Round 2 Update

We’re well into our Round 2 applicant review, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on our process.

Round 2 interview invitations started going out last month and will continue to go out through the end of this month. We know this is an anxious waiting period and we are pushing to make sure the majority of our interview invites go out by next week. It takes us time to thoroughly review each application, and in some cases, applicants may receive an invitation to interview close to our notification deadline (the earlier or later you are invited to interview is no indication of how strong an applicant you are). We carefully review each file, and each application is read by at least two members of our team. Given the volume of applications, it simply takes time to get through each one in a comprehensive manner. We greatly appreciate your patience throughout this process!

We’ve also moved up our first admit weekend, Days at Haas, by over a month. It will be held the first weekend in March… which, as all Round 2 applicants are aware, overlaps with our Round 2 notification deadline. Because of this, we will start notifying Round 2 admits on a rolling basis in hopes that some of our Round 2 admits can join us for Days at Haas. Ideally we would notify everyone at the same time, but we are still reviewing Round 2 applications and making decisions. I want to stress that the timing of your notification is in no particular order and we will do our best to reach you as soon as we can. Since we will not be able to reach everyone in time, we will also host a second Days at Haas in April for Round 2 and Round 3 admits. We still plan to release all remaining Round 2 applicant decisions on March 3rd.

So far we’re off to a great start this year and are excited for another impressive class. Thank you for your interest in the Berkeley MBA Program, and we wish you the best of luck in the application process!

—Stephanie Fujii

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