We’ve reached that time of the application season, when leading business schools are announcing their new MBA application deadlines for the upcoming 2016-2017 admissions. While there are still plenty of schools that are yet to announce new deadline dates, a lot of them have released their application deadlines, while some have also released their essays, questions and recommendation letters.
As an MBA applicant, it’s important for you to keep track of application deadlines and decide by when you will be best prepared to submit your application. While there is a lot of debate around whether or not to put an application in for Round 1 of the application cycle, the best time to apply is when you believe you have the best job possible with your application.
If you have to rush and cut corners to meet a deadline, you will mostly unprepared to submit your application by that deadline. At all the highly selective business schools, admission officials are looking for reasons to cut you from the pool and as many as 80% of the candidates in any school’s applicant pool are usually fully qualified to attend.
That’s the reason why you should put your best foot forward when you apply. At the same time, if you are applying as an international student, you need to make sure that your application is typically submitted in the first two rounds only. This is done to allocate suitable time for visa processing.
The application deadlines released so far include the following schools:
|MBA Programme||Round 1 Deadline||Round 2 Deadline|
|University of Chicago: Booth||September 22, 2016||January 4, 2017|
|Yale SOM||September 14, 2016||January 10, 2017|
|University of Texas at Austin: McCombs||October 11, 2016||January 10, 2017|
|Emory University: Goizueta||October 14, 2016||November 11, 2016|
|The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: Ross||October 3, 2016||January 2, 2017|
|The University of North Carolina: Kenan Flagler||October 14, 2016 (R1 for Kenan Flagler is an Early Action Round)||December 2, 2016|
|Harvard Business School||September 7, 2016||January 4, 2017|
|Dartmouth College: Tuck*||October 5, 2016 (Early Action Round)||November 2, 2016 (November Round)|
|Indiana University at Bloomington: Kelley||October 15, 2016||January 5, 2017|
|Indian School of Business||October 15, 2016||January 15, 2017|
|Stanford GSB||September 21, 2016||January 10, 2017|
|Columbia Business School||Oct. 5, 2016 (Early Decision & Jan. ’17)||Rolling Admissions|
|IIM A PGPX||September 12, 2016||November 15, 2016|
|IIM B EPGP||June 01, 2016 – Aug 31, 2016||Sep 01, 2016 – Dec 05, 2016|
|INSEAD **||September 21, 2016||November 30, 2016|