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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 two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the
HBS MBA Program.
Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend two years
working in a professional, HBS-approved position in the public, private, or
nonprofit sector. The 2+2 Program attracts accomplished students from all
fields of study. We encourage students from science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics disciplines to apply.
We're looking for innovative thinkers who have demonstrated
leadership and analytical skills and want to apply their knowledge and passion
to make a difference in the world.
Are you eligible?
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
2019 (entering Fall 2017), you must be graduating from your program
between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
Step 1: Get Prepared
To be considered for admission to the 2+2 Program, you must
complete the following:
GMAT or GRE taken in the timeframes on the table below. You
must take the AWA section of either test and the Integrated Reasoning portion
of the GMAT if taken June 5, 2012 or later.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE taken January 1, 2013, or later, if you
are an international applicant attending a non-English-speaking undergraduate
university. 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.
Step 2: Decide When to Apply
There are three rounds in which to apply through the
2+2 application process. All rounds are considered equal, so please apply when
you are ready. To be eligible to apply in any of the rounds listed below, you
must be graduating from your program between October 1, 2014 and September 30,
Note: Dates for Rounds 1, 2, and 3 are the same as regular
MBA Application deadlines.
Step 3: Write Your Application
The application for the 2+2 Class of 2019 is the same as the
written 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.
RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2+2 PROGRAM
2+2 Profile for the Class of 2016
*Excludes GPAs not on 4.0 scales.
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