Articles by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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 [...]


The 4 Attributes You Need for the Tuck MBA Essay

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 19, 2018

  It’s an exciting time to apply to The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Tuck has always been transparent in the application process, providing the [...]


How to Write the New Haas MBA Essays

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 15, 2018

It’s a new year for MBA admissions and there are updated Haas essays! And a new opportunity to share how your path has shaped you. While [...]


How to Tackle the Wharton MBA Essay

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 12, 2018

The departure of MBA Admissions Director Frank DeVecchis in May isn’t the only change at Wharton this year. Essay prompts posted in June show a [...]


Insider Insight to Nail the Ross Essay (and Short Answers!)

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 8, 2018

The University of Michigan-Ross MBA experience is filled with a tight group of classmates who love to work together and who spend plenty of time learning outside [...]


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

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 5, 2018

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 [...]


How to Search Your Soul in Your Stanford GSB Essays

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 1, 2018

The Stanford GSB has used the same two essay questions for years now, and they capture very well what the GSB is looking for in [...]


How to Answer the Booth 2018-2019 MBA Essay Questions

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on October 29, 2018

Booth has made a couple of changes in its application this year. The major change is that it dropped the image prompt essay from years [...]


How to Write a Great HBS Essay

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on October 25, 2018

HBS asks an open-ended question that can be hard to decipher but really, the admissions committee is just looking to learn more about who you [...]