Kellogg MBA Program Application Essay Review and Analysis

MBA Application Deadlines (2020-21)

MBA Admissions B-School Application Deadlines – 2020-21

 

Round 1 B-school Admissions 2020-2021 : MBA Application Deadlines

School Country Deadline Interview Notification Decision Essay
HEC Paris France Aug. 14, 2020 (R7-Jan. 2021 Intake) Early Sept. Sept. 18, 2020 Yes
Virginia (Darden) USA Sept. 2, 2020 (Early Action) Open Interview NA Yes
Cambridge (Judge) UK Sept. 7, 2020 (R1) Oct. 18 & 19 Rolling Yes
Harvard USA Sept. 8, 2020 (R1) Oct. 1, 2020* Dec. 10, 2020 Yes
Cornell (Johnson) USA Sept. 8, 2020 (Early Action-1 Year MBA) Oct. 13, 2020 Nov. 20, 2020 Yes
INSEAD France & Singapore Sept. 11, 2020 (R1- Sept. Intake) Oct. 16, 2020 Nov. 20, 2020 Yes
Michigan (Ross) USA Sept. 14, 2020 (R1) NA Dec. 2, 2020 Yes
HEC Paris France Sept. 14, 2020 (R8-Jan. 2021 Intake) Early Oct.. Oct. 16, 2020 Yes
Stanford GSB USA Sept. 15, 2020 (R1) Mid-Oct. to Late-Nov. Dec. 10, 2020 Yes
Wharton USA Sept. 15, 2020 (R1) Oct. 28, 2020 Dec. 16, 2020 Yes
Yale SOM USA Sept. 15, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 8, 2020 Yes
Notre Dame (Mendoza) USA Sept. 15, 2020 (Early Decision) Rolling Oct. 30, 2020 Yes
Northwestern (Kellogg) USA Sept. 16, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 9, 2020 Yes
ISB Hyderabad & Mohali India Sept. 20, 2020 (R1) Oct. 1, 2020 Nov. 15, 2020 Yes
Duke (Fuqua) USA Sept. 23, 2020 (Early Action) Oct. 8, 2020 Oct. 27, 2020 Yes
Emory (Goizueta) USA Sept. 23, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 10, 2020 Yes
Chicago (Booth) USA Sept. 24, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 3, 2020 Yes
UC-Berkeley (Haas) USA Sept. 24, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 17, 2020 Yes
Dartmouth (Tuck) USA Sept. 28, 2020 (R1) Mid-Aug. to Early Dec. Dec. 10, 2020 Yes
MIT (Sloan) USA Oct. 1, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 16, 2020 Yes
Columbia USA Oct. 2, 2020 (Early Decision) Rolling Rolling Yes
UCLA (Anderson) USA Oct. 2, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 18, 2020 Yes
Virginia (Darden) USA Oct. 5, 2020 (R1) By Invitation NA Yes
Cornell (Johnson) USA Oct. 8, 2020 (R1-2 & 1 year MBA) Nov. 18, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020 Yes
Cornell (Johnson) USA Oct. 8, 2020 (R1-Cornell Tech MBA) Rolling Rolling Yes
Vanderbilt (Owen) USA Oct. 12, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 18, 2020 Yes
Texas-Austin (McCombs) USA Oct. 13, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 17, 2020 Yes
Notre Dame (Mendoza) USA Oct. 13, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 4, 2020 Yes
HEC Paris France Oct. 14, 2020 (R9-Jan. 2021 Intake) Early Nov. Nov. 20, 2020 Yes
NYU (Stern) USA Oct. 15, 2020 (R1) Rolling Jan. 1, 2021 (Initial Notification) Yes
Indiana (Kelley) USA Oct. 15, 2020 (R1) Rolling Dec. 20, 2020 Yes
Rice (Jones) USA Oct. 16, 2020 (R1) Rolling TBD Yes
Cambridge (Judge) UK Oct. 19, 2020 (R2) Nov. 29 & 30 Rolling Yes
Duke (Fuqua) USA Oct. 20, 2020 (R1) Nov. 10, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020 Yes
NYU (Stern) USA Nov. 15, 2020 (R2) Rolling Feb. 1, 2021 (Initial Notification) Yes
HEC Paris France Nov. 16, 2020 (R10-Jan. 2021 Intake) Early Dec. Dec. 18, 2020 Yes
Columbia USA April 9, 2021 (Regular Decision) Rolling Rolling Yes
*tentatively based on last year dates

Round 2 B-school Admissions 2020-2021 : MBA Application Deadlines 2020-21

School Deadline Interview Notification Decision Essay
Michigan (Ross) Jan. 4, 2021 (R2) TBD March 7, 2021 Yes
Virginia (Darden) Jan. 4, 2021 (R2) Invitation TBD Yes
Dartmouth (Tuck) Jan. 4, 2021 (R2) Early Dec. to Mid-March March 18, 2021 Yes
Harvard Jan. 5, 2021 (R2) Feb. 4, 2021* March 30, 2021 Yes
Wharton Jan. 5, 2021 (R2) Feb. 11, 2021 March 25, 2021 Yes
Cornell (Johnson) Jan. 5, 2021 (R2-2 & 1 year MBA) March 19, 2021 April 9, 2021 Yes
Cornell (Johnson) Jan. 5, 2021 (R2-Cornell Tech MBA) Rolling Rolling Yes
Texas-Austin (McCombs) Jan. 5, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 25, 2021 Yes
Rice (Jones) Jan. 5, 2021 (R2) Rolling TBD Yes
Indiana (Kelley) Jan. 5, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 15, 2021 Yes
Stanford GSB Jan. 6, 2021 (R2) Early-February to Mid-March April 1, 2021 Yes
Northwestern (Kellogg) Jan. 6, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 24, 2021 Yes
Yale SOM Jan. 7, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 26, 2021 Yes
Duke (Fuqua) Jan. 7, 2021 (R2) Feb. 2, 2021 March 20, 2021 Yes
UCLA (Anderson) Jan. 8, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 26, 2021 Yes
Vanderbilt (Owen) Jan. 11, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 26, 2021 Yes
Cambridge (Judge) Jan. 11, 2021 (R3) Feb. 21-22, Feb. 28-March 1 Rolling Yes
Chicago (Booth) Jan. 12, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 18, 2021 Yes
Notre Dame (Mendoza) Jan. 12, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 12, 2021 Yes
Emory (Goizueta) Jan. 13, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 25, 2021 Yes
UC-Berkeley (Haas) Jan. 14, 2021 (R2) Rolling March 25, 2021 Yes
NYU (Stern) Jan. 15, 2021 (R3) Rolling April 1, 2021 (Initial Notification) Yes
MIT (Sloan) Jan. 19, 2021 (R2) Rolling April 2, 2021 Yes
Columbia April 9, 2021 (Regular Decision) Rolling Rolling Yes
INSEAD May 20, 2021 (R2- Sept. Intake) June 26, 2021 July 24, 2021 Yes
*tentatively based on last year dates

Round 3 B-school Admissions 2020-2021 : MBA Application Deadlines 2020-21

School Deadline Interview Notification Decision Essay
Notre Dame (Mendoza) Feb. 23, 2021 (R3) Rolling April 16, 2021 Yes
Indiana (Kelley) March 1, 2021 (R3) Rolling April 30, 2021 Yes
Cornell (Johnson) March 5, 2021 (R3-Cornell Tech MBA) Rolling Rolling Yes
Cambridge (Judge) March 8, 2021 (R4) April 18-19, 2021 Rolling Yes
Cornell (Johnson) March 8, 2021 (R3-1 year MBA) Rolling Rolling Yes
NYU (Stern) March 15, 2021 (R4) Rolling June 1, 2021 (Initial Notification) Yes
Emory (Goizueta) March 17, 2021 (R3) Rolling April 29, 2021 Yes
Duke (Fuqua) March 25, 2021 (R3) April 8, 2021 April 30, 2021 Yes
Dartmouth (Tuck) March 29, 2021 (R2) Mid-March to Late April May 6, 2021 Yes
Michigan (Ross) March 29, 2021 (R3) NA May 5, 2021 Yes
Vanderbilt (Owen) March 29, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 7, 2021 Yes
Texas-Austin (McCombs) March 30, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 6, 2021 Yes
Wharton March 31, 2021 (R3) April 15, 2021 May 11, 2021 Yes
Chicago (Booth) April 1, 2021 (R3 & Booth Scholars) Rolling May 20, 2021 Yes
Rice (Jones) April 1, 2021 (R3) U.S. applicants April 15 Rolling TBD Yes
Cornell (Johnson) April 4, 2021 (R3-April) May 12, 2021 June 1, 2021 Yes
UC-Berkeley (Haas) April 5, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 13, 2021 Yes
Stanford GSB April 6, 2021 (R3) Mid-April to Early-May May 20, 2021 Yes
Notre Dame (Mendoza) April 6, 2021 (R4) Rolling Rolling Yes
Northwestern (Kellogg) April 7, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 12, 2021 Yes
Virginia (Darden) April 7, 2021 (R3) By Invitation NA Yes
Columbia April 9, 2021 (Regular Decision) Rolling Rolling Yes
MIT (Sloan) April 12, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 20, 2021 Yes
Indiana (Kelley) April 15, 2021 (R4) Rolling May 31, 2021 Yes
UCLA (Anderson) April 16, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 21, 2021 Yes
Yale SOM April 13, 2021 (R3) Rolling May 18, 2021 Yes
Cambridge (Judge) April 26, 2021 (R5) June 6-7, 2021 Rolling Yes
Texas-Austin (McCombs) May 11, 2021 (R4) (U.S. & Canada applicants only) Rolling June 17, 2021 Yes
Vanderbilt (Owen) May 15, 2021 (R4) Rolling Rolling Yes
Michigan (Ross) June 1, 2021 (R4) NA June 25, 2021 Yes
Dartmouth (Tuck) June 1, 2021 (R4) Late April to Late June Rolling Yes
INSEAD July 1, 2021 (R3- Sept. Intake) July 31, 2021 Sept. 4, 2021 Yes
INSEAD Aug. 5, 2021 (R4- Sept. Intake) Aug. 28, 2021 Sept. 25, 2021 Yes
  Readers are requested to verify the dates directly with business schools to get the latest information.

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