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Requirements & Deadlines

We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis from domestic Full-Time MBA candidates. As a reminder, GMAT/GRE waivers are available within the application. Due to visa processing times, we encourage international student applicants to apply for our fall 2023 cohort. Sign up to be notified when the application for the class of 2025 is available.

We encourage you to start your application to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-Time MBA Program today. It takes just a few minutes to get started.

Through our holistic admissions process, we’re seeking bright, motivated students who aspire to make an impact in the business world. Typically, students enter with an average of five years of work experience, but we encourage all competitive applicants to apply. There are also no prerequisite courses; however, you should have a working knowledge of financial accounting, statistics, economics, and calculus.

GMAT/GRE waivers are available for new applicants to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-Time MBA class of 2024, and we encourage you to submit your waiver request early to allow for processing time.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

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2021-2022 application deadlines

waiver deadline
Round 1 October 11, 2021 September 27, 2021 December 13, 2021 January 10, 2022
Round 2 January 10, 2022 December 15, 2021 March 14, 2022 April 11, 2022
Round 3* February 28, 2022 February 14, 2022 April 25, 2022 May 16, 2022
Round 4 April 11, 2022 March 28, 2022 May 23, 2022 June 6, 2022

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the application date.
*Round 3 is the final deadline for international applicants

Enrollment deposit

Once you are admitted and decide to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler, there is a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1,500 USD, regardless of which round you apply in. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to maximize your chances for admission and to receive a fellowship. We encourage international applicants to apply no later than the round 3 deadline to ensure adequate time for visa processing.


If you are re-applying to the program, we appreciate your continued interest in UNC Kenan-Flagler. We require a complete application, with new essay responses, recommenders and an updated resume. Your transcripts will rollover to the new application, as will your test scores, if they are still valid. In addition, we ask for a brief essay (100 words or less) that describes how your application differs from your previous submission and that alerts us to new test scores, a recent promotion, or other areas that demonstrate how you have strengthened your candidacy.

Consortium applicants

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a proud member school of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Each year, we enroll strong, active, and engaged students from the Consortium community.

  • Early Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: January 5, 2022

Consortium applicants are eligible to apply directly through the Consortium if you received a test waiver from UNC Kenan-Flagler. After you receive the test waiver confirmation email, please forward that to the Consortium prior to the deadline to include with your application.

Please note that the application process and deadlines for Consortium applicants differ from UNC Kenan-Flagler, and that we can not offer application fee waivers for candidates applying through The Consortium application. Should you apply through The Consortium, you will receive your decision based on the release date for the standard UNC Kenan-Flagler application process as noted above.

Learn more about our Consortium community at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Application requirements

To apply to the Full-Time MBA Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler, simply complete your application online. Setting up an account is the first step to applying and it takes just a few minutes. You’ll be able to take a peek at the information you’ll need to provide, and you can return to work on your application at your convenience.

Our application is robust, but it’s not difficult. More importantly, it’s a great way for you to showcase your credentials, demonstrate your communications savvy, and tell us why you’re a good fit for UNC Kenan-Flagler! If you have additional questions about the application process, please visit our FAQ page for more information.

These are the items you’ll need to provide:

Campus visits and interviews

We have temporarily cancelled all in-person events and transitioned them to an online format, including admission interviews. We encourage you to register for an upcoming webinar to learn more about UNC Kenan-Flagler and take advantage of the opportunity to have your questions answered by our MBA program and admissions teams.

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