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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Avoiding Red Flags

By - Apr 21, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

When applying to the top schools, it is important to avoid “red flags” in your application. For the uninitiated, red flags are negative items that stand out in your file and may result in rejection from business school. While...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Strengths

By - Apr 14, 05:41 AM   Comments [0]

While we devoted time last week to advice on addressing weaknesses in one’s academic record, today we wanted to explore the other side of the issue: the strengths that lie in your undergraduate record. Beyond issues of aptitude or previous achievement, there are a number ...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Waitlists That Discourage Supplemental Information

By - Apr 7, 04:15 AM   Comments [0]

We have previously posted some correspondence tips for those applicants who have been waitlisted by schools that welcome supplemental materials and communication. Today, we’d like to provide some advice to those who are in an arguably more difficult position: ...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Dealing With A Ding

By - Mar 31, 04:28 AM   Comments [0]

With many MBA programs releasing their R2 decisions, the spring notification season will soon be coming to a close. While we would like to hope that today’s topic isn’t apropos for too many of our readers, we wanted to...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Extracurricular Activities

By - Mar 24, 05:55 AM   Comments [0]

Because it’s the time of year when applicants aiming for Fall 2012 intake are just beginning to think about the admissions process, we wanted to focus today on one element of the application that candidates often underestimate: extracurricular activities. In...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Planning for the GMAT

By - Mar 17, 12:18 PM   Comments [0]

For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to the GMAT exam. Because this is an important element for ...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Thinking About Financing

By - Mar 10, 06:32 AM   Comments [0]

Though many business school applicants know exactly what they want to do – and how much they hope to make – after they graduate from an MBA program, a surprising number apply to school without thinking about how they’ll...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Waitlist Correspondence

By - Mar 3, 05:22 AM   Comments [0]

In addition to actively evaluating the applications of Round Two applicants at this time of year, many top programs revisit their Round One waitlists and consider the strength of those individuals with respect to the new information about the...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: The Interview Final Touch

By - Feb 24, 07:12 AM   Comments [0]

Over the last months, we’ve focused on helping applicants prepare to answer the various questions they’ll be posed during their interviews, but there is one in particular to which we have not paid much attention. Today, we wanted to...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: The Waitlist

By - Feb 17, 06:39 AM   Comments [0]

What should an applicant do when placed on the waitlist at his or her dream school? While most applicants regard the waitlist in a negative light (we’ve even heard it described as “a sort of purgatory prior to getting...

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