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

    Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
    Deadline 07 Sept. 2018 04 Oct. 2018 10 Jan. 2019 03 Apr. 2019
    Interviews Schedule Your Own By Invitation By Invitation By Invitation
    Decisions 17 Oct. 2018 12 Dec. 2018 20 Mar. 2019 26 April 2019

    Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

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

    • Round 1 Application Deadline: 15 October 2018
    • Round 2 Application Deadline: 05 January 2019

    Aside from the application deadlines, the timeline for Consortium applicants will follow the same dates as other applicants.

    NOTE: The Consortium only has 2 application deadlines.


    Candidates who apply in the Early Action round schedule their interview without waiting to be invited. Darden will host interviews for candidates who intend to apply in the Early Action round during the open interview period (mid-July through end of September). For more information on the Early Action round and Open Interviews, please visit the Early Action page.

    For Rounds 1, 2 and 3 candidates will be interviewed on an invitation only basis. Interview notifications can take place at any time up until the decision release date for the deadline in which the candidate has applied. Applicants living in the U.S. are required to interview on the Darden Grounds. Those living outside of the U.S. will interview via Skype or with a Darden alum in their home region.

    Darden hosts one West Coast Interview Day during Rounds 1 and 2. Candidates living in the western region of the country may have the option to interview during one of these West Coast Interview Days. In addition to the interview, candidates will participate in a case discussion with a member of Darden's top-ranked faculty.

    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 07 Dec. 2018
    22 Feb. 2019
    29 Apr. 2019
    01 June 2019
    Deposit 2 15 Apr. 2019


    01 June 2019
    01 June 2019

    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.