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Last Updated Feb 23, 2018 by

Listening to LiveWire: Importance of the Interview

As MBA hopefuls endeavor to succeed in the admissions process, the pathway to an acceptance call or letter can be wrought with challenges. Clear Admit offers tools, such as MBA LiveWire, so community members can come together and ease each other’s way to business school. Today we’re taking a closer... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 by

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 8, 2018 by

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

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 »

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