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Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 15:54
Hello,

I know similar topics have been discussed ad nauseam, but, I wanted to make sure I asked here, since I couldn't find the exact answer to my question.

I live in a Mid-west town and if I need to visit the schools I apply to (except Booth and Kellogg), I'll have to take at least two days off work and spend at least $800 on each school visit. I know most adcoms explicitly mention that a campus visit is not going to be considered when making admission decisions, but many of them - to my understanding - nonetheless ask if I visited or talked to students (Columbia/Stern do, if I remember right). So, I'd like to make sure I leave no stone unturned.

Would adcoms understand my situation without my mentioning it, if I don't make a visit? Would that in any way affect my admit chances in lets say any of the M7 schools?

Thanks in advance for answering.
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Re: Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 14:14
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Hello,

I know similar topics have been discussed ad nauseam, but, I wanted to make sure I asked here, since I couldn't find the exact answer to my question.

I live in a Mid-west town and if I need to visit the schools I apply to (except Booth and Kellogg), I'll have to take at least two days off work and spend at least $800 on each school visit. I know most adcoms explicitly mention that a campus visit is not going to be considered when making admission decisions, but many of them - to my understanding - nonetheless ask if I visited or talked to students (Columbia/Stern do, if I remember right). So, I'd like to make sure I leave no stone unturned.

Would adcoms understand my situation without my mentioning it, if I don't make a visit? Would that in any way affect my admit chances in lets say any of the M7 schools?

Thanks in advance for answering.

The mere fact that you visited or didn't visit will not affect your chances of acceptance. However, the insights that you glean from a visit (or that you lack from not having visited) may affect the quality of your application and interviews. There are no brownie points for visiting, but visits do have an effect on applicants that can and should be reflected in the applications.
Please see Bschool Visits.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 20:33
Appreciate the response - the link was really helpful. Thanks Linda.

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kommitted wrote:
Hello,

I know similar topics have been discussed ad nauseam, but, I wanted to make sure I asked here, since I couldn't find the exact answer to my question.

I live in a Mid-west town and if I need to visit the schools I apply to (except Booth and Kellogg), I'll have to take at least two days off work and spend at least $800 on each school visit. I know most adcoms explicitly mention that a campus visit is not going to be considered when making admission decisions, but many of them - to my understanding - nonetheless ask if I visited or talked to students (Columbia/Stern do, if I remember right). So, I'd like to make sure I leave no stone unturned.

Would adcoms understand my situation without my mentioning it, if I don't make a visit? Would that in any way affect my admit chances in lets say any of the M7 schools?

Thanks in advance for answering.

The mere fact that you visited or didn't visit will not affect your chances of acceptance. However, the insights that you glean from a visit (or that you lack from not having visited) may affect the quality of your application and interviews. There are no brownie points for visiting, but visits do have an effect on applicants that can and should be reflected in the applications.
Please see Bschool Visits.

Best,
Linda
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Re: Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 22:00
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kommitted wrote:
Appreciate the response - the link was really helpful. Thanks Linda.

Accepted.com wrote:
kommitted wrote:
Hello,

I know similar topics have been discussed ad nauseam, but, I wanted to make sure I asked here, since I couldn't find the exact answer to my question.

I live in a Mid-west town and if I need to visit the schools I apply to (except Booth and Kellogg), I'll have to take at least two days off work and spend at least $800 on each school visit. I know most adcoms explicitly mention that a campus visit is not going to be considered when making admission decisions, but many of them - to my understanding - nonetheless ask if I visited or talked to students (Columbia/Stern do, if I remember right). So, I'd like to make sure I leave no stone unturned.

Would adcoms understand my situation without my mentioning it, if I don't make a visit? Would that in any way affect my admit chances in lets say any of the M7 schools?

Thanks in advance for answering.

The mere fact that you visited or didn't visit will not affect your chances of acceptance. However, the insights that you glean from a visit (or that you lack from not having visited) may affect the quality of your application and interviews. There are no brownie points for visiting, but visits do have an effect on applicants that can and should be reflected in the applications.
Please see Bschool Visits.

Best,
Linda


You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
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