25 Sep 2019

Round 1 next steps: Interviews and early release

Thanks to those of you who have applied to HBS in Round 1. We are humbled by your stories of impact and by your interest in HBS.

On Tuesday, October 1 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time, each of you will receive individual news on next steps. There are three possibilities:

  • Invite to interview – this is good news!
  • Further consideration – also positive! This is a small group of strong applicants that we ask to wait with us until Round 2, at which point we will review your application again. More info on this process will be shared with you directly if you receive “further consideration” news.
  • Early release – unfortunately we are not able to move you forward in the process. Our hope is by letting you know this news early on in the process you can move forward with other plans.

If you are invited to interview, you will be able to view the dates, times, and locations we have available for interviews. You won’t be able to sign up for interview slots until the next day, Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

In the past, we sent out interviews in waves in order to better manage the interview sign-up process. We know that was hard to wait through multiple days. So we are doing it altogether this year, and we believe that we have a good process in place to manage the interview sign-ups all at once. But, may I ask for your patience if we need to work through any unanticipated challenges? Thank you!