit GMAT or GRE scores can apply by June 30 without test scores but must submit GMAT or GRE scores by July 31.

“With this program we’re doing all that we can to make it easier for those students to plan for the next phase of their careers and education while they’re still undergraduates,” says Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School and professor of strategic management at Rice. “It also frees them to pursue any job they want in the years between graduation and the start of their MBA program. It’s much easier for them to apply in their senior year than later and will deliver a fantastic career platform. They can take a great first job, earn a Rice MBA and launch a new career within four years of graduation.”

More from the school on April 13:

“Rice Business launched a deferred enrollment program this week that enables undergraduates to gain admission to their Full-Time MBA program and obtain career experience before they attend. With the MBA Early Admit Program, students apply during their final year of college and reserve their spot two to five years after graduation. Eligible students must be employed during the interim years to hold onto their space. As part of our response to COVID-19, Rice Business has adjusted some of their application requirements due to closed standardized testing sites. If you are applying for the June 30 deadline to the new MBA Early Admit Program, you may provide your ACT or SAT scores instead of the normally required GMAT or GRE. Please join one of their weekly online chats or connect with a recruiter today to learn more. International students and all majors are welcome to apply; the program uses the same Rice MBA requirements and application without the application fee. This program is now available to Class of 2020 graduating seniors from Rice University as well as other universities. This year’s program has a June 30, 2020 application deadline.”

Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business

Update on April 13:

“In response to the coronavirus, Georgia Tech continues to take precautionary measures to keep our community safe. Through virtual engagement, candidates may easily connect with Evening or Full-time ambassadors, attend online events, and speak with an admissions team member. After our April 15 deadline, we have two remaining deadlines for our Evening MBA Program. The Evening Program is accepting online scores as well as test waiver requests. The Full-time MBA Program has one remaining deadline: June 1. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and candidates will have decisions within a month of submitting a completed application. The Full-time Program is also accepting scores taken in the online format. If you need flexibility in submitting credentials, please let us know, we are happy to work with candidates on an individual basis. Link: https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/degree-programs/mba/index.html”

No known changes at this time.

Statement from Emily Sharkey, director of MBA admissions and operations

“We feel Scheller College is well-prepared to accommodate applicants applying at this time with our Round 4 deadline on April 1 and our Round 5 deadline, which is not until June 1. In addition, we will be more flexible with timing of submission of application pieces. For example, we will begin reviewing applications that may be missing one or two of the required letters of recommendation. We encourage prospects to reach out with any questions they may have about their application; our team is highly responsive.”

Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

Extending deadline to May 1 for full-time two-year MBA and April 14 for the one-year MBA. Also accepting “portion” of the application and will go to a rolling application submission after the deadline. Waving application fees as well.

Statement from the school:

“The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has extended the deadline to apply for our Two-Year MBA and MBA/MSBA Dual Degree to May 1st, while applications are being accepted for our One-Year MBA until April 14. By these deadlines, we simply need your portion of the application (essay, resume, PPT, and statement of purpose). After these dates, we will accept applications on a rolling basis. All application fees are being waived by using the waiver code IRISHMBA.”

Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

Update on April 10:

Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management announced changes to its executive MBA admissions, including now  accepting the GRE along with the GMAT and EA. The program also will allow prospects to provide expired GMAT and GRE scores. The Owen School also will offer conditional admission to qualified candidates pending submission of an official test score.

Original Update:

Waiving application fees for Round 3. Also allowing Round 3 applicants to submit with unofficial test scores. Adding a new Round 4 rolling application cycle with a Round 4 deadline of June 1, 2020.

“We are hearing from prospective students about the closures of test centers,” Sue Oldham, Associate Dean of MBA Operations said in an announcement from the school. “We want to remove as many barriers as possible to ease stress and anxiety. Adding this fourth round with rolling admissions will allow candidates to submit an application and move through the application process completely, where the only part remaining is the actual test score. Our promise, upon submission of that score when possible, is that candidates will have a decision within a week. In addition, we want to assure candidates that we will save a spot for them, should their plans for business school allow them to be able to join us in fall 2020.”

Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School

Update from April 7:

Washington University’s Olin Business School is pushing back its start date for full-time MBAs two full months from June 23 to August 24. After a recent retooling of its full-time MBA program, Olin now normally begins its program with a global immersion trip that runs for a month-plus during July and August. That trip will be shifted to the 2021 spring semester.

“As a global business school, we’re continuing to press forward with our commitment to a global business experience for our incoming full-time MBA students,” Olin Dean Mark Taylor said in a statement. “We’re also practicing what we preach, as agile business leaders who respond to global circumstances. We’re shifting our three-continent global immersion from the summer of 2020 to the spring of 2021, with full-time MBA students starting the program on August 24. They’ll engage in the global immersion to Washington, D.C., Barcelona, Paris and Lima in the spring.”

Original response from school:

No known changes at this time.

Statement from Ruthie Pyles Stiffler, assistant dean and director of admissions:

“We have consistently gone to a rolling basis after our final deadline. We will continue to do that and make accommodations for individuals impacted as needed.”

Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business

Extended Round 4 deadline from May 1 to May 31.

Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business

Update on April 29 from the school:

“The Penn State Smeal College of Business resident MBA and one-year specialty master’s programs are currently accepting the GRE and GMAT at-home exams and are waiving the exam requirement for candidates with strong quantitative backgrounds or educational experience, regardless of work experience. Applicants may also submit other standardized test scores (LSAT, MCAT, etc.) to showcase academic ability. Applicants with active GME/GMAT scores will be eligible for an application fee waiver.”

Will go to a rolling admissions cycle through July 1 after final deadline of April 1.

Statement from the school:

“Applications are still open, and despite Penn State’s move to virtual instruction and staff working from home, our admissions team and ambassadors are still available and open to meeting with you virtually! After our April 1st deadline, we will have rolling admissions through July 1 and are expediting review to ensure applicants have sufficient time to obtain transcripts, exam scores, and (hopefully) travel visas. If a student is unable to submit test scores due to the closing of centers, please note that in the application and we will still complete review, but will require test scores before a final decision can be made. Domestic students can apply for a testing waiver if they are unable to complete the exam.”

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

April 1 update: Carlson will add an application round for its full-time MBA with a June 1 deadline and is “broadening” its flexibility on test scores.

Statement from the school:

“The University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management is making strategic changes to accommodate our applicants. 

For Full-Time MBA candidates, we have added an application round of June 1st and are broadening our flexibility on test scores.  Part-Time, Online, and Executive MBA scheduled deadlines remain unchanged.

Questions? Talk with our MBA team or email mba@umn.edu.

For our MSBA Program, the program’s official start moved from Summer to Fall 2020; an application round of May 15th was added.”

Statement from Phil Miller, assistant dean for MBA and MS programs at Carlson:

“We are concerned for our candidates’ health and wellness and are staying abreast of GMAC & ETS online testing options. We will remain as flexible as we can for as long as we can.”

Michigan State University Broad College of Business

Working with individual applicants needing some flexibility and reviewing the possibility of extending Round 4 deadlines.

Statement from Scott Smith, director of admissions at Broad:

“First, we are working with students in need of flexibility on their decision deadlines as needed.  Additionally, we are currently reviewing our Round 4 deadline and will likely issue an extension in the coming weeks to accommodate candidates in this challenging time.”

Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business

No official changes at this point.

Statement from Kim Steinmetz, associate dean of graduate programs at Carey:

“We have not officially moved deadlines, but are working on an individual basis to support students who may have challenges meeting deadlines due to the rapid spread of the virus.  We are also working individually with students on standardized tests, as many testing centers have been shut down for over a month now.”

University of Wisconsin School of Business

Update on April 10:

The Wisconsin School of Business is waiving the GMAT or GRE for MBA candidates who apply with five or more years of work experience with a GPA of 3.3. The school also will waive the test for applicants with a terminal degree, including a JD, MD or PhD. The R5 deadline is July 1.

More information can be found here.

No changes at this point.

Statement from Blair Sanford, assistant dean of MBA and Master’s programs: “Wisconsin’s final application deadline for our Full-Time MBA is June 1. We are open to extending our deadline in order to be as responsive and accommodating as possible on a case by case basis.”

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

Ohio State will be releasing some admissions decisions earlier to help accommodate with international student documents and final transcripts. The Fisher College will also move to a rolling admissions cycle after the final deadline.

Statement from Mike Halligan, senior director of graduate programs at Fisher:

“The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business does not have any plans to change our application deadlines. However, we are releasing some decisions earlier than we had originally planned in an effort to provide some students with additional time to complete post-admission processes such as international student documents, final/official transcripts, etc. We also will be moving to rolling admissions after our final application deadline so we can process and work with students who are applying later.”

University of Rochester Simon Business School

The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School will add a June 15 application deadline for Fall 2020 entry and will waive the $90 application fee for all applicants. The school also says it encourages prospective students to take the GRE or TOEFL tests at home “if they can,” but “if a student does not have a GRE/GMAT/Executive Assessment score and is unable to take a test at home, they may qualify for a waiver if they have a 3.2 cumulative GPA from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution.” Simon will also cancel its Pre-Fall orientation for students planning to attend and have shifted its entering date to August 2020.

University of California-Irvine Merage School of Business

Will begin reviewing applications with unofficial or self-reported exams but will not make an admission decision without official test scores.

Statement from Joanna Ho, associate dean of master’s programs at Merage:

“At Merage, we have changed the process slightly for our candidates to accommodate delays and closures of testing centers.  We are currently beginning the application review process with unofficial or self-reported exam scores (GMAT/GRE, TOEFL), but do not provide an admission decision until all official scores have been received.”

University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business

Fall 2020 application deadlines for all full-time programs extended to May 1. Accepting Duolingo English Test in lieu of TOEFL and IELTS. Also accepting unofficial copies of test scores and academic documents. All on-campus events and admissions interviews will be moved online.

Statement from the school:

“Please know that your application will not be negatively affected by applying later in the admissions cycle than you had intended. Applicants are being encouraged to submit now rather than waiting until May 1 so that our admissions
team can begin working with them.”

Additional update from school:

“Due to COVID-19, the final application deadline for all full-time programs starting in August has been extended to May 1. For international applicants unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS due to test center closures, Katz will accept the TOEFL Special Home Edition or the Duolingo English Test (scores of 125 or higher are considered competitive for admission and a minimum score of 105 is required in order to be eligible for admission consideration to Katz).

We are also accepting the Interim GMAT Online and the GRE General Test at Home. We will accept unofficial copies of your test scores and academic documents to expedite the evaluation of your application. All admission interviews are being conducted online by skype or Zoom. Note that your application will not be negatively affected by applying later in the admissions cycle than you had intended. If you have any questions or concerns, email the admissions team at admissions@katz.pitt.edu.”

Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business

The Cox School is extending its MBA application deadline for Fall 2020 entry to August 2. The school is also offering testing waivers for the GMAT, GRE, and English proficiency exams.

“Our Statement of Purpose and Values guides our decision to be compassionate to our community,” Matthew B. Myers, dean of the Cox School of Business and Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership said in a release from the school announcing the changes. “Now, more than at any other time in our School’s 100-year history, compassion is the order of the day. Our goal is to give our graduate school applicants as much flexibility as possible in the face of test center closures. We want to streamline the experience at a time of unparalleled stress and uncertainty.”

“These are unprecedented times,” Shane Goodwin, associate dean of Graduate Programs and Executive Education also said in the release. “We strongly believe in lifelong learning and this crisis can serve as a catalyst to invest in yourself. The decision to waive GMAT and GRE requirements through August 2020 allows the Cox School to eliminate barriers to help alleviate anxiety and provide flexibility for those individuals applying to Cox. Working closely with applicants, our admissions team will make certain to review all potential scholarship opportunities. We also want applicants to know that Cox, as a leader in cutting-edge online curriculum, has the ability, should the need arise, to deliver programs virtually that are typically delivered on-campus—with equal educational rigor, impactful engagement and taught by the same highly-regarded faculty.”

University of Florida Warrington Graduate School of Business

April 1 updated:

Statement from school:

“The University of Florida Warrington College of Business was one of the first schools to offer online education. Leveraging technology and innovation to connect virtually is what we do best. Warrington will host virtual open houses, info sessions and casual chats via Zoom to connect you with admissions officers and career services to have any program questions answered.

We have also extended application deadlines for MBA and specialized master’s programs to offer flexible enrollment options to applicants for our summer and fall programs. If GMAT/GRE testing has been disrupted, please let us know and we will work with you to create a custom application schedule. Visit us athttps://warrington.ufl.edu/about/hough/ to learn more about all of our program options and upcoming events.”

Statement from John Gresley, assistant dean and director of MBA programs:

“We have advised our applicants that we are proceeding as planned with program starts. We have always used a deadline as a focal point with language that we do rolling admissions until classes are full, so that remains true in this environment. Additionally, we told them we anticipate it will take up to four weeks (double the normal turn around) to process applications so they should plan to have all materials submitted 1 month prior to the published start date.”

Boston University Questrom School of Business

No changes at this point.

University of Maryland Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith will be providing a standardized testing waiver process for applicants to its full-time MBA program. Those applying to the program by June 1, which is the final deadline, will not have to submit a GMAT or GRE. “The GMAT or GRE is an important assessment, but we review candidates holistically,” Pasquale Quintero, senior director of full-time MBA and specialty master’s programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business said in a statement from the school. “We will take into consideration academic history, work experience, industry certifications, and other factors that will strengthen one’s application.”

More information can be found here.

University of Texas-Dallas Jindal School of Management

No immediate changes, but considering waiving test scores.

Statement from Lisa Shatz, assistant dean of MBA programs at Jindal:

“We haven’t done anything formal yet but we are looking at considering waiving the test scores for PMBA students based on their educational background and work experience. We are still working out the details to ensure that they have the quantitative ability to do well in our programs. We are considering the same for Full-time but that one is still a little more up in the air.”

Texas A&M University Mays Business School

No changes at this time.

Statement from Patti Cudney, director of MBA recruiting and admissions: “At this time we are not changing anything but will monitor what’s happening globally and consider them if needed in the future.”

University of Georgia Terry College of Business

Georgia Terry will review applications before having standardized test scores, but those scores will eventually be required for admissions. Extending the Round 5 deadline to August 5 and trying to be flexible with a case-by-case basis.

Statement from Deirdre Kane, director of admissions for full-time MBA dual-degree programs:
“We are doing two things right now: 1) reviewing applications before having a GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS score, though these scores are required before we issue a decision, and 2) extending the Round 5 deadline to August 5. This information is posted on our home page and will be updated as the situation changes. As most everyone else, we are following the news and will make changes to these policies as needed. Because COVID-19 impacts vary by region/country, we will be as flexible as possible on a case-by-case basis. As always, we encourage candidates to contact us directly if they need assistance.”

University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management

Statement from Anna Palmer, MBA Director of Recruitment and Admissions:

“At UC Davis, we recognize the extraordinary personal and professional challenges that the coronavirus pandemic poses, including your application to business school. We admire your decision to invest in yourself in this time of uncertainty.

Our MBA admissions process has been adjusted to accommodate you, wherever you are in the process in these unprecedented times.

We’re offering GMAT/GRE waivers on a case by case basis for our Full-Time MBA and Part-Time MBA programs to accommodate the current testing limitations. 

Our next MBA application deadlines for Fall 2020 is June 15. 

Connect one-on-one for a personal admissions consultation with an admissions representative via Zoom to talk about your goals, the application, our program, culture and any other questions you may have. In addition, we are offering complimentary daily online Career Development coaching by appointment or drop-in. 

As always, we encourage candidates to contact us directly if they need assistance.

To contact us and for more information can be found here”

Purdue University Krannert School of Management

No changes at this point.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business

Extending application deadlines to April 15 for international applicants and July 1 for domestic applicants. Will begin to evaluate applications without test scores.

Statement from Tom Bates, director of admissions for graduate business programs at Haslam:

“We also are offering the option to conduct applicant interviews online instead of face to face and will evaluate applications without a test score while waiting for the GMAT, GRE testing sites to re-open.”

Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

Fordham has extended its Round 4 and 5 application deadlines to May 15 and June 5, respectively. Allowing late test scores and official transcript submissions and have “slightly relaxed” the standardizes test score waiver policy.

Auburn University Harbert College of Business

Final deadlines are pushed to June 1 and GMAT/GRE scores will be waived for applicants meeting “established criteria.”

Statement from school:

“The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is working with prospective students to offer flexible enrollment options for Fall Semester 2020. The application deadline for Auburn Full-Time and Online MBA programs has moved to June 1 to allow more time to engage with our admissions team. Also, we will waive the GMAT or GRE requirement for Fall 2020 applicants who meet established criteria.”

University of North Carolina-Charlotte Belk College of Business

Waiving GMAT/GRE scores for MBA applications, which are due by August 1.

Statement from school:

“The UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business is committed to our community, including future students. Therefore, we have waived the GMAT/GRE for Summer and Fall 2020 graduate programs, including MBA applications which are due June 1 and August 1, respectively.  We also now offer all MBA recruiting activities virtually, including online information sessions and personal, phone-based advisory appointments.  This virtual support structure has been extended to all graduate programs, including M.S. in Math Finance, M.S. in Economics, Master of Accountancy and M.S. in Real Estate.”

Northeastern University

Extending MBA application deadline to June 15.

Statement from the school:

“Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. We continue to accept applications to our MBA, specialized master’s degrees, and graduate certificate programs. In light of in-person COVID-19 restrictions, courses are currently online and our summer term will begin online.”

Syracuse University Whitman School of Management

Whitman will add another round of applications with a deadline of May 15. Additionally, Whitman will accept the Duolingo English Test in lieu of the TOEFL test.

“We want candidates to still be able to apply and pursue graduate education this fall once we get through this together,” Christopher Wszalek, executive director of graduate admissions and student recruitment said in a blog post on the school’s website. “We also have financial aid available to qualified candidates; nearly all our students are eligible for scholarships.”

Full info from school can be found here.

Elon University Love School of Business

The Love School will waive all application fees and deposits for prospective graduate students. Encouraging applicants to apply without GRE or GMAT scores or explore the new virtual test options.

Statement from the school:

“The Love School of Business at Elon University is working with prospective graduate students to ease the application process during this challenging time. Application fees and deposits will be waived for the remainder of the application cycle for candidates applying to our MBA program for the fall 2020 semester, as well as all other graduate business programs. We encourage students to start the application process even if they have not taken the GRE or GMAT.  Some students may even qualify for a waiver of the test requirement.  If not eligible for a waiver, students should explore the new virtual testing options being offered for the GRE and the GMAT.  All campus-based information sessions are being moved to a virtual format for the month of April. Please visit the respective programs’ websites for dates and times.  As always, we are available for one-on-one communication with students in a variety of formats. Please email the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadm@elon.edu with questions.”

Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business

Accepting applications without standardized test scores and accepting Duolingo English Test as an ESL proficiency exam. Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Statement from the school:

“For fall 2020, RIT’s Saunders College of Business is now accepting applications without GMAT/GRE and/or TOEFL/IELTS test scores. Applicants may be requested to provide additional information or an online interview. Also, RIT now accepts the Duolingo English Test as an ESL proficiency exam.

With rolling admissions, we are still accepting applications to all graduate programs. Applicants receive quick decisions on both admissions and available scholarships. Please contact gradbus@saunders.rit.edu with any questions or register for an upcoming online graduate information session.”

Pepperdine University Graziado School of Business

Application deadline remains April 1 but will accept “supplemental materials” up until May 1.

Statement from the school:

“At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School we act with integrity, have courage with compassion and lead with a pioneering spirit, even during times of uncertainty. Now more than ever we strive to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective leaders and we are committed to working with prospective students during this unprecedented time. We have extended the deadline for submitting application supplemental materials to May 1. Supplemental materials include unofficial and official copies of GRE or GMAT scores, transcripts, and international applications with TOEFL iBT or IELTS English proficiency exam scores. The application deadline for Graziadio Full-Time, Part-Time and Online MBA Fall 2020 programs remains unchanged and are due April 1. If you have any application-related questions, please contact the Admissions Office at pgbs.admission@pepperdine.edu.”

Lehigh University

GMAT and GRE requirements will be waived for the Full-Time 1-MBA and Part-time FLEX MBA programs and all Specialty Master’s business and economics programs. An at-home TOEFL through ETS or Duolingo is acceptable for international applicants. Application fee waivers are available. 

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business 

No longer requiring the GMAT or GRE and waiving application fees.

Statement from school:

“The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business has simplified its application process to help prospective MBA students continue to pursue their professional goals. Because access to required standardized tests has been impacted significantly by the coronavirus pandemic, the GMAT/GRE is no longer required to apply to Iowa’s Online MBA and Professional MBA Programs for summer and fall 2020 enrollment.

Tippie is also waiving application fees during this period for all MBA and MS programs, including the MS in Finance and the MS in Business Analytics.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please schedule a virtual appointment to speak with an enrollment expert.”

The University of Buffalo School of Management

Extending all graduate school deadlines.

Statement from the school:

“The University at Buffalo School of Management is here to support you as COVID-19 impacts your graduate business school plans. We continue to welcome applications for all MBA – Full Time, Professional and Executive – and Master of Science programs. In addition, we have extended all of our application deadlines. Based on your qualifications, you may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Join us for one of our many virtual engagement opportunities or speak with our team at som-apps@buffalo.edu.”

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 

The Carey Business School will accept incomplete applications for Round 3 and has added a Round 4 with a deadline of June 1. After that, the school will accept applications on a rolling basis until July 15.

Statement from the school:

“Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has made changes to its MBA admissions process to reflect the impact of COVID-19. Carey will accept incomplete applications for our Round 3 deadline (April 15) and will work with applicants individually to complete their applications. Carey has added a Round 4 with a deadline of June 1. Following Round 4, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 15. Carey is offering GMAT/GRE waivers moving forward. Applicants can talk to an admissions officer about whether they qualify. Click here for the latest information on COVID-19 updates.”

UC San Diego Rady School of Management

Extending deadline for international applicants to May 1.

Statement from the school:

“The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is aware of the challenges our applicants may be facing in light of the global pandemic, and our admission team is available to work with you to address your questions. Please email us at RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu with questions or to setup a call with an admissions advisor. The application deadline for international applicants has been extended to May 1. In the meantime, keep an eye out for upcoming virtual information events, and do a virtual campus tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.”

St. John’s Tobin College of Business

Tobin will waive its GMAT requirement and accept applications on a rolling basis through August for its on-campus and online MBA as well as MS programs.

Statement from the school:

“The Peter J. Tobin College of Business keeps the well-being, safety, health, and education of our students as our main priorities. With that in mind, Tobin is waiving the GMAT requirement for our on-campus and online MBA program, and each of our eight MS programs, for admission and enrollment in summer and fall 2020.  In addition, we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis through August. To learn more, contact Amber Steiger at steigera@stjohns.edu in the Office of Admissions. You can find more information at: https://www.stjohns.edu/admission/graduate-admission and  https://www.stjohns.edu/tobin.”

George Washington University School of Business

Statement from the school:

During this difficult time for everyone, the George Washington University School of Business is committed to being as flexible with our application process as we are innovative in both our on-campus and online classrooms. We have waived the application fee for our fall programs as well as extended our application and testing deadlines. We’ve also broadened our GMAT/GRE waiver policy for most Specialized Master’s and MBA programs. In May, we announced the addition of STEM-designated tracks for both our Global MBA and Accelerated MBA programs that will commence in fall 2020.

For more information on our programs you may attend a webinar or email us to discuss our application process moving forward: business@gwu.edu 

UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School

Conducting an “initial review” of applications without GMAT/GRE or English Proficiency scores. All test scores and official transcripts are due by June 30, which is an extension from the original deadline.

Statement from the school:

“UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School is following the evolving global challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and we have made important adjustments to support our applicants during this difficult time. Our existing admissions systems and internal processes have allowed for a smooth transition to fully online activity and we continue to communicate, support, review and make decisions towards your program application.

You can book an online virtual meet-up with one of our Admission Managers by clicking here. We are prepared to review your application with unofficial transcripts, degrees and certificates. Please upload copies of your required documents to the application portal and we will work closely with you to determine next steps. At this time, we can do an initial review of your application without a GMAT/GRE or English Proficiency score as test availability is limited. Document submission deadlines for official/final transcripts, test scores, and requirements have been extended to June 30, 2020 for all programs to support you in completing your application. For more information on how to apply, visit our website here. We extend our best wishes to you and your loved ones.”

Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School is adding a round five deadline of July 5, 65 days beyond its original May 1 R4 cutoff date. Yet, after that date, Rutgers said it would still accept applications on a rolling basis. The school also said it would be willing to waive the application fee for its MBA program and make merit scholarships available to qualified applicants through July 5.

Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business

Statement from the school:

“Effective April 1st, 2020: In light of the uncertainty created by COVID-19, applicants for fall 2020 admission will not be asked to take the GMAT or GRE exam. Fall 2020 applicants will be evaluated for admission based solely on the competitiveness of their combination of GPA and full-time professional experience. Note: Any official standardized test scores submitted to KSU will still be considered by the department. This policy is not retroactive, and admissions decisions made using previously submitted official test scores remain in place. All admissions documents must be received no later than July 1, 2020 for consideration of admission into the MBA or WebMBA program. Please visit our website for more information on the application process at: https://coles.kennesaw.edu/mba/admissions/index.php”

University of Illinois iMBA

Extending application deadline from April 1 to April 15. Waiving application fee and deposit for Class of 2020 cohorts.

International Schools

London Business School

From the school:

“The London Business School admissions team remains available to support all applicants at this challenging time.   In response to this unprecedented global situation, our world-leading Faculty have developed a webinar series ‘Leading through a pandemic’. We are offering virtual experiences for prospective candidates to access information and advice, and are conducting candidate interviews virtually. To ensure minimal disruption to candidates, we are making few changes to admissions processes, and our admissions deadlines remain the same. We are accepting applications without GMAT/GRE for candidates who have not yet taken a test; you will need to take a test later. Please see our Coronavirus FAQs for further updates, or contact masters@london.edu.”

HEC Paris MBA 

Allowing applications to be submitted without official GMAT/GRE test scores.

Statement from the school:

“HEC Paris MBA employees continue to be available to support every one of our applicants. While we are temporarily discontinuing our campus visits and in-person information sessions worldwide, we invite candidates to join us online for a virtual coffee chat or one-to-one information session

Since many GMAT and GRE examination centers are temporarily closed, we are offering candidates the option to complete the admissions process as scheduled, and to submit their test scores later in the year. An interim online option for the GRE test is available and GMAT will have an interim solution available around mid-April.”

Oxford University

Will allow applications without standardized test scores but admission is contingent on the missing test scores being submitted by a future date yet to be announced.

Statement from the school:

“Our Oxford MBA Recruitment and Admissions team is working digitally to ensure minimal disruption to our processes so that we can support you during the application process. For our fourth and final deadline on 3 April, applicants can apply without your GMAT/GRE/English Language test results, provided all other components of your application are complete at the time of submission. The decision to interview you will then be made based on other aspects of your profile, with any formal offer of admission being contingent on you successfully completing the missing tests by a future date yet to be determined. Stage 4 interviews will be conducted online. We are incredibly proud of the diverse cohort our one-year MBA programme attracts every year, and look forward to welcoming students from all over the world when our 2020-21 MBA commences in September.”


Next application deadline is May 1. Applications may be submitted without test scores and “conditional offers will be made until test centers reopen.”

Statement from school:

“Submit without your test scores and we will start assessing your application based on other criteria. Conditional offers will be made until test centers reopen, and if necessary online assessment days will be organized to replace the current face-to-face format.”


Allowing applicants to submit applications without test scores.

Statement from school:

“In response to Covid-19 INSEAD is innovating to ensure that people wanting to apply and confirmed candidates have essential information. We have created new online events including Info Sessions, Panels, 121s, Application Workshops and registrations for our first Online Masterclasses will open soon. INSEAD also remains committed to supporting applicants experiencing difficulties because of COVID-19. Test center closures may impact those of you planning to submit their application for the next intakes. In this context, we extend the possibility for you to apply without a GMAT, GRE, EA or TOEFL score.”

Update from the school on April 13:

“Application deadlines for the January 2021 MBA intake have been extended to allow applicants more time to prepare. https://inse.ad/mbadeadlines Candidates can also submit their applications without a test score, or alternatively, take the GRE Test at Home and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test. Visit this page for the latest updates on INSEAD Master programmes: https://inse.ad/mpupdates”

ESMT Berlin

Early Bird Deadlines are extended for all graduate programs. Applicants may submit materials without standardized test scores.

Statement from school:

“ESMT Berlin has extended our Early Bird Deadlines for all programs, MIM, MBA Part-time MBA & EMBA, thus helping you save money from your tuition. Candidates can now also apply with the GMAC Essential Skills test, as a replacement for the GMAT or GRE. We encourage those without a GMAT or GRE score to look into this flexible online alternative. You can submit your application prior to submitting test scores. We are hosting a number of online events and our admissions team will be on hand throughout your personal application journey to guide you from first questions to enrolling in class.”


No planned changes at this time.

Statement from school:

“Due to unpredictable circumstances occurring, ESIC as Higher Education Institution with a global mindset is working with determination to ensure the best options to our students, candidates, academics and staff. All our admissions criteria and application deadline remains unchanged, our admission office will be at your convenience, as always.”


Will accept applications without standardized test scores. Will also accept applications on a rolling basis after the final May 5 deadline, but encourage applicants to meet that deadline if possible.

Statement from the school:

“IESE is monitoring the situation and making adjustments as the situation progresses. For the time-being, IESE is continuing its admissions process as planned but we have canceled all of the in-person elements, including our Assessment Days. We are also conducting all our interviews online.

Since test centers in certain countries are closed due to COVID-19, we understand that applicants may not currently be able to take the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL or other tests required by the application process. Thus, we will give applicants the opportunity of submitting their applications without the test scores, until the situation is back to normal. Final admission decisions will come once the score is presented.

Our final admissions deadline for the 2020 intake is May 5th. We will allow applications to be submitted after the deadline and will process them on a rolling basis. However, we encourage applicants to keep to the May 5th deadline even if they are still pending exam results. If candidates have questions about their specific situations, or if they will need to submit pending test scores, we encourage them to reach out to their regional Associate Director of Admissions.”

Queen’s University Smith School of Business

Statement from the school:

“Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has updated requirements for international students. Until further notice, we will be waiving the World Education Services (WES) assessment requirement for international students. We will move forward with unofficial transcripts for any student who cannot secure original transcripts because their institution is closed, but will need to have officials before the start of their MBA in January, assuming access is available at that time.”

Asia School of Business

Statement from the school:

“ASB is aware of the implications that COVID-19 has had on individuals who may be considering our MBA program. Whether it’s test centers being closed globally or a letter of referral being delayed, we know the application process does not solely rely on you. As such, we are adding a Round 4 application deadline for April 20th for those who cannot meet the Round 3 deadline of April 2nd.  Visit us at https://asb.edu.my/academic-program/mba-admissions for more information.”

April 13 update:

“In the new world of COVID-19, ASB has been adapting its curriculum and collaborating with its corporate partners to maintain the unique and experiential nature of our Action Learning project-based education experience. Last week, in the fourth week of lockdown, our students were able to complete Spring semester projects in a highly interactive closing virtual briefing. Special thanks to Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Samsung Electronics, Volvo and our other partners for their support. This past week we successfully launched our new Spring electives. Kudos to our faculty for quickly adapting. Lastly, don’t forget our Round 4 application deadline of April 20th, as we gear up for a Fall 2020 start. Visit us at https://asb.edu.my/academic-program/mba-admissions for more information.”

Durham University Business School

Statement from the school:

“At Durham University Business School we are taking significant steps to protect our community during the COVID-19 situation. We continue to process all applications and are committed to supporting you. Our pre-sessional English Language courses will be delivered online this year – CAS and Tier 4 student visas are not required to attend these courses this year, therefore we are now considering non-UKVI IELTS and TOEFL. Visit our Ask us page for more information on the above or to send an enquiry.”

Imperial College Business School

Imperial has relaxed requirements around GMAT/GRE test scores to apply for the Full-Time MBA and MSc International Management programs to allow candidates to submit an application without their score, and also will offer conditional offers to the program where necessary.

Statement from the school:

“Imperial College Business School is continuing to offer a highly personal Admissions process with our teams working remotely, providing ample opportunities for prospective candidates to connect with us online. We have relaxed our requirements around GMAT/GRE test scores to apply for the Full-Time MBA and MSc International Management programmes to allow candidates to submit an application without their score, and we are offering conditional offers to the programme where necessary. We are also accepting test scores from the GRE General Test at home. Where required, MBA and MSc interviews are taking place online through one-to-one interviews or via our online interview platform. We have also increased our flexibility in the official copies of documents we usually require at the application stage, and are also making them a condition of offer. If you would like to contact our Recruitment team, please email bs.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk, we will be happy to discuss your application and individual circumstances with you. In this challenging time we are especially proud of our colleagues at Imperial College London, who are leading the response to tackle COVID-19.”

Alliance Manchester Business School

Alliance is continuing to offer both their Global MBA and Full-Time MBA to applicants. For the Global MBA, applications are continuing virtually, and those who are offered places for the July intake will also have the opportunity to defer their studies to January 2021 at no additional cost if they choose to not start their MBA studies in July.

P&Q MBA RankSchool NameRound 2 NotificationsRound 3 DeadlineRound 3 NotificationsNotes
1Stanford Graduate School of Business2-Apr-208-Apr-2021-May-20No timeline or procedural changes.
2Chicago Booth School of Business19-Mar-202-Apr-2021-May-20No timeline or procedural changes.
3Harvard Business School31-Mar-20June 1, 2020 (2+2)July 28, 2020 (2+2)2+2 application deadline and notification delayed two months, larger waitlist being kept.
4Wharton at University of Pennsylvania26-Mar-201-Apr-208-May-20No timelines changes, but Round 3 applicants may submit without a standardized test score.
5Northwestern Kellogg School of Management25-Mar-208-Apr-2013-May-20Applicants can submit applications without GMAT/GRE scores until June 1, 2020.
6MIT Sloan School of Management31-Mar-209-Apr-207-May-20No timeline or procedural changes to 2020 admissions. Delaying MBA early admission to June 2.
7Columbia Business SchoolN/A1-Jun-20N/AStandardized test scores may be submitted until July 1, 2020
8UC Berkeley Haas School of Business26-Mar-202-Apr-207-May-20No timeline or procedural changes.
9Dartmouth Tuck School of Business12-Mar-2030-Mar-207-May-20Conducting a “one-time”” Round 4 for Round 3 applicants that need more time”
10Yale School of Management24-Mar-2014-Apr-2019-May-20Extending Round 3 test score deadline to April 24 and creating a Round 3 Extended deadline of May 27.
11Virginia Darden School of Business18-Mar-206-Apr-206-May-20No timeline or procedural changes.
12Michigan Ross School of Business18-Mar-2029-May-208-May-20Extended Round 3 deadline from March 30 to May 29. International students still recommended to submit by March 30 deadline.
13Cornell SC Johnson School of ManagementN/A8-Apr-208-May-20No known changes at this time.
14Duke Fuqua Business School19-Mar-2011-Mar-2020-Apr-20No known changes at this time.
15UC Los Angeles Anderson School of Management26-Mar-2016-Apr-2021-May-20No known changes at this time.
16New York University Stern School of Business1-Apr-2015-Mar-201-Jun-20Extended final deadline to May 1.
17Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business4-Mar-202-Mar-204-May-20Test score date extended for April 9 Round 4 deadline.
18UT Austin McCombs School of Business26-Mar-2031-Mar-207-May-20Creating a new Round 4 cycle for domestic students.
19Southern California Marshall School of Business31-Mar-201-Mar-2015-May-20No known changes at this time.
20North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School2-Mar-202-Mar-2014-Apr-20No known changes at this time.
21Washington Foster School of Business31-Mar-2017-Mar-2022-May-20Opening a Round 4 application cycle with a May 19 deadline.
22Emory Goizueta Business School13-Mar-2020-Mar-201-May-20Dates listed are for Round 3 and 4. No known changes at this time.
23Indiana Kelley Business School15-Mar-201-Mar-2030-Apr-20Round 4 deadline is April 15. No known changes at this time.
24Georgetown McDonough School of BusinessN/A24-Mar-20N/ARound 4 deadline is April 27. No known changes at this time.
25Rice Jones Graduate School of ManagementN/ARollingRollingEverything is rolling as of now, waiving application fees, and admittting without standardized test scores.
26Georgia Tech Scheller College of BusinessN/A1-Apr-2015-May-20April 1 is the Round 4 deadline. No known changes at this time.
27Notre Dame Mendoza College of BusinessN/A17-Mar-201-May-20Round 4 deadline is April 14. No known changes at this time.
28Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management27-Mar-206-Apr-204-May-20Waiving Round 3 application fees and not requiring official test scores. Adding a new Round 4.
29Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School10-Mar-2018-Mar-2028-Apr-20No known changes at this time.
30Brigham Young Marriott School of BusinessN/A1-May-20N/AMay 1 is Round 4 deadline. No known changes at this time.
31Pennsylvania State Smeal College of Business1-Apr-201-Apr-201-Jun-20No known changes at this time.
32University of Minnesota Carlson School of ManagementN/A1-Apr-2015-May-20April 1 is the Round 4 deadline. A Round 5 is also available. No changes at this point.
33Michigan State Broad College of Business17-Apr-201-Apr-208-May-20Round 3 and 4 dates listed. No updates at this time.
34Arizona State W. P. Carey School of Business3-Apr-201-Apr-205-Jun-20April 1 is a Round 4 deadline. No official changes but working with applicants on an individual basis.
35Wisconsin School of Business24-Apr-2010-Apr-2022-May-20April 10 is Round 4. Final deadline is June 1. No changes at this point.
36Ohio State Fisher College of Business17-Apr-2010-May-2027-May-20May 10 is the Round 4 deadline. Fisher will move to rolling admissions after final deadline.
37University of Rochester Simon Business School15-Apr-2031-Mar-2015-May-20March 31 is a Round 4 deadline. No changes at this time.
38UC Irvine Merage School of Business3-Apr-201-Apr-2029-May-20April 1 is a Round 4 deadline.
39Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business15-Apr-201-Apr-2015-May-20April 1 is Round 4 deadline. No changes at this point.
40Southern Methodist Cox School of BusinessN/A27-Apr-20N/AApril 27 is a Round 4 deadline
41Florida Hough Graduate School of BusinessN/AN/AN/ANo changes at this time.
42Boston Questrom School of Business6-Mar-2016-Mar-206-May-20No changes.
43Maryland Smith School of Business15-Mar-2015-Jan-2015-Apr-20No changes.
44Texas-Dallas Jindal School of Management15-Apr-201-May-2015-Jun-20May 1 is Round 4 deadline. No official changes at this point.
45Texas A&M Mays College of BusinessN/A22-Apr-20N/ANo changes at this time.
46Georgia Terry College of Business10-Mar-201-May-201-Jun-20May 1 is a Round 4 deadline. Extending Round 5 deadline to August 5.
47UC Davis Graduate School of ManagementN/A24-Mar-20N/AApril 13 is Round 4
48Purdue Krannert School of ManagementN/A1-May-20N/ANo changes at this time.
49Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of BusinessN/A1-Apr-20N/AMoving final deadlines to April 15 for international applicants and July 1 for domestic applicants.
50Fordham Gabelli School of BusinessN/AMay 15, 2020N/AExtended its Round 4 and 5 application deadlines to May 15 and June 5, respectively. Allowing late test scores and official transcript submissions and have “slightly relaxed” the standardizes test score waiver policy.