MBA Admissions

MBA - Admissions - Apply - Deadlines


The deadlines to submit your application for the full-time MBA Class of 2022, matriculating in August 2020, are detailed below.

Each round admits students to the class matriculating in August. Due to the implications of COVID-19 around the world as they relate to business school applications, Darden has transitioned to rolling admissions through 15 July 2020, enabling applicants to submit elements of their application up to this date. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Please read our Darden Report press release for guidelines on this application procedure and increased flexibility on standardized testing.

All applications for the full-time MBA are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline day.

Application Deadlines

  Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Deadline 03 Sept. 2019 04 Oct. 2019 06 Jan. 2020 06 Apr. 2020
Extended Rolling Deadline: 15 July 2020
Interviews Schedule Your Own By Invitation By Invitation By Invitation
Decisions 09 Oct. 2019 11 Dec. 2019 18 Mar. 2020 06 May 2020

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management 

If you plan to apply through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, application deadlines are as follows:

  • Round 1 Application Deadline: 15 October 2019
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: 05 January 2020

Note: The Consortium only has 2 application deadlines.

Regardless of round, the following are deposit deadlines and amounts for all admitted Consortium applicants.

  • Deposit 1: $2,000 – 15 April 2020
  • Deposit 2: $2,000 – 22 May 2020

Note: These dates are for students who have been granted membership from the Consortium. Admitted students who have been denied Consortium membership should refer to the standard Admissions deposit deadlines above. 


Future Year Scholars Program 

If you plan to apply as a Future Year Scholar, your application deadlines are as follows:

  • 06 January 2020
  • 06 April 2020
  • 01 June 2020 (new!)
  • 01 August 2020

Admissions Deposits

Admitted candidates will be asked to pay two admissions deposits to reserve their place in the class. Both deposits are non-refundable, but will be applied to your tuition account as credit when you enroll.

  Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Deposit 1 02 Dec. 2019 $3,000 24 Feb. 2020 $2,000 24 Apr. 2020 $2,000 22 May 2020 $4,000
Deposit 2 24 Feb. 2020 $2,000 24 Apr. 2020 $2,000 22 May 2020 $2,000 N/A

Dual Degrees 

If you are interested in a dual degree, there may be special instructions for how to submit your application to each school. For more details, please view our dual degrees page.

Admitted Student Events 

If you are offered admission, there will be several admitted student events that you can attend throughout the late winter and spring, including regional events around the country, and events in Charlottesville.