Key Dates and Deadlines

CGU operates on a priority deadline cycle. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by the priority dates in order to assure maximum consideration for both admission and fellowships.

Once the priority deadlines have passed, the University will continue to review applications for qualified candidates on a competitive, space-available basis. The final deadlines listed are the last date the University can accept an application in order to allow sufficient time to complete the admissions, financial aid, and other enrollment processes.


Fall 2017
Round 1: Early Admissions December 1, 2016*
Round 2: Priority Deadline February 1, 2017
Round 3 April 1, 2017
Round 4: Final Deadline June 1, 2017**
First Day of Classes August 28, 2017
Spring 2018
Priority Deadline November 1, 2017
Final Deadline December 1, 2017
(International applicants)

January 2, 2018
(Domestic applicants)

First Day of Classes January 16, 2018

*The Early Admissions deadline is a non-binding deadline for applicants whose first choice is the Drucker MBA program.

International applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by November 1, 2017 for the opportunity to be invited for an in-person interview with a Drucker Admissions Team member who may be traveling in your area.

**After Round 4 Deadline, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.


  • You must hold a U.S. equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three years of work experience is recommended but not required. The Admission Committee weighs the quality of work experience more heavily than the quantity. Direct management experience is preferred, but not required.


Application Checklist

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority admission and fellowship consideration, applications should be submitted by the priority deadlines.

All supporting documents should be sent to Claremont Graduate University at the following address:

CGU Office of Admissions
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Required application materials include:


Program-specific Application requirements

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Alice Liu

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7583 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)