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MBA Admissions Mashup: Round 1 Next Steps

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Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. MBA applicants around the world have hit submit on their Round 1 applications or are planning ahead for Round 2. Several of you have already heard back from the likes of HBS, Chicago Booth, LBS, Yale, and more. This week we’re devoting the mashup to those of you that are anxiously waiting on some news — may it be good or bad (because closure).

In a week and a half (the week of 10/24 to be a little more exact), prospective Michigan / Ross MBAs should hear back on whether or not they’ll be invited to interview in November, whether on-campus for the Team Exercise, or with an alumnus or via Skype. According to Soojin Kwon, Ross Director of Admission, there are a couple of things that one can prepare for in the meantime: “Note the interview timeframe on your calendars, send us new test scores if you have one, try not to obsess about interview invitations (I know, easier said than done). If you don’t get an invitation, there’s a possibility you could be placed on our waitlist and invited to interview in Round 2. Fingers crossed!”

Yale SOM Interview Invites have been trickling out on a rolling basis. For those of you who have yet to hear back, Assistant Dean for Admissions Bruce Delmonico provided some insight on the SOM blog. “At this moment, we have already met twice and have begun to send out interview invitations, but we are still just getting started with this process—my rough estimate is that we have sent out less than a third of the interview invitations we will ultimately extend. Between now and the end of the round, we will evaluate the remaining applications and will continue to send out interview invitations on a rolling basis until then.”

If you’re reapplying to UCLA Anderson this admissions season, their adcom has also shone some light into how your application will be evaluated. “The Admissions Committee member may reference your entire previous application to provide context, but do not assume that they will necessarily do so. This is a positive for you because you’re essentially starting with a fresh slate. But this also does mean you need to communicate everything you want the Admissions Committee to know that you may have covered in your prior application, in addition to highlighting any updates and progress you have made.” For more help on applying as a reapplicant, check out the Clear Admit Reapplicant Strategy Guide.

That’s all for now! Catch you next time on another MBA Admissions Mashup!