Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Refrad
GMAT 700, GPA 3.94
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Ms. Product Strategist
GMAT 700, GPA 7.3/10
Columbia | Mr. MBB Consultant
GRE 339, GPA 8.28
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Avocado Farmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.08
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Development Consultant

Most B-Schools Take A Hard Line On Deferrals For Incoming MBAs

P&Q RankSchoolResponse
1Stanford Graduate School of Business“We aren’t able to offer any useful general comments since the situation is very complex and still evolving.”
2University of Chicago (Booth)“We are going to pass on this one.”
3Harvard Business SchoolWill allow accepted students to apply for deferrals between May 15 and June 1.
4University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)No response.
5Northwestern University (Kellogg)“As we have always done, Kellogg will consider deferral requests from admitted students with exceptional circumstances. Admitted students can submit a request for deferment that will be reviewed by our admissions team. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis since each situation is unique.”
6MIT (Sloan)No definitive answer because the situation is “still too fluid.”
7Columbia Business School“If an admitted student, with whom we have been having fluid communication already, has made a good faith effort to secure a visa and could not do so for reasons outside of their control, Columbia will extend a deferral for a future term. Columbia also has a January intake, so for admits interested and able to secure their visa by this time, they would have the opportunity to begin their studies after only a few months of delay; this option would also allow affected students the possibility of graduating in May 2022 as originally planned.”
8UC-Berkeley (Haas)No response.
9Dartmouth (Tuck)“We will consider all requests to defer on a case-by-case basis. Just as no two admitted student profiles are identical, neither are the circumstances of any two deferral requests. We believe a personal and individual request deserves a personal and individual response.”
10Yale School of Management“We do not anticipate significant changes to our deferral policy in the coming year. We have always been very flexible with deferrals for international students who find themselves unable to get to campus due to visa challenges, and will continue to do so this year as well.”
11University of Virginia (Darden)“We are dedicated to demonstrating compassion for our international admits and the challenges they are facing with regard to securing a visa. We will absolutely work with international students who see a deferral as their best option.”
12University of Michigan (Ross)No comment.
13Cornell University (SC Johnson)No response.
14Duke University (Fuqua)“Our admissions teams is counseling folks individually on the best option for them. We believe each situation is unique and so instead of adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, we’ve opted to understand more about each person’s circumstance before making decisions on deferrals.”
15UC Los Angeles (Anderson)No change in policy. Working with students on a case-by-case basis.
16New York University (Stern)“The safety of our students is of the utmost priority and, should the need arise, we are prepared to make the necessary adjustments to ensure the continuity of the student experience.  We are planning for multiple contingencies; the reality is that it is simply too early and the situation is still evolving too quickly for us to provide any details with certainty at this time.”
17Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)“We understand this is an uncertain time. As such, we are temporarily adjusting some of our Admission policies. If circumstances change and domestic or international candidates are unable to join the Tepper MBA because of the coronavirus, we will offer an admission deferral to fall 2021 and refund their deposit.  Additionally, any scholarship received will be deferred.”
18UT Austin (McCombs)No response.
19Southern California (Marshall)No response.
20North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)No response.



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