26 Mar 2024

Round 2 Application Decisions

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27th is the big day! At 12:00pm (noon) Eastern time, Round 2 decisions will be available via your Application Status page. We truly loved getting to know all of you. Tomorrow, there will be one of three decisions: Accept, Waitlist, or Release. Accept and Release are more self-explanatory; if you are invited to the waitlist, it means you are a strong candidate, but we have not made a final decision yet (please take it as a good sign!).

To all who applied to the Class of 2026, thank you for your interest in HBS and sharing your stories with us. You continue to inspire us, and we feel honored to have met you.

26 Jan 2024

Round 2 Interview Invitations

A big thank you to all of you who applied in Round 2. We have loved reading your stories and hearing about the ways in which you are making a difference in the lives of those around you. We have been so impressed and inspired by your journeys.

Next week, on Wednesday, January 31 at 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Time, everyone who applied in Round 2—or received a “Further Consideration” decision in Round 1—will receive an update via the Application Status page.

There are two possibilities:

Invite to Interview – Congratulations, you are moving forward in our application process. You will receive additional information regarding the interview process on January 31; you will then be able to start signing up for an interview slot on Thursday, February 1. We are offering both in-person and Zoom interviews from February 9th – March 1st.

Early Release – While we enjoyed getting to know you, we are not able to move you forward in the application process. But please remember, we are very reapplicant friendly and 10% of our class are reapplicants.

Thanks again for all the time and effort you put into your applications—we’re grateful for your interest in HBS!

21 Dec 2023

Last Call for Round 2 Applicants and Happy Holidays

As we close out 2023 and head into our winter break here on campus, our Admissions office remains busy preparing for Round 2 applications. For those of you applying in Round 2, we are excited to meet you! Here are a few things to keep in mind over the holidays:

  • The Round 2 application deadline is January 3, 2024 at 12 PM (noon) ET. This is the final opportunity to apply to the MBA Class of 2026.
  • Additional resources for applicants include our FAQ blogpost, App Tips videos, and MBA Application Guide.
  • HBS is closed from December 23 through January 1. We will reopen on January 2, 2024, will be monitoring ApplyTech@hbs.edu if you have any technical challenges with the application; we will respond to other messages after the office reopens.

We wish you a Happy New Year, and good luck to those of you working on your applications!

18 Dec 2023

College Students – Save Your Seat! The 2+2 Deferred Admissions Application is Now Open

Are you in your final year of college? If so, consider applying to our MBA program through the 2+2 deferred admissions process! The HBS 2+2 program is a deferred admission process for current students in their final year of study, whether in college or a full-time master’s degree program. If admitted through 2+2, you will work for two to four years to gain professional experience before enrolling at HBS in the regular MBA program.

The application deadline is April 25, 2024, at 12:00 noon ET. There is a reduced application fee of $100, and we also have a 2+2 need-based application fee waiver.

In the meantime, explore the 2+2 brochure for in-depth information details about the application process. Saving your seat at HBS now will allow you to explore different paths early on in your career, and you can read more about how some of our students decided to use that time on the MBA Voices Blog.

Still thinking about an MBA but not yet ready to apply? We encourage you to register for Peek, an upcoming virtual program in January designed for college students to learn more about HBS and the value of an MBA. We hope to see you there!


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