• All applications for the full-time MBA are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline day.

    Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
    Deadline 03 Sept. 2019 04 Oct. 2019 06 Jan. 2020 06 Apr. 2020
    Interviews Schedule Your Own By Invitation By Invitation By Invitation
    Decisions 09 Oct. 2019 11 Dec. 2019 18 Mar. 2020 06 May 2020

    Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

    If you plan to apply through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, your application deadlines are as follows:

    • Round 1 Application Deadline: 15 October 2019
    • Round 2 Application Deadline: 05 January 2020

    Aside from the application deadlines, the timeline for Consortium applicants will follow the same dates as other applicants.

    NOTE: The Consortium only has 2 application deadlines.


    Candidates who apply in the Early Action round schedule their interview without waiting to be invited. Darden will host interviews for candidates who intend to apply in the Early Action round during the open interview period (mid-July through end of September). For more information on the Early Action round and Open Interviews, please visit the Early Action page.

    For Rounds 1, 2 and 3 candidates will be interviewed on an invitation only basis. Interview notifications can take place at any time up until the decision release date for the deadline in which the candidate has applied. Applicants living in the U.S. are required to interview on the Darden Grounds. Those living outside of the U.S. will interview via Skype or with a Darden alum in their home region.

    Admissions Deposits

    Admitted candidates will be asked to pay two admissions deposits to reserve their place in the class. Both deposits are non-refundable, but will be applied to your tuition account as credit when you enroll.

    Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
    Deposit 1 02 Dec. 2019
    24 Feb. 2020
    24 Apr. 2020
    22 May 2020
    Deposit 2 24 Feb. 2020


    24 Apr. 2020
    22 May 2020

    Dual Degrees

    If you are interested in a dual degree, there may be special instructions for how to submit your application to each school. For more details, please view our dual degrees page.

    Admitted Student Events

    If you are offered admission, there will be several admitted student events that you can attend throughout the late winter and spring, including regional events around the country, and events in Charlottesville.