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Deadlines for MBA Class of 2018 

DEADLINE ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3
Submit your application by1 22 Sept 2015 12 Jan 2016 05 Apr 2016
We will notify you on2 09 Dec 2015 30 Mar 2016 11 May 2016
Your reply and deposit are due by TBD TBD TBD

15:00pm Pacific Time, including your letters of reference. We cannot guarantee that we will review information you send to the MBA Admissions Office after the deadline of the round in which you apply.

2See “Decision Notification” section below.

 

Deadlines for MBA Class of 2017

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Submit your application by1 01 Oct 2014 07 Jan 2015 01 Apr 2015
We will notify you on2 10 Dec 2014 25 Mar 2015 06 May 2015
Your reply and deposit are due by 12 Feb 2015 30 Apr 2015 28 May 2015

15:00pm Pacific Time, including your letters of reference. We cannot guarantee that we will review information you send to the MBA Admissions Office after the deadline of the round in which you apply.

2See “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 a need-based financial 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 recommended 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).
  • The opportunity to attend Admit Weekend (there is no Admit Weekend for Round 3).

Decision Notification

We will post your decision to your 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.

Deferral Policy

If you are offered admission, you will be expected to enroll in the MBA or dual/joint-degree program in the year for which you are admitted. We do not allow you to defer admission to a later year. Instead, we ask you to reapply.

Only under rare and extraordinary circumstances (e.g., compulsory military service) will we consider exceptions to this policy.

Last Updated 6 May 2015