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MBA News Weekly: Final Advice before Round 2 Deadlines

December 31, 2014 :: Admissionado Team

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If you’re racing for those Round 2 deadlines, you’re getting close to the final mile marker. To get you ready for your last sprint, we collected some final advice from the top schools.

Be yourself and don’t hide your weaknesses! The Director of Admissions at Yale School of Management gives advice to Round 2 applicants. From Yale SOM Blog. DEADLINE: January 8, 2015

Use at least one recommendation from your current supervisor. If you’re not using your current supervisor, be sure to explain why. From Booth Insider. DEADLINE: January 6, 2015

Don’t wait until the eleventh hour (11 AM) to submit! From HBS Admissions Director. DEADLINE: January 6, 2015

Hard numbers like GPA and GMAT Score are only one part of your application. Director of Admissions Beth Tidmarsh discusses what Kellogg is really looking for in a four-part series. From Kellogg Inside Perspective. DEADLINE: January 7, 2015

Assistant Dean Isser Gallogly gives his tips on how to prepare a competitive application. From NYU Stern Podcasts. DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

Do your research and show it off! Stephanie Kernwein Thrane, Admissions Director at LBS, shares what differentiates a good MBA candidate from a great one. On Admissions Office Blog @ LBS. DEADLINE: January 5, 2015

Rodrigo Malta, Director of Texas MBA Admissions, gives some advice for Round 2 applicants. On Texas MBA Insider. DEADLINE: January 6, 2015

And with that, we wish you good luck! See our updated list for all your Round 2 deadlines and double (and triple) check your application for these common mistakes.

More happy news from our Round 1 applicants:

Hope things are well and that you’re having a great holiday season. Just wanted to let you know that I was accepted into Columbia today and thank you and the Admissionado team for all your help. I didn’t apply to any schools Round 2 so I’m almost certainly planning on attending. Also, I wanted to add that my journey with mindfulness and communicating it through the application process has been transformational for me and I appreciate the time and effort you provided in helping to guide me.
– J.Y.

I just want you to know that I’m admitted by Darden with full-tuition scholarship! Thank you so much for your help!
– L.L.

Elated to say that I just got the acceptance call from Tuck. Thank you all guys. I wouldn’t have made it without your support.


The thought provoking feedback, suggestions, edits, comments that you have provided in just one turn, are EXACTLY what I was looking for, and what I needed. THANK you so much for this! I have been working hard to reconstruct these today, and hoping to turn around another version of the essays shortly. In the meantime, I wanted to simply express how grateful I am to you guys for amazing support in literally the 11th hour. And for making it a personal experience. I told Lauren this the other day, but I really wish I had worked with you guys from the beginning instead of wasting so much time (and money!!!) with the other guys. I know that my entire application would be much stronger and I would have more peace of mind, probably earlier in the game too 🙂
– A.M.