The application to join our deferred MBA program, Future Year Scholars Program, at the Darden School of Business is now live!

Students graduating from an undergraduate program between 1 October 2023 and 30 September 2024 are eligible to apply. Students completing a full-time master’s degree within the same time frame are also eligible to apply as long as they do not have full time professional experience.

All admitted students must complete two to five full years of professional work experience before joining Darden.

Our Future Year Scholars have graduated from over 43 different undergraduate institutions around the world. Take a closer look at our class profile here. There is no fee to apply, and Darden accepts standardized test scores, including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, EA, LSAT and MCAT as part of the holistic application process.

The application deadlines are 8 April and 1 August of 2024. Applicants are encouraged to choose the deadline that allows them to present their best selves.

Darden was ranked No. 3 business school in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools 2023-24 and is in the top 10 business schools in the world for entrepreneurship according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Are you interested in applying for the Future Year Scholars Program? Reach out to with any questions or schedule a conversation with a member of our admissions committee.