You didn’t get accepted. It happens. And it’s NOT the end of the world. It’s time to examine your mistakes, learn what went wrong, and figure out how you can improve your application so that the next time you apply, it’s the LAST time you apply. You WILL get into your dream MBA program!
Watch this video to learn how you can reapply successfully to top MBA programs.
Ugh! You’ve been rejected from one or more MBA programs that you would love to attend. It’s frustrating and disappointing, not to mention a little humiliating. You know that competition is intense, but still. You’ll make a great businessperson once you get through b-school. But first, you have to get in. This rejection shouldn’t stop you from realizing your dreams.
You’re right. Rejection is disheartening, demoralizing, and maybe even a tad embarrassing. After all, you worked hard and told a lot of people you were applying to MBA programs. And now you’re not going. At least not yet.
I’d like to help you change that “not yet” into a successful MBA reapplication.
How do I know how to reapply? I am the president and founder of Accepted, the premier admissions consultancy. We here at Accepted have helped MBA applicants reapply successfully for over 20 years.
If you’ve recently been rejected by a top MBA program, then you need a different approach – one that will lead to different results. Here’s why: Clearly your previous application didn’t work. If you don’t change the inputs, you won’t change the results. And you certainly don’t want to go through rejection again.
Here is feedback from one MBA reapplicant who worked with Accepted consultant, Natalie Grinblatt Epstein; it provides more evidence of Accepted’s reapplication value:
“From the start, Natalie was honest and really got to know who I was. As part of helping me craft an application that highlighted my attributes, we redesigned the layout of my resume and optimized my essay topics to present me in the most well-rounded way…The results speak for themselves as I will be attending MIT Sloan.”
You know what happened with your last app. Imagine a different outcome. A successful application leads to you receiving a large welcome packet from your top choice school, The excitement of starting the new program, entering a new network, and launching the next (and higher-paid) stage of your career.
I’d like to give you 3 steps to a successful reapplication effort so that the visions you now see in your mind’s eye become reality.
Step #1: Evaluate what went wrong
1. You weren’t competitive at your target programs.
2. You failed to present your qualifications effectively.
3. You were a victim of the numbers and intense competition at programs that reject 70%, 80%, 90% or more of applicants.
4. A combination of all 3.
Step #2: Fix what went wrong
1. Either improve your competitiveness or apply to programs where you are competitive.
2. Present yourself effectively. Use specifics, anecdotes, and examples to support your main points, add distinctiveness to your application, and engage your readers. Eliminate sloppiness. Show that you both belong at your target school and that you stand out in the applicant pool.
3. Don’t assume that everything else was stellar and it was just the numbers. The numbers are rarely the sole reason for rejection.
4. A combination commonly causes rejection in which case you need to address all elements that contributed to the ding.
Step #3: Reapply successfully
I’ve given you the foundation of a successful reapplication, but how to build upon it, that’s tough to do on your own. It’s extraordinarily difficult to objectively evaluate the application that you worked so hard on. Most MBA applicants will try to do it on their own. And they lack the objectivity and MBA admissions experience to assess effectively what went wrong and make solid recommendations for improvement. Don’t make the same mistake. Don’t let rejection happen to you again.
You’re now at a decision point: You can continue down the path you’re on, which will most probably lead to another ding, pushing off your current professional trajectory and earnings.
Or you can choose a different path that leads to a fantastic MBA experience, a great career, and higher earnings. But first you have to figure out what went wrong last time and how to go down the path to acceptance.
That’s what Accepted’s Rejection Review will give you. All of our consultants have served on admissions committees and/or worked for years as admissions consultants. They can provide the experience and objectivity you lack while saving you time.
If the only thing you get out of Rejection Review is insight into what went wrong, it would be worth it.
If the only thing you got from Rejection Review is direction going forward so that you can change the results next time around, it would be worth many multiples of what we charge.
If the only thing you save by purchasing a Rejection Review is time because you don’t have hours to spend on another DIY application effort, it’s worth it.
But Rejection Review doesn’t give you one of these elements; it gives you all of them.
You and your professional future deserve professional assistance. To get that professional assistance and experienced objectivity, here’s what I’d like you to do:
1. Go to www.accepted.com/MBAReview.
2. Purchase our Rejection Review Service.
3. Make the changes that will lead to acceptance.
Leave the sting and disappointment of rejection in the past. Move from confusion to insight. From frustration to confidence. From humiliation to pride. From rejection to “Yes! I’m IN” at the top MBA programs that open the doors to your dream career.
Check out our Rejection Review Service for more information.For 25 years, Accepted has helped business school applicants gain acceptance to top programs. Our outstanding team of MBA admissions consultants features former business school admissions directors and professional writers who have guided our clients to admission at top MBA, EMBA, and other graduate business programs worldwide including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, INSEAD, London Business School, and many more. Want an MBA admissions expert to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch!
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