MBA Admissions Tips from Yale

Recently the Yale School of Management admissions office posted some admissions tips for those applicant who are working on their Round Two deadlines. Among the tips that they offered:

  • Review Your Essays — Before you submit your application, it’s important to review your essays to be sure your goals are well articulated and you’ve covered all the points you want to convey. You may also want to have a friend or family member proofread them because it’s always helpful to have a second pair of eyes to catch things you may have missed. Just remember essays should be entirely your own work.
  • Send Your Official Test Score Reports — If you haven’t already, designate Yale SOM to receive your score reports electronically. If we don’t receive your report close to the admissions deadline, the review of your application may be delayed.
  • Make Your Resume Stand Out — Instead of just listing your job responsibilities, be sure you’ve highlighted special projects and new initiatives that have contributed to the success of your office.

Also, the Yale admissions office reports that they have sent out about two-thirds of the total candidates whom they plan on interviewing from Round One. So, if you haven’t yet heard anything from Yale about an admissions interview yet, don’t worry — they may just not have reviewed you application yet. And, they may keep sending out interview invitations right up until the decision deadline, so there’s still plenty of time to hear from Yale!

Just a reminder that Yale SOM’s Round Two deadline is January 7, 2009. If you would like some last-minute help on your Yale essays, take a look at Veritas Prep’s MBA essay editing services.

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