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Tepper MBA Program Application Instructions

The Fall 2020 application is closed. Our Fall 2021 application will be available in mid-August. 

Though our standards are high and our admissions process is competitive, our ideal student does not fit a rigid, predictable profile. We welcome students from diverse academic, professional and personal backgrounds, and seek exceptional individuals who have made an impact in whatever path they have chosen. Our admissions process is holistic in that we consider all aspects of the application equally to determine an overall fit with your background, goals and leadership potential to the Tepper School's culture, curriculum and community.

Your Tepper School application will contain a variety of components that provide the admissions committee information to assess your candidacy for our MBA program. Through our review process, we do not assign specific weights to the various parts of the application.

Carefully read the instructions [pdf] prior to beginning the online application.

Note to All Applicants

To safeguard the integrity of the admissions process, Carnegie Mellon University routinely uses a third party company, Re Vera, to conduct verification procedures of all candidates who accept our offer of admission.


If you have submitted an application for the Tepper MBA program within the last year, you will be able to log into the site with the same email address and password that you used last year. Some of the information from last year will carry over but you will need to fill in anything that is missing before you submit your new application. However, we will waive your application fee.

Interviews will be granted only at the invitation of the admissions committee based on our review of your submitted MBA application. Note that interview invitations may be extended at any time after you submit your reapplication, up until the date in which your admission decision is released.

The Consortium Applicants

The Tepper School of Business is proud to be a long-standing member of The Consortium. Applicants should submit their application via The Consortium application.  

The mission of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 19 graduate business schools and some of our country’s top corporations, is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the under-representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both its member schools’ enrollment and the ranks of management.

The Consortium fulfills its mission by attracting and recruiting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups, as well as other U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents who have demonstrated significant contributions to promoting diversity in the workplace.

For Consortium questions or to schedule an informational meeting, please contact Tiffany Jackson, assistant director of masters admissions.