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The application deadlines below apply to the Class of 2016 (entering Fall 2014).

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Submit your application by1 02 Oct 2013 08 Jan 2014 02 Apr 2014
We will notify you on2 11 Dec 2013 26 Mar 2014 07 May 2014
Your reply and deposit are due by 20 Feb 2014 01 May 2014 29 May 2014

1 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, including your letters of reference. We cannot guarantee that additional information sent to the MBA Admissions Office after the deadline of the round in which you apply will be reviewed.

2 See “Decision Notification” section below.

Selecting an Application Round

Though you may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year, we suggest you apply only when you feel your application is as strong as it can be.

If you plan to apply in round one or two, we strongly encourage you to apply in round one. Over the last few years, the number of applications we receive in round two has increased, making it more competitive.

Do not rush your application, but submitting it earlier is better. While we admit outstanding individuals in all three rounds, there are some advantages to applying in either the first or second round, including:

  • The ability to receive an aid award from the Financial Aid Office prior to the date by which you must respond to your offer of admission.
  • Ample time to complete preliminary quantitative and/or language coursework prior to arrival on campus.
  • Access to the on-campus housing lottery and/or Schwab Residential Center housing.
  • Sufficient time to complete the visa application process (international students).
  • Attendance at Admit Weekend (there is no Admit Weekend for round three).

Decision Notification

We will post your decision to your ApplyYourself account by 5:00pm Pacific Time on the date listed above for the round in which you applied. We will send an email to the address used to create your application profile to notify you when your decision is available.

We do not accommodate requests for an early decision, or for decision information to be provided via phone or in person.

If you are offered admission, we want you to make an informed decision; for this reason, we may share limited information with Stanford GSB alumni and/or current students who may contact you to welcome you to the Stanford community and answer any questions you have.

Last Updated 7 Aug 2013