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Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 by

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

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

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

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 12, 2017 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Applying to Business School for Technology

As candidates get ready for Round 2, several are seeking advice on ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we’re shining the MBA ApplyWire spotlight on a candidate targeting technology post-MBA. The roster of schools they plan to apply to include Harvard Business School,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 7, 2017 by

5 Ways MBA LiveWire Helps You Navigate Admissions

Whether you’re tackling another set of MBA applications or just starting your admissions journey, Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire is a go-to destination for those navigating Round 2.  Real MBA candidates populate MBA LiveWire with their admissions news—from interview invitations and waitlist notices, to acceptance decisions and dings—from the top business... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 4, 2017 by

Anticipating Round 1 Results via Clear Admit’s LiveWire and MBA Chats

Throughout the rest of December, leading business schools will be rolling out their decisions to Round 1 MBA applicants. While many are eager for the gift of admission via phone, email or portal, waiting for a decision can push anxiety levels to full tilt for the Class of 2020 hopefuls.... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2017 by

MBA ApplyWire Offers Forum for Feedback and Advice for Round 2 Applicants

Round two deadlines are a little over a month away for most top-tier MBA Programs. We wanted to alert those of you who are preparing Round 2 applications of the potential usefulness of our most recent admissions tool, MBA ApplyWire. What is ApplyWire? MBA ApplyWire allows users to post the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2017 by

Ross Admissions Director Provides Round 1, Round 2 Updates

In a post yesterday to her Admissions Director’s Blog, Soojin Kwon, who leads MBA admissions for the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, addressed two distinct groups: Round 1 candidates anxious for the approaching December 15th decision day and Round 2 candidates, who face their own deadline to submit applications... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 20, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You Into Business School

As Round 1 candidates are immersed in the interview process, candidates that are targeting programs in Round 2 should be well underway with their research and drafting of applications. We are now switching our admissions tips to focus on Round 2, starting with a look at how best to present... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task.  While it might be tempting to run a bit beyond the guidelines to slip in that... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 31, 2017 by

ICYMI: Adcom Director Shares Her Own Responses to New Ross Short Answer Essay Prompts

In a recent post to her Admissions Director Blog, Soojin Kwon, director of admissions at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, gave a glimpse into life at Ross before school had even started. She highlighted the Ross Impact Challenge that new students take part in during orientation and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 28, 2017 by

The MBA Application: Know Your Audience

As Round 1 deadlines approach, applicants are coming to understand that applying to business school is an incredibly demanding process. In addition to taking the GMAT, assembling academic transcripts and providing recommendation letters, candidates are required to draft multiple essays, job descriptions, lists of activities and more. With the obvious incentive... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2017 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Seeking Advice on “Reach” Business Schools

As MBA applicants craft their calendars for admissions, many conundrums have arisen on ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we’re setting the spotlight on a candidate seeking advice on “reach” business schools. We take a closer look at a post from an applicant... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 by

Should I Apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to My Top Choice School?

This is the second in a two-part series on MBA application strategy. In case you missed the first, check it out here. In terms of application strategy, one of the biggest questions prospective MBA applicants wrestle with is whether to apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to the school they most... Read more »

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