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# Midwest applicant - Visiting schools.

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Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink]  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. MBA Admissions Consulting Joined: 20 Apr 2003 Posts: 5066 Location: Los Angeles CA Followers: 52 Kudos [?]: 374 [0], given: 67 Re: Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink] 26 Apr 2013, 14:14 Expert's post 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?

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]  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 MBA Admissions Consulting Joined: 20 Apr 2003 Posts: 5066 Location: Los Angeles CA Followers: 52 Kudos [?]: 374 [0], given: 67 Re: Midwest applicant - Visiting schools. [#permalink] 06 May 2013, 22:00 Expert's post 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?

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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