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"With admits from both schools that I applied to, I have agonized over USC and UCLA all month. Their admit pre-MBA orientation falls on the same weekend, so I don't really have a chance to check out both schools in full. That said, I have already decided to withdraw my application at UCLA and have submitted my deposit for USC.

Note that UCLA is higher ranked, has a better career center, arguably has better professors and a better MBA program, is in a prettier part of town, has better name recognition nationally and internationally, will probably have a smarter, more experienced incoming class, and will make me a better person. However, USC fits better with my long term goals, which will require a strong network with deep pockets to tap into. Also, I don't plan on leaving socal, so I don't need the UCLA brand. If I wanted to work in the Bay Area in tech or on the East Coast, I would have chosen Anderson without hesitation. USC has plenty of recognition in OC/LA, so that's enough for me.

I also want to mention that USC weirdly has a lot of entrepreneurs. Frankly, USC doesn't strike me as an innovative school and it's been sliding in the rankings. Anderson is the one that's always "thinking in the next" and has TED talks and has the cool curriculum and all that, but somehow USC has billionaires (5 of them, see here, UCLA nowhere on the list) and a shark tank week and CEOs and executives crawling all over the place in socal. Maybe this is premature, but based on the people I've met and already know, I've come to the conclusion that UCLA makes innovators that can work, while USC makes innovators that can network. And if business has taught me anything, it's not what you know -- it's who you know.

Thus, I've decided to move forward with Marshall. That and they also gave me a fellowship, so the money factor makes it a no-brainer. UCLA is still a fantastic, awesome school of dreams and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I've met students and alums that have become good friends and advisors. But Marshall is simply a better fit, and I am super excited to join the Trojan family."
- J5D, Current USC Marshall Student, Class of 2017


You can read full admission debrief of J5D here: my-usc-ucla-mba-app-experience-196564.html#p1518022
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Has 2016 admission window opened? I did not find any option to apply for FT MBA 2016?

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Good luck to all Applicants!!


  • I've just updated the first post with application deadlines for 2016 Intake. If anyone is interested in becoming ThreadMaster for this forum, please PM me.

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Has 2016 admission window opened? I did not find any option to apply for FT MBA 2016?
Late response, but the window should be open now! Good luck and let me know if you have any questions about your app.
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Hi All,

Do we need to add essays in one document and then upload? I dont see any instructions related to essays.

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In the app instructions, for all international students it is mentioned to provide a finance proof statement saying that we can afford the tuition. I am kinda confused by this. All the other colleges ask for this only after admission for the processing of i20. For Marshall, do we really need to submit this along with the application ? Can any international students help me out with this ? Thanks.

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In the app instructions, for all international students it is mentioned to provide a finance proof statement saying that we can afford the tuition. I am kinda confused by this. All the other colleges ask for this only after admission for the processing of i20. For Marshall, do we really need to submit this along with the application ? Can any international students help me out with this ? Thanks.



This.

Also, on their Application Instruction page it says:

We encourage applicants to upload unofficial transcripts to the on-line application. However, while the Admissions Committee can review an application with unofficial transcripts, a final decision cannot be rendered until official transcripts have been received and evaluated.

Do we need to send official transcripts during the application phase? This is generally required post admission decision.

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In the app instructions, for all international students it is mentioned to provide a finance proof statement saying that we can afford the tuition. I am kinda confused by this. All the other colleges ask for this only after admission for the processing of i20. For Marshall, do we really need to submit this along with the application ? Can any international students help me out with this ? Thanks.



This.

Also, on their Application Instruction page it says:

We encourage applicants to upload unofficial transcripts to the on-line application. However, while the Admissions Committee can review an application with unofficial transcripts, a final decision cannot be rendered until official transcripts have been received and evaluated.

Do we need to send official transcripts during the application phase? This is generally required post admission decision.


Hi Shavak,
I wrote to them and they replied saying that we need not submit the financial forms until after the admission.

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Agupta15 wrote:
In the app instructions, for all international students it is mentioned to provide a finance proof statement saying that we can afford the tuition. I am kinda confused by this. All the other colleges ask for this only after admission for the processing of i20. For Marshall, do we really need to submit this along with the application ? Can any international students help me out with this ? Thanks.



This.

Also, on their Application Instruction page it says:

We encourage applicants to upload unofficial transcripts to the on-line application. However, while the Admissions Committee can review an application with unofficial transcripts, a final decision cannot be rendered until official transcripts have been received and evaluated.

Do we need to send official transcripts during the application phase? This is generally required post admission decision.


Hi Shavak,
I wrote to them and they replied saying that we need not submit the financial forms until after the admission.




Thank you so much Agupta15. I will also write to them asking about the official transcripts.

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Reposting, please help :

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Do we need to add essays in one document and then upload? I dont see any instructions related to essays.

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Hi All,

Do we need to add essays in one document and then upload? I dont see any instructions related to essays.

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Hey Souvilibra,

It looks like you put it all in one document, since the site says "Program-Specific Essays" next to the button for uploading. And there's only one place to upload essays, the other buttons are for "Additional Documents".

Hope that answers your question.

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Hey Guys,

Can someone throw light on the reapplication process for Marshall? I'd emailed the admissions office and they said the information would be available on the application itself, but I haven't found it.

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Hi,
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So USC is one of the many colleges i have applied to. Managed to submit all the documents by R1 (on the deadline itself). This is my priority college owing to its excellent alumni, location & ranking.

Just wanted to know if anyone received any interview calls ?

Hoping against all odds to get in here. Let me know if anyone else get a calll

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Got my application in for round 1! I'm both excited and nervous. Based on last year's thread, it seems like R1 folks got invitations for interviews in the November 15th range.

USC is definitely my first choice as it fits what I'm looking for. Hoping that came through in the 700 words for essay #1!

JS5D - based on your experience last year and now being at Marshall for a bit, have you learned anything about what the admissions department looks for specifically ? Looking for anything to help me get through these next few weeks !

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Submitted. This was the most confusing application form I filled in.

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Submitted. This was the most confusing application form I filled in.


True that. still not sure if i got everything correct :)

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If anyone is interested in learning more about USC Marshall and is in the LA area you should come to the

USC Marshall Diversity Weekend

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
This Admissions event is for prospective students to get an in-depth look at the Marshall MBA program. Alumni, current students, and staff will be on-hand to assist you in navigating the application process, inform you about the strong academic rigor of the program, and share with you stories of student life at Marshall. The application for this invitation-only event is now open.

You can apply at the following link https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_204lpBaQJeWi9HT

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Hi Guys

Did any1 receive any updates from marshall. The silence is killing me..

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Did any1 receive any updates from marshall. The silence is killing me..



No. I applied Round 1 and nothing yet.

FYI I was talking to a current 1st year student who said he applied round 1 last year.
He said he couldnt remember exactly when his interview was, but it was sometime in november.

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