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New Interview Timeline at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) piloted a new interview process in Round 1, compressing the timeline to four weeks and notifying applicants who were not admitted sooner than in past years.

“This pilot was in response to applicants’ feedback that if the answer is a definite ‘no,’ you’d rather know earlier to save you from spending months obsessively refreshing your email and calculating your odds as well as to give you more time to work on applications for other schools,” read a recent post on the Stanford MBA Admissions Blog.

The pilot was considered a success, so Stanford is continuing with a similar timeline for Round 2. All interview invitations will be issued between February 3rd and March 4th, none before and none after. “We expect to issue the majority of invitations by February 25th,” read the Admissions Blog entry.

The admissions team hopes that providing some certainty around the timing of interview invitations will help make the waiting a little easier.

Good luck from those of us here at Clear Admit to those of you who submitted applications as part of Stanford’s Round 2. Remember that you can share your interview experiences and learn from those of others as part of Clear Admit’s Interview Reports Archive.