Admission to the Stanford MBA Program is very competitive, and we cannot offer seats in the class to as many applicants as we would like. If you are not offered admission, you are welcome to apply again in a future application year.

Having applied in a previous year is not a negative factor in your application. We appreciate your sustained interest in Stanford and your resilience in reapplying. In fact, each year, we offer admission to reapplicants who present compelling applications.

If You Reapply

You will submit an entirely new application, including letters of reference, transcripts, and online application form. Because the application changes each year, you must complete the current application and requirements in the year for which you apply. You will also be required to pay the application fee, unless you qualify for a fee reduction or fee waiver.

As long as your test scores (GMAT or GRE for general aptitude, and TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE for English language proficiency) remain valid for the round in which you wish to apply, you do not need to retake them or have them resent by the test centers. You do, however, need to self-report them again in the application. If your test scores are no longer valid, you need to retake the exams.

We will evaluate your new application on its merit in the context of the new applicant pool. Do not assume that the person reviewing your application has seen your previous one. We do have access to previous applications, however, and may choose whether to review and consider them prior to making a final decision.

Advice on Reapplying

  • We cannot provide feedback on denied applications.
  • Approach your application with a fresh outlook. We will!
  • Add new information that may be helpful in the admission process, and address areas of relative weakness, if possible.
  • Consider different recommenders, who may provide a more insightful and thorough perspective.
Advice for Reapplicants
Advice for Reapplicants
Kirsten Moss, assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid, shares advice for reapplicants.
Last Updated 16 Jun 2020