Articles by Stratus Admissions Counseling

How to Overcome a Low GMAT

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on March 5, 2019

If the GMAT is just not your thing — as in your score is 30 or more points below the average GMAT for your desired [...]


Six Things to Do in March to Prepare for MBA Applications

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on February 26, 2019

Think back to when you applied to college or university. Six months before your applications were due your parents and guidance counselor were hounding you [...]


What to Do When You’re On an MBA Waitlist

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on February 15, 2019

Round 1 decisions came out and you are not in. Bummer. The good news is that you were NOT denied! Here are seven tips for [...]


Round 3: Four Things to Think About

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on February 8, 2019

Now that Round 2 MBA submission deadlines have passed, you may start wondering if a Round 3 application is worthwhile. Anyone who has read my blogs [...]


5 MBA Interview Tips

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 31, 2019

The first hurdle business school applicants have to cross is getting an interview. And at some schools that is nearly impossible. At Harvard Business School, for [...]


Should I Attend an MBA Fair?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 24, 2019

Click here to learn more about Stratus Admissions Counseling’s products and services. As a prospective MBA applicant, you’re likely getting a lot of emails in [...]


Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 17, 2019

I’ve been fortunate to have returned to Kellogg twice in the past 2 months, once for my 25th year Kellogg MBA reunion and once as [...]


Early Action/Decision and Rolling Admissions MBA Options

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 8, 2019

In the undergraduate admissions process, Early Action is a non-binding option for applicants to get an early notification of admissions, in contrast to Early Decision, [...]


What Are My Chances at Harvard Business School?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 1, 2019

Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if [...]


Must Read Tips for an MBA Personal Statement

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on December 26, 2018

For most MBA applicants to business school, their chances of acceptances will frequently boil down to their Admissions Essays. It is one of the [...]


How to Write an Unforgettable Business School Essay

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on December 21, 2018

For most qualified MBA applicants, the difference between getting accepted or getting dinged usually comes down to a compelling Personal Statement. There is no denying [...]


Four Tips for Committing to Yale SOM

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on December 3, 2018

Yale SOM wants to know who you are beyond the application, what makes you tick and to what you are devoted. The best way to [...]


Duke Fuqua 25 Random Things: Do’s and Don’ts

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 26, 2018

Not surprisingly, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is asking for the same 25 random things again this year. Having read this essay for more than [...]


Tips on Writing the Columbia Business School Essay: Loving that New York Frame of Mind

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 22, 2018

  Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it [...]