The Leading Independent
Resource for Top-tier MBA
Home » Blog » Interviews » HBS Round 2 Interview Invites to Go Out in Two Waves Next Week

HBS Round 2 Interview Invites to Go Out in Two Waves Next Week

Image for HBS Round 2 Interview Invites to Go Out in Two Waves Next Week

Chad Losee, Harvard Business School (HBS) managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid, took to his blog to share details about the school’s upcoming scheduled release of interview invitations to Round 2 applicants. “On January 28 and 31, we will send out our Round 2 invitations to interview,” he wrote. “We send them out in two batches to make for a smoother interview sign-up process,” he added.

While details about the logistics are forthcoming, typically, some applicants receive a message inviting them to interview while others will hear nothing on the first invitation date. The remainder of the second-round applicant pool should expect to learn on January 31st that either they, too, have been invited to interview or that they have been “released,” meaning that HBS can’t move them forward in their process. Based on when notifications have typically been issued, applicants can expect invitations to roll out at 12 p.m. noon ET on the Application Status page.

Of course, MBA LiveWire will light up on Monday with applicants in the earlier wave reporting their invites. And if there are any snags or delays in the release, reports of those will surely surface on LiveWire as well. You could choose—optimistically—to spend your waiting time preparing for an interview. The Clear Admit HBS Interview Guide can give you an important head start. It’s packed with vital, up-to-date interview preparation guidance, including commonly asked questions and advice on how to form strategy around the post-interview leg of the process.

Advice from actual interviewees, meanwhile, can be found in the following post:

Top HBS MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

And as always, remember that the Clear Admit Interview Archive also offers a repository of applicant-submitted details about the interview process.

Best of luck!

Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.