A few 2009 MBA applications have recently been made public:
- Haas’ 2009 MBA essay questions and deadlines are now on its web site. I will comment on Haas essay questions later, but here are the deadlines: Round 1 –November 4, 2008; Round 2 — December 9, 2008; Round 3 — January 30, 2009; Round 4 (Final) — March 11, 2009
- Kellogg published its 2009 essay questions, but has not released its deadlines yet. I will provide tips in a later post.
- Harvard Business School, which previously posted its 2009 questions and deadlines, just announced that its online application is available.
In addition to our regular menu of services, Accepted offers a few extras to those ready to start the MBA admissions process now:
- Early Bird Special: 10% off Accepted’s regular (non-rush) essay services and school packages if purchased on or before July 31, 2008.
- The last MBA Admissions Telethon for 2009 applicants will take place on Tuesday July 15. During the 2009 MBA Admissions Telethon, Accepted.com MBA admissions consultants will be available to provide free, 15-minute consultations.
One would think that after responding to thousands of posts on the BW Forum, Accepted forum, Facebook, and this blog, not to mention hosting approximately 200 chats and several telethons, I would be keenly aware of the importance applicants attach to asking questions of impartial, experienced admissions professionals, like the members of Accepted’s staff who will take your questions during the telethon.
But the value of such opportunities was brought home to me once again during my recent evening at Manhattan GMAT in Santa Monica where I presented "Bold and Brilliant Essays" to a group of roughly 55 applicants. They then peppered me with questions for about 90 minutes first in a sweltering room where the air conditioning had broken and later on a much cooler and pleasanter patio. If the airless room was uncomfortable, why was the evening enjoyable? I enjoyed interacting with a really nice group of applicants, and they stuck it out both through the presentation and the Q&A until their questions were all answered.
I hope that wherever you are on July 15, it will be at a agreeable temperature so that you will have your free, mini-consultation in comfort. Sign up for the free MBA Admissions Telethon to reserve your spot.
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