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Advice on how to navigate the sea of information about your target programs and identify the most useful sources and details.

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Jan 13, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Admitted Students Weekends

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. Congratulations to all Round 1 applications who have received positive news from their target schools! (Needless to say, we urge you to head on over to MBA LiveWire to share the good... Read more »

Dec 9, 2015

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MBA Admissions Mashup: R1 Decisions & Looking Ahead to R2

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup takes a look at decisions at top business schools and some finishing touches you should consider before hitting submit. This week, we’ve already seen a flurry of... Read more »

Nov 23, 2015

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Admissions Tip: How Round 1 Applicants Should Approach Round 2

For many applicants who have applied in Round 1, now is a time of great stress and uncertainty that is likely testing your patience. This is because any of the following scenarios might apply to you: You have been denied by schools without the opportunity to interview You have interviews... Read more »

Sep 14, 2015

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Admissions Tip: Avoid The Comparison Trap

We wanted to take some time today to discuss a frequently made mistake in the application process. In their desire to make their case to their target MBA programs, many applicants devote sentences and even paragraphs to explaining why the school in question is their “first choice” and arguing its... Read more »

Jun 22, 2015

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Navigating School-Hosted Blogs

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs.  The last few years have seen a significant increase in the number of MBA student blogs hosted by schools’ admissions offices, as well as in... Read more »

Jun 16, 2015

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A Look Inside the Clear Admit School Snapshots

Last week, we announced the release of our 2015-2016 School Snapshots. We’ve been thrilled by the warm reception they’ve received from the MBA applicant community: in the past week, there have been nearly 1,000 Snapshot titles downloaded! For our readers who haven’t yet downloaded their Snapshots, we wanted to offer a closer look... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Admissions Tip: Going Beyond School Websites

In keeping with the recent Admissions Tips we have posted for the new crop of applicants to the Class of 2018, today we want to offer some tips on engaging the community of one’s target programs.  Communicating with b-school insiders can be beneficial for a number of reasons: In addition... Read more »

Apr 13, 2015

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Admissions Tip: Considering the Campus

Continuing our series of admissions tips geared towards those individuals who are just beginning to think about their MBA applications, we wanted to offer some advice on factors to consider with respect to a school’s facilities and location.  Whether speaking with current students or touring the campus for oneself, it’s... Read more »

Oct 27, 2014

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Admissions Tip: The Comparison Trap

We wanted to take some time today to discuss a frequently made mistake in the application process.  In their desire to make their case to their target MBA programs, many applicants devote sentences and even paragraphs to explaining why the school in question is their “first choice” and arguing its... Read more »

Aug 11, 2014

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Admissions Tip: Off-Campus Information Sessions

For all those applicants who have recently opened a calendar to plot out the next few months only to realize they can’t possibly fit in campus visits on top of full time jobs and essay writing, never fear!  It’s true that traveling to a school’s campus is the ideal way... Read more »

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