As you prepare your application to Harvard Business School, please be aware of the following policies:

  • All applications and recommendations must be submitted online.
  • Each applicant is responsible for ensuring his/her application is complete.
  • You may only submit an application once per application cycle.
  • The Admissions Board will not consider any additional materials or changes once an application has been submitted.
  • The completed application becomes the confidential property of Harvard Business School and is not returnable.
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the information and accompanying material provided in connection with their application is authentic and accurate.
  • Harvard Business School may at any time require applicants to provide satisfactory verification of the information and documents submitted as part of the application. If an applicant is unable to do so, the School reserves the right to cease consideration of the application, to withdraw any offer of admission already made, and/or to terminate one's status as a student.
  • Applicants assume all costs for authenticating and verifying documents and information associated with their application.
  • All re-applicants, are required to submit a complete application.
  • Once an application is submitted, the Board reserves the right to request additional information from the applicant, including, but not limited to, an interview.
  • All applicants who have been invited for an interview must fulfill the request in order to complete the application process.
  • Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not admitted.

Non-Discrimination Disclosure Information

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or handicap in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

Ellen Mahoney, Chief Human Resources Officer, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

In addition, inquiries about the application of non-discrimination policies regarding race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap may be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J. W. McCormack POCH, Room 222, Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-4557.

Harvard Business School must reserve the right to make changes at any time affecting policies, fees, curricula, courses, degrees, and programs offered (including the modification or possible elimination of degrees and programs); rules pertaining to conduct or discipline; or any other matters cited on this Web site. While every effort has been made to ensure that this Web site is accurate and up to date, it may include typographical or other errors.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Availability

The University is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report. 

The Harvard University Police Department publishes the Annual Security Report, entitled “Playing it Safe,” which includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of “Playing it Safe” may be obtained by contacting the Harvard University Police Department at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-9225.

The Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety Department publishes the Annual Fire Safety Report, which includes fire safety polices, evacuation procedures, and fire statistics. A hard copy of the Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting Environmental Health and Safety Department at 46 Blackstone Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 496-7168.
The Annual Security Report, “Playing it Safe,” is available at

The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at