What admissions issues were keeping you up at night?
Here are the five articles and posts that you were most interested in this past year. Let’s take a look:
Conclusion: You’re aiming for Harvard (and other top schools), but worried about that GPA. Lesson to undergrads: pay attention to your grades and classes now so you don’t have to worry about your GPA later.
However, Accepted’s most visited pages aren’t even current blog posts. They are sample essays.
Those Sweet Sample Essays:
1. Most popular medical school AMCAS essay: The Story
2. Most popular sample college personal statement: While the World Sleeps
3. Most popular sample grad statement of purpose: MPH Essay
5. Most popular sample MBA essay: Goals Essay
Speaking of goals, in 2015 I wanted to grow our podcast, Admissions Straight Talk. Thanks to you, my listeners, and to the wonderful guests whom I’ve been privileged to talk to, it has busted through every goal I had for it. We doubled our downloads in 2015, and I had been pretty pleased with 2014’s progress! (Plus, I got to write an amazing alliterative sentence!)
Thank you for listening! And thanks to the remarkable guests who did most of the talking.
Can you help me double the downloads again in 2016? Browse our podcast library and subscribe here. And of course share the news with your friends.
The Most Popular Podcasts of 2015:
1. Medical School Admissions 2015-2016: A Dean’s Perspective: A talk with Jennifer Welch, the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
2. Elliptical, Meet Med School: An interview with Andrea Tooley, an ophthalmology resident at the Mayo Clinic.
3. An HBS Student Helping HBS Applicants: Alula Esehte shares his top tips for getting into Harvard Business School.
4. Overcoming the Odds: A Story of Med School Inspiration: Student Dr. Diva reveals how resilience, grit, and determination can overcome a low MCAT.
5. Tuck Talk: Tuck’s Dean of Admissions discusses how to get into Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
The Greatest Free Admissions Guides of 2015:
2. Why MBA?
Now that I’ve revealed your favorites, I’ll tell you a few of mine as I look back at 2015 and start to prepare for 2016 (after the early January deadlines):
1. The increasing dialogue taking place on this blog. I’m particularly appreciative that the conversation is civil, cordial, and collaborative.
2. The guests who have contributed to this blog, Admissions Straight Talk, and our webinars. I’ve talked to and learned about absolutely fascinating individuals with amazing stories who’ve taken the time to share their insights and experience with you and me. How lucky can you get?!
3. The people behind the scenes who make this site and this company work: Rachel, Sara, Michal, Yael, Sarah, Becky, and Rosie.
4. Accepted’s consultants who generously share their admissions savvy on this site and devotedly and expertly mentor Accepted’s clients.
5. You – our clients, readers, fans, listeners, video viewers, participants, questioners, and commenters. In short, the Accepted community.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016.
A year filled with “Yes! I’m in!”
By Linda Abraham, president and founder of Accepted.com and co-author of the definitive book on MBA admissions, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.