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What Does a “Best Effort” MBA Application Look Like?

We at Stratus Admissions Counseling are frequently asked what it takes to get into one of the top-ranked MBA programs. Of course, you need a strong GPA, GMAT, or GRE score, along with work experience, essays, etc. But gaining acceptance also requires your best effort—meaning that you have done all that you can to create…

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Nine Tips for Reaching Out to Students to Learn More About MBA Programs

Nine Tips for Reaching Out to Students to Learn More About MBA Programs

Now more than ever before, reaching out to students and alumni of your top-choice programs is important. On hold are the days of visiting campus to get to know the culture and community of a program. The upside is that schools have invested a lot of effort to ensure a lot of information is available…

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The Top Seven Things to Do While on an MBA Waitlist

The Top Seven Things to Do While on an MBA Waitlist

Round 1 decisions are out, and you are not in. Although this is disappointing, the good news is that you were not denied! Here are seven tips for what you can do while you are on an MBA waiting list. 1. Breathe. Relax. Seriously, you are still in play. Celebrate! There is something—actually, probably a…

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December Tips for Round 2 MBA Applicants

December Tips for Round 2 MBA Applicants

At Stratus, we use a team-based approach when supporting our clients as they prepare their MBA applications. Going into the last month before Round 2 submission deadlines, I decided to have some of my talented colleagues share their insights on how you should approach various components of your business school applications. But first, a few…

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