The latest deadlines for Columbia’s 2019/2020 admissions period have just been released. It’s important to note that CBS employees a rolling admissions process. That means, once applications are open, the school reviews, interviews and accepts candidates as they submit their forms. Therefore, it is highly advised to avoid applying at or near the final deadline. Also, while Columbia has yet to release the deadlines for its shorter, 16-month January Entry program and for its new Deferred Enrollment Program, we’ll be sure to update them on our blog as soon as they come out. You can also find expert advice on Stanford GSB’s MBA essays in our in-depth article.


August 2020 Entry (MBA Class of 2022)

Early: 04 October 2019

Merit Fellowship Deadline: 03 January 2020

Final: 10 April 2020

Beyond the dates, Columbia provides the following information for August intake applicants:

Early Decision

  • Available for August entry applicants only

  • Application deadline in early October

  • Early Decision applications are reviewed, and decisions rendered, before Regular Decision applications

  • Admitted students for Early Decision are considered for merit-based awards.

  • Candidates have decided that Columbia is their first choice and must sign the following statement of commitment within their applications: I am committed to attending Columbia Business School and will withdraw all applications and decline all offers from other schools upon admission to Columbia Business School.

  • Applicants must submit a nonrefundable $6,000 tuition deposit within two weeks of admission.

Regular Decision

  • Candidates may submit Regular Decision applications as soon as the application becomes available in the summer.

  • Regular Decision applications are reviewed after Early Decision applications.

  • No statement of commitment required.

  • To be considered for merit-based fellowships, applications must be submitted by the specified merit-based fellowship deadline in early January

  • Final application deadline in April.

If you’re looking to develop a winning strategy for the Columbia MBA, be sure to reach out to our experts. Otherwise, for more details on the technical side of the application, visit Columbia’s website.

Published On: May 23rd, 2019 / Categories: Columbia, Deadlines, MBA News / Tags: , , , , /