Full-Time MBA

Admissions Decisions

All decisions are released through the online application system under the Application Status section.

Round Submission Deadline Decision Notification Date
Round One September 26, 2019 December 5, 2019
Round Two January 7, 2020 March 19, 2020
Round Three April 2, 2020* May 21, 2020
Round Three 
Extended Deadline
May 31, 2020* Applications submitted after April 2 will receive decisions on a rolling basis
Chicago Booth Scholars June 1, 2020*  July 13, 2020

*Please Note: Due to global GMAT/GRE test center closures, for applications submitted by the deadlines noted above, we will accept test scores through an extended deadline of July 1, 2020.

Decisions fall into three categories:

  • Admission - Applicants are admitted to the program. Admitted students will receive additional information via the admissions packet mailed to all admitted students.
  • Waitlist - Students who are not admitted for the current round may be considered for subsequent rounds. The waitlist at Chicago Booth is used to gauge the pool of candidates in a subsequent round before offering a final decision to those candidates placed on the waitlist. See waitlist candidate information below.
  • Denied Admission - Unfortunately, we are unable to admit the vast majority of the applicant pool in any given year. Denied decisions are released at the mid-decision and final decision notification dates. All decisions are final.

Waitlist Candidate Information

Waitlisted candidates can expect to remain on the waitlist until at least the next round of decisions is released. In some cases, applicants may remain on the waitlist for more than one decision round. A few points to note about our waitlist:

  • We do not rank order our waitlist.
  • We are not able to offer feedback to candidates who are on the waitlist.
  • Applicants on the waitlist are welcome to send updated materials only if there have been developments since the time of the initial application.

Should the Admissions Committee require additional materials, applicants will be notified.