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Should I Work with an MBA Admissions Consultant?

Each year, thousands of people apply to the top business schools. Although many of them opt to work with an MBA admissions consultant, many others do not. We at mbaMission find that this decision greatly depends on each candidate’s personal, professional, and financial circumstances. In this post, we address several common questions from applicants related … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Open Waitlist Is a Flood

Have you heard the following admissions myth? When a school that has placed you on its waitlist says that it wants no more information from you, this is some kind of “test,” and you should supply additional materials anyway. As we have discussed in the past, this is patently not true. Similarly, when programs tell … Read More  

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You Have Been Waitlisted—What Happens Next?

In these unprecedented times, while quarantining at home, you may find yourself pondering your next steps after receiving word you have been waitlisted. Meanwhile, schools are knee-deep in uncertainty concerning COVID-19’s impact on classes and their plans for the fall semester. Most schools are even extending their Round 3 deadlines and encouraging additional applications. The … Read More  

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April 13 Admissions Panel: Directors Discuss the New Round 3

New and extended Round 3 deadlines? GMAT and GRE waivers? Taking the GRE—and soon the GMAT—at home? What does it all mean? The novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is changing the MBA admissions cycle, and as a result, admissions officers are offering flexibility as they seek to attract more late-round applicants. It is not too late to … Read More  



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