To be considered for admission, an applicant must have successfully completed the following:

  • A degree program at an accredited U.S. four-year undergraduate college/university or its equivalent (unless you are a college senior applying to our 2+2 Program). Equivalent programs include international three-year bachelor degree programs.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test taken in the timeframes on the chart below. The GMAT or GRE is a prerequisite for admission.
  • If you are applying in… Your GMAT or GRE test date must fall on or between
    Round 1 September 9, 2009 and September 9, 2014
    Round 2 January 5, 2010 and January 5, 2015
    Round 3 April 6, 2010 and April 6, 2015
  • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score from a test taken January 1, 2013 or later, is required for international applicants who attended a non-English-speaking undergraduate university; and
  • Submission of a complete online application for evaluation by one of the decision round deadlines.

For more information about the HBS MBA application, please see our application page or FAQ.