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Reapplying to business school


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Guide in Reapplying to Business School - Assess feedback efforts through questioning framework, integrate feedback into subsequent applications.

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Reapplying to business school

  1. 1. Reapplying to Business School
  2. 2. Reapplying to Business School Guide in Reapplying to Business School MBA Admissions Consultant |
  3. 3. Are you reapplying to business school?So youve had the axe swung on you during your initialattempt at business school applications. While itstough, you need to get back on your MBA applicationhorse and solicit feedback from the admissionscommittee. This is the first step in successfully getting inthe subsequent year. MBA Admissions Consultant |
  4. 4. Are you reapplying to business school?Assess your feedback efforts through this questioning framework: MBA Admissions Consultant |
  5. 5. 1. What programs did you apply to and for what rounds?  How well did you fit the median profile?• What schools were you accepted?  Rejected by all?  Admitted by some?• Were you waitlisted and the rejected?  How did you follow up after you were rejected?  Did you try and appeal any of the decisions?  Had you applied to the program in years prior? MBA Admissions Consultant |
  6. 6. • Do you seek out advice from each of the schools that rejected you?  What did they say?  How long was the feedback session?  In phone, email or in person?  Did you know the person giving you the feedback?  What questions did you ask?  Did you have the questions handy and essays reread?  Was the person generally positive or negative sounding?  Did they neglect to give you any feedback? MBA Admissions Consultant |
  7. 7. 1. In what month did you solicit the feedback?  After May and before September?  Timing is everything as adcoms will be swamped.4. Did you implement their specific advice into this years application?  What was the specific advice?  What does each website MBA Admissions Consultant |
  8. 8. 1. Was there a consistent theme among the schools?  What was the theme?2. Did you work with an admissions consultant?  For all schools?  What company?9. Gut check: What do you think are the reasons for your rejection are? MBA Admissions Consultant |
  9. 9. Now integrate this feedback intothe subsequent applications:• How are you a stronger candidate?  What has substantially changed year over year?  Professionally and personally?  Tough for R3 and then next years R1. MBA Admissions Consultant |
  10. 10. • Why did you reapply and why to this school?  What have you learned from the rejection experience?  How did it make you more determined to succeed? MBA Admissions Consultant |
  11. 11. • How much overlap is there between essays?  Have they substantially changed?  In what ways?2. Did the school offer you the chance to only re-write on essay?  You should rewrite them all. MBA Admissions Consultant |
  12. 12. • Did you use new recommenders or recommendations that can address to your recent strengths?6. Did you emphasize the new project work on the resume? MBA Admissions Consultant |
  13. 13. • Did you take additional classes if you have academic deficiencies?  Re-take GMAT?3. What is your story during the interviews as to what has improved year over year?  What specific reasons do you have to tell about being a stronger candidate? MBA Admissions Consultant |
  14. 14. Good luck.