By betsy On Monday, October 08 th, 2012 · no Comments · In

It’s deadline season, and I don’t know about you, but I keep forgetting which is due when. So for myself, and anyone else who is watching, here’s a list of first-round deadlines for top MBA programs.

Here are the deadlines in order for the following week for R1 (h/t John Byrne at P&Q)


Round 1 Deadlines
Harvard Business School
Deadline: Sept. 24
Notification: Dec. 12
(Note, the “release” date hasn’t been announced yet)


Pennsylvania (Wharton)
Deadline: Oct. 1
Notification: Dec. 20

Chicago (Booth)
Deadline: Oct. 2
Notification: Dec. 19


Stanford GSB
Deadline: Oct. 3
Notification: Dec. 12

Deadline: Oct. 4
Notification: Dec. 13

Emory (Goizueta)
Deadline: Oct. 5
Notification: Nov. 28

Dartmouth (Tuck)
Early Action Deadline: Oct. 10 (early action)
Notification: Dec. 14
First Deadline: Nov. 7
Notification: Feb 8

Michigan (Ross)
Deadline: Oct. 10
Notification: Jan. 15

Virginia (Darden)
Deadline: Oct. 15
Notification: Dec. 19

Texas-Austin (McCombs)
Deadline: Oct. 16
Notification: Dec. 14

Northwestern (Kellogg)
Deadline: Oct. 16 (Off-campus interview must be scheduled by Sept. 19)
Notification: Dec. 17

UC-Berkeley (Haas)
Deadline: Oct. 17
Notification: Jan. 10

Cornell (Johnson)
Deadline: Oct. 17
Notification: Dec. 19

UNC (Kenan-Flagler)
Deadline: Oct. 19 (early action)
Notification: Dec. 10

Carnegie Mellon
Deadline: Oct. 22
Notification: Dec. 19

MIT (Sloan)
Deadline: Oct. 24
Notification: Jan. 29

Duke (Fuqua)
Deadline: Sept. 19 (early action); Oct. 24 (round one)
Notification: Oct. 30 (early action) Jan. 8 (round one)

UCLA (Anderson)
Deadline: Oct. 24
Notification: Jan. 23

New York (Stern)
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2012
Notification: Feb. 15, 2013

Columbia Business School
Notification: Rolling admissions

Round 2 is here: