2023-2024 LLM出願締め切り日(NEW)と適切な出願時期


University of California, Berkeley

Cornell University

Duke University

Northwestern University

University of Michigan

University of Virginia

Georgetown University

■ 適切な出願時期とは?
出願情報を調査する中で、締め切り日にはi) Rolling Admissionsとii) Regular Decision Policyの二つのタイプが存在することがお分かりいただけると思います。そして、Rolling Admissionsを採用するUniversity of Virginiaの出願要綱には下記の内容が確認できます。

Although completed LL.M. applications are not due until Feb. 1, the Graduate Committee follows a “rolling admissions” policy and offers of admission may be made before the Feb. 1 deadline. Therefore, it is advantageous to apply early.

2月1日を待たずして、どのタイミングで出願するのが得策なのでしょうか?この判断基準として、i) ここ数年間の出願傾向、ii) 難易度、iii) カリキュラム内容を精査した上でのフィット感の3つを考慮することが重要です。一方で、出願傾向は流動的なものですから、『過去はこうだったから今でも・・』といった考え方は当てはまりませんのでご注意ください。

この『Rolling Admissions』を採用する学校は他にも存在します。学校の特徴を理解することはもちろんですが、こうした出願情報も確認した上で、合格のための戦略を策定していきましょう。



Eiki Satori

2023-2024 LL.M.出願締切日発表:Columbia, Harvard, & Pennsylvania



Columbia University


Harvard University


University of Pennsylvania
Early Deadline; 2023年11月15日
Regular Deadline; 2023年12月15日



出願作業を円滑に進めるためにも、To doの作成から始めていきましょう

        • 出願校の要求テストスコアの把握とその達成までのプラン策定
          例:Harvard: a minimum score of 100 on the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 25 on each subsection
          University of Pennsylvania: a TOEFL score of at least 100 (with at least 23 in each section) or IELTS score of 7 (with at least 7 in each section). If your test score(s) fall below the above targets, you should address your English language skills in your personal statement or have your recommenders address your English language abilities in their letters
        • LLM Credential Assembly Serviceの手配(出願に必要な場合)
        • 出願候補先の学校調査
        • オンライン学校説明会に参加(開催される場合)
        • 願書のアカウント作成(多くの学校では9月以降に入力作業が可能)
        • レジュメを作成する
        • パーソナルステートメント作成をする
        • 推薦状依頼
        • 面接対策(必要な場合)

      Eiki Satori

Columbia MBA Admission Deadlines & Essays for 2022-2023

Columbia MBA(CBS)が応募要項を発表しました。M7プログラムの中でCBSのみがrolling admission(早く出願した方から随時審査を行う制度)を採用しております。また、CBSはJanuaryとAugustと年に2回のプログラム開始時期があり、それぞれのプログラムに特徴があります。応募者は自分に最適なプログラムを選ぶことができます。そしてAugust intakeのみEarly Decision(Early)と呼ばれるCBS第一志望者むけの出願締切が設定されています。


Application Deadlines

January 2023 Entry
Final:  September 28, 2022

August 2023 Entry
Early:  September 28, 2022
Merit Fellowship: January 11, 2023
Final:  April 5, 2023


Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:

    • “Work in business development for a media company.”
    • “Join a strategy consulting firm.”
    • “Launch a data-management start-up.”

Essay 1

Through your resume and recommendation, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next three to five years and what is your long-term dream job? (500 words)

Essay 2 

We believe Columbia Business School is a special place. CBS proudly fosters a collaborative learning environment through curricular experiences like our clusters and learning teams, co-curricular initiatives like the Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership, which aims to equip students with the skills and strategies necessary to lead in an inclusive and ethical manner, and career mentorship opportunities like our Executives-in-Residence program.

Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you academically, culturally, and professionally? (300 words)

Essay 3

Tell us about your favorite book, movie, or song and why it resonates with you. (250 words)

Optional Essay

If you wish to provide further information or additional context around your application to the Admissions Committee, please upload a brief explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or personal history. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)



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Chizuko Okada

2021-2022 Columbia MBA 出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

2021-2022 Columbia MBA 出願締切日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました

August 2022 Entry Application Deadlines

Early Decision October 6, 2021
Merit Fellowship January 5, 2022
Regular Decision April 8, 2022

January 2022 Entry Application Deadline

Regular Decision October 6, 2021



Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:

  • “Work in business development for a media company.”
  • “Join a strategy consulting firm.”
  • “Launch a data-management start-up.”

Essay 1

Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next three to five years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)

Essay 2 and 3: Please respond to two (2) of the three (3) essay questions listed below:

  • The Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership (PPIL) is a new co-curricular program designed to ensure that every CBS student develops the skills to become an ethical and inclusive leader. Through PPIL, students attend programming focused on give essential diversity, equity, and inclusion skills: Creating an Inclusive Environment, Mitigating Bias, Communicating Across Identities, Addressing Systemic Inequality, and Managing Difficult Conversations. Tell us about a time you were challenged around one of these five skills.  Describe the situation, the actions you took, and the outcome. (250 words)
  • Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 words)
  • Tell us about your favorite book, movie, or song and why it resonates with you? (250 words)

Optional Essay

Is there any further information that you wish to provide the Admissions Committee? If so, use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)


Chizuko Okada

LL.M. 出願条件を分析 Columbia LL.M. 2021年入学に向けて


Columbia LL.M. FAQ

◆ Submit Your Application

Q. I missed the application deadline of December 18, 2020. Can I still apply for the 2021–2022 program?

A. No. Check back in September 2020 for the application to the 2022–2023 program.

【チェックポイント】Columbiaの場合は12月18日までに書類一式を提出することが求められます。締め切り日以降に提出した書類も席の空き状況に応じて受け入れる(Rolling Admissions Cycle System)を導入するロースクールとは条件が異なりますのでご注意ください。

Q. Do I need to wait for LSAC to process my transcripts, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL scores before I can submit my online application?

A. No. Submit your online application as soon as you have completed it. LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) will forward a copy of these documents to us in a report that will automatically attach itself to your application.

Columbiaへの出願に限らず、LSAC (Law School Admissions Council)の出願書類提出サービス(Credential Assembly Service:通称CAS)使用が多くのロースクールで必須となっています。成績表、テストスコアレポート、推薦状の準備が整い次第、LSACへ随時提出してください。

Q. LSAC told me that my documents will not be processed by the December 18, 2020 deadline. Will my application still be considered?

A. Yes. Our application deadline is a postmark deadline. This means that your online application must be submitted and your transcripts and letters of recommendation posted by mail to LSAC by December 18, 2020. We account for delays in processing.

上記回答箇所にはTranscript(成績表)とletters of recommendation (推薦状)はLSACへ12月18日までに必着です。特に推薦状をオンラインではなく郵送する際には十分な時間を確保ください。

Q, Does applying through the Early Review Program increase my chances of admission?

A. No. This program only guarantees a decision by late December. We encourage early applications for those who feel they have compiled their strongest possible application by November 1.

「11月1日のEarly Review Programを逃すと合格確率が下がりますか?」という質問をよく受けます。最重要事項は、早期出願書類提出が目的ではなく、合格水準するレベルの書類を提出することです。

Q. Will Columbia confirm that my application was received?

A. Yes, we will send you an email confirmation that includes a link to our online Application Status page. We will also notify you when your application is deemed complete. In order to be sensitive to all cultures and identities, we address official application correspondence to your first and last name.

受験生の誰しもが出願書類の受領状況は気になるところですが、上述の通りan e-mail confirmationの着信状況を自らのメールアカウントでご確認ください。

次回も、引き続きColumbia LL.M.のFAQサイト(以下をご参照ください)を皆さんと一緒に確認しながら、重要なポイントを解説いたします。


Eiki Satori

Columbia University LL.M. Program 締切日発表

Columbia University LL.M. Programが早々に出願締め切り日を発表しました。

Early Review 2020年11月1日
同校を第一志望とする受験生を対象としたものです。ここでの注意すべき点は、11月1日までに大学以降の教育機関で発行された成績表、推薦状、レジュメ、エッセイ、アプリケーションフォーム、テストスコアの全書類がAdmissions Officeに必着という点です。

Regular Review 2020年12月18日
Regular Reviewは、その他の主要なLL.M.プログラムと同様に12月中旬に設定されております。Early Reviewの時と同じく全出願書類がAdmissions Officeに必着です。


Early Reviewで出願した方が有利になるのか?
早く出願することだけではなく、提出書類の質を高めることが最優先です。プログラムが求めるMinimum Requirementに達しない状態、さらにはEssayが80%程度の出来栄えで出願したとしても合格は極めて難しいと言わざるを得ません。受験生の目標は出願ではではなく、志望校への合格です。
Columbiaのように、複数の締め切り日を設定するLL.M.プログラムは他にも存在します。出願書類、スコアを検討した結果、Early ReviewではなくRegular Reviewにむけてそれぞれの質を高めて出願したほうが、合格の可能性を高める場合もあります。自らが納得する書類のクオリティー、スコアを揃えた上で出願へと踏み切っていきましょう。

LLM出願戦略コンサルティング 個別クイックアドバイス実施中!

次回の投稿では質の高い書類のクオリティ、出願要件を満たすスコアについてColumbia LL.M.のFAQサイト(以下をご参照ください)を皆さんと一緒に確認しながら、重要なポイントを解説いたします。

Columbia LL.M. FAQ

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MBA Applications: Deciding between Round 1 and 2 for International Candidates

One of the challenges with the MBA application is choosing which round or deadline to apply.  Generally, US MBA programs have up to four application rounds.  However, these rounds are mostly applicable for US applicants.  For international candidates, a different approach is necessary because there is a visa requirement that they must adhere.  Given this, most international candidates are encouraged to apply to either Round 1 or 2.

Regarding choosing between Round 1 and 2, the best advice is to self-assess one’s own background and application progress; then, select the round in which he feels most comfortable applying.  Since candidates only have one application opportunity per school each year, they should ensure that their application is at its highest potential before submitting.

To distinguish the advantages and disadvantages between these two rounds, use the following descriptions as guidance.

Round 1 Analysis

Benefit:  Since Round 1 applications are early, one of the benefits of applying in this round is that an applicant will get his results early as well.  This will provide him with the flexibility to apply to additional MBA programs in Round 2 if his results are not satisfactory.  As such, those who apply in Round 1 with unfavourable results will be able to reassess their application, strengthen any areas of weakness, and develop a stronger application for Round 2.  In essence, they will be able to pace their applications better.   Another benefit is that generally in Round 1, there are fewer people who apply.  Given this, the opportunity to stand out is stronger.

Challenge:   Conversely, the main challenge with Round 1 is that it is an early deadline.  Therefore, depending on when an candidate started his application, he may have less time to develop his goals and essays, strengthen his test scores, and request letters of recommendation.  Also, since most international MBA information sessions and events happen later in the year, this might present a dilemma for the candidate in terms of researching about a school and figuring out his “fit.”

Suggestion:  An international candidate should only apply for this round if he has strong test scores (GMAT/GRE and TOEFL), a clear sense of his goals and aspirations, and sufficient time to research about a school beforehand.    This round is also recommended for re-applicants as it will show their dedication to the school.

Round 2 Analysis

Benefit:   The main benefit of Round 2 is that an applicant is given more time to strengthen his MBA application.  This entails more time to develop his MBA goals and essays, to improve his test scores, to request letters of recommendation, and to research schools.    This extra time may be critical for many candidates as it helps to develop their competitive advantage.

Challenge:  The primary challenge with this round is that most MBA applicants (both domestic and international) will apply during this time.  Therefore, the competition is intense.  Also, given that most schools do not encourage Round 3 for international candidates, this means that applicants who apply solely in Round 2 may need to apply to more schools to increase their chances of admittance.   As such, the pacing of these various applications may be challenging.

Suggestion:  Besides having a strong application (i.e. test scores, letters of recommendation, etc.), an applicant needs to develop stories that help differentiate him from the rest of the MBA applicant pool.  This requires self-analysis and reflection.  Thus, personal branding becomes a critical part of the application even more so than in Round 1.

Posted by Lee Moua