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Last Updated Apr 2, 2018 by

Thanking Your MBA Recommenders—Our Guide to Gift Giving

The process of applying to business school is a complicated beast with numerous steps to consider along the path from application to acceptance. As Round 2 decisions roll in, many applicants may find themselves approaching one of the final steps in the process: Finding an appropriate gift for thanking your... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Student Shares Why Applying in Round 3 Made Sense

Fridays from the Frontline Better late than never? For b-school hopefuls who for one reason or another let the Round 1 and Round 2 deadlines pass them by, conventional wisdom has often been to wait until next year. But most schools do feature a Round 3, and for the right... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2018 by

Our Lastest Podcast: Who Should Apply in Round 3?

If you’re wrestling with the question of whether or not to apply in Round 3, you won’t want to miss our latest podcast. Clear Admit Co-Founder Graham Richmond unpacks the challenges of this late round, but also the very real opportunities it presents to the right candidates. Fewer spots remain... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 by

Anticipating Round 2 Decisions via Clear Admit’s LiveWire and MBA Chats

Throughout the rest of March, leading business schools will be rolling out their decisions to Round 2 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 Mar 19, 2018 by

What If You Don’t Get Into Any MBA Program This Year?

You’ve put in countless hours studying for the GMAT, researching schools, writing essays, preparing for interviews—and now, as decisions trickle out, you’re left wondering if you might not get into any school this year. If this is the spot where you find yourself, take solace in knowing that you are... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 by

Three Reasons to Apply to MBA Programs in Round 3

As we move through March, the Round 3 deadlines of leading MBA Programs are drawing near. Conventional wisdom in the MBA admissions world suggests it’s best to avoid the final rounds when applying to top business schools, but sometimes circumstances dictate otherwise. One thing to keep in mind is that all indications suggest... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 5, 2018 by

Applying in Round 3? Get a Profile Review and Check Out the Stats of Fellow MBA Candidates

With just about a month to go to Round 3 deadlines for the leading MBA programs, applicants for this round should be finalizing school selections and drafting essays. We know that acceptance rates during this round can make things tougher for applicants than in earlier rounds, so we’re using this... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 1, 2018 by

Four Reasons You Need to Visit Clear Admit’s Interview Archive

As interview invitations for Round 2 MBA candidates continue to roll out, we wanted to remind Class of 2020 hopefuls that Clear Admit can help with the final hurdle to acceptance: the interview. The Clear Admit Interview Archive is a repository of first-hand accounts shared directly by MBA applicants after... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Applying to Business School in Round 3

As prime deadlines for this season pass, many are sharing their stories and concerns on ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, since ApplyWire is also a place to receive advice, we’re setting the spotlight on a candidate considering applying in Round 3. We... Read more »

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 »

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