This is embarrassing. I have been so incredibly busy with deadlines — HBS Round 1 was this past Monday — and already interview invitations will be sent out Oct 9 and Oct 16. That means you actually COULD apply to Round 1 for other schools if things didn’t work out for you at Harvard. I’m guessing there will be more applicants because of the “easier” and more user-friendly admissions process. I write “easier” in quotes because the open-ended essay format gives people almost too many choices!
Next up is MIT Sloan (Sept 24), which is cool because you can do a one-minute video for the optional essay. Don’t believe me? Check out what the admissions office says about it all at by clicking here.
And then it gets really intense:
Oct 1 – Michigan Ross and Wharton
Oct 2 – Columbia Early Decision, Cornell, INSEAD, Stanford GSB
Oct 3 – Booth
Oct 4 – London Business School
Oct 7 – Carnegie Mellon Tepper
Oct 9 – Tuck Early Action
Oct 10- Georgetown
Oct 11- Cambridge
Oct 15- NYU Stern, UT Austin, UVA Darden, USC Marshall
Oct 16- Berkeley Haas, Kellogg
Oct 18- UNC Kenan-Flagler
Oct 21- Duke Round 2 (sort of)
Oct 22- UCLA
Oct 25- Oxford
So buckle up and for perspective watch this video for some inspiration and a shot of some humility too.