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Application Deadlines

Admissions application reviews and decisions for the Penn State Smeal MBA Program are made on a rolling basis following these application deadlines.

Overview of application deadlines for the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.
DeadlineSubmit Your Application ByExpect a Decision By
Early Decision
October 1
December 1
Priority for all applicants seeking merit-based financial aid December 1
February 1
Final deadline for all applicants seeking merit-based financial aid February 1
April 1
Final deadline for all applicants not seeking merit-based financial aid April 1 June 1

All applications will be reviewed by two branches of the University: the Penn State Smeal MBA Program Admissions Office (MBA requirements and admissions criteria) and the Penn State University Graduate School (verification of educational documentation and credentials, and international visa requirements). You may be contacted by parties from either area.