The MPA application for fall 2009 made its debut on September 2! So, when is the best time to apply? The answer depends on your residency status and strength of your application.
U.S. applicants (citizens or permanent residents) with strong application credentials are encouraged to apply by December 1, particularly if you are interested in receiving an earlier decision notification. Please note the following:
- The admissions committee may decide to admit, deny, or place you on a waitlist, depending on the strength of your entire application.
- If your application would be strengthened with your fall grades or a GMAT retake, for example, be sure to wait to apply until your fall grades or new GMAT scores are on record.
- U.S. applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis starting in January, and the final U.S. application deadline is March 1.
International applications are not reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, and the majority of decisions will be made by the end of March. Therefore, as long as your application materials are received by the February 1 application deadline, your file will be considered in the first round of international admissions decisions.