Application timeline

  • 22 MAR

    MBA Admission Round 2 timeline

    04 January - 22 March Harvard University

    Applications received after 12 noon on September 7, 2016 will be considered in Round 2. Each "round" represents a distinct period in which you may apply, not a succession of steps for your application. You may apply in one round only, one time in an application year.

    • 04 JAN

      Application submitted online

      04 January

      Application submitted online by 12 noon Boston Time

    • 22 MAR

      Notification of the admission decision

      22 March

      Notification of the MBA admission board's decision

  • 10 MAY

    MBA Admission Round 3 timeline

    03 April - 10 May Harvard University

    Round 3 is the only round in which to apply through 2+2. Applications received after 12 noon on January 4, 2017 will be considered in Round 3. Applications received after 12 noon on April 3, 2017 will not be considered.

     

    • 03 APR

      Application submitted online

      03 April

      Application submitted online by 12 noon Boston Time

    • 10 MAY

      Notification of the admission decision

      10 May

      Notification of the MBA admission board's decision

  • 14 DEC

    MBA Admission Round 1 timeline

    07 September - 14 December Harvard University

    Each "round" represents a distinct period in which you may apply, not a succession of steps for your application. You may apply in one round only, one time in an application year.

    • 07 SEP

      Application submitted online

      07 September

      Application submitted online by 12 noon Boston Time

    • 14 DEC

      Notification of admission board's decision

      14 December

      Notification of the MBA admission board's decision

  • 15 DEC

    Freshman (undergrad) early application timeline

    15 October - 15 December Harvard University

    Early Action candidates apply by November 1 and receive notification by mid December. Learn more about applying Early Action.

    • 15 OCT

      Send your application

      15 October

      Early Action applicants: We recommend that you send your application by this date so that we may create and begin processing your file, and schedule an alumni/ae interview if possible. 

    • 31 OCT

      Submit your standardized tests

      31 October

      Early Action applicants: We request that you submit your standardized tests by the end of October. However, you are still eligible to apply using the November series as they should reach us in time for consideration.

    • 01 NOV

      Submit your financial aid application

      01 November

      Submit your financial aid application so that if you are admitted, we will be able to send you financial aid information in mid-December when decisions are released.

    • 01 NOV

      Last acceptable testing date

      01 November

      Last acceptable testing date.

    • 01 NOV

      Deadline for all application materials

      01 November

      Early Action applicants are also permitted to apply at the same time to any public college/university or to foreign universities but are restricted from applying to other private universities’ Early Action programs

    • 15 DEC

      Decisions released

      15 December

      Early Action applicants: Decisions released.

  • 01 MAY

    Freshmen (undergrad) regular application timeline

    01 November - 01 May Harvard University

    Regular Decision candidates apply by January 1 and receive notification by late March. 

    • 01 NOV

      Submit standardized test scores

      01 November

      We recommend that you submit standardized test scores from the November series or earlier.

    • 15 DEC

      Send your Regular Decision application

      15 December

      If possible, send your Regular Decision application by this date. If you and your teachers have commitments that preclude submission of your application materials by December 15, please be assured that you will not be penalized in any way.

    • 01 JAN

      Final deadline for all application materials

      01 January

      Final deadline for all Regular Decision application materials. You must send all application materials by this deadline for Regular Decision consideration.

    • 23 JAN

      Last acceptable SAT testing date

      23 January

      Late January: Last acceptable SAT testing date for Regular Decision consideration.

    • 01 FEB

      Notify the Admissions Office

      01 February

      Notify the Admissions Office if you have not received an email acknowledging your application.

    • 01 FEB

      Submit your financial aid application

      01 February

      Submit your financial aid application (if you have not already done so), so that if you are admitted, we will be able to send you financial aid information in late March when decisions are released.

    • 15 FEB

      Last ACT testing date

      15 February

      Last ACT testing date for Regular Decision consideration.

      Submit your Mid-Year School Report forms with your most recent grades.

    • 27 MAR

      Freshman decisions released

      27 March

      Late March: Freshman decisions released.

    • 01 MAY

      Reply deadline for admitted students

      01 May

      Reply deadline for admitted students. No deposit required.