The Chicago MBA admissions committee is conducting its admissions process in three rounds this season. Applicants to Booth’s full-time MBA program should note that they must submit their materials prior to 11:59 PM CST on the date of each deadline.
|Round||Application Deadline||Decision Notification|
|Round 1||September 24, 2020||December 3, 2020|
|Round 2||January 12, 2021||March 18, 2021|
|Round 3||April 1, 2021||May 20, 2021|
What are the Prerequisites for Admission?
To be considered for admission to the Full-Time MBA Program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited US college or university or its equivalent in another country. Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE). This requirement can be waived if the applicant is a citizen or permanent resident of a country where English is an official language or has earned an undergraduate or post-graduate degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction.
The online application must be submitted with a professional resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required after an offer of admission), GMAT or GRE scores, essay question responses, two letters of recommendation, one preferably from a current supervisor and one from a professional contact, and the $250 application fee.
When Does Chicago Booth Issue Interview Invitations?
Interviews are granted on an invitation-only basis. Candidates invited to interview will be contacted by the mid-decision date with instructions on how to schedule an interview. Based on user posts to our MBA Livewire tool from the past two admissions seasons, round 1 invitations are received from the middle of October to early November, round 2 falls between the very end of January through February, and round 3 in mid-April with some reports as late as mid-June.
Interviews are held on campus or in a location convenient for the applicant. There is a single interview conducted by a current student, graduate, or admissions staff member. All interviews, regardless of who conducts them, receive equal weight in the evaluation process. An interview is required for admission. However, completing an interview does not guarantee admission.