Application Steps

  • The Darden 2015-16 MBA Application is now live! We are excited to get to know you through this process. Please read the list below to learn more about applying to Darden.

    1. Apply 

    • Gather the required materials and fill out the online application.
    • Submit the application with the application fee.
    • Once you have submitted your application and fee, you will receive a confirmation email.
    • Admissions account managers will determine if your application is complete. Please do not contact our office to double-check that your application is complete, as it may delay the process. If anything is missing, you will be contacted directly.

    2. The Admissions Committee will review your application and will render one of the following decisions:

    • Invite for an interview, moving you to step 3.
      NOTE: Interview decisions are made on a rolling basis, there is no significance as to when you are invited for an interview. You can be invited for an interview up to and including the day of the decision deadline. If you receive an interview invitation on or close to the decision deadline, your timeline for interviewing and receiving an admissions decision will be delayed slightly from the published  timeline.
    • Deny: If you are denied admission, but plan to reapply in the following year, you are welcome to request feedback about your application. Feedback appointments occur during the month of June. Click here to sign up for a feedback appointment.

    3. If you are invited for an interview, follow the instructions provided by the Admissions Office:

    • Candidates living in the United States must interview on Darden Grounds. Candidates living abroad are welcome to interview on Darden Grounds, but are not expected to do so. International interviews are conducted by alumni or admissions committee members traveling overseas or through Skype.
    • Interviews in the United States must be scheduled within 10 days of receiving the invitation.
    • If you are having trouble with the available dates, please contact our Visitation Coordinator.

    4. The Admissions Committee will review your application again and will render one of the following decisions:

    • Offer: If you choose to accept the offer of admission, please submit your deposits and all required documents. Required materials will be listed in your official offer letter, as well as on your admitted student checklist. Deposits are non-refundable, but will be applied to your tuition account as credit when you enroll.
    • Waitlist: If you choose to remain on the waitlist, it is completely appropriate to keep the admissions committee apprised of any changes that would substantively change your application (e.g., a new GMAT score, promotion, new work-related responsibilities). Your application will be reviewed again during subsequent rounds until a final decision is rendered. Please let the Admissions Office know as soon as possible if you decide to make other plans.
    • Deny: If you are denied admission, but plan to reapply in the following year, you are welcome to request feedback about your application. Feedback appointments occur during the month of June. Click here to sign up for a feedback appointment.