Admissions Deadlines

MIT LGO has two rounds of admissions. Our Round 1 LGO application deadline is in September, and Round 2 LGO application deadline is in December. After you submit your application, we review all LGO applications at least twice. We look for engineering department fit, fit with the LGO program’s goals and curriculum, and fit with the MIT Sloan School’s MBA program. During the interview invitation process, both the MBA and LGO admissions teams review your application for fit with both programs. It is possible to apply to LGO, interview, and be admitted to only the MBA program.

We plan to admit the majority of the MIT LGO class in Round 2. For those who are ready to apply in September, you can apply early. Some candidates applying in Round 1 will be wait-listed and considered in LGO Round 2.

MIT LGO Application Round 1

Date Action
September 25, 3:00 PM Round 1 LGO Application Deadline
Late October/Early November LGO Interviews: Selected candidates will be invited to interview. We plan to run LGO interviews on the same days as MBA Round 1 interviews. You will have the option to interview in Cambridge, but you may be able to interview at other cities as well. We strongly encourage applicants to interview in person.
by December 19 Admissions Decisions: Applicants in Round 1 have the following possible results:

  • Admitted to the LGO program
  • Wait-listed to LGO and considered in LGO Round 2. You could be wait listed without interview in Round 1, and then invited to interview in Round 2.
  • Admitted or wait listed to the MBA program only.
  • Considered in the MBA-only round 2 admissions.
  • Rejected from both the MIT LGO and MBA programs.
February 19 Decision Deadline: Admitted students must reply to our offer by this date.

MIT LGO Application Round 2

Date Action
December 4, 3:00 PM Round 2 LGO Application Deadline
Late January LGO Interviews: selected candidates will be invited to the MIT campus for an interview. We strongly encourage you to interview in person at MIT, but other solutions will be available if necessary (especially for international candidates).
March 2 Admissions Decisions: Applicants in Round 2 have the following possible results:

  • Admitted to the LGO program
  • Wait-listed to LGO.
  • Admitted or wait listed to the MBA program only (if applied through MIT Sloan).
  • Considered for MBA Round 2 admissions (if applied through MIT Sloan).
  • Considered for your engineering department’s master’s program (if applied through the School of Engineering).
  • Rejected from both the MIT LGO and MBA programs/engineering department.
April 24 Decision Deadline: Admitted students must reply to our offer by this date.