UNC Kenan-Flagler Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Questions (Class of 2019, Entering Fall 2017)


 Application DeadlineDecision Notification
Round 1/Early ActionOctober 14, 2016December 12, 2016
Round 2December 2, 2016January 30, 2017
Round 3January 13, 2017March 13, 2017
Round 4March 10, 2017April 24, 2017
Applications must be submitted by 5 PM Eastern standard Time. Applications past Round 4 also possible, space permitting.


  • Essay One (Required)
    Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals to you, and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree. (500 words maximum)
  • Essay Two (Optional)
    What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to contribute to UNC Kenan-Flagler? (300 words maximum)
  • Essay Three (Optional)
    If your standardized test scores are low, or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. (300 words maximum)
  • Essay Four (Optional)
    Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application? (300 words maximum)