Relief At Getting Those Round One Apps Done…But Now A Sense Of Powerlessness

Moving On; and Advice for Future Applicants

So now its time to turn my attention to MIT Sloan. I plan to take a few days break and then rip right into it. I am not as far along as I would have liked to have been on the essays, but I was crashing and burning on my initial attempts and needed to look away from essays for a sec to regroup. My goal is to actually submit that app about a week before the deadline; but we’ll see if that actually happens.

If you are reading this with enough remaining time to still do anything about any of your apps, here’s my buck fifty on a couple quick things you might want to pay attention to:

1. Give yourself plenty of time – Most people respect their essays enough to do this; however, the actual application should be viewed similarly. It is prime real estate for you to leverage into a broader and deeper explanation of who you are and why they might want to offer you an interview invite. If you submit them too soon after completing them, you won’t have given yourself enough time to really mull over your answers and subsequently improve them and make them stronger.

2. Try to submit your apps as close together as possible – Since much of the app information is the same, you may want to resist the urge to submit them one-by-one. If you do this, you are all but guaranteed to think of wordings in a subsequent app that you wish you could have applied to a previous one.

3. READ THE CONFIRMATION PDF LINE-BY-LINE – IMHO you should invest a significant amount of time and energy reviewing the pdf of your app right before you pay and submit. This document is exactly what the admissions committee will see as they evaluate you; you want to make sure that it lands well and paints you in the best and broadest light.

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