First of all, many thanks to everyone that submitted Full-Time MBA applications by our first round deadline of October 15. Our application volume increased by over 20% for this round compared to last year, which is very exciting. The round was extremely diverse with over 32 countries represented and 41% of applications coming from outside of The United States.
From now through the release of admissions decisions in mid-December, our admissions team and 80+ McCombs Admissions Committee (MAC) student volunteers are standing by to help guide you through the remaining steps of the application process. With that in mind, below are some quick tips.
Actions to Take
Pay application fee: Your application fee payment is not necessary by the application deadline. Within three business days of submission of your application, log onto the “What I Owe” UT payment website to pay your application fee. Your fee status on the application checklist should reflect “Paid” within two business days of payment. Please note that payment Continue reading
“Texas MBA – Deadline approaching” the subject of the email flashed in my inbox. The mail reminded me – 10 more days to go before the final deadline on May 25, 2012.
I had taken the GMAT, filled in and saved my application, gotten my recommendations, and had a strong will to get my MBA degree from McCombs. I had done enough research on the courses, spoke to alumni, and attended information sessions to make sure it fit me. I hovered on the “Apply” button, but fell short just as I had over the last couple of days.
Mentally, I went through the same set of questions over and over again. They came in strongly without any coherent order.
“How will I make time for a time intensive course like this with a full time job?”
“How will my family survive with me being occupied most of the weekends (now I know it’s not just weekends) for two years?”
“How will I pay for my MBA, can I afford it?”
“I already am a manager, do I really need it?”
“Maybe I can give it another year and then go for it with a clearer mind.” Continue reading
With the final application deadline for the Texas Evening MBA, Texas MBA at Houston, Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas Executive MBA programs less than one month away, we want to remind you that we are here to help you and answer any questions you have along the way.
While we have seen strong demand for these programs with our classes almost half-full, there is still space available, and we encourage you to get your application in by the final deadline of May 25th.
On each Monday leading up to the final deadline, members of the Admissions Team will be sharing tips and tricks right here on the MBA Insider in order to help you get everything completed and get your application in.
Look over your application again and ensure it is complete. This should be pretty easy to do, as all required fields in the application are properly flagged for your convenience (with red asterisks).
Take advantage of the weekend to spend some time fine-tuning your message and ensure that it is cohesive. Remember that optional essays are optional (i.e. only write if you deem them necessary!). A great tip is to have someone proofread the essays without the essay prompt/question. Once they are done, you should ask the reader if they could tell what questions were being asked by the admissions committee. If your reader guesses the question correctly, it means you are on target on your essay content!