UCLA Anderson | Ms. Art Historian
GRE 332, GPA 3.6
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
MIT Sloan | Ms. International Technologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
Columbia | Mr. Startup Musician
GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MGMT Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Public Health
GRE 312, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Mr. Indian Mad Man
GMAT Have not taken yet, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Microsoft India
GMAT 780, GPA 7.14
Harvard | Mr. Belgium 2+2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. IDF Commander
GRE Waved, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Community Impact
GMAT 690, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95

Coronavirus and Business School Admissions

Business school campus, empty of all signs of people because of covid-19. One bicycle locked to a rack.

Coronavirus is impacting everyone, and will continue to do so indefinitely. There is a lot to think about for business school applicants and newly admitted students.  Here are a few things to know about coronavirus and business school admissions:

  • GMAT and GRE test centers are closing, as are TOEFL and IELTS exam centers. These links can help you keep track, but since the situation is evolving so quickly it’s also a good idea to call for the latest updates.
  • Test prep classes are being canceled – think about finding an online option.
  • If you are planning school visits over the next several months, there is a strong possibility that campus will be empty. Many schools are moving online for the remainder of the term, and canceling tours and information sessions. Virtual tours are likely to be offered by the schools, although it’s clearly not the same as being there.
  • Coffee chats and information sessions that were scheduled to take place off-campus are likely to be postponed until the fall. If schools offer to connect you with local alumni, or to introduce you to community members online, definitely take them up on it.
  • Admitted student events are being canceled, and sometimes turned into virtual sessions. This is obviously challenging for students who are trying to decide between offers. It’s still worth participating!
  • Admissions decisions might be delayed – but I don’t think so. My best guess is that they will still get released on schedule, over the next few weeks. After all, schools have already made the vast majority of their decisions, and know that delays are likely to hurt their yield.
  • Deposit deadlines might be delayed, though – we are already seeing this on the college side.
  • Expect more waitlist movement. And possibly slightly larger waitlist pools, as schools try to navigate uncertainty about yield.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and it’s extremely challenging for everyone. As events unfold, I will update this blog.


North Star Admissions Consulting LogoKaren has more than 12 years of experience evaluating candidates for admission to Dartmouth College and to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Since founding North Star Admissions Consulting in 2012, she has helped applicants gain admission to the nation’s top schools, including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton, MIT, Tuck, Columbia, Kellogg, Booth, Haas, Duke, Johnson, Ross, NYU, UNC, UCLA, Georgetown and more. Clients have been awarded more than 26 million dollars in scholarships, and more than 97% have gotten into one of their top-choice schools.