Autumn 2021 Intake (MBA Class of 2023)
Round 1: 15 September 2020
Round 2: 06 January 2021
Round 3: 06 April 2021
Stanford provides a bit of additional guidance concerning selecting an application deadline:
You may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year. You may apply only once per application year.
Do not rush your application, but there are some advantages to applying in either Round 1 or Round 2, including:
Ample time to complete recommended quantitative and/or English language coursework prior to arrival on campus.
Additional time to complete the visa application process (Bechtel International Center).
The opportunity to attend Admit Weekend (there is no Admit Weekend for Round 3).
If you and your partner are both applying in the same year, we strongly recommend applying in the same round. If one of you applies in an earlier round and receives an offer of admission, that person would need to reply to his or her offer before decisions are released for the next round. In other words, one of you would need to accept your seat in the class without knowing if the other will be admitted.
If you want to use one application to apply for both the MBA and MSx programs, you must apply in Round 1 (15 September 2020) or Round 2 (06 January 2021). You may apply in Round 3 to both programs, but you would need to complete two separate applications.
If you’re looking to create a powerful Stanford strategy, be sure to reach out to our GSB experts. For more detailed information on the technical parts of the application, consult Stanford’s MBA website.