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All Harvard Application Deadlines & Decision Dates for 2018-19

From Harvard Business School to Havard College, here’s your one-stop shop for all Harvard application deadlines and decision dates for academic year 2018-19. 

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Harvard Business School: HBS MBA

Submit Your Online Application by 12 noon Boston Time:

Round 1 : 05 Sep 2018
Round 2: 04 Jan 2019

The MBA Admissions Board Will Notify You About Its Decision by:

Round 1 : 11 Dec 2018
Round 2: 26 Mar 2019

The application dates for 2+2 applicants are:

2+2 Round: 9 Apr 2019

The MBA Admissions Board Will Notify You About Its Decision by:

2+2 Round: 29 May 2019

Harvard Kennedy School: HKS Master’s Program

Application deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST
Decision letters are typically mailed by early April, 2019.

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: SEAS

SEAS Undergraduate Program

Early Action Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Early Action Decision Letters Mailed by: Mid-December, 2018
Regular Action Application Deadline: January 1, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2019
Decision letters mailed by: Early April, 2019

SEAS Graduate Program

Application deadline for Ph.D., M.E., S.M., and A.B./S.M. Programs : December 15, 2018
Decision notifications are made by GSAS and SEAS: Mid February, 2019

Harvard College

Early Action applicants application deadline: November 1, 2018
Regular Action application deadline: January 1, 2019

Regular Decision financial aid application deadline: February 1, 2019
Transfer admissions and Transfer financial aid application deadline: March 1, 2019

Notifications for admission decisions are sent by

Early Action applicants application: Mid-December, 2018
Regular Action applications: Late-March, 2019

Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences: GSAS

GSAS Application Deadlines for Different Subject Areas

Applications are due on: December 1, December 15, or January 2, depending on your program of study, as follows:

African and African American Studies (PhD):  Dec 15, 2018
American Studies (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Anthropology Master of Arts (AM), (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Applied Mathematics SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Applied Physics SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Archaeology (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Astronomy (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Bioengineering SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Biological and Biomedical Sciences DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Biological Sciences in Public Health HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Biophysics HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Biostatistics (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Business Administration (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Business Economics (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Celtic Languages and Literatures (AM), (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Chemical Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Chemical Physics (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Chemistry and Chemical Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
The Classics (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Comparative Literature (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Computational Science and Engineering SEAS Master of Science (SM), Master of Engineering (ME): Dec 15, 2018
Computer Science SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Data Science SEAS Master of Science (SM): Dec 15, 2018
Division of Medical Sciences (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Earth and Planetary Sciences (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
East Asian Languages and Civilizations (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Economics (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Education (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Electrical Engineering SEAS Master of Science (SM), Master of Engineering (ME), (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Engineering and Applied Sciences Master of Science (SM), Master of Engineering (ME),  (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
English (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Environmental Science and Engineering SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Film and Visual Studies (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Germanic Languages and Literatures (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Government (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
Health Policy (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
History (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
History of Art and Architecture (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
History of Science (AM), (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Human Evolutionary Biology (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Immunology DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
International Relations (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Linguistics (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Mathematics (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Middle Eastern Studies (AM), (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Molecular and Cellular Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Music (AM), (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (AM), (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Neuroscience DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Organizational Behavior (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Philosophy (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Physics (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Political Economy and Government (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Political Science (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Population Health Sciences (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Psychology (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Public Policy (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Regional Studies–East Asia Master of Arts (AM): Dec 15, 2018
Regional Studies–Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia  Master of Arts (AM): Jan 2, 2019
Religion (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Romance Languages and Literatures (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Slavic Languages and Literatures (PhD): Jan 2, 2019
Social Policy (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
Sociology (PhD): Dec 15, 2018
South Asian Studies Master of Arts (AM), (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Statistics (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Systems Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018
Virology DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2018

Harvard Divinity School

Application Deadline for Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, and Special Student programs: January 15, 2019

PhD application deadline: December 15, 2018 (Apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).

Harvard Graduate School of Design: GSD

Application Deadline for Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Landsacpe Architecture, Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Master of Landsacpe Architecture in Urban Design, and Doctor of Design: January 2, 2019

Application Deadline for Master in Design Studies: January 9, 2019

Application Deadline for Master in Design Engineering: January 17, 2019

GSD Financial Aid deadline: Early February, 2019

Also read: How to Pay for Harvard as an International Student

Harvard Graduate School of Education: GSE

Application Deadlines

Ed.L.D.: December 15, 2018
Ph.D.: December 1, 2018 (Apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).
Ed.M.: January 5, 2019

Harvard Law School: HLS

Application Deadline for HLS Graduate Programs

LL.M. Program Deadline: December 1, 2018, preferably by November 15, 2018
S.J.D. Program Deadline: April 1, 2019

Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher Program Deadline: April 15, 2019 (for applicants wishing to begin research in September 2019)
Deadline: September 15, 2019 (for applicants wishing to begin research in February 2020)

J.D. Application Deadline

February 1, 2019

Harvard Medical School: HMS

HMS Application Deadlines

Deadline to submit the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application: October 15, 2018

Deadline to submit HMS Supplemental Application: October 22, 2018
Deadline to submit transcripts to AMCAS: October 31, 2018
AMCAS Verification Deadline: December 1, 2018

Notification of Decisions

Applicants selected for interview will be notified by the middle of January
All applicants will be notified of final decisions by the third week of March

Harvard School of Dental Medicine: HSDM

Online application deadline: December 15, 2018; Apply through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) AADSAS application service

Deadline for HSDM application fee: December 15, 2018
Complete application deadline: January 1, 2019

Harvard School of Public Health

Occupational and Environmental Residency Program (OEMR): October 15, 2018
MHCM priority deadline, MPH, MPH-Epidemiology (online/on-campus), SM, DrPH, PhD in Biological Sciences, PhD in Biostatistics, PhD in Population Health Sciences: December 01, 2018
PhD in Health Policy: December 15, 2018
Global Health Delivery Intensive, Program in Clinical Effectiveness non-degree deadline: February 1, 2019
MHCM final deadline: February 15, 2019
Global Infectious Diseases Summer Program and Summer Session for Public Health Studies non-degree deadline: March 1, 2019

Source: Please find updated requirements & deadlines here on the Harvard official pages.

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  1. Richard

    November 11, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Fantastic blog! Do you have any helpful tips for aspiring writers applying to the Harvard program?

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