Apply to Schools
The application process takes time, energy and money, but careful planning can keep the process from getting out of hand.
Stand out from the crowd with these application tips from admissions professionals:
Most prospective MBA students spend a year on the application process to ensure all the pieces are in place for a successful entry into business school. Here’s a checklist to guide you through a full calendar year, ending with the first day of classes
One Year Out:
- Begin the self-assessment process
- Register and start studying for GMAT® Exam
- Start researching schools
- Start saving, budgeting, and trying to live like a student
Nine Months Out:
- Register for any prerequisite or supplemental classes
Six Months Out:
- Submit your applications
- Take the GMAT
Should I Apply Early? 4 Reasons Why
- Get more attention: Your application will receive more time and consideration if it arrives before most others.
- Demonstrate your interest: Applying early demonstrates a serious interest in a program and reflects your good planning skills.
- Attract financial aid: An early application increases your chance of receiving scholarships or financial aid. Should they fall through, you will have more time to work on other financing options.
- Solve problems: Should any problems arise, such as misplaced transcripts or recommendations, you will have time to submit them ahead of deadlines.
Application Check List
- Complete the entire application.
- Follow all instructions; if you have a question about the application, contact the admissions office.
- Organize your application so it looks neat and professional.
- Doublecheck the materials each school needs, and submit the appropriate materials with each application.