Chicago Booth’s online application is now available for the 2010-2011 season. In a few days we’ll dig into the school’s significantly revamped essays for the coming year, but first we wanted to share Booth’s admissions deadlines for the Class of 2013.
While Round 1 and Round have barely changed, there’s some interesting news on the Round 3 front that has bigger implications for many applicants’ overall timing strategies. We’re diving into Booth’s deadlines alone today to give enough space to this important lesson.
Here they are, followed by our comments in italics:
Chicago Booth Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 13, 2010
Round 2: January 5, 2011
Round 3: April 13, 2011
Round 1 and Round 2 have each only changed by a day this year, although Booth’s Round 3 deadline is now five weeks later than it was last year! We suspect the reason may be similar to the reason that UCLA Anderson gave us before: Top U.S. schools compete with many top international schools to attract great candidates, and many international schools’ final deadlines come much later than American schools’ deadlines typically do. Booth doesn’t want to miss out on a great applicant (who has legitimate reasons for applying in Round 3) simply because the admissions office has already shut its doors for the year.
For any applicant wondering if Round 3 is truly a dead zone in terms of admissions chances, this is an important clue: The school has pushed back its deadline to encourage more people to apply! Round 3 must not be a complete dead end, then. While we still advise that candidates aim for Round 1 or Round 2, don’t believe all that you hear about Round 3 being impossible, especially at schools such as Booth that have made changes in their schedules to encourage more applicants to apply in Round 3.
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