6 Reasons Why You Might Consider Applying To Business School In Round 3

by Personal MBA Coach, Jan 24, 2023

Thinking about applying to business school in round 3? With many schools noting lighter application volumes in round 1 and round 2 this year, round 3 might be a great option for you, even if you are looking for a scholarship. Some top MBA programs, such as Harvard Business School, have dropped round 3 (other than for 2+2 applicants) altogether. Other programs technically admit round 3 applicants but do so in very small numbers. However, some programs reserve space to welcome competitive applicants who for various reasons were unable to apply in earlier rounds or to compensate for lower application volumes in previous cycles.

This week, Personal MBA Coach discusses 6 reasons why applying in round 3 might be right for you!

1) You had limited tenure in your role during previous rounds
Many MBA applicants who are most successful applying during round 3 had a reason for not applying during an earlier round (of course, this is not true for everyone). If you were promoted and started a new job in the last year, it might be reasonable to wait until you had more experience in your current role to discuss. While we help applicants new to their roles apply successfully each year, MBA admissions committees easily understand the benefits of waiting for applicants new to their roles. Candidates who recently sold their companies or recently reached significant professional benchmarks would also fit into this category.

Continue reading to find out more. Already thinking about your round 3 applications? Contact Personal MBA Coach today to find out how we can help set you up for success through our Comprehensive MBA Packages!

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