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Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 by

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How to Get into a Top Business School: Admitted Students Share 10 Top Tips

Our ongoing Real Humans of the MBA Class of 2019 series has given us glimpses into tons of current MBA students who set their sights on leading business schools across the nation and the globe—and now call those campuses home. We’ve learned about some of their crazy accomplishments and the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending an MBA Fair

MBA Fairs are an opportunity for candidates to learn about a variety of MBA offerings. Some Fairs might include as many as a hundred programs, in a trade fair type setting. We wanted to use this week’s admissions tip to offer five pointers in terms of the best way to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by

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Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from 1-3 recommendations as part of the regular admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in ways... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 by

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GMAT Tip: Set Yourself Up For Success

In case you haven’t figured it out, the first full week of the new year can be a minefield. If you’re like most folks, you’ve taken some time off over the last few weeks, eaten too much, not exercised much, and committed to “starting fresh” once Ryan Seacrest rang in... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2018 by

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Admissions Tip: Background Checks

With a slew of schools releasing their R1 notifications just before the holidays, we know that many of our readers will be asking about the background checks conducted by leading programs. Here are some quick facts to help explain the process: 1. What are background checks? Background checks involve the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 by

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Admissions Tip: Unusual Data Form Questions

For this admissions tip, we continue our theme of focusing on Round 2 applicants, and the increasing importance of the application data forms. Earlier this week we examined the eight standard question types that most MBA programs’ data forms tackle, and how applicants should approach those questions. In this admissions tip we... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 2, 2018 by

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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’... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 by

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Ring in the New Year with Last Minute R2 Admissions Advice – Free!

Start 2018 on the right path as you apply in Round 2! Join the Clear Admit community by creating your login and subscribing to our newsletter – and we’ll give you our critically acclaimed admissions strategy book for free! Benefits of registering and subscribing to our newsletter: Search and sort... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2017 by

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Your Secret MBA Weapon in Round 2: Clear Admit School Guides

2018 is set to kick off with a slew of MBA admissions deadlines for Round 2, and Clear Admit is here to help you cross the finish line with your applications!  Each of our 27 School Guides—available for immediate download in our mobile-friendly PDF format—provides the information, convenience and timeliness... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2017 by

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Essay Topic Analyses & Advice at Your Fingertips for 2017-2018 Admissions Season

If you’re applying to business school, it’s time to get to work. With Round 2 kicking off next couple weeks, having a well-thought-out game plan is critical to successfully balancing business school applications and a full workload (and, of course, we want to help you keep your sanity). Getting a... Read more »

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