Let’s get started with these two items since you are depending on other folks for this part of your application.
First step, make sure you have obtained your unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate and/or graduate institution(s). You will be uploading the unofficial transcript twice during your application process – once before your submit your application (for McCombs’ qualitative review of your application) and once after you submit your application (for UT’s degree verification and GPA calculation).
Second step, make sure you touch base with your recommenders and gently remind them of the upcoming deadline. If needed, offer to buy them a cup of coffee if the recommender is having an extra tough week and is working long hours during the work day (this might help them complete that recommendation just a little bit faster!).
Be sure to check back right here each day this week, as I’ll be walking you through the process of completing the final steps to submit your application before the deadline. You can visit the Applying to McCombs page on our website to find even more great information about the application process and to begin your application if you haven’t done so yet.
Want to be a part of the next great class of full-time Texas MBAs? Well hurry up, because time is running out!
Your last chance to apply to the full-time program is Monday, March 26 – less than two weeks away.
Visit our Applying to McCombs page for the application and essays, tips, and detailed instructions. Also, to assist you in the application process, we have several helpful resources archived on our website. You can find these by visiting the Full-Time Online Events page, where you will see recordings of our past webinars and transcripts from our online chats with admissions officers.
As always, feel free to contact us directly if you cannot find what you are looking for or have a very specific question.
The third round deadline for our Working Professional and Executive MBA programs is quickly approaching, and we have just the thing to help you put the finishing touches on your application before you turn it in.
Next week, we will be hosting our final two Admissions Office Hours Chats of the year — the Executive MBA chat on March 5 and the Working Professional MBA chat on March 7 (for all prospective Texas Evening MBA, Texas MBA at Dallas/Forth Worth and Texas MBA at Houston students). Each of the one hour chat sessions will begin at 12 PM CST.
Led by the program director and admissions staff, these chat sessions are an excellent way to learn about the program and are designed to help you get your application questions answered in order to meet the third round deadline of March 23. As application deadlines approach, we encourage you to attend these sessions to talk with members of our staff and address any concerns you may have.
To register, visit the Working Professionals and Executives Online Events page and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. On this page, you will also find archived resources such as recordings of our past Tips and Tricks to the Application webinars and transcripts from our online chats with admissions officers.
As always, feel free to directly contact the program you are applying to if you cannot find the answers or have a very specific question.
On Friday, February 24th at 12 pm, we’ll be hosting our second of three Program Highlights webinars, this time focusing on our Texas MBA program in the state’s largest city. The one-hour session, hosted by admissions staff and a panel of current students, will highlight the top reasons to join our program and will include a Q&A session with a panel of current students. If you want to get an idea of what the webinar will be like, you can check out the recording of last week’s Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Program Highlights Webinar. A recording of this webinar in Houston will also be posted on the Online Events page after the event.
There are a ton of great reasons why you should consider a Texas MBA and this webinar will highlight many of them. The webinar provides a unique opportunity to learn about the Texas MBA program’s top features, hear from students about their favorite parts of the program, and get your questions answered.
Is an MBA for me? What is business school like? How do I get in?
If you find yourself asking any of the questions above, you should check out the Kaplan Business School Blueprint 2nd annual MBA Night this Thursday, January 26. This event, hosted in multiple cities, allows prospective students to connect in person with MBA alumni from dozens of programs.
McCombs alumni representatives will be on hand at the events hosted in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. If you are near one of these cities, this night is your opportunity to meet informally with MBA alumni, get a feel for the program, ask your questions, and start building what business school is known for: a strong network. Below is a list of Texas MBA alumni and the cities they will be in.
Patrick Ong, Class of 2011 – Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble
Nick Anderson, Class of 2009 – Investment Banking Associate at Barclays Capital
Robert Olson, Class of 2009 – AVP, Product Manager at Nuveen Investments
Nishant Muraka, Class of 2010 – Business Analyst at Sword-Ciboodle
New York, NY:
Phani Madupalli, Class of 2010 – Finance Manager at American Express
Justin Lepone, Class of 2008 – Pricing Analyst at IBM
Zainab Zaki, Class of 2010 – Cofounder & COO at TappedIn
All events are free and will be hosted from 5:30 – 7:30pm local time. You can register here.