And....we're back!


Happy new year to all of our prospective students and blog readers! The EWMBA Admissions Office hopes you all had a wonderful holiday break. Here in the office, we are busy gearing up for our Round 2 application deadline next week on January 18th. We hope to receive your application, but if you can't make it by then our next deadline is March 15th.

Many applicants worry that the we run out of spots for admission in Round 3. Rest assured that that simply is not true.

As in the past, it is not more difficult to be admitted in our last round, Round 3. From historical data and experience, we are very careful about not over-admitting in any one round. You will have comparable odds to be admitted no matter when you apply. The main difference is when you hear of your decision. Also, if you apply in an earlier round, you will have more time to prepare for both your prerequisites and the start of the program.

There are three admissions rounds for a few reasons. The first is that we’ve been told in the past that the wait time between our application deadline and decision date was too long. By adding a round in the middle, we are able to shorten that time frame and give decisions to those who want/need to know earlier in the year.

About The Author

Julia is Associate Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals. She hopes these blog posts provide you with more personal insight into the Berkeley-Haas and Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA program experience.