Graduate School Match: How it Works

Applying to MBA programs through the QuestBridge Graduate School Match is unique from other MBA application processes because you can be considered for admission and a full-tuition scholarship through a non-binding Match round.

The non-binding Match round aligns to Round 1 during a typical MBA admissions timeline, and applicants who are not admitted with a full-tuition scholarship during the Match round will be able to review their admission opportunities and next steps from the schools they ranked.

The important dates and deadlines for the 2021 Graduate School Match are listed below. All deadlines occur at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
 

2021 Graduate School Match

Date/Deadline

What

Who

Mid-July

Graduate School Match: MBA application opens.

Eligible QuestBridge Alumni

September 15

Graduate School Match: MBA application is due, including all application components and rankings.

QuestBridge will review applications and select candidates to move forward.

Eligible QuestBridge Alumni

October 1

QuestBridge notifies applicants of their application status.

All applicants

October 11

Application supplements are due to all schools the applicant ranked.*

*In this pilot year, the Stanford application must be submitted by their Round 1 deadline of September 9. Please refer to the supplements page for further details. 

Selected applicants

December 7

Match Day! Applicants who match are admitted with a full-tuition scholarship to the school highest on their rankings list that also wanted to match with them. Admission through the Graduate School Match is not binding.

Applicants who do not match will be able to review their next steps and admissions opportunities from the schools they ranked.

Selected applicants

Fall 2022

Applicants who enroll in a full-time MBA program through the Match round or other paths join the inaugural class of QuestBridge Alumni who were admitted through the Graduate School Match. Selected applicants

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Attend an MBA Admissions Event for Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Attend an MBA Admissions Event for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Yale School of Management

Attend an MBA Admissions Event for Yale School of Management.