Posted on May 16, 2019

Harvard Application Deadlines & Essay Question – 2019-20

Harvard has released its application deadlines and essay question for the 2019-20 admissions season. Once again, the essay question remains unchanged from previous years.


Round 1

Application due: September 04, 2019
Decision released: December 10, 2019

Round 2

Application due: January 06, 2020
Decision released: March 31, 2020

2+2 Program

Application due: Early April 2020
Decision released: Early June 2020

All applications are due at 12 noon EST on the day of the deadline. Therefore, the Class of 2022 applications received after September 4, 2019, will be considered in Round 2. Consequently, applications received after January 6, 2020, will not be considered.

HARVARD MBA ESSAY for 2019-2020:

“As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?” (no word limit)

The application will open up again in early June 2019, says the admission director, Losee.

Meanwhile, he encourages applicants to download the Application Guide to learn more about the requirements.

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