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Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: CMU Tepper Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the CMU Tepper MBA Round 1 Deadline of October 3, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your CMU Tepper application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the CMU Tepper school profile page as this includes... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 20: Should You Apply in Round 1 or Round 2?

In the MBA admissions world, this week holds some of the first application deadlines for candidates looking to apply to business school for the 2019-20 academic year. Completed applications for early action at IESE were due in by Tuesday, Harvard Business School (HBS) Round 1 applications were due yesterday, and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 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 »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 by

Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which Schools, When to Apply

You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 6, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs. Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the leading business schools has traditionally hovered at around 28 and five respectively, many programs are now carefully considering the more... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 30, 2018 by

MBA Deadlines 2018-19 – Round 1 / Early Action / Early Decision

Many of the top business schools have already announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), we’ve provided a corresponding link to our Essay Topic Analysis. We will... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2018 by

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

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are a few... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Considering the Campus

Continuing our series of admissions tips geared towards those individuals who are just beginning to think about their MBA applications, we wanted to offer some advice on factors to consider with respect to a school’s facilities and location. Whether speaking with current students or touring the campus for yourself, it’s... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2018 by

Digging Deep with Your Target B-Schools: Anecdotes & Advocates

Today we continue our focus for our admissions tips for those of you who are just embarking on the admissions cycle for the 2018-19 season. In this post, we turn our attention to engaging the community of one’s target b-schools. Communicating with business school insiders can be beneficial for a number... Read more »

Last Updated May 30, 2018 by

Get and Give Inside Advice for Great Business School Campus Visits

We’re hard at work on our next new applicant resource—the Clear Admit VisitArchive—which is designed to help MBA candidates learn more about their target schools by reading about the campus visit experience of others. Though VisitArchive is still only in beta testing—look for an official launch later in the 2018-2019... Read more »