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September 15, 2016

Round One Application Deadline

This post will get the attention of those of you who have been diligently working over the past months to be ready to submit your application for the first round of admissions at the Tepper School. 

Planning to submit your application by Oct. 2? If so, we will make sure you will receive an email on Dec. 14 with the Admission Committee’s admission decision.

Consortium applicants who apply by the early Consortium application deadline will be rolled into our first round as well.

A tip to get you started: Begin by reading the application instructions.

Of special note is our move to one essay this year. What makes it interesting is that it is a fairly open-ended essay and we can’t wait to see what you tell us about yourselves!  

Also, Carnegie Mellon was one of a number of schools that worked directly with the Graduate Management Admissions Council over the last year and a half to develop a Common Letter of Recommendation. We join a number of other top MBA programs in adopting the common questions in an effort to help lessen the burden for you and those you seek to write your recommendation for B-school. 

One week after the application deadline, we will begin the first of several waves of interview invitations. Don’t sweat it if you aren’t among those who receive an early invitation. We need to start somewhere with the process, and literally conduct interviews up through a few days prior to the decision notification date. Keep checking your email!

Good luck with your applications!