With the Round 2 MBA interview season officially behind us, we’re excite to move on in the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series to another topic still of interest to some applicants in both Rounds 1 and 2: navigating the MBA waitlist.
Unlike the black and white decisions some candidates have received in recent weeks—the coveted acceptances and the less popular rejections—we know many of you find yourselves in a murky gray area called the waitlist.
While a straight-up acceptance would obviously be preferably, we’re here to tell you that top programs really do admit a fair number of candidates off the waitlist in Round 2 and even later—so stay positive!
Beyond remaining optimistic, there are concrete things you can do—as well as things you should avoid—when it comes to navigating the MBA waitlist. This latest episode of the Clear Admit podcast, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Brown and produced by Contributing Editor Jon Pfeffer, features Clear Admit Co-Founder Graham Richmond breaking down just how the waitlist works and how schools use it.
He goes on from there to provide concrete advice on how you can make the waitlist work for you. Should you stay in touch with the admissions committee? How much communication is too much? Can you submit additional materials? When and what kinds of materials make sense? What about additional letters of support? Richmond will weigh in on these questions and more. If you’ve been waitlisted at any of your target schools, you won’t want to miss what he has to share.
Stay tuned for our next podcast, in which we’ll share some of our key takeaways from the recent U.S. News & World Report 2019 MBA Ranking. And in case you missed it, check out our most popular podcast to date—Episode 4: Making the Most of MBA Rankings.