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January 2018
Michigan Ross Application Round 2 Due  
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - All Day

Michigan Ross Application Round 2 Due

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•Short Answer Prompts: Select one prompt from each group. Respond to your selected prompts using 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).

Group 1

I want people to know that I:

I turned an idea into action when I:

I made a difference when I:

Group 2

I showed my resilience when I:

I was humbled when:

I am out of my comfort zone when:

Group 3

I was aware that I am different when:

I find it challenging when people:

A valuable thing I have taught someoneis:

•Essay 1: Please share your short-term and long-term career goals. What skills/strengths do you have that will be relevant to your career goals? How will Ross prepare you for your goals? (300 words)

•OptionalEssay: This section should only be used to convey information not addressed elsewhere in your application, for example, completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.

Dartmouth Tuck Application Round 2 Due  
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - All Day

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Emory University Goizueta Application Round 3 Due  
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - All Day

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Harvard Business School Application Round 2 Due  
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - All Day

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Essay 1:

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? (No word limit)

U Penn Wharton Application Round 2 Due  
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - All Day

Essay Prompt TBA

Chicago Booth Application Round 2 Due  
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - All Day


View this collection of shared Booth moments ( ). Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.


Choose the format that works for you.

Want to illustrate your response visually? Submit a slide presentation.

Like to express yourself with words? Write a traditional essay. Use the format that you feel best captures your response, the Admissions Committee has no preference.

Determine your own length. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

File Size:

Maximum file size is 16 MB.

Accepted Upload Formats:

Acceptable formats are PDF, Word, and PowerPoint. We strongly recommend converting your piece to a PDF file prior to submitting.

Multimedia Restrictions:

We will be viewing your submission electronically and in full color, but all submissions will be converted to PDF files, so animation, video, music, etc. will not translate over.

•Optional Essay:

Is there any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? If so, please address in an optional essay.

(300 words maximum)

•Re-applicant Essay:

Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application?  (300 words maximum)

Berkeley Haas Application Due Date Round 2  
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - All Day

Essay # 1

Tell us a six-word story that reflects a memorable experience in your life-to-date.  Elaborate on why it is meaningful to you.

Essay # 2
Respond to one of the following prompts:

-Describe a significant obstacle you have encountered and how it has impacted you.
-Describe how you have cultivated a diverse and inclusive culture.
-Describe a leadership experience and how you made a lasting and positive impact.

Essay #3

Briefly describe your immediate post-MBA career goals.  How have prior experiences motivated and prepared you to pursue these goals.

Yale SOM Application Round 2 Due  
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - All Day

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Essay1: Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

Columbia Business School Merit Based Fellowship Deadline  
Friday, January 5, 2018 - All Day

Final Regular Decision Deadline: April 11, 2018

Candidates have three weeks from the date when they submit their applications to send updated test scores/materials.

All admitted students are required to submit two nonrefundable tuition deposits to secure their place in the class after admission.

Admitted students for the January-entry and August-entry Early Decision must submit deposits within two weeks of admission.  If you are admitted for August-entry Regular Decision on or before January 31st, 2018 you must submit your deposit by February 20, 2018.  If you are admitted from February 1, 2018 through April 6, 2018 you must submit your deposit by April 20, 2018.  Applicants admitted after April 6, 2018 will have two weeks to submit their initial deposit

Students for the January-entry are required to submit a deposit by November 10, 2017.  All early August-entry Early Decision and Regular Decision students are required to submit a second deposit by May 25, 2018 in order to secure their spaces in the class.

UCLA Anderson Application Round 2 Due  
Friday, January 5, 2018 - All Day

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•Essay 1: We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

•Optional essay: Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

Vanderbilt University Owen Application Round 2 Due  
Monday, January 8, 2018 - All Day

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Stanford GSB Application Round 2 Due  
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - All Day

Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,150 words

(1,200 words if you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs).

•Essay 1: What matters most to you, and why? (Suggested word count: 750)

•Essay 2: Why Stanford? (Suggested word count: 400)

NYU Stern School of Business Full-time 2-year MBA Program Deadline  
Monday, January 15, 2018 - All Day
MIT Sloan Application Round 2 Due  
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - All Day

•Cover Letter: Submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above, and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions (300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation).

•Video Statement: Please introduce yourself to your future classmates via a 60 second video statement.

•Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information you would like the Admissions Committee to know (200 words or less).

INSEAD Application Round 3 Due  
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - All Day

Essay Prompt TBA