By Linda Abraham, founder and president of Accepted.com
You've got loads of time – 6+ months! – before Round 1 applications are due, so why bother even thinking about the application process now? Obviously you shouldn't push off applying to the last minute, but what's wrong with relaxing a little longer and avoiding the application frenzy until you REALLY need to start? In short, why stress now, when you can push it off until later?
Here's why: By starting your MBA applications NOW, you'll actually be improving your chances of getting accepted. Plus you will reduce the amount of stress and frenzy that you will face as those R1 deadlines loom.
Getting a head start on your apps will enable you to:
- Research schools more effectively. MBA programs are still in session, so now is the time to visit potential b-schools, speak to current students, and really feel out which programs may be right for you.
- Evaluate your MBA profile strengths and weaknesses. It’s more than just GPA and GMAT. Do you have the leadership, quality work experience, and other attributes that top MBA programs seek?
- Fix your flaws and improve your profile. Now that you have assessed strengths and weaknesses, act! You have six months to make a difference.
Great. You know the importance of starting early. But what should you do and when?
Carry on the conversation and learn how you can spend this important time more wisely during Accepted.com’s free webinar The Smart Timeline for 2013 MBA Applicants, happening live Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10PT.
Learn what you can do and when you should do it to increase your chances of getting accepted to your top choice MBA program R1.
By Linda Abraham, president and founder of Accepted.com, the premier admissions consultancy and essay editing company that has helped applicants around the world gain admissions to over 450+ top schools since 1994. Linda is also the author of the newly-released book MBA Admission for Smarties.