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Calling all UCLA Anderson Applicants (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Reapplicants  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Reapplicants
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
REAPPLICANTS


If you were unsuccessful in getting admitted into our MBA program, do not be discouraged! Sometimes there is just not enough room for all of the qualified candidates, or perhaps you needed a bit more time to strengthen the competitiveness of your profile.  The good news is that the applicant pool changes every year and you have additional time to improve your candidacy, so we highly encourage individuals to re-apply to our program. Every year, we accept a group of highly qualified re-applicants to our program, who go on to be very successful throughout the MBA program and into their post-MBA careers.

When the Admissions Committee reviews re-applicant profiles, we want to see that you have taken this additional time to strengthen your candidacy. To do so, we recommend that you take an honest look at your prior application and reflect on where you can strengthen your profile. Some areas you may want to evaluate include:

  • Academics: While you cannot change your undergraduate GPA, if you feel your academic performance was sub par or that you didn't demonstrate your ability to handle quantitative work, you may want to consider taking additional course(s)...and perform well in those courses! The Admissions Committee will still be evaluating your undergraduate performance as a part of your profile, but additional coursework may help demonstrate your ability to handle the academic rigor of our program. 
  • Test Scores: Many of our re-applicants use the additional time to re-take the GMAT/GRE to help improve their candidacy. The higher the score, the better, but look at our class profile GMAT averages and 80% range to help you evaluate whether or not you should take the test again -- also remember that we admit individuals below (and above) these averages every year.  Ultimately, if you believe you can do better on the exam, you may want to consider re-taking it if you believe it will improve your candidacy and is worth your time, energy, and money. Note that your standardized test scores (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS) remain on file if previously reported, though scores are still subject to expiration dates.
  • Professional & Extracurricular Experiences: In the the time since your prior application, you should have had sufficient time to build upon your professional experiences (i.e., new skillsets, accomplishments, projects, etc.) and extracurricular activities (i.e., new leadership opportunities, volunteering, etc.). Make sure to highlight these in your application.
  • Self-reflection & Research: Take the time to think about what you communicated in your previous application (especially in your essay) and ask yourself some of these questions: Have my post-MBA goals changed? Did I demonstrate why now is the right time in my career path to get an MBA? Do I have a better understanding of what UCLA Anderson's program has to offer me?  Was I clear in my goals and why I want to go to UCLA Anderson? Your re-application will be a fresh start for you, meaning it is definitely OK to have new goals if you feel they have changed. 
The good news is that the process to re-apply is streamlined for those who submitted a completed UCLA Anderson full-time MBA application within the previous two years (i.e., who applied for the MBA program start in 2015 or 2016 -- if you applied prior to the previous two years, you are considered a "new" applicant). You will only need to submit one new recommendation and you will be asked to respond to a different essay question, which is the following for this application season:

Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words maximum)

Here's an insider tip to consider as you respond to this re-applicant essay question and put together your application: The Admissions Committee member may reference your entire previous application to provide context, but do not assume that they will necessarily do so. This is a positive for you because you're essentially starting with a fresh slate. But this also does mean you need to communicate everything you want the Admissions Committee to know that you may have covered in your prior application, in addition to highlighting any updates and progress you have made.

Ultimately, your reapplication gives you a fresh start and puts you on the same evaluation standards as first-time applicants, giving you absolutely no disadvantage to reapplying.



Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post about EXTRACURRICULARS



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #15 - Campus Visit  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #15 - Campus Visit
Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.

Check back weekly on Tuesdays for a new #TuesdayTip here on our blog, or follow us at @uclaMBA on Instagram and Twitter.

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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Extracurriculars and Leadership  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Extracurriculars and Leadership
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
EXTRACURRICULARS AND LEADERSHIP


Our community at Anderson is defined by three core qualities -- we share success, think fearlessly and drive change. When you apply to Anderson, your extracurricular activities and leadership roles in your workplace and/or community can help to show us how you have exhibited these qualities to leave an impact on others.

Overall, we are looking for the quality of your involvement and leadership roles, NOT quantity. Your past is a good predictor for how involved you will be on Anderson's student-run campus. Did you know that our 50+ student clubs and leaders help to host 400+ events every year? Recruiters and employers also see your leadership in college, prior companies and Anderson as signs of your leadership interest and potential in their organizations.

You may have been involved in activities you've since forgotten or have had varying levels of involvement in depending on other events in your life. Here are some great examples to hopefully jog your memory (or inspire you to get involved again. It's never too late to start!):

University/College Activities

  • College athletics: Team captain? Most Valuable Player? Operations manager?
  • Leadership role in a campus club, non-profit organization, sorority or fraternity 
  • Writer or Editor of a campus publication
  • Mentor for high school students
  • Orientation leader or campus tour guide
  • Volunteer missions
  • Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Case competitions 
  • Peer tutor
Post-College Activities

  • Leadership role in an alumni association
  • Continued involvement/role in non-profits or professional organizations
  • Workplace engagement teams
  • Volunteer team leader
  • Public speaking or teaching roles
  • Active role in political organizations or local campaigns
  • Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) role


Check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post that will cover RESUMES!



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UCLA Anderson Admissions is on the road again!  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Admissions is on the road again!
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If you are in India or Latin America, or are planning to travel there within the next couple of weeks, we invite you to come to one of our UCLA Anderson MBA information sessions. These events will be our last international information sessions of the season for our full-time MBA program, as we transition to reading, evaluating and interviewing the many terrific MBA applicants this season.

Whether you have already applied, are planning to apply soon,  or are curious if an MBA is right for you, we encourage you to join us to learn more! These events offer unique am opportunity to hear first hand about our MBA program, culture, academics and career resources as well as participate in our lively Q&A sessions with school representatives and oftentimes local alumni.

Meet Associate Dean of Admissions Alex Lawrence in:

Meet Associate Director of Admissions Adrian Aguirre in:



If you haven’t registered for these events, please register now as space for the events is limited.



We're looking forward to seeing you!



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Live Online Q&A Chats with UCLA Anderson This Week!  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: Live Online Q&A Chats with UCLA Anderson This Week!
UCLA Anderson Admissions Directors and current students will be participating in two live Q&A chats this week. Join us to learn more about admissions, the application process, and student life!



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THE GMAT CLUB - LIVE CHAT
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 8:00AM to 9:00AM PT
Participants: UCLA Anderson Admissions Director and Current Students
Details: Visit the chat room link



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THE MBA TOUR - "ASK ADMISSIONS DIRECTORS" LIVE TWITTER CHAT
Date:
Thursday, October 27
Time: 9:00AM to 10:00AM PT
Participants: Admissions Directors from UCLA Anderson & other MBA programs
Details:  Click here and follow hashtag #TheMBATourChat live on Twitter



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #16 - Essays  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #16 - Essays
Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.

Check back weekly on Tuesdays for a new #TuesdayTip here on our blog, or follow us at @uclaMBA on Instagram and Twitter.

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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Resume  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Resume
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
RESUME


Given the holistic approach to MBA admissions, the resume is a critical component of your application, as it serves as an opportunity to highlight your pre-MBA academic, career and extracurricular experiences. While we require no specific resume format when applying to business school, keep your resume clean, relevant and 1-2 pages maximum. Think about how you can demonstrate accomplishments, leadership and career progression. You want to utilize the resume to showcase your strengths and how you can make an impact in the MBA class and UCLA Anderson as a whole.

Here are some recommended Dos and Don’ts to help guide you as you prepare your application:

  • Use the S-A-R approach. It helps in articulating your achievements in an effective flow.
    • First, state the SITUATION ― mention the challenge/obstacle you had to overcome.
    • Second, address the ACTION you took and the skills it required to solve the issue.
    • Third, provide the RESULTS ― summarize the outcome in a quantifiable manner to show your direct impact.
  • If you have received additional responsibilities, have management experience or obtained a promotion, make sure to clearly show this progression and the additional skills acquired.
  • Your extracurricular involvement helps round out your professional experience and often serves as an indicator of what type of student and/or alum you will be. List your undergraduate and post-grad involvement in the additional section of your resume (include the name of the organization, your position and dates).
  • Do not just list your official job description or duties for each role. Be strategic in your bullet points and make sure they show what you have learned and achieved.
  • Do not simply use industry-specific jargon. You want your reader -- regardless of their background -- to understand your accomplishments.
  • Do not provide too much information in your resume. Make sure the content is relevant and concise.
Hopefully these guidelines will help you streamline your thought process as you write your resume and prepare your application!



Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post about WHAT WE LOOK FOR (CORE QUALITIES).



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Instagram @uclaMBA #TuesdayTakeover: Andrew Protopsaltis '18  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: Instagram @uclaMBA #TuesdayTakeover: Andrew Protopsaltis '18
Introducing you to today's Instagram #TuesdayTakeover student, Andrew Protopsaltis! Andrew will be taking over our Instagram account @uclamba for a whole day today to show everyone a "Day in the Life" of a UCLA Anderson student!

Check in throughout the day to our @uclaMBA instagram account to hear about Andrew's "Day in the Life"!

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Name:
Andrew Protopsaltis

Hometown:
St. Louis, Missouri

Undergrad:
UCLA - B.S., Electrical Engineering

Pre-Anderson:
Digital Circuit Design Engineer,
Northrop Grumman



LEARN MORE ABOUT ANDREW: 


Academic Specialization: Finance

Leadership@Anderson: Admissions Ambassaor Corps - Marketing Representative

Clubs@Anderson: Investment Finance Association Public Speaking Club, Anderson Wine Club



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #17 - Extracurriculars  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #17 - Extracurriculars
Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.

Check back weekly on Tuesdays for a new #TuesdayTip here on our blog, or follow us at @uclaMBA on Instagram and Twitter.

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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Keys for Application Success  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Keys for Application Success
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
KEYS FOR APPLICATION SUCCESS


This Application Insider blog post series has offered peeks inside the black box of admissions regarding specific elements of our Full-Time MBA application. This post, however, will pull back a bit so you can see more of an overall view of what's inside the box. Those whom we admit have individual strengths -- but no two admits are alike -- and the magic of MBA Admissions is that we manage to create a balanced class of 360 people here each year to represent the whole wide world with individuals of varying backgrounds, interests, and potential contributions to the class.

Looking for your strengths is what the admissions committee primarily does when evaluating your application. Nobody is perfect, so we compare and contrast elements of your profile to see what balances out. Maybe your GMAT score is not the greatest but your strong undergraduate grades show your academic potential better. Perhaps academics are not your strong suit but you have shown skill leading others in your workplace or community. For everybody, the past is just a prelude to the future, and we especially like people who show that they have done their research on UCLA Anderson and now have a great plan to share success, think fearlessly and drive change for themselves and others -- both at school and in the years beyond graduation.

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Applicants can help themselves most by making it easy for the admissions committee to see their potential in the following areas:

  • Academic Horsepower: UCLA Anderson is a rigorous school, and applicants must show that they could handle our fast learning process. Test scores (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS) are one measure, undergrad grades are another, and better yet you'd have strength in both. We also take into account the rigor of your undergraduate school and your major there, as well as other academic achievements, as we always look for the context of your accomplishments.

  • Student Contribution: To a great degree, our school's energy is student-driven, and we need activists who will create opportunities and changes that benefit all. So prior leadership on-campus during your undergraduate studies and/or in the workplace is a good sign, as is community involvement. All students need to add something special to the class, so we look for those who will bolster the diversity of voices here from different backgrounds, regions, and interest areas.

  • Employability: Getting a big career boost is, of course, one of the top reasons to do an MBA, so how prepared are you to achieve your goals? Transferable job skills to carry from past to future roles are key, and so are personal skills such as communication, coachability, interpersonal chemistry, and perseverance in the face of challenges. Your career progression to date is one indicator, as we like to see people taking on greater responsibility over time. But as always, we evaluate progress in the context of the time you had and in terms of a bridge to the future.

  • Focus: Developing a compelling future plan is the hardest part of an MBA application, yet it is an element you can still change now (as distinct from the past). It all starts with doing your homework -- on yourself and on the school. Do you understand how the MBA is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform yourself into a new professional? Why is UCLA Anderson in particular a great place for YOU to thrive personally, e.g., sharing success in a collaborative culture? How would you turn specific classes and activities here into fuel for your future achievements? And what is that bright future vision that inspires you for life right after graduation, then 5 or 10 years later? You may well refine your trajectory once you get to business school, but we have to thoroughly understand your initial flight plan before you can take off.
In short, your MBA application may start off inside our black box of admissions here, but then we want to see where you will go and how high you will fly. Show us the fuel for success that you have already, and we will give you the high-power boost you need!



Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post about INTERVIEW TIPS!



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #18 - Essays  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #18 - Essays
Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.

Check back weekly on Tuesdays for a new #TuesdayTip here on our blog, or follow us at @uclaMBA on Instagram and Twitter.

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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Interviewing  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Interviewing
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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
INTERVIEWING


Interviews are a way for us to get to know you as an individual and understand how you’d fit into our community and benefit our career counseling. UCLA Anderson is a very collaborative school which is why the majority of our interviews are conducted by second year full-time MBA students. We feel that it is important to include our current students in selecting the next class, and they are also the best resource for you to ask how student life really is here.

Here are the five most important interview tips to help you succeed:

  • Treat the interview with the same professionalism that you would an employment interview. Be on time, dress professionally, and make sure that your resume is up-to-date.
  • Be prepared to succinctly walk your interviewer through your resume in 2-3 minutes, highlighting key milestones and achievements.
  • Be clear about why you are pursuing an MBA and why UCLA Anderson is a good fit for you. Know yourself, where you’ve been, where you want to go, and how UCLA Anderson fits in your story.
  • Treat the interview as a conversation. The interview is an opportunity not only to share your story, but also to learn from your interviewer.
  • Showcase your personality, share what you are passionate about, and demonstrate how you can contribute to our community.
Remember to relax, be genuine and enjoy getting to know your interviewer. For any additional information on the admissions interview or the admissions process in general, I encourage you to review our Requirements and FAQ webpages. If you have any questions throughout the application or admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office by e-mailing us at mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-6944.



Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post about ACADEMICS!



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Instagram @uclaMBA #TuesdayTakeover: Abby Williamson '18  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: Instagram @uclaMBA #TuesdayTakeover: Abby Williamson '18
Introducing you to today's Instagram #TuesdayTakeover student, Abby Williamson! Abby will be taking over our Instagram account @uclamba for a whole day today to show everyone a "Day in the Life" of a UCLA Anderson student!

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Name:
Abby Williamson

Hometown:
Northbrook, Illinois

Undergrad:
Northwestern University,
Theatre & Psychology


Pre-Anderson:
Storybook Princess Parties, Co-Founder and Former Paralegal



LEARN MORE ABOUT ANDREW: 


Academic Specialization: Entertainment Marketing

Leadership@Anderson: First Year Section President, Women’s Business Connection Director of Alumnae Relations, Entertainment Management Association Director of Entertainment Career Night,  Parker Career Management Center Social Media Marketing Team

Clubs@Anderson: Marketing Association, Challenge for Charity, Anderson Creative



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #19 - Campus Visit  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #19 - Campus Visit
Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.

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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Academics  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Academics
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
ACADEMICS


We want all our MBA students to benefit from the rigorous academics here at UCLA Anderson and to help others learn, as well.  So we carefully screen all applicants to ensure that they have the "academic horsepower" to thrive here, based on their past performance in school.  For this, we analyze the whole undergraduate record, and for those who also have prior graduate degrees, we examine those, too.  Naturally, we take into account the full context of each applicant's academic profile so that our evaluation is a balanced assessment of past accomplishments in the classroom.

When you submit scans of your transcript with your application, rest assured that our years of experience give us the context we need to analyze your records properly. We know the relative rigor of schools around the world, and the difficulty of different majors. International applicants are evaluated in terms of their country's own system, so for example we would not try to convert grades to the American 4.0 scale.  What we look for in each file is a record of above-average achievement, and if there are weak spots, then we seek offsetting strong points (e.g., a trend of grades getting better over time). Quantitative coursework is a plus, since the MBA program core is quant-based, but we need a variety of backgrounds in the class including liberal arts majors. Overall the applicants we tend to like are those who consistently performed above their peers in similar schools and concentrations.

If your academic profile could use a boost, you can take additional coursework in MBA-related fields (such as accounting, statistics or finance) and add that additional transcript to your application.  Professional certifications such as a CPA or CFA, or a whole graduate degree, can help, too.  Just remember that there are many different elements to a successful application, and we look at everything so you do not necessarily need superstar academics as your strong suit in order to get admitted.

On a logistical note, please do not send us hard-copy documents unless we request them (generally this will happen along with an interview invitation).  The scans you upload with the application are sufficient for our preliminary evaluation.  Please see our application requirements website for more information on academic evaluations and other aspects of the application.

The academic environment at UCLA Anderson is fast-paced and challenging, and we welcome those who are well-prepared to come join in for the benefit of all!



Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post about TOP APPLICANT FAQs!



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #20 - Program Info  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #20 - Program Info
Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.

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UCLA Application Insider: Top FAQs from Applicants - Part 1  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Application Insider: Top FAQs from Applicants - Part 1
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
TOP FAQs FROM APPLICANTS - PART 1


We have compiled the top Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we have received from prospective applicants via e-mail, phone calls, and in person. We hope the tips below helps you on your MBA information gathering and your application journey.  This week we'll be sharing the first top 5 FAQs and please check back next week for the next 5 FAQs.



Q1. What events are available at UCLA Anderson offer for prospective students interested in learning more about the MBA program and where can I sign up for them?

A1. UCLA Anderson offers group information sessions, school tours, class visits, coffee chats, lunch chats, and webinars as opportunities for prospective students to get to know us. To sign up, you can visit our Events calendar to register for a day that works for your schedule. Please note that some of these events have capacity limits.



Q2. How do I get in touch with current students and alumni?

A2. You can reach out to our current students through our Connect with a Student interest form. Here, you can select your specific career interests and get connected to current students pursuing similar career goals. To connect with our alumni, we recommend that you visit the Alumni network to get connected to alums regionally. LinkedIn is also a great place to find some worthwhile connections!



Q3. Do I need to submit my official transcripts and/or official test (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS) scores when I apply to UCLA Anderson?

A3. No, you do not need to submit your official transcript documents or official test scores when applying. With your application you upload scanned unofficial copies of your transcripts and documents, and self-reported test scores are perfectly sufficient for the admissions committee to evaluate. If invited for an interview, you will be asked to provide hard copies of your transcripts and official test scores (more specific details will be provided).



Q4. Do I need to take the TOEFL/IELTS?

A4. We require all international applicants (with the exception of those educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores, regardless of the language of instruction during your undergraduate years. This is a requirement from UCLA Graduate Division, which is the authority that oversees all graduate admissions.



Q5. Do you offer a GMAT/GRE waiver?

A5. We do not offer GMAT/GRE waivers for any reason. All applicants must submit either GMAT or GRE scores and we recommend you take the test you feel most comfortable with, as there is currently no preference for either exam in the admissions review process.



Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post on TOP APPLICANT FAQs - PART 2 with an additional 5 FAQs!



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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #21 - Essays  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: #TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #21 - Essays
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UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Top FAQs from Applicants - Part 2  [#permalink]

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FROM NewsUCLA: UCLA Anderson Application Insider: Top FAQs from Applicants - Part 2
This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.

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APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
TOP FAQs FROM APPLICANTS - PART 2


Last week we shared Part 1 of our Top FAQs from applicants, with great information on admissions events, connecting with students, and specific application requirements.  Below is Part 2, with an additional 5 of our top FAQs that we have collected and compiled from questions we received by prospective applicants via e-mail, phone calls, and in person.



(See last week's post for Questions 1-5)

Q6. Can I submit updates to my application after I have submitted it?

A6. Unfortunately, we do not accept updates to the application once it has been submitted. If you do wish to add information after your application has been submitted, then your application will be moved to a later round for consideration.



Q7. Do you accept transfer students or credits from other MBA programs?

A7. No, we do not accept transfer students or credits from other MBA programs. We believe that part of the Anderson experience is developing relationships with classmates during the two years of attendance in the MBA program.  You may still apply, but you would be required to begin as a first-year student. It may be possible to test out of some core courses to be replaced by MBA elective courses of your choice.



Q8. Is there a minimum GMAT/GRE score or GPA required for admission?

A8. No. Many factors are considered in the decision process. Admissions decisions are not made solely on the basis of grades and test scores. However, you may want to note our average and range of scores in our most recent class profile and ensure that your GMAT or GRE score (including Writing Assessment) represents your ability. If your score doesn't reflect your ability, we recommend that you consider retaking the test.



Q9. If I earned a three-year undergraduate degree, am I still eligible to apply?

A9. Yes, you are still welcome to apply. We do admit students with 3-year degrees but the rest of your application needs to be exceptionally strong to compete against other applicants. If you would like your academic records to equate to a 4-year degree, you would need to either complete a Master’s degree or other Post Graduate Degree/Diploma.



Q10. Can I begin the MBA program in the winter or spring?

A10. Unfortunately, we do not offer spring or winter admission.  All students in the Full-Time MBA program start in the fall.





Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post on CONNECTING WITH STUDENTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS!

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#TuesdayTips by @uclaMBA Admissions: Tip #22 - Academics  [#permalink]

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