Articles by Clear Admit

  • Admissions Tip: Planning for the R1 MBA Deadlines

    Admissions Tip: Planning for the R1 MBA Deadlines

    by on August 8th, 2014

    Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear. To help this year’s Round One applicants avoid the … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Using Rankings to Your Advantage

    Admissions Tip: Using Rankings to Your Advantage

    by on August 1st, 2014

    There are numerous sources that can knowledgeably rank the “top” MBA programs. However, because business schools receive different rankings depending on the sources’ criteria, it can be difficult to understand … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

    Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

    by on July 18th, 2014

    As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant increase … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

    Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

    by on July 11th, 2014

    Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Visiting the Campus

    Admissions Tip: Visiting the Campus

    by on July 4th, 2014

    As many applicants are finding out at this time of year, conducting thorough research on MBA programs is an essential step in formulating a list of target schools and crafting convincing essays. Surfing the web and … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You in

    Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You in

    by on June 27th, 2014

    Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy. This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Crafting Strong Essays – The Rewards of Reflection

    Admissions Tip: Crafting Strong Essays – The Rewards of Reflection

    by on June 17th, 2014

    With several of the leading schools having already released their essay questions for this admissions season, we’re sure that quite a number of early birds are eager to get a jump on the process in order to complete … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Selecting Your Recommenders

    Admissions Tip: Selecting Your Recommenders

    by on June 9th, 2014

    Since many of our readers are just beginning the business school application process, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Round 3 Results

    Admissions Tip: Round 3 Results

    by on May 9th, 2014

    With the MBA programs releasing their Round 3 notifications in the upcoming weeks, the 2013-2014 admissions season is coming to a close for the vast majority of MBA aspirants. We’d like to offer our congratulations to … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Considering the Campus

    Admissions Tip: Considering the Campus

    by on May 2nd, 2014

    Continuing our series of admissions tips geared towards those individuals who are just beginning to think about their MBA applications, we wanted to offer some advice on factors to consider with respect to a school’s … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Avoiding Red Flags

    Admissions Tip: Avoiding Red Flags

    by on April 26th, 2014

    When applying to the top schools, it is important to avoid “red flags” in your application. For the uninitiated, red flags are negative items that stand out in your file and may result in rejection from business … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Strengths

    Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Strengths

    by on April 18th, 2014

    While we devoted time last week to advice on addressing weaknesses in one’s academic record, today we wanted to explore the other side of the issue: the strengths that lie in your undergraduate record. Beyond issues … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

    Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

    by on April 11th, 2014

    To follow up on last month’s advice about GMAT preparation and timing, we wanted to offer some general comments about the role of academics in the admissions process. Many candidates considering business school focus … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Feedback Sessions for Denied Applicants

    Admissions Tip: Feedback Sessions for Denied Applicants

    by on April 4th, 2014

    As many of our readers know, a small number of leading MBA programs offer admissions feedback sessions to applicants who did not make the admissions cut in a given season. Though we’ve touched upon this subject … Read More