Beat The GMAT’s 2012 Write Like an Expert Series – Free Webinar Series

How would an admissions expert answer this year’s top business school essays? Beat The GMAT is back with their annual Write Like an Expert series! In this 14-part webinar series, the world’s leading admissions experts break down this year’s top business school essays.  From HBS to Haas, experts analyze each essay 2012-2013 essay requirement so that you can … Read more

Waitlisted Again for Wharton

So I guess I’m going to Anderson.

As D-Day part two approached, I refused to make a big deal about this decision.  I didn’t stay up at night thinking about it.  I wasn’t checking my email every five minutes like I did last time.  I didn’t create any “positive imagery” and in fact had a lot of “negative imagery” in my head, to potentially help blunt a negative outcome.  And while the build-up to the decision was completely different this time around, my result was exactly the same. 

The wording of the decision was slightly different:  the letter said I’m a great, talented candidate… yada yada yada… and that the class of 2013 was already full.  The school said they would distribute another “final” decision on or before July 18th (which basically means on July 18th).  Problem is, I plan to give notice at work about a month before that.

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Wharton Waitlist Etiquette

After taking the GMAT, writing essays, and conducting interviews, navigating the waitlist is yet another progressively ambiguous stage of the admissions process.  Based on the research I’ve done so far, each school approaches the waitlist game a little differently and each has the potential to change its approach every year.  Some schools want you to … Read more

Admissions Rates for the Top Business Schools

UPDATE:  For the statistics below, the Clear Admit iPhone app only provided the figures “class size” and “admission rate” in their app.  I used those two figures to back into a number for “total applications.”  The total applications figure is only intended as a ballpark. One of the most difficult data points to find is … Read more

My MBA Essay Gauntlet

I didn’t want to be doing essays and GMAT study at the same time, but things don’t always work out as planned.  This year, I’m planning to apply to six different schools.  This is up from five because I got worried about the competition this year and decided to apply to Michigan as well.  In … Read more