UVA Darden Announces Radical Flexibility for the Class of 2022 Applicants
Given the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is offering more flexibility – a lot more flexibility – for students applying for their full-time MBA program class of 2022.
Darden is immediately changing to rolling admissions through July 15, 2020 for the last round of full-time MBA admissions. Applications will remain open until this date to allow applicants to submit missing parts of their applications.
In a Poets & Quants article, Darden Dean Scott Beardsley states that he believes the recession will motivate some students who have been unsure about applying to b-school to apply now. “The situation is very fast-moving and it has created a lot of uncertainty. When there is higher volatility and uncertainty, option value goes up and education is a form of an option. I think an MBA will be a very strong option for many people who are unsure of what will happen in the next few years.”
Applicants should be aware of the following:
The Future Year Scholar’s Program, Darden’s deferred admissions program, has announced a June 1 deadline in addition to the April 6 and August 1 application deadlines. This is to give applicants extra time to take standardized tests.
According to Dawna Clarke, Darden’s Executive Director of Admissions, “Our message to prospective students is one of caring and flexibility. We know how stressful applying to business school can be in the best of times; in a time of unprecedented disruption, we stand ready to work with applicants to make this process as flexible as possible.”
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