never a dull moment here in the Admissions Office! Not only are we getting ready to welcome 275 admitted
students to campus tomorrow for Admit Weekend, we’re preparing to receive
applications for our Round 3 application deadline on April 13. We’ve met a lot of fantastic applicants this
year, and we can’t wait to see who else we will meet in Round 3!
you’re thinking about applying for Round 3, we thought we would use this blog
entry to address any concerns you may have as well as provide you with a few
important things to consider when putting together your application.
Do I have a shot at
even being admitted in Round 3?
There is still room for outstanding applicants who are a great fit for Chicago
Booth. It’s true that Round 3 can be more competitive than previous rounds
because there are fewer spaces available since the majority of acceptances come
from Rounds 1 and 2. However, we are
still continuing to shape our class in Round 3 and are looking for applicants
who would be wonderful additions to our community.
Given the competitive nature of Round 3,
should I apply now or wait until next year?
we recommend to prospective students when they’re thinking about applying to
any round, it’s best to apply when you can submit the best possible
application. It’s important to submit an application that is the best
representation of who you are and that clearly communicates your goals for
pursuing an MBA. The Admissions Committee can tell when an application has been
rushed, so take your time and make sure you have an application
strategy in place that leverages each aspect of your application to tell
If I’m an
international student and admitted in Round 3, will there be time to process my
While we encourage international students to apply in Rounds 1 or 2, this is
just a recommendation to help make your lives easier. We know that many of you
will have to move from all areas of the globe and will need enough time to make
such a big transition. Since Round 3 decisions are released in mid-May and
orientation doesn’t begin until the first week of September, our international
students will have enough time to process their visas throughout the summer.
you know that Booth is one of your top choices, and you’ve put together a strong,
thoughtful, and engaging application that lets your personality shine through,
then we definitely encourage you to apply in Round 3.