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September 25, 2017

The Round One Application Deadline Is Almost Here!

Hello from India! While I am currently traveling to MBA Fairs, my mind is also on the next few months. My favorite season is here! The weather gets cooler (except, as I write this, it is currently 84 degrees in Pittsburgh) and football season has returned.

Really, though, I love this time of year because it’s almost round one. There is nothing like the buzz in the office about newly submitted applications and the sounds of our team interviewing and meeting prospective students. If you are planning to submit your application by Oct. 4 for the round one deadline, make sure you’ve done these few things:

  • Read the application instructions! This is a comprehensive list of everything we need from you in order to ensure your application is complete and the Admissions Committee can begin their review. Of special note for this year: We have diploma and grading scale guides if you need a little extra help figuring out what we want.
  • Make sure your recommender knows the application deadline! Too often, applications can’t be forwarded for review because the recommender hasn’t yet submitted. Let your recommender know to circle Oct. 4 on her/his calendar in red pen. While it is not required that they submit their recommendation prior to the deadline, your application will be held up until we receive it.
  • Proofread, proofread, proofread! You’ve got your transcripts ready to upload, your GMAT score has been sent to us and your recommender is ready to submit. Now, make sure you’ve proofread your essay (we only require one) and your career goals. You want to put your best, most proofread foot forward.

Shortly after the application deadline, we will begin to send the first of several waves of interview invitations. Don’t sweat it if you aren’t among those who receive an early invitation. We send interview invitations all the way until a few days prior to the decision notification date. Try to be patient and keep checking your email. (Even the junk mail folder.)

Good luck and we look forward to reading your application.

 

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