The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has added a second deadline for its year-old Future Year Admissions Program designed for exceptional college seniors as well as students who have gone directly from college into a fifth-year master’s program.
In the video below, Katherine Alford, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Darden, says that the school added an extra deadline to allow more time to interested students who might not have been able to complete the application during their hectic senior year.
“So all of you seniors who thought you were going to be able to apply but got caught up with graduation, exams, finding a job—you now have three more months to study and prepare for the GMAT or GRE and pull your application together,” Alford says.
With a future offer in hand, Darden believes candidates may be willing to take even greater risks in their career after college, with the added bonus of not having to tackle the business school application process while working full time. In this program, accepted candidates will complete two, three, or four years of professional work experience prior to enrolling.
The final deadline for the Future Year Admissions program for the 2016-17 application cycle is August 1, 2017. Also, the application fee is waived for all eligible future year applicants.
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