Waitlist Articles

  • To-Do List for Admitted, Waitlisted, or Denied MBA Applicants

    by on May 3rd, 2016

    With round two notifications pouring in from many schools, MBA hopefuls need to know what to do now, no matter which status group—admitted, waitlisted, denied—they fall into. Once the celebrating has died down, … Read More

  • Should You Consider Applying in Round 3?

    by on February 3rd, 2016

    You tried your best, but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before Round 2 deadlines hit. Now what should you do? Isn’t Round 3 where MBA applications go to die? Not always. In … Read More

  • Waitlisted? What To Do Now

    by on December 17th, 2010

    If you receive a waitlist notice, you will most likely not know how to feel. It is not an acceptance and yet you have not been rejected. The first thing to remember to do when you are waitlisted is to congratulate … Read More

  • The Three Kinds of Waitlisting Schools

    The Three Kinds of Waitlisting Schools

    by on December 13th, 2010

    Schools fall into three broad categories in terms of how they handle their waitlisted applicants. Since schools change policies and may fit into different categories in different years, it is better to refer to the … Read More

  • What To Do If You Are Not Accepted Into The MBA Program Of Your Choice

    by on November 27th, 2010

    Regrettably, only approximately 15% of all applicants will receive positive news from the admissions offices of the most competitive business schools. If as a candidate you are very selective and only consider a small … Read More

  • MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Open Waitlist is a Flood

    MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Open Waitlist is a Flood

    by on June 10th, 2010

    In the past, we have discussed the myth that the closed waitlist is a test and have advised candidates to trust admissions officers at their respective words, meaning not communicating with those who have expressly … Read More

  • MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Closed Waitlist Is a Test!

    MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Closed Waitlist Is a Test!

    by on March 26th, 2010

    You have waited and waited for your admissions decision.  Finally, you see a status update and your heart skips a beat. You quickly scroll down, looking for “congratulations,” but instead you see those dreaded … Read More

  • Confessions of an Admissions Officer

    Confessions of an Admissions Officer

    by on January 31st, 2010

    This week’s article is written by guest author Amanda Albright Turner. You studied tirelessly for the GMAT, courted old bosses for glowing recommendations, dazzled your interviewer and wrote arguably the best … Read More

  • How to Write Waitlist Update Letters

    How to Write Waitlist Update Letters

    by on December 28th, 2009

    The application process is not over for waitlisted MBA applicants. You’ve still got a chance of getting into your dream school, so now’s not the time to slack off, and it’s certainly not the time to … Read More