UVA Darden Offers Updated Deadlines for Round 3 Full-Time MBA Admission Decisions

13 January 2023

By Dave Hendrick

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is adjusting its application deadlines for the Class of 2025, offering continued flexibility to prospective students planning to apply to the Full-Time MBA program in the School’s final round of admission.

In lieu of the traditional Round 3 deadline of 5 April, the School will move to rolling deadlines and decision releases for the final round, offering prospective students the ability to apply and learn of their decision more quickly.

Beginning immediately, the new deadlines for Round 3 admission are:

  • 1 March, with decision notification by 31 March
  • 1 April, with decision notification by 30 April
  • 1 May, with decision notification by 31 May

Darden may continue to consider applications after 1 May.

All admitted students will be notified of any scholarship award at the time of admission decision release.

“Amid rapid changes in the employment market, it’s clear that there are many prospective students who are reconsidering an MBA — or exploring the degree for the first time,” said Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke. “These changes to our traditional Round 3 are simply an effort to accommodate our applicants, offering the potential security of admission to a top MBA program on the timeline that works best for them.”

Darden remains committed to test flexibility in the application process, and accepts scores from a range of standardized tests. Additionally, students who are able to present strong alternative evidence of their ability to thrive in the Darden community may apply for a test waiver.

The Darden Admissions team will be meeting with prospective students globally and in locations across the United States beginning 18 January. View the full list of locations and register to attend an Admissions event.

View the application for the Class of 2025.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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