It is officially the start of
autumn in the Admissions Office. Our Round One application deadline closed last
week on October 2, and those of us on the Admissions Committee are
happy to welcome the cool Chicago fall days as we begin to read your
applications. As we move forward with Round One, I’d like to provide a
quick update to applicants about the evaluation process and some key
Over the next three weeks, we will review every application
thoroughly to assess fit with Chicago Booth and finalize our interview
invitation decisions. On October 31, our official mid-decision
date, we will release all interview invitations via our online application
system at 9:00 am CT. Please look for an email from our office, or
check your status online via the online application system after 9:00 am CT. At
that point, applicants will see one of two decisions:
“invited to interview” or “denied.” If you are invited to interview, you
will receive further instructions via email about how to schedule your
All Round One interviews will occur between Monday, November 5
and Friday, November 30. This year we are excited to
announce that in addition to the Chicago
campus interview option, we will also offer onsite interviews at our London campus,
and at our University Center in Beijing. The London Campus is home to our
European Executive MBA program, and the Beijing Center is the preeminent
University of Chicago academic facility in China. If interviewing
at one of our campuses is not possible for you, you may elect to interview in
cities throughout the world with Booth alumni
interviewers. Below is more information about each interview option:
Chicago Campus Interviews
Chicago Campus interviews are conducted by our Admissions
Fellows (second-year students) or Chicago Booth alumni. Interviews take place Monday –Friday from November 5
to November 30, as well as on Saturday, November 17.
Applicants who elect to interview on campus in Chicago will be offered
the opportunity to have lunch with current students, tour the Harper Center,
and sit in on a class (Monday-Friday).
Beijing and London Campus Interviews
Our international campus interviews will be conducted by
Chicago Booth alumni and Admissions staff.
We will be hosting interviews in Beijing on November 9 and 10,
and in London on November 16 and November 17.
Off-campus Alumni Interviews
These interviews are conducted by Chicago Booth alumni in
cities throughout the world. We will work to match you with an alumnus/a
near your current city at a time equally convenient for you and the interviewer.
While we highly encourage everyone to interview at one of
our campuses, we certainly understand this
is not always possible due to factors such as location, ability to travel, and
timing. Regardless of where you interview, please take the opportunity to
learn more about Chicago Booth and our community through your interactions with
our students and alumni, or online via Facebook,
Twitter or YouTube.
We look forward to reading your applications and meeting you
in person in the coming weeks! If you have any questions at all about the
interview process, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
All the best!