Round 2 Interview Invitations Coming this Month, Early Decision Release Planned for February


Happy 2019! Hopefully, you didn’t spend too much time over the break frantically finishing your Round 2 Application. I spent part of the holiday season working with my son on a waitlist strategy for his top choice undergraduate program.

So, believe me, I understand the anxiety and stress this process causes for applicants. The team and I will do our best to give you an understanding of next steps.

For those of you who don’t know, Round 2 is when we see the most applications for the Ross MBA program. Due to that volume, and because we want to make sure we do a thorough review of applications, we will be sharing interview invitations in two waves.

The first wave (sent on Jan. 18) will include invitations for all international applicants and some U.S. applicants. The second wave (sent on Jan. 25) will include additional U.S. applicants.

The timing of your interview invitation is not an indicator of the strength of your application. Please note, we are prioritizing review of international applications to help those who will need to make travel arrangements to team exercises and interviews outside of their home country.

For Those Not Invited

If you are not invited to interview, you will receive either a waitlist or a deny decision on March 15, 2019. Some candidates will be denied in an early decision release as early as February 15, 2019, so that you may make alternative plans.

Waitlisted applicants will be considered again in Round 3.

Interview Schedule

The email invitation will have instructions on how to access our interview scheduling system. Candidates can choose to interview on-campus in Ann Arbor, in most major metro areas, or via Skype.

In Round 2, the team exercise will be offered on-campus in Ann Arbor and off-campus in Shanghai (Jan. 31), Tokyo (Feb. 2), and Sao Paulo (Feb. 2). Be aware, on-campus interview slots fill up quickly, especially the Saturday slots. Our Round 2 interview dates are as follows:

On-campus Interview Dates

Saturday, Feb. 9
Monday, Feb. 12

Friday, Feb. 15
Saturday, Feb. 16
Monday, Feb. 18
Saturday, Feb. 23

Upcoming Online Events

The Admissions team is not traveling quite as much this time of year, but we do have a slew of great webinars coming up where you can hear insights from current students about many of the Ross differentiators.

Several upcoming topics include: Black Business Students Association at Ross, Partners and Families at Ross and the Sanger Leadership Center. You can view the full schedule here.

We can’t wait to learn more about all of you!

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