US MBA Application Deadlines | Fall 2021

US Top Business Schools R1, R2, and R3 Deadlines and Decision Dates

Fall 2021 MBA application deadlines for the different rounds (R1, R2, and R3) for top USA Business Schools is given in the table. Some of these business schools do not have specific application deadlines but review applications on a rolling admissions basis i.e., review applications in the order in which they are received. Notification dates (the dates they announce their decisions) of these top US business schools for Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 are also provided alongside each Business School.


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Top US Business School Round Deadline Decision
Harvard Business School Round 1 Sep 08, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 30, 2021
Stanford University Round 1 Sep 15, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
Round 2 Jan 06, 2021 Apr 01, 2021
Round 3 Apr 06, 2021 May 20, 2021
Kellogg School of Mgmnt Round 1 Sep 16, 2020 Dec 09, 2020
Round 2 Jan 06, 2021 Mar 24, 2021
Round 3 Apr 07, 2021 May 12, 2021
The Wharton School Round 1 Sep 15, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
Round 3 Mar 31, 2021 May 11, 2021
Sloan School of Mgmnt., MIT Round 1 Oct 01, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Round 2 Jan 19, 2021 Apr 02, 2021
Round 3 Apr 12, 2021 May 20, 2021
Booth School, Univ. of Chicago Round 1 Sep 24, 2020 Dec 03, 2020
Round 2 Jan 12, 2021 Mar 18, 2021
Round 3 Apr 01, 2021 May 20, 2021
Haas, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley Round 1 Sep 24, 2020 Dec 17, 2020
Round 2 Jan 14, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
Round 3 Apr 05, 2021 May 13, 2021
Tuck, Dartmouth Round 1 Sep 28, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
Round 2 Jan 04, 2021 Mar 18, 2021
Round 3 Mar 29, 2021 May 06, 2021
Columbia Business School Early Oct 2, 2020 NA
Merit Fellowship Jan 6, 2021 NA
Final Apr 9, 2021
Yale University Round 1 Oct 26, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
Round 2 Jan 28, 2021 Mar 18, 2021
Round 3 Mar 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021
Stern School of Business, NYU Round 1 Oct 15, 2020 Jan 01, 2021
Round 2 Nov 15, 2020 Feb 01, 2021
Round 3 Jan 15, 2021 Apr 01, 2021
Round 4 Mar 15, 2021 Jun 01, 2021
Fuqua School of Business, Duke Early Action Sep 23, 2020 Oct 27, 2020
Round 1 Oct 20, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
Round 2 Jan 07, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
Round 3 Mar 25, 2021 Apr 30, 2021
Ross, Univ of Michigan Round 1 Sep 14, 2020 Dec 02, 2020
Round 2 Jan 04, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
Round 3 Mar 29, 2021 May 05, 2021
Round 4 Jun 01, 2021 Jun 25, 2021
Anderson School of Mgmt., UCLA Round 1 Oct 02, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
Round 2 Jan 08, 2021 Mar 16, 2021
Round 3 Apr 16, 2021 May 21, 2021
Tepper, Carnegie Mellon Round 1 Oct 04, 2020 Dec 09, 2020
Round 2 Jan 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021
Round 3 Mar 02, 2021 May 06, 2021
Round 4 Apr 12, 2021 May 20, 2021
Johnson, Cornell Round 1 Oct 08, 2020 Nov 18, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 19, 2021
Round 3 Apr 08, 2021 May 12, 2021
McCombs, Univ of Texas, Austin Round 1 Oct 13, 2020 Dec 17, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
Round 3 Mar 30, 2021 May 06, 2021
McDonough, George Town Univ. Round 1 Nov 03, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
Round 2 Jan 26, 2021 Mar 19, 2021
Round 3 Mar 16, 2021 May 07, 2021
Round 4 May 11, 2021 Jun 25, 2021
Kenan Flagler, Univ. of N.Carolina Early Action Oct 13, 2020 Dec 14, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 08, 2021
Round 3 Mar 01, 2021 Apr 12, 2021
Marshall, Univ. of S.Carolina Round 1 Oct 15, 2020 Dec 31, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 31, 2021
Round 3 Mar 01, 2021 May 15, 2021
Round 4 Apr 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021
Olin, Washington Univ., St.Louis Round 1 Oct 14, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
Round 2 Jan 20, 2021 Mar 10, 2021
Round 3 Mar 24, 2021 Apr 28, 2021
Kelley, Indiana University Round 1 Oct 15, 2020 Dec 20, 2020
Round 2 Jan 05, 2021 Mar 15, 2021
Round 3 Mar 01, 2021 Apr 30, 2021
Round 4 Apr 15, 2021 May 31, 2021
Fisher, The Ohio State Univ. Early Round Oct 18, 2020 Nov 20, 2020
Round 1 Dec 06, 2020 Jan 15, 2021
Round 2 Jan 10, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
Round 3 Feb 28, 2021 Apr 16, 2021
Round 4 May 09, 2021 Jun 18, 2021
Smeal, Pennsylvania State Univ. Round 1 Oct 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020
Round 2 Dec 01, 2020 Feb 01, 2021
Round 3 Feb 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

Updated on December 13, 2020

Please note that some of the US business schools that have been listed above have more than 3 rounds of MBA application deadlines. Some go all the way up to a 5th round, subject to availability of seats. We have provided application deadlines and notification information only up to Round 3. Visit the websites of respective schools for deadlines of additional rounds.

Disclaimer: Please note that these deadlines are as reported in the respective Business School's websites at the time of our last update. Wizako, Ascent Education or any of its officers, directors, employees and / or associates are not responsible for any changes to these dates or errors of omission and commission that may have happened while reporting these dates. You are urged to refer to the respective university / business school website and verify these deadlines.

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