Graduate School Match: How it Works

Applying to MBA programs through the QuestBridge Graduate School Match is unique from other MBA application processes because you can be considered for admission and a full-tuition scholarship through a non-binding Match round.

The non-binding Match round aligns to Round 1 during a typical MBA admissions timeline, and outside the Match round, applicants will receive Round 1 decisions for all schools they ranked and submitted the supplemental requirements to.

Applicants who are not admitted with a full-tuition scholarship during the Match round will be able to review their admission opportunities and next steps from the schools they ranked.

The important dates and deadlines for the 2022 Graduate School Match are listed below. All deadlines occur at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

2022 Graduate School Match





Graduate School Match: MBA application opens.

Eligible QuestBridge Alumni

September 1

Graduate School Match: MBA application is due, including all application components.

QuestBridge will review applications and select candidates to move forward.

Eligible QuestBridge Alumni

September 1

Please submit the MBA ranking list with your application

All applicants

Mid September

QuestBridge notifies applicants of their application status.

All applicants

End September

Application supplements are due to all schools the applicant ranked. Supplements for Yale SOM are due September 28. Supplements are due to Chicago Booth and Berkeley Haas by September 30.

Selected applicants

December 1

Match Day! Applicants who match are admitted with a full-tuition scholarship to the school highest on their rankings list that also wanted to match with them. Admission through the Graduate School Match is not binding.

Applicants will receive Round 1 application decisions based on the schools’ individual timelines from all schools they ranked and submitted the supplemental requirements to. 

Selected applicants

Fall 2023

Applicants who enroll in a full-time MBA program through the Match round or other paths join the inaugural class of QuestBridge Alumni who were admitted through the Graduate School Match. Selected applicants