"New" HBS Round 1 Deadline is September 16, 2013 / "New" MIT Sloan essay questions coming out "mid-May"

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time at HBS and Sloan as Dee and Rod party in the pre-season.

Déjà vu all over again.  HBS' announced its R1 deadine for the Class of 2016 - and just like last year (2012) - this year submission day falls on September 16 (2013).

From the HBS Admissions Director's Blog post dated April 24, 2013: 

"We'll be launching the application for the Class of 2016 at the end of May. Here's some advance info: The Round 1 deadline will be September 16. For 2+2 candidates only (rising college seniors), there will be a Summer Round with an application deadline of July 15."

(Ref: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/from-the-admissions-director.aspx)

HBS loves being out front, don't they? ;)

Not to be outdone, MIT Sloan's Jen Barba announced on the very same day (coincidentally):

"I'm actually working on the new essay questions this week, and hope to have those posted to the web by mid-May (need to get several approvals first). The actual application probably won't be available until mid-July."