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HBS Announces Timing of Round 2 Interview Invitations

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Harvard Business School’s managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid, Chad Losee, posted to the Direct from the Director blog to update Round 2 applicants about next steps—in particular interview invitations. He wrote,

“On our end, we are a week into reading your applications and have been enjoying getting to know you better.  Here are the next steps in the process, so you know when you’ll hear from us again:

  • Tuesday, February 4, at 12 p.m. eastern time: all Round 2 applications will either be invited to interview or released from the process.
  • Wednesday, February 5th at 10 a.m. eastern time: those invited to interview can sign up for a day/time. We will offer interviews in cities around the world, via Skype, and on campus.”

While details about the logistics are forthcoming, typically, HBS applicants had heard across two release dates. Now, there will be one big day for MBA hopefuls to learn whether they 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 that Tuesday with applicants 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:

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.