How to Apply

Step One

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, your application status will be changed to Under Review.
  • 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.

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Step Two

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

  • Invite for an interview   move forward  Move to Step Three
    NOTE: Interview decisions are made on a rolling basis, and 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
    You are welcome to request feedback about your application after June 1.

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Step Three

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

  • Candidates living in the U.S. must interview on the Darden Grounds. Candidates living abroad are welcome to interview on the 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 U.S. must be scheduled within 10 days of receiving the invitation.
  • If you are having trouble with the available dates, please contact our Visitation Coordinator.

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Step Four

Interview

  • Once your interview is complete, your status will be changed to Under Review.

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Step Five

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 deposit and all required documents. Required materials will be listed in your official offer letter, as well as on your admitted student checklist.
  • 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
    You are welcome to request feedback about your application after June 1.

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