Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Wharton | Ms. Negotiator
GMAT 720, GPA 7.9/10
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

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The University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management revamped their application to connect with candidates in their own space - social media

CAMPUS VISITS

Should I Visit Campus Before Submitting an Application?

“While I certainly appreciate that it may be cost-prohibitive to attend all of [your visits], I suggest going to as many as you can. Generally, visiting campus is a means of providing a strong interest indicator to the program, and schools are becoming more and more sophisticated in factoring this sort of information in to their assessments when they are trying to ascertain how strongly an applicant wants to attend the school.

These diversity weekends are turbocharged versions of regular visits in that you will usually be on campus for multiple days and have a great opportunity to make a positive impression on admissions staff and students. You’ll also be able to get some good insight on whether or not Tuck/McCombs/Johnson is a good fit for you. If you have some concerns about your overall competitiveness, then I’d really, really encourage you to go if you can. Being able to develop a relationship with a school’s community can absolutely have an impact on your application’s assessment. It won’t make up for a 400 GMAT, a 2.0 GPA, and no work experience, but if you’re on the edge of the competitive bubble, the experience you can tip things in the right direction for you. Someone on the admissions committee is more likely to go to bat for you if they actually know you and have seen how you’re a great fit, right?

Some candidates take the stance that they’ll wait to see if they’re invited to interview then they’ll visit campus (or even wait until after they’re admitted). Not a bad approach, but it’s preferable to conduct any kind of school visit prior to writing your essays. School visits arm you with more information about the school to leverage in your essays, which will be especially useful to you when you consider essay prompts like Tuck’s and McCombs’.”

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RE-APPLYING

How Do Different Schools Handle Re-applications?

Booth

“Please answer the following question if you submitted an application for the Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA program for the Fall 2013 and/or Fall 2014 start dates.

Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application?

Fuqua

It is not uncommon for it to take more than one try to achieve a goal. Please share with us the self-reflection process that you underwent after last year’s application and how you have grown as a result. How did it shape your commitment to Fuqua and inspire your decision to reapply?

Stern

If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

Wharton

All re-applicants (those who applied for Fall 2014 or 2013) are also required to complete the Optional Essay.

Please use this space to explain how you have reflected on the previous decision on your application and to discuss any updates on your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). You may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances.

Columbia

How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied and reiterate how you plan to achieve your immediate and long term post-MBA professional goals.

Tuck

How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally.

Kellogg

Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy?

Yale

Since your last application, please discuss any updates to your candidacy, including changes in your personal or professional life, additional coursework, or extracurricular/volunteer activities.”

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