HBS’s 2+2 program looks for students who have already demonstrated that they have strong promise to succeed. This can come from a bunch of different areas — maybe you have a really high GMAT score (over 720). Maybe you are an entrepreneur and started your own business already and are scaling it for continued growth. Maybe you have some unusual or impressive internship or mentors, or summer job, or professional experience in your background.

All these things make you stand out to admissions, especially at the top schools that offer 2+2.

AS Harvard’s own website states:

The 2+2 Program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time master’s degree programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the regular HBS MBA Program. We’re looking for innovative thinkers who have demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and want to develop their knowledge and passion to make a difference in the world. Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of four years) working in a professional position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

College seniors from any academic background are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to high potential individuals on paths that aren’t as well established in leading to graduate business school, including applicants:

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