We’re off and running: Harvard Business School just announced an R1 deadline for the Class of 2021 of Wednesday, September 5, 2018. And to keep everyone on their toes over the holidays, the HBS R2 deadline is Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Columbia Business School, the only top US school that uses rolling admissions, has confirmed October 3, 2018 for its early action deadline.
And we already know that INSEAD has R1 on Sept 19, 2018, R2 on November 14, R3 on January 9, 2019 and R4 on March 6 (2019). It’s also worth noting that HEC Paris already closed its upcoming June 1st and July 1st deadlines over a month early this year “due to the high volume of excellent applications.”
No Changes to HBS Essay
In an HBS admissions blog posted yesterday, director Chad Losee (now in his second year at the helm of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid), confirms that the HBS essay question remains the same. Meaning that it’s still the maddeningly open-ended: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?”
By early June of this year, HBS hopefuls can expect to access the Class of 2021 application. Note that HBS will host an optional webinar previewing the application on Wednesday, June 6.
MBA ADMISSIONS DEADLINES
First Round Deadlines for the 2018/2019 admissions season
|September 5, 2018 – R1||Harvard Business School||TBD|
|January 3, 2019 – R2||Harvard Business School||TBD|
|October 3, 2018 – early action||Columbia Business School||TBD|
Deadlines for the 2018/2019 admissions season: European Schools
|Sept 19, 2018 – R1 (Sept. 2019 intake)||INSEAD||November 23, 2018|
|November 14, 2018 – R2||INSEAD||January 25, 2019|
|January 9, 2019 – R3||INSEAD||March 15, 2019|
|March 6, 2019 – R4||INSEAD||May 10, 2019|
|May 1, 2018 (rolling)||HEC Paris||June 8, 2018|
|June 1, 2018||HEC Paris||July 6, 2018|
|July 1, 2018||HEC Paris||July 27, 2018|
|August 15, 2018||HEC Paris||September 21, 2018|
|September 15, 2018||HEC Paris||October 19, 2018|
|October 15, 2018||HEC Paris||November 16, 2018|
|November 15, 2018||HEC Paris||December 14, 2018|
So far, HBS and Columbia are the first of the M7 to debut their 2019 admissions deadlines, but stay tuned to Fortuna Admissions for updates as more are announced in the coming weeks. For the most essential facts and stats on each program, check out Fortuna’s Business School Profiles.