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Last Updated Feb 6, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: What Makes Difficult Verbal, Well, Difficult?

Sometimes we overhear students claiming that there is “no way” a Sentence Correction question would appear in 700-level difficult verbal questions. It is “just grammar” and difficult verbal questions could only be something like Critical Reasoning with really difficult logic you have to decipher, right? Wrong. The GMAT has a wealth of 700-level questions and all questions are created and offered up equally, including sentence corrections. For this level of questions, the GMAT often likes to offer up a long sentence with a lot of comma and working components, making it different to figure uncover subjects, verbs, agreement, and parallelism…to... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2019 by

Waiting on a London Business School R2 Interview Invite? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Waiting on a Round 2 interview invitation from London Business School? You can join the conversation here: London Business School Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Feb 4, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 2.04.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. More programs are now releasing interview invites as the season for Round 2 interviews is upon us. Tuesday, February 5, LBS is scheduled to release its Round 2 interview invites. Arizona State / Carey has its Round 3 application deadline. Thursday, February 7, UPenn / Wharton is scheduled to release its Round 2 interview invites. Friday, February 8, INSEAD... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2019 by

Waiting on a Harvard R2 Interview Invitation? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Today, Harvard Business School will issue a “second wave” of Round 2 interview invitations. If you’re waiting on an invitation you can join the conversation here: Harvard Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Jan 28, 2019 by

Waiting on a Harvard R2 Interview Invitation? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Waiting on a Round 2 interview invitation from Harvard Business School? You can join the conversation here: Harvard Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Jan 28, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 1.29.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. More programs are now releasing their interview invites for Round 2 candidates. Monday, January 28, Harvard will send out its first of two batches of Round 2 interview invites. Thursday, January 31, Harvard will send out its final batch of Round 2 interview invites. Duke / Fuqua is scheduled to release its Round 2 interview invites. Friday, February 1,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2019 by

Clear Admit Webinar: How to Prepare for Round 2 MBA Interviews

Do you need help preparing for your Round 2 MBA interviews? Look no further. Clear Admit’s experts are here to give you advice and tips to be successful at navigating this important stage in the admissions process. In this 90-minute webinar, Clear Admit’s Alex Brown will take a deep dive into what it takes to best prepare for your interviews at the elite MBA programs. The webinar will cover: Different types of interviews that business schools conduct and why understanding each interview type matters for candidates. Nuances that exist across alumni, admissions committee and student-led interviews. A break down of the five... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2019 by

Waiting on news from Michigan / Ross? Join the Clear Admit Chat now!

Michigan Ross is scheduled to release its second wave of interview invites for its Round 2 candidates today! Hoping to hear about an invite? Hang out virtually with fellow Ross applicants in our chat room to share updates! Michigan / Ross Chat You can also sort Ross entries in LiveWire to see when invitations to invite are posted.

Last Updated Jan 24, 2019 by

Receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card – When you Submit a Berkeley / Haas, Harvard, INSEAD, Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, or Yale SOM MBA Interview Report

If you’re interested in sharing your MBA interview experience, we are awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to each applicant who submits an MBA interview report for Berkeley / Haas, Harvard, INSEAD, Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, or Yale SOM by midnight EST on Sunday, January 20, 2019. To be eligible for the $10 gift card and the contest, please include the following information in your report:* 1. Date/Admissions Round 2. Description / location of visit and/or interview atmosphere 3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based) 4. List of interview questions 5. Commentary (Did you receive your admissions decision? What did you think... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: Shaved Seconds Add Up

When working through GMAT Quantitative problems, at times some students will comment, “well, I solved this problem this way, so that’s fine right???” Totally. As we’ve covered in quite a few posts, there are always several different ways to get to the correct answer for a problem solving or data sufficiency question. However, there are ways that are more efficient than others, and it’s all about what you do “inside” your work on the problem that makes a difference. Reality: the GMAT is a timed test. With oodles of time, it’s likely that a lot of us could get to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 14, 2019 by

Jumpstart your MBA journey: The MBA Tour North America

The MBA Tour North America: MBA & Business Master’s Conferences   Our friends over at the MBA Tour are back on the road again. Meet University of Southern California, Boston University, University of Cambridge, IESE, HEC Montréal, & more top Business Programs! Join them in a city near you: Los Angeles: Saturday, January 26 San Francisco: Monday, January 28 Boston: Wednesday, January 30 New York City: Saturday, February 2 Washington DC: Monday, February 4 Toronto: Wednesday, February 6 Register Free Why should I attend The MBA Tour? Stand out from the competition and meet with admissions representatives from top domestic and international business schools. Connect face-to-face... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 9, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: Keep the Concept in Mind

GMAT Quantitative questions can be difficult because of how questions are worded, relationships that have to be identified, and moves in logic that produce the right answer. But, sometimes, a quantitative question is difficult simply because you’re being tested on the same concept over and over again, and they’re hoping to just wear your brain out, in hopes you forget. Let’s look at a great example of the GMAT making us chase our tail: A computer manufacturer claims that a perfectly square computer monitor has a diagonal size of 20 inches. However, part of the monitor is made up of... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 7, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 1.07.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Many leading MBA Programs have their second round deadlines at the beginning of the New Year! Monday, January 7, Dartmouth / Tuck, Yale SOM, Michigan / Ross, Georgetown / McDonough, Boston College / Carroll and Toronto / Rotman have their Round 2 deadlines. SMU / Cox has its Round 3 deadline. Tuesday, January 8, UCLA / Anderson, Texas /... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2019 by

Receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card – When you Submit a Booth, Kellogg, Harvard, Wharton, Ross, & Yale MBA Interview Report

If you’re interested in sharing your MBA interview experience, we are awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to each applicant who submits an MBA interview report for Chicago / Booth, Kellogg / Northwestern, Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton, Michigan / Ross, or Yale SOM by midnight EST on Sunday, January 13, 2019. To be eligible for the $10 gift card and the contest, please include the following information in your report:* 1. Date/Admissions Round 2. Description / location of visit and/or interview atmosphere 3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based) 4. List of interview questions 5. Commentary (Did you receive your admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 31, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Data Forms

As we approach January and many of our readers begin to work in earnest on their R2 applications for the January deadlines, we would like to turn our attention to an oft overlooked element of the MBA application process: the application data forms. These forms – typically referred to as ‘data forms’ for short – are the online forms that one fills out when applying to a business school.  While the forms used to be straightforward and brief (essentially amounting to contact information, academic information, and work history), they have been expanding in some areas and have become an increasingly important part... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 31, 2018 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 12.31.18

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Many leading MBA Programs have their second round deadlines at the beginning of the New Year! Tuesday, January 1, NYU / Stern is scheduled to have released its Round 1 initial notifications. Wednesday, January 2, HEC Paris has its January Round deadline. Thursday, January 3, UPenn / Wharton, Chicago / Booth, Duke / Fuqua, and LBS have their Round... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 24, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Round 2 Deadlines – The Moment of Truth

Over the last couple of weeks we published a series of MBA admissions tips for Round 2 application deadlines. Today, as a little holiday offering for our readers, we’ve conveniently gathered those tips into one tidy post, to help keep you organized. This next week, between Christmas and New Year’s, is critical for those of you working to meet the deadlines.  As such, we wish you the best of luck!   Planning for Round 2 | Application Deadlines Here you can find all the dates for the fast-approaching January deadlines. The tip also includes some strategic advice regarding school selection, and... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2018 by

Waiting on a Cornell / Johnson R1 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Waiting on a R1 Decision from Cornell / Johnson? You can join the conversation here: Cornell / Johnson Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Dec 19, 2018 by

Waiting on an MIT Sloan R1 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Waiting on a R1 Decision from MIT Sloan? You can join the conversation here: MIT Sloan Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Dec 19, 2018 by

GMAT Tip: Assumption without Negation

Quick recap: we typically see four different question types on the GMAT – Strengthen, Weaken, Assumption, and Method of Reasoning. Many students find the assumption questions to be one of the toughest nuts to crack because of how difficult it is to discern what type of logic the author uses to form his/her argument. Assumption questions can be identified by the question (or similar question): The argument relies on which of the following assumptions? A commonly recommended strategy is the assumption-negation technique, where we negate answer choices to determine whether the conclusion can hold without the assumption. Some test takers... Read more »

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