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Deadlines

The deadlines to submit your application for the full-time MBA Class of 2023 are detailed below. Each round admits students to the class matriculating in August 2021.

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 2 September 2020 5 October 2020 4 January 2021 7 April 2021
Interviews Schedule Your Own By Invitation By Invitation By Invitation
Decisions 7 October 2020 9 December 2020 17 March 2021 5 May 2021

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management 

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

  • Application reopens: 15 August 2020
  • Round 1 Application Deadline: 15 October 2020
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: 05 January 2021

Note: The Consortium only has 2 application deadlines.

Deposit amounts and deadlines for the 2021 application cycle will be shared once available.

Note: Deposit 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 

The 2020 application period for the Future Year Scholars program is now closed. Application deadlines will be shared once the 2021 application is available later this year.

 

Admissions Deposits

Depending on application round, admitted candidates will be asked to pay one or two admissions deposits to reserve their place in the class. Deposits are non-refundable, but will be applied to your tuition account as credit when you enroll.

  Early Action: Binding Early Action: Non-Binding Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Deposit 1

30 Nov. 2020:

$6,000

30 Nov. 2020:

$3,000

22 Feb. 2021:

$2,000

23 April 2021:

$2,000

21 May 2021:

$4,000 

Deposit 2 N/A

22 Feb. 2021:

$2,000

23 April 2021:

$2,000

21 May 2021:

$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 

Darden is offering an array of virtual offerings in an effort to engage candidates from all over the world. From webinars and virtual showcases, Darden will offer a suite of ways to connect with the School and to learn more about the Darden experience throughout the application cycle.