Full-Time MBA

Essay Questions
Letters of Recommendation

Application Process

Chicago Booth admits new students into the Full-Time MBA Program in the autumn quarter only. The process has two main components:

  • Application - Please use our online application system
  • Admissions Interview - Interviews are by invitation only. All invitations to interview will be released by the mid-decision dates listed below for each round. 

Decisions will be released through the Applications Status section on the online application system according to the schedule listed below. For more information, see the Admissions Decisions section.

Round      Submission Deadline Final Decision Notification
Round 1 September 21, 2017
11:59 p.m. CST
December 7, 2017
Round 2 January 3, 2018
11:59 p.m. CST
March 15, 2018
Round 3 April 3, 2018
11:59 p.m. CST
May 17, 2018

Complete an Application

Application Checklist

A complete submission will consist of the following items:

  • Completed application with required personal background
  • Completed essay questions 
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Unofficial (scanned) transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Note: Official transcripts are requested from admitted students only.
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (international applicants only)
    Note: TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores are valid for two years.
  • $250 application fee

Submitting Your Application

Submitting an application and materials can be done electronically through our online application system. The system includes step-by-step instructions for completing the application, including the process for submitting transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation. You may make changes and edits to an application at any time prior to submission. Registration and creation of a username and password are required to begin the online application.

Admissions Interview

Interviews will be granted on an invitation-only basis after evaluation of a submitted application. Candidates invited to interview will be contacted by the mid-decision date with instructions on how to schedule an interview.

A candidate who receives an invitation will have only one interview. Interviews are conducted by admissions staff, students, or alumni. They are held on campus or in a location convenient for the prospective student. 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.

Submission Deadline

Your application must be submitted on the day of the deadline in order to be considered for a particular application round. This includes receipt of all required online and mailed-in materials. Applications submitted after a deadline will automatically be considered in the next round, provided that all required materials are included with the application.

Applying to Special Programs

The International MBA and all joint degree programs require a special application process. Please refer to the relevant program for specific information.