Registration Now Open for Spring Visits to Stanford Graduate School of Business
Registration is now open for spring information sessions and class visits at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the school announced last week. In a March 14th post to the Stanford GSB admissions blog, admissions blogger Victoria Hendel De La O reminded applicants who may want to sit in on a class before applying to Stanford’s MBA program next fall that now is the time. “Because of our academic calendar, we typically aren’t able to offer class visits in the fall prior to the Round 1 deadline in October,” she wrote.
Class visits are available beginning April 11th and continuing through May 24th. Advanced registration is required and now open to interested prospective applicants. Stanford MBA Admissions asks that only those seriously considering applying to the MBA program register for a class visit due to space constraints. Only one class visit is available per quarter, and visitors are required to stay for the full duration of the class and asked to refrain from participating.
Registration is also open for weekly information sessions, which have already resumed for the spring. Held each Monday and Friday, these 90-minute sessions feature MBA admissions officials providing an overview of the Stanford GSB MBA program and admissions process. The sessions conclude by 12:10 p.m. to allow interested parties to also take part in tours of the Knight Management Center, which depart from the Bass Center at 12:15 p.m. Advanced registration is required for information sessions, but not for tours.
Prospective applicants visiting campus can also take part in the Meet a Student Program. Current MBA students are available most Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. when classes are in session. These students conduct half-hour group conversations with interested applicants, sharing their first-hand experiences at Stanford GSB. No registration is required for this offering. Interested students can check at the Bass Center at 10 a.m. to see if a student is available.
“Even if you aren’t applying in Round 1, spring is a great time to visit,” Hendel De La O wrote. “The weather is unbeatable and MBA students are busy and happy.” That said, the admissions team recognizes that not all prospective applicants can visit campus, and whether or not you visit does not play a role in any admissions decisions, she added.