Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines (2023-2024)

An overview of Booth's recently announced application deadlines, requirements, and decision deadlines for the 2023-2024 MBA application cycle.

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In the fast-paced world of business, timing is everything. And if you're ready to embark on a transformative journey to Chicago Booth’s prestigious MBA program, knowing the right moment to seize the opportunity is paramount. Here is a brief overview of the application deadlines for the new cycle, as well as the broader application requirements.

2023-2024 Application Deadlines

Round 1: September 21, 2023

  • Decision Notifications: November 30, 2023

Round 2: January 4, 2024

  • Decision Notifications: March 21, 2024

Round 3: April 4, 2024

  • Decision Notifications: May 23, 2024

Chicago Booth Scholars (Deferred MBA): April 4, 2024

  • Decision Notifications: June 13, 2024

*Note that ALL application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST in order to qualify for that round.

Which Application Round Should You Apply To?

When it comes to deciding which application round to choose for the Chicago Booth MBA program, strategic timing is essential as each round has its unique advantages and considerations. The first round offers the benefit of demonstrating your strong interest in Chicago Booth. The second and third rounds provide more flexibility, allowing you to refine your application and potentially take advantage of increased scholarship availability. It is important to note, though, that Round 3 typically has fewer spots left for applicants as opposed to earlier rounds, so competition may be higher.

Ultimately, the choice of application round should align with your preparedness, timeline, and ability to showcase your unique qualifications, ensuring you stand out among the exceptional candidates vying for a coveted spot at Chicago Booth.

Feeling uncertain about which application round suits you best? Read: An Overview of the MBA Admissions Rounds: When to Apply To Business School

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Chicago Booth Application Overview (2023-2024)

In order to apply to Chicago Booth, you will need to submit the following materials:

  • Online Application
    • To be considered for a specific application round, make sure to submit your online application, along with all required materials, before the deadline, following the step-by-step instructions provided in the online system.
  • Essay Questions
    • 2 required essays (3 for reapplicants), 1 optional essay
    • Prompts:
      • How will a Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (Minimum 250 words, no maximum)
      • An MBA is as much about personal growth as it is about professional development. In addition to sharing your experience and goals in terms of career, we’d like to learn more about you outside of the office. Use this opportunity to tell us something about who you are… (Minimum 250 words, no maximum)
      • Optional: Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? (Maximum 300 words)
      • Reapplicants Only: Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (Maximum 300 words)
    • Read: A Guide to the Booth Essays
  • Professional Resume
    • In crafting your resume for the Full-Time MBA Program, focus on showcasing the professional and volunteer experiences that exemplify your candidacy and qualifications.
    • Read: How to Craft the Ultimate MBA Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
    • Submit unofficial transcripts as part of your application
    • Official transcripts will be required upon admission
  • GMAT or GRE Scores
    • Test scores are valid for 5 years when applying to Chicago Booth
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Scores (International Applicants Only)
    • International applicants who are non-native English speakers must provide evidence of their English proficiency as part of the application process.
  • Application Fee
    • $250

Delve deeper into the Booth MBA program by exploring these informative articles that cover additional aspects such as the business school’s curriculum, program structure, application requirements, class profile, and more:

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