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Why Round 3 is Your Time to Apply

Joanne Legler weighs in on applying in Round 3.

The admissions team is certainly keeping busy these days! We’re excited to be working with those recently admitted and enrolled from our first two application rounds, and looking forward to meeting even more potential members of the Class of 2024 during our Round 3 application process (the deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2022).

Prospective students often ask our team if it makes sense to apply in Round 3. The short answer is—of course! On a very basic level, if you have made the commitment to yourself that this is your year to begin your EMBA, Round 3 is your final opportunity to do so at Yale SOM. As quickly as you may have to make it happen if you’re just getting started, you also don’t want to look back and wish you were already in school later this year. If you feel you’ve had the time to reflect on your goals and intentions for business school, you have a plan to take a standardized test (or better yet, you already have a score to submit), and you’re ready to start the program a few short months after you receive your decision, then a Round 3 application is definitely for you.

In addition, there is really no harm in applying in Round 3 if you are considering doing so. If you apply and your decision is not favorable, you can reapply next year, and if we’re able to, we can offer feedback on how you can improve your profile for a future application. We welcome reapplicants and give those files every consideration in our holistic evaluation process.

To help prepare you to submit the best application possible, We encourage you to watch our recent Round 3 Application Tips webinar.” This will be a great discussion with the admissions team on how to present your strongest application for our Round 3 deadline (again, that’s Wednesday, March 30, 2022!). If you are working on your application as you read this, I wish you the best as you power toward the finish line. As always, you can contact us at with any questions, or if you’d like to connect individually with a member of the admissions team to walk through the application process or requirements. 

Joanne Legler
Director of Admissions