12 May 2020

Class of 2023 Application Dates

Today, I am happy to announce our application dates for next year’s application cycle. To apply for the HBS Class of 2023, we will have two application rounds:

Round 1:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 8th at Noon ET
  • Decision Notification: Thursday, December 10th at Noon ET

Round 2:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 5th at Noon ET
  • Decision Notification: Tuesday, March 30th at Noon ET

We understand that these are difficult times globally and that many of you have been affected personally by the pandemic. Please know that we always review applications holistically and understand that many plans, employment opportunities, and personal situations have been disrupted by COVID-19. Of course we will take this most unusual of times into account as we evaluate your application.

The application will open up again in mid-June 2020, but in the meantime feel free to download our Application Guide to learn more about what’s inside. Amidst all the uncertainty globally, we plan to minimize changes in our application process this year. For now, I can let you know that our one essay prompt will remain, “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?”

Thanks for your interest in HBS, and please be well.