Cornell Johnson Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Letter Questions (Class of 2018, Entering Fall 2016)


Cornell Johnson Deadlines 2015-2016

 Application DeadlineInitial Notification
Round 1October 1, 2015December 15, 2015
Round 2November 17, 2015February 15, 2016
Round 3January 15, 2016March 15, 2016
Round 4March 17, 2016April 15, 2016


Table of Contents

You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. In 500 words or less, please create the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. We value creativity and authenticity and encourage you to approach this essay with your unique style. Alternative submission formats may include a slide presentation, links to pre-existing media (personal website, digital portfolio, YouTube etc.), as well as visually enhanced written submissions.

Maximum file size is 5 MB. We recommend that you upload your submission in MS Word, PowerPoint, or PDF format. We cannot accept .zip or .exe files.


What are your short and long term goals and how do you see the Cornell MBA enabling you to achieve both? Please limit your response to 500 words or less.

Optional Essay:

Complete this essay if you would like to add additional details regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate record or test scores) do not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School.

If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application since the last time you applied.

Please limit your response to 500 words or less.


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