Articles by Clear Admit

  • 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

  • Admissions Tip: Waitlists That Discourage Supplemental Information

    Admissions Tip: Waitlists That Discourage Supplemental Information

    by on March 28th, 2014

    We have previously posted some correspondence tips for those applicants who have been waitlisted by schools that welcome supplemental materials and communication. Today, we’d like to provide some advice to those who … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Dealing With A Ding

    Admissions Tip: Dealing With A Ding

    by on March 21st, 2014

    With many MBA programs beginning to release their R2 decisions, the spring notification season will soon be coming to a close. While we would like to hope that today’s topic isn’t apropos for too many of our readers, … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Extracurricular Activities

    Admissions Tip: Extracurricular Activities

    by on March 14th, 2014

    Because it’s the time of year when applicants aiming for Fall 2014 intake are just beginning to think about the admissions process, we wanted to focus today on one element of the application that candidates often … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Late Round Considerations

    Admissions Tip: Late Round Considerations

    by on March 7th, 2014

    After a relatively sleepy February, March will soon be upon us with its extensive list of application deadlines and decision notification dates. Let’s take a look at part of the long list of Round 3 (or 4 or 5) … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Planning for the GMAT

    Admissions Tip: Planning for the GMAT

    by on February 28th, 2014

    For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to the GMAT exam. Because this is an important element for many … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Thinking About Financing

    Admissions Tip: Thinking About Financing

    by on February 14th, 2014

    Though many business school applicants know exactly what they want to do—and how much they hope to make—after they graduate from an MBA program, a surprising number apply to school without thinking about how … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Waitlist Correspondence

    Admissions Tip: Waitlist Correspondence

    by on February 7th, 2014

    In addition to actively evaluating the applications of Round Two applicants at this time of year, many top programs revisit their Round One waitlists and consider the strength of those individuals with respect to the new … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: The Interview Final Touch

    Admissions Tip: The Interview Final Touch

    by on January 31st, 2014

    Over the last months, we’ve focused on helping applicants prepare to answer the various questions they’ll be posed during their interviews, but there is one in particular to which we have not paid much attention. … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: The Waitlist

    Admissions Tip: The Waitlist

    by on January 24th, 2014

    What should an applicant do when placed on the waitlist at his or her dream school? While most applicants regard the waitlist in a negative light (we’ve even heard it described as “a sort of purgatory prior to … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Choosing Between Schools

    Admissions Tip: Choosing Between Schools

    by on January 17th, 2014

    With the majority of schools having released their Round One decisions, many successful applicants will soon be facing the enviable—but often agonizing—decision of choosing between programs. Though we know that those … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Understanding Background Checks

    Admissions Tip: Understanding Background Checks

    by on January 10th, 2014

    With a slew of schools releasing the last of their R1 notifications in the coming weeks, we know that many of our readers will be asking about the background checks conducted by leading programs. Here are some quick … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Essay-Writing Difference Makers

    Admissions Tip: Essay-Writing Difference Makers

    by on January 3rd, 2014

    We often stress that, to present oneself effectively in application essays, it’s critical to think carefully about what a given question is asking and what this might indicate about a specific school’s admissions … Read More