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The 2+2 Program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program.
Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of 4 years) working in a professional position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. We encourage students from STEM and humanities disciplines to apply, but the 2+2 Program attracts accomplished students from all fields of study.
We're looking for innovative thinkers who have demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and want to develop their knowledge and passion to make a difference in the world.
If you are in your final year of study, you are eligible to apply in the current application cycle. This timing applies to:
To be considered for admission to the 2+2 Program Class of 2021 (entering Fall 2019), you must be graduating from your program between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
We want you to have a full 360 degree view of the 2+2 Program. We have several resources to help you get to know 2+2 better!
To be considered for admission to the 2+2 Program, you must complete the GMAT or GRE between April 3, 2012 and April 3, 2017 (R3 deadline). You must take the AWA section of either test and the Integrated Reasoning portion of the GMAT if taken June 5, 2012 or later.
If you are an international applicant attending a non-English speaking undergraduate university, you will need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score taken after January 1, 2015. If you are in the process of getting your master’s at an institution where courses are taught in English, but you did your undergraduate work in a language other than English, it is recommended but not required that you take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.
The application for the 2+2 Class of 2021 is essentially the same as the online application for the MBA program.
There is a nonrefundable U.S. $100 application fee (credit card only) vs. $250 application fee for non-2+2 applicants.
All applications and recommendations must be submitted online. 2+2 applications have only one deadline: Round 3 April 3rd, 2017. Applications are not reviewed on a rolling basis so your application will not be considered until the April 3rd application round.
*Excludes GPAs not on 4.0 scales.