Stanford GSB MBA Application Deadlines (2023-2024)

An overview of Stanford GSB's deadlines, application requirements, and notification announcements for the 2023-2024 MBA application cycle.

Posted January 10, 2024

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Stanford GSB has announced its application deadlines for the upcoming 2023-2024 application cycle. Here is a brief overview of the new dates, as well as the broader application.

2023-2024 Application Deadlines and Decision Dates

Round 1: September 12, 2023

  • Decision Notifications: December 7, 2023

Round 2: January 4, 2024

  • Decision Notifications: March 28, 2024

Round 3: April 9, 2024

  • Decision Notifications: May 23, 2024

All application materials, including letters of recommendation and fee payment, are due at 4 p.m. PST (7 p.m. ET) on the Stanford application deadline dates.

*Note: The GSB does not have an alternate deadline for deferred applicants. Prospective deferred candidates can apply in any of the above rounds, though most apply in Round 3. For more information on Stanford’s DMBA program, head to Stanford GSB Deferred Enrollment Program.

Decision Notifications

Stanford decision notifications are sent out via email to the address associated with the application. They will also post the update to the online application profile. Notifications are released on the date specified above, not earlier, and they will not accommodate requests for early notifications.

Which Application Round Should You Apply To?

Generally, the earlier the round, the better your chances of admission. Round 1 has more seats available than Round 2, and Round has more seats available than Round 3, so with each round, the admissions committee gets increasingly selective. Whenever possible, apply in Round 1.

Stanford GSB specifies several other benefits of applying in Round 1 or 2, including:

  • Time to complete any quantitative prerequisites
  • Access to the on-campus housing lottery (Jack McDonald Hall and Schwab Residential Center)
  • Additional time to complete the visa application process (for international students)
  • Opportunity to attend Admit Weekend
  • Only one application required for MSx and MBA programs, rather than two separate applications

Still not sure which round is right for you? Read An Overview of the MBA Admissions Rounds: When to Apply To Business School.

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Stanford GSB Application Overview (2023-2024)

In order to apply to Stanford, you will need the following:

For a more in-depth look into Stanford’s MBA program, including the curriculum, program structure, application items, class profile, and more, see Stanford GSB – MBA Program and Application Overview.

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