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Last Updated Sep 25, 2020 by

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. Click for our advice: Columbia Business... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 20, 2019 by

2019-2020 MBA Recommendation Resources Updated!

As you prepare your MBA applications, we wanted to share a quick note that some key Clear Admit resources are ready for you and your recommenders! Visit our listing of top MBA programs’ recommendation questions to see what aspects of your candidacy your recommenders will be expected to cover. Next,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 by

Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Recommendation Questions

The Kellogg application is live for the Class of 2022 — meaning that the Kellogg recommendation questions for the 2019-2020 admissions season are now available to recommenders of Northwestern applicants. Recommenders are asked to provide background information about their relationship with the applicant, rate them on a series of leadership-related skills and... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & Preparing Recommenders

As we continue our focus on those of you who are applying for next year’s admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your recommenders, remember that it can be seen as a test of judgment... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 3, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Business School 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 that... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 by

HBS Adcom Director Shares More Application Tips in Blog Series

HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee Earlier this summer, Harvard Business School (HBS) Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee let us know that he would be starting a summer blog series filled with application tips. He planned to share from his personal experience... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 25, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & Preparing Recommenders

As we continue our focus on those of you who are applying for next year’s admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your recommenders, remember that it can be seen as a test of judgment... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by

NYU Stern Reinstates November Deadline Amid Other Slight Shifts, Maintains Popular “Pick Six” Essay

NYU Stern School of Business today becomes the latest school to share its 2018-2019 MBA admissions deadlines and essay questions, including a few changes from last year. We caught up with Isser Gallogly, Stern associate dean, MBA admissions and program innovation, to get the latest. Here’s what we learned. For... Read more »

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 Dec 4, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: 2017-2018 MBA Recommendation Questions In One Place

We know it’s a bit unnerving to solicit recommendations without knowing what your recommenders are being asked. Luckily, we’ve done all the legwork for you and have gathered all of this admissions cycle’s MBA recommendation questions from the top business schools in one easy-to-manage spot. Be sure to bookmark this... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2017 by

UCI Merage Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

  The UCI Merage School of Business online application is now live for the 2017-2018 admissions season, meaning that the Merage MBA recommendation questions are available for applicants and their recommenders.   2017-2018 UCI Merage Recommendation Questions Please give a candid assessment of the applicant’s particular attributes and abilities, whether... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2017 by

U. Washington / Foster Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

The University of Washington / Foster School of Business online application is now live for the 2017-2018 admissions season, meaning that the Foster MBA recommendation questions are available for applicants and their recommenders. University of Washington / Foster MBA Recommendation Questions 1. How long have you known this applicant and in what capacity?... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2017 by

Toronto / Rotman Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

The Toronto / Rotman online MBA application is now live for the 2017-18 admissions season, meaning that the Rotman recommendation questions are available for MBA applicants and their recommenders.   2017-2018 Toronto Rotman Recommendation Questions How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity? List 3-5 attributes or characteristics that... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 4, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Business School 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 Aug 31, 2017 by

A Recommendation Revolution Is Underway in MBA Admissions: What You Need to Know

I’m busy, you’re busy, your boss is most definitely busy. Indeed, publications ranging from Men’s Health to the Atlantic, the Washington Post to Forbes are all reporting that “busyness“ has become the new status symbol for our times. Which is part of what makes asking someone to write you a... Read more »

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