Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.
Although Admissions Committees can anticipate a rise in applications and thus hire more temporary staff to interview candidates, they can’t increase the number of classes that applicants can visit. This year, with more applicants seeking admission, more will seek out a finite number of class visit slots. So, book your class visits as soon as the opportunity arises (most schools should make the opportunity available in the next week or two) to make sure that you truly experience your target schools and can write about your connection to the schools using a priori information. Similarly, amid a surge in applications, MBA candidates should schedule interviews as soon as the opportunity becomes available to ensure that a time is secured. At Tuck and Kellogg, schools where students can simply go online and book their own time slots, the schedules will fill up quickly. Don’t be left out in the cold.