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Many of you are freaking out right now (or about to) wondering whether you got that interview at Harvard Business School.  Forster-Thomas has the information you need.

HBS interview invitations will be sent out via email on October 8 and October 15. Candidates invited to interview will receive detailed instructions about the sign-up procedure. The interview scheduler will go live the following day.

On October 15, candidates who will not be invited to interview will be notified of their release.  So if you don't hear anything on October 8th, don't worry, you're still under consideration.

A group of Round 1 applicants, roughly 100-150 if previous years serve as a guide, will be placed under "Further Consideration." These candidates will be reviewed in Round 2 and either be invited to interview or released on the Round 2 timetable.

Round 1 interviews will be conducted between October 20 and November 21. Not all dates will be available in all locations. In addition to on-campus interviews, Harvard will be interviewing in New York City, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, and Santiago. Candidates who cannot travel may be accommodated via Skype. 

The interview itself will be the standard b-school fare, but HBS initiated a new procedure last year requiring candidates to write a follow-up essay 24 hours after the interview, reflecting on how it went.  (To be clear, there's no guarantee the prompt will be identical this year, we'll just have to wait and see).  Don't pre-write or pre-think this -- it is intended to be casual and spontaneous.

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By the way, if you DID get an interview -- Forster-Thomas offers interview coaching and specialized essay coaching for your 24-hour turnaround essay.  That's right -- we'll stay up all night with you to get it right.  Cause we're that cool.  All you need to do is ask us!