Last year’s application was rejected, so you’re aiming your sights high and trying again. Congratulations on working hard to make your b-school dream come true!
Most MBA reapplicants are concerned about how the adcoms will see them as they reapply. Test your MBA reapplication knowledge by deciding if the following statements are true or false:
1. True or false: Your reapplication shows that you are sincere and dedicated to the idea of attending b-school, so the MBA admissions committee will be sure to admit you.
False! Don’t think that you will be rewarded automatic MBA admission for going through the long, arduous process again. Admission to a top b-school as a reapplicant will require you to prove that you are a worthwhile contender, no matter how many times you’ve gone through the process.
2. True or false: If you were dinged once from b-school, then you probably will be again.
False! A lot of applicants – whether for the second (or third…) time – feel that it’s a waste of time to reapply. If I was rejected once, why would they accept me now? This is NOT the way to think. A year is a long time. There are so many things you can do to show how you’ve advanced and expanded your qualifications that it would be foolish NOT to apply again. B-schools will seldom treat your position as a reapplicant negatively.
3. True or false: The best way to view your reapplication status is as a neutral one.
True! The truth is that your position lies somewhere between #1 and #2 above. Some schools may praise you for applying again, and most won’t hold your previous rejection against you. The most important thing you can do – regardless of which schools you are reapplying to – is show that you’ve grown and been able to increase your qualifications for admission. How is this done? Design a solid reapplication plan after diligently assessing the mistakes you made in past applications.
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