Late last week Harvard Business School’s Director of Admissions, Dee Leopold, posted a brief update on the HBS admissions blog regarding the admissions office’s plans for Round 1 interview invitations. The main takeaway is that Harvard is not yet done sending out invitations, but there aren’t too many left:
I know I promised an update about interviews. They are in full swing on campus and elsewhere. We are still sending out interview invitations — maybe 50 or so more may go out before December 15 — plus waitlist invitations to some of those who have not received an interview invitation. In terms of “where” these interviews might be held, we anticipate they would likely take place on campus in Boston during December or via telephone.
We also want to share with you the list we just compiled of the undergraduate schools represented in the last three classes at HBS.
Note that if you don’t receive an invitation by December 15, you still have some hope. On October 22 Leopold posted that around 100 Round 1 applicants may go straight to the waitlist without an interview. That’s not an ideal outcome, but it means that you may still have a shot!