Notification & Process
Please note that our application is undergoing annual updates. Deadlines and essay questions for Fall 2018 will be posted shortly.
You can check the status of your application at any time on your application status page. Your application status page indicates any missing application requirements, and you are able to upload outstanding or supplemental materials directly to this page. Please note:
Check the Status of Your Application
- You will receive an email confirmation once you have submitted your application. Please be sure to pay your application fee. Your application will not be processed until your application fee has been received.
- Initial notifications will begin shortly after the first deadline of October 15th and continue on a ongoing basis according to the deadline for which you applied.
If your application was complete by the deadline, you will receive an initial notification no later than the initial notification date for that deadline. View application deadlines and notification dates.
You will be emailed when your status has changed on your application status page. Initial notification possibilities are as follows:
- Interview invitation
- Waitlist offer
- Denial of admission
Please note that you may be placed on the waitlist or denied admission without being interviewed.
Interviews and Post-Interview Decision
InterviewsAfter reviewing your application, the Committee may invite you to interview. If invited to interview, you will be able to schedule your interview via your application status page. Interviews are available by invitation only.
Interviews are conducted in person in New York City. If invited to interview, you should plan on traveling to New York City to interview as part of our application process. Interviews are typically conducted by our trained admissions professionals, who will have thoroughly read your entire application. When interviewing on campus, we encourage you to use your visit to learn more about Stern by attending a tour and information session, visiting a class and meeting current students.
- Ideally, your interview will not be the first time you have visited or met us prior to applying. We recommend visiting us in New York or meeting us at one of our admissions events around the world.
- If you are not able to visit us, utilize all of the resources found in the Meet With Us section of our website (videos, podcasts, virtual campus tour, etc.) and to contact a current student.
Off-Site InterviewsIf you are invited to interview but are not able to come to Stern, you may consider one of our off-site interview locations. For priority consideration for off-site interviews, apply by November 15. We typically conduct off-site interviews in China, India and the United Kingdom in March, but the locations and timing are subject to change each year.
Candidates participating in off-site interviews are not at a disadvantage to those interviewing at Stern. However, if timing is an important consideration, you may be able to interview sooner in New York City.
Post-Interview DecisionAfter the interview, it will typically take up to three weeks to receive a post-interview decision. Once the Admissions Committee has issued your decision, you will receive an email indicating your status has changed. You can review your new status on your application status page. There are three possible post-interview decisions:
- Offer of admission
- Waitlist offer
- Denial of admission
Offer of AdmissionIf offered admission, you will view an online admission letter on your application status page. If you have been awarded any scholarships, that information will be part of your admission letter. In addition, you will be given access to our Admitted Student Website.
Waitlist OfferIn our admissions process, you may be placed on the waitlist without being interviewed and/or after being interviewed. If you are placed on the waitlist, you will receive additional information about the waitlist process at that time.
All decisions made by the Admissions Committee are final.