Our office is on the home stretch finalizing Round 1 decisions, and we are also polishing up our iPad screens to gear up for some intense Round 2 file reading. The next several months are going to be extremely busy for us, especially given that applications for the full-time MBA program are up again this round! Not only are the numbers looking good, but the quality of the pool continues to impress us, and we're definitely looking forward to meeting more outstanding candidates as we craft the Class of 2014 .
On that note, here's an update on what our applicants can expect over the next few months:
- Round 1 decisions: The rest of our R1 decisions will be released on the morning of Wednesday, January 25th (Pacific Time). You can log into your online application for a status update then. Admitted students will also receive a phone call from the admissions office (or an email if we are unable to reach you).
- Round 2 applications: The vast majority of R2 files will be released to the admissions committee after round 1 decisions are out. Although the application deadline was a week ago, we want to make sure each R1 application gets adequate evaluation time by the admissions committee before focusing on R2. Which takes us to our next item...
- Round 2 interviews: Interview invitations will be sent via email starting next month. We anticipate most will take place throughout February and March, depending on how quickly the admissions committee can evaluate applications. Please note that R2 is our heaviest round by volume, so even though we will devote our time and resources into file reading, it will still take time to go through each one. We thank you in advance for your patience through this process!
- Cool happenings: We have some amazing executives coming up on campus this year, such as Vice-Chairman & CEO of McDonald's Corporation Jim Skinner and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Off-campus, faculty member Jim Stengel will be a featured speaker at this year's TED Conference in Long Beach. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook for updates on these and other upcoming events.