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Calling All Recent Admits: Share Your Journey on Clear Admit’s MBA DecisionWire

new MBA DecisionWire features

The volume on LiveWire these past several weeks has been incredible as candidates share the news they’ve received from their target schools. We’d like to offer hearty congratulations to all who gained admission or interview invitations to their top choices. We’d also like to remind our LiveWire devotees of a sister tool here on the Clear Admit site, MBA DecisionWire. This feature was designed to let MBA applicants, students and alumni share more information with their peers—specifically about where they decide to attend business school based on where they applied and were accepted.

DecisionWire provides profile and school selection information updates in real time from your peers as they make the all-important decision of where to actually pursue their MBA. Users can filter others’ submissions by the schools applied to, admitted to and enrolled at, as well as by application year.

Stanford Wharton BoothOf the people who got into both Harvard and Stanford in Round 1, where are most ultimately planning to go? How does that compare to previous years? When deciding between Columbia, NYU Stern and Chicago Booth for investment banking, who chooses which school? How many schools did other applicants apply to? Of those, how many did they gain admission to? These are but a few of the data points DecisionWire helps you extract.

DecisionWire also invites those who submit to share their GPA and GMAT scores, as well as any scholarship offers and their intended post-MBA career. A notes section lets people reveal any factors that may have influenced their final decision, such as financial aid, size of student body, location or a given school’s track record for placing graduates in a chosen industry. In essence, each entry will tell an individual’s story—from starting the application process to setting foot on campus.

Still unsure of where to go?  No problem. Applicants can choose the “Undecided” 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.

Whether celebrating a decision or still deliberating, a number of you have already submitted to DecisionWire this application season, revealing a range of interesting details.

DecisionWire Submissions from Recent MBA Admits

Take, for example, the applicant accepted to Cornell / JohnsonMichigan / Ross, and Northwestern / Kellogg, who excitedly reported plans to head to Kellogg. “Came down to fit (best for family), strength of brand, and employment figures for consulting. Excited to be headed to Evanston in the fall!”

Sometimes reasons aren’t as plentiful or clear cut.  For instance, an international student seeking a career in investment banking saw a dozen comments on their quandary of acceptance to Cornell / Johnson and Duke / Fuqua, while waiting to hear from Stanford GSB and Yale SOM.

Here’s just a sample of how our community responded:

We’ve loved seeing the support on LiveWire as you all anxiously awaited word from schools. Now—as the schools anxiously await word from you—we offer you another online community resource to share your decision-making journey. We hope you’ll enjoy using DecisionWire as much as LiveWire.

A Frequently Asked Questions page provides additional information about the tool, but if you have any additional questions or feedback, please contact [email protected].

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