We are thrilled to share that Darden just launched the Future Year Scholars Program application for 2021-22!


Undergraduate Students: This deferred enrollment program offers undergraduate students who will graduate between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022 the opportunity to apply for admission to a future Darden Full-Time MBA class.

Master’s Degree Students: Students who are in their final year of a full-time master’s degree program who have not held a full-time work position between undergrad and the master’s program are also eligible to apply.

But First, Work Experience

If admitted, Future Year Scholars will have the opportunity to complete between two and five years of professional experience before enrolling as part of a future Darden class. Check out this blog post, The Value of Work Experience During Deferred Enrollment, featuring insights from several Class of 2022 Future Year Scholars.

Deadlines and Details

The 2021-22 application deadlines for the Future Year Scholars Program are 12 April and 2 August. Applicants are encouraged to choose the deadline they feel allows them to present their most competitive application.

There is no fee to apply, and applicants choose to submit a wide variety of standardized test scores, including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, EA, LSAT and MCAT.

Upcoming Events

Join the Future Year Scholars Program Team for several upcoming events — including tomorrow’s application launch webinar!

(Tomorrow!) Introducing the Future Year Scholars Application

20 October | 3-4 p.m. Eastern

Student Panel: Meet the Class of 2023 Future Year Scholars

27 October | 2-3 p.m. Eastern

Future Year Scholars Admissions Workshop: Strategies for Researching Business Schools

8 November | 12-1 p.m. Eastern

Future Year Scholars Admissions Virtual Chats and 1:1 Conversations

Multiple dates/times available


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