2021-2022 MBA Application Deadlines + Decision Release Dates

MBA application deadlines for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 of the 2021-2022 admissions cycle are listed below (with extra information about early decision and Round 4 / Round 5 deadlines at schools that offer them).

Where deadlines are not yet available, we have inserted a dash (-); we encourage you to check back soon for updated deadlines.

Please note: application dates sometimes change throughout the MBA admissions cycle. Although we do our best to keep our information up-to-date, please see the business schools’ websites for confirmation.

Applying in a future year?

Application deadlines don’t change much from year to year, so if you are planning to apply for an MBA in a future year, you can still reference this data. The application deadlines next year for a given MBA program are very likely to be similar to the ones this year for that same MBA program.

US MBA Program Deadlines

Submission Decision
Schools Round 1 Submissions Round 2 Round 3 Round 1 Decisions Round 2 Round 3
Harvard Business School Sep 8, 2021 Jan 4, 2022 - Dec 9, 2021 Mar 30, 2022 -
Stanford GSB Sep 9, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 - - - -
UPenn Wharton Sep 8, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 30, 2022 Dec 15, 2021 Mar 23, 2022 May 10, 2022
Northwestern Kellogg Sep 15, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Apr 6, 2022 Dec 8, 2021 Mar 23, 2022 May 11, 2022
Chicago Booth Sep 23, 2021 Jan 6, 2022 Apr 7, 2022 Dec 2, 2021 Mar 24, 2022 May 26, 2022
MIT Sloan Sep 28, 2021 Jan 19, 2022 Apr 12, 2022 - - -
Columbia Oct 6, 2021
Columbia’s R1 date is considered “Early Decision” and is for August-entry applicants only. Candidates applying in this round indicate Columbia is their first choice, and must pay a nonrefundable $6,000 tuition deposit.
Jan 5, 2022
Denotes Columbia Merit Fellowship deadline
Apr 8, 2022 Rolling Rolling Rolling
Dartmouth Tuck Sep 27, 2021 Jan 3, 2022 Mar 28, 2022 Dec 9, 2021 Mar 17, 2022 May 5, 2022
Berkeley Haas Sep 23, 2021 Jan 6, 2022 Apr 7, 2022 Dec 16, 2021 Mar 24, 2022 May 12, 2022
Yale SOM Sep 14, 2021 Jan 6, 2022 Apr 12, 2022 Dec 3, 2021 Mar 25, 2022 May 18, 2022
Michigan Ross Sep 20, 2021 Jan 10, 2022 Apr 4, 2022 Dec 8, 2021 Mar 18, 2022 May 11, 2022
Duke Fuqua
Early action round deadline Sep 2, 2021, decision Oct 14, 2021
Oct 11, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 24, 2022 Dec 15, 2021 Mar 16, 2022 Apr 29, 2022
UVA Darden
Early action round deadline Sep 6, 2021
Oct 6, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Apr 6, 2022 - - -
Emory Goizueta - - - - - -
Cornell Johnson Oct 12, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Apr 12, 2022 Dec 16, 2021 Apr 8, 2022 Jun 15, 2022
Carnegie Mellon Tepper Oct 3, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 6, 2022 Dec 8, 2021 Mar 9, 2022 May 4, 2022
UT Austin McCombs Oct 12, 2021 Jan 6, 2022 Mar 29, 2022 Dec 16, 2021 Mar 24, 2022 May 5, 2022
USC Marshall - - - - - -
NYU Stern Sep 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021 Jan 15, 2022 Dec 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022 Apr 1, 2022
UCLA Anderson Oct 5, 2021 Jan 4, 2022 Apr 12, 2022 Dec 14, 2021 Mar 22, 2022 May 17, 2022
UW Foster Oct 5, 2021 Jan 4, 2022 Mar 15, 2022 - - -
Georgetown McDonough - - - - - -
Notre Dame Mendoza - - - - - -
Vanderbilt Owen Oct 12, 2021 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 29, 2022 Dec 17, 2021 Mar 25, 2022 May 6, 2022
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Usually has Round 4, with submission deadline in May
Oct 11, 2021 Jan 10, 2022 Feb 28, 2022 Dec 13, 2021 Mar 14, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

European MBA Program Deadlines

Submission Decision
Schools Round 1 Submissions Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Decisions Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
INSEAD September - - - - - - - -
LBS - - - - - - - -
Cambridge Judge Sep 13, 2021 Oct 18, 2021 Jan 10, 2022 Mar 7, 2022 - - - -
IESE - - - - - - - -
Oxford Saïd Sep 1, 2021 Oct 13, 2021 Jan 12, 2022 Mar 23, 2022 Oct 27, 2021 Dec 8, 2021 Mar 16, 2022 May 25, 2022

US MBA Program Deadlines

Harvard Business School

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 8, 2021 Dec 9, 2021
Round 2 Jan 4, 2022 Mar 30, 2022
Round 3 - -
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Stanford GSB

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 9, 2021 -
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 -
Round 3 - -
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UPenn Wharton

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 8, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 23, 2022
Round 3 Mar 30, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Northwestern Kellogg

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 15, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 23, 2022
Round 3 Apr 6, 2022 May 11, 2022
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Chicago Booth

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 23, 2021 Dec 2, 2021
Round 2 Jan 6, 2022 Mar 24, 2022
Round 3 Apr 7, 2022 May 26, 2022
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MIT Sloan

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 28, 2021 -
Round 2 Jan 19, 2022 -
Round 3 Apr 12, 2022 -
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Columbia

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 6, 2021
Columbia’s R1 date is considered “Early Decision” and is for August-entry applicants only. Candidates applying in this round indicate Columbia is their first choice, and must pay a nonrefundable $6,000 tuition deposit.
Rolling
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022
Denotes Columbia Merit Fellowship deadline
Rolling
Round 3 Apr 8, 2022 Rolling
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Dartmouth Tuck

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 27, 2021 Dec 9, 2021
Round 2 Jan 3, 2022 Mar 17, 2022
Round 3 Mar 28, 2022 May 5, 2022
Back to the top

Berkeley Haas

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 23, 2021 Dec 16, 2021
Round 2 Jan 6, 2022 Mar 24, 2022
Round 3 Apr 7, 2022 May 12, 2022
Back to the top

Yale SOM

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 14, 2021 Dec 3, 2021
Round 2 Jan 6, 2022 Mar 25, 2022
Round 3 Apr 12, 2022 May 18, 2022
Back to the top

Michigan Ross

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 20, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Round 2 Jan 10, 2022 Mar 18, 2022
Round 3 Apr 4, 2022 May 11, 2022
Back to the top

Duke Fuqua
Early action round deadline Sep 2, 2021, decision Oct 14, 2021

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 11, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 16, 2022
Round 3 Mar 24, 2022 Apr 29, 2022
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UVA Darden
Early action round deadline Sep 6, 2021

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 6, 2021 -
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 -
Round 3 Apr 6, 2022 -
Back to the top

Emory Goizueta

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

Cornell Johnson

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 12, 2021 Dec 16, 2021
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 Apr 8, 2022
Round 3 Apr 12, 2022 Jun 15, 2022
Back to the top

Carnegie Mellon Tepper

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 3, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 9, 2022
Round 3 Mar 6, 2022 May 4, 2022
Back to the top

UT Austin McCombs

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 12, 2021 Dec 16, 2021
Round 2 Jan 6, 2022 Mar 24, 2022
Round 3 Mar 29, 2022 May 5, 2022
Back to the top

USC Marshall

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

NYU Stern

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 15, 2021 Dec 1, 2021
Round 2 Oct 15, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Round 3 Jan 15, 2022 Apr 1, 2022
Round 4 Mar 15, 2022 Jun 1, 2022
Back to the top

UCLA Anderson

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 5, 2021 Dec 14, 2021
Round 2 Jan 4, 2022 Mar 22, 2022
Round 3 Apr 12, 2022 May 17, 2022
Back to the top

UW Foster

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 5, 2021 -
Round 2 Jan 4, 2022 -
Round 3 Mar 15, 2022 -
Back to the top

Georgetown McDonough

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

Notre Dame Mendoza

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

Vanderbilt Owen

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 12, 2021 Dec 17, 2021
Round 2 Jan 5, 2022 Mar 25, 2022
Round 3 Mar 29, 2022 May 6, 2022
Round 4 May 16, 2022 -
Back to the top

UNC Kenan-Flagler
Usually has Round 4, with submission deadline in May

Submission Decision
Round 1 Oct 11, 2021 Dec 13, 2021
Round 2 Jan 10, 2022 Mar 14, 2022
Round 3 Feb 28, 2022 Apr 25, 2022
Round 4 Apr 11, 2022 May 23, 2022
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European MBA Program Deadlines

INSEAD January

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

INSEAD September

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

LBS

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

Cambridge Judge

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 13, 2021 -
Round 2 Oct 18, 2021 -
Round 3 Jan 10, 2022 -
Round 4 Mar 7, 2022 -
Back to the top

IESE

Submission Decision
Round 1 - -
Round 2 - -
Round 3 - -
Back to the top

Oxford Saïd

Submission Decision
Round 1 Sep 1, 2021 Oct 27, 2021
Round 2 Oct 13, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Round 3 Jan 12, 2022 Mar 16, 2022
Round 4 Mar 23, 2022 May 25, 2022
Back to the top

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Other MBA Application Deadlines for US Business Schools

Early Decision Deadlines

Columbia’s “Round 1” date listed above is considered “Early Decision” and is for August-entry applicants only. Candidates applying in this round indicate Columbia is their first choice, and must pay a nonrefundable $6,000 tuition deposit. 

Similarly, UNC Kenan Flager’s Round 1 date is treated as “Early Action” meaning applicants are committed to enrolling at the school upon acceptance and must pay a $3,000 deposit.

Early Action Deadlines

In addition to a traditional Round 1 deadline, the following schools have an “Early Action” deadline:

SchoolsDeadlineDecision
Duke Fuqua Sep 2, 2021Oct 14, 2021
UVA DardenSep 6, 2021

Round 4 Deadlines

Finally, a few MBA programs offer a Round 4 deadline, which is the last application round of the year at those schools.

SchoolsDeadlineDecision
NYU SternMarch 15, 2022June 1, 2022
Vanderbilt OwenMay 16, 2022
UNC Kenan-FlaglerApril 4, 2022May 23, 2022