Last Chance To Apply To Join the Class of 2026

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As Round 2 concludes with exciting and memorable admit calls, it’s hard to believe that our team is already preparing for the final round of recruiting for the Class of 2026. With April 4 right around the corner, I’m here to address the most pressing questions about Round 3.

First and foremost, spots are still available for Round 3 applicants. We understand that everyone’s decision-making timelines can vary. Not everyone is ready to hit “submit” in September, so we always reserve spots in the class for Round 3 applicants. Each year, we admit many academic stars and community leaders from Round 3, and this year will be no different.

For international students, there’s still time to apply in Round 3, but we advise checking your country’s expected timeframe for obtaining a visa. If scheduling a visa interview takes up to six months, this may not be the best time to apply, as you may not be able to get here in time to enroll successfully in the program even if you are admitted.  

Another frequently asked question is whether scholarships are still available in Round 3. The simple answer to that is yes. However, availability varies based on where we are in building a class each year, so merit-based scholarships may still be available but limited compared to previous rounds. I highly suggest exploring some of the additional funding resources we have available starting now to ensure you are fully prepared by the time decisions are released.  

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by application requirements, here are three unique factors in our application process that may help alleviate your concerns:

  • We require only one letter of recommendation.
  • You can submit a statement of academic readiness in place of a test score.
  • We only require two short-answer essays (limited to 100 words each).

Don’t forget to do your due diligence and gain a good understanding of our community by attending an upcoming event or connecting with one of our student or alumni ambassadors.  

There’s no better time than now to kickstart your MBA journey and unlock doors to resources, skills, and support that will benefit you throughout the rest of your professional career.

If you have any further questions, contact us at [email protected].