We’ve seen growing volume on MBA DecisionWire in recent weeks as Round 1 applicants begin to share the decisions they’ve made about where to enroll. For anyone unfamiliar with MBA DecisionWire, it’s a sister resource to MBA LiveWire. In contrast to MBA LiveWire—which lets applicants share their real-time progress through the various stages of the admissions process—MBA DecisionWire is designed to capture applicants’ entire application journey, from where they applied, to which schools accepted them to, finally, where they chose to attend based on their options.
Anonymous and easy to use, MBA DecisionWire compiles the all-important decisions applicants make regarding where to actually pursue their MBA based on the schools from which they have to select. Users can filter others’ submissions by the schools applied to, admitted to and enrolled at, as well as by application year—gleaning insight from others who may have faced decisions similar to their own.
New Features in Response to User Demand
In the last week, we have added two new MBA DecisionWire features that we hope will make the tool even more useful to you, our users. The first is a new “Undecided” status. Applicants can choose this status before they have made a decision of where to enroll, effectively enabling them to invite thoughts and advice from the Clear Admit community when they are facing a particularly complex choice.
The second new feature involves giving applicants the ability to indicate whether or not they received scholarship money from any of the schools they are considering and whether or how much that played into a decision of where to ultimately enroll.
“We make a point of trying to listen closely when applicants are telling us something,” says Clear Admit Co-Founder Graham Richmond. As more and more MBA DecisionWire entries cropped up with “None” in the field for “Enrolled,” it became evident that applicants wanted the ability to solicit advice from fellow applicants on their decisions. “You asked—we delivered,” Richmond says. “The hope is that the new ability to indicate that you are still undecided will provide just the forum for discussion our community seemed to be seeking.”
“Likewise, we recognize that scholarship dollars play a role in decisions for many applicants, which led us to implement a second new feature making it easy to indicate which schools offered scholarships,” Richmond continues. An indicator of scholarship dollars by each applicable school will help others viewing the posts understand quickly whether receiving scholarships ultimately swayed an applicant’s decision one way or the other…or not.
Do you have other suggestions for ways MBA DecisionWire can be improved? Please don’t hesitate to let us know at [email protected].