The admissions team at Harvard Business School is still buried in Round 1 applications, but admissions director Dee Leopold updated her blog this week to let anxious candidates know the timeline for upcoming interview invitations.
Invitations and detailed procedural instructions will go out over three days—October 6th, 8th, and 14th—in order to avoid congestion in the online sign-up page, Leopold explains. Candidates not invited to interview will be notified of their release on October 14th, thus freeing them with ample time to focus their energies on applications to other schools.
All HBS 2+2 Program applicants will receive interview or release notification on the same date, October 14th.
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The director notes the interview period for Round 1 applicants will take place between October 26–November 20. In addition to on-campus interviews, HBS also plans to conduct interviews in New York City, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, and Santiago on select dates to be announced soon. If you cannot travel to an interview location, Leopold confirms that you may be accommodated via Skype.
In case anyone feels at a disadvantage for being unable to interview on campus, she assures applicants that, “We love having interviewees visit campus and we will have a full day of get-to-know HBS activities, but the location of your interview plays no part in the selection process.”
Good luck, Harvard Business School applicants!