Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MIT Sloan Releases 2012-13 Application Deadlines and Essays

MIT Sloan has announced their deadlines and essay prompts for students applying to the 2-year full-time MBA program starting in the fall of 2013.


Round 1:
Deadline - 10/24/2012
Decision - 1/29/2013

Round 2:
Deadline - 12/27/2012
Decision - 4/2/2013

Application are due by 3pm ET on each deadline date.

Please review all information directly at the school's website

Note as well that a) as usual MIT Sloan only offers R1 and R2 deadlines, and b) this year they have pushed up the R2 deadline from the normal early January cluster to just 2 days after Christmas.


MIT has in the past required a cover letter and 3 essays. This year, as several programs have also done, they have lessened the amount of writing and now only the cover letter and 2 essays are required.

The following instructions and questions are taken directly from the MIT Sloan admissions instructions page.  

Cover Letter:

Please prepare a cover letter (up to 500 words) seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA program. Your letter should describe your accomplishments, address any extenuating circumstances that may apply to your application, and conform to standard business correspondence. Your letter should be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions.


"We are interested in learning more about how you work, think, and act. For each essay, please provide a brief overview of the situation followed by a detailed description of your response. Please limit the experiences you discuss to those which have occurred in the past three years. In each of the essays, please describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did."

Essay 1: Please describe a time when you had to convince a person or a group of your idea. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page)

Essay 2: Please describe a time when you overcame a personal setback. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page)

In addition, the application itself offers a supplemental essay:

The Admissions Committee invites you to share anything else you would like us or your future classmates to know about you. This may be in written or multimedia format. Please do not use Flash Media Player, and include a URL where it can be accessed online. Written essays should be 300 words or fewer.

As always, do confirm all information directly with the program via their official admissions pages.

John Couke