MBA Admissions

MBA - Admissions - Apply - 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

  Round 3 (2020) Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Deadline 15 July 2020 2 September 2020 5 October 2020 4 January 2021 7 April 2021
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Decisions Rolling        


Decision dates for the 2021 application cycle will be updated once available. 

Round 3 Rolling Extended Deadline Details

Through 15 July, Darden is maintaining our extended rolling admissions for Round 3 in the 2020 MBA application cycle (Class of 2022). This increased flexibility was offered in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Please read the press release for guidelines on Class of 2022 Round 3 application procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about your application to this round please Schedule a Conversation with our team to discuss your situation and application.

Applications are being reviewed in the order in which they are received. Within several weeks of submitting your complete application, you will receive a decision. Our Round 3 rolling decision release dates are planned for every other week between 20 May and 29 July. If offered admission to Darden, you will have nine days to confirm your decision to accept the offer. 

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 

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
  • 01 August 2020

Admissions Deposits (2020 Application Cycle)

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.

Deposit amounts and deadlines for the 2021 application cycle will be shared once available. For candidates admitted in the current Round 3, please refer to your offer letter for the deposit deadline.

  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 

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.