Wharton | Mr. CTO
GMAT 730, GPA 3.95
Wharton | Ms. Financial Real Estate
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Indian Healthcare Analytics
GMAT 720, GPA 7.8
Harvard | Mr. Consumer Goods Senior Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 8.27/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filipino Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Media Entertainment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Evolving Teacher
GRE 328, GPA 3.26
Columbia | Mr. Indian I-Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 8.63
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech-y Athlete
GRE , GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Financial Poet
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Ms. EV Evangelist
GRE 334, GPA 2.67
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Indian Engineer + MBA Now In Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 8.7 / 10
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indonesian Salesperson
GMAT 660, GPA 3.49
Berkeley Haas | Mr. LGBT+CPG
GMAT 720, GPA 3.95
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Tech For Non-Profits
GRE 312, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Combat Pilot Non-Profit Leader
GRE 329, GPA 3.73
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Actual Poet
GMAT 720, GPA 12.0/14
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Administration & Policy Latino Advocate
GRE 324, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Asian Mexican Finance Hombre
GMAT 650, GPA 2.967
Columbia | Mr. Fintech Data Scientist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Tuck | Mr. Opportunities In MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Harvard | Mr. Strategy For Social Good
GRE 325, GPA 3.5

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

P&Q Rank School Response
1 Stanford Graduate School of Business “We aren’t able to offer any useful general comments since the situation is very complex and still evolving.”
2 University of Chicago (Booth) “We are going to pass on this one.”
3 Harvard Business School Will allow accepted students to apply for deferrals between May 15 and June 1.
4 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) No response.
5 Northwestern 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.”
6 MIT (Sloan) No definitive answer because the situation is “still too fluid.”
7 Columbia 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.”
8 UC-Berkeley (Haas) No response.
9 Dartmouth (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.”
10 Yale 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.”
11 University 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.”
12 University of Michigan (Ross) No comment.
13 Cornell University (SC Johnson) No response.
14 Duke 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.”
15 UC Los Angeles (Anderson) No change in policy. Working with students on a case-by-case basis.
16 New 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.”
17 Carnegie 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.”
18 UT Austin (McCombs) No response.
19 Southern California (Marshall) No response.
20 North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) No response.



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