Recently we gave some shout-outs to a few MBA admissions offices that are transparent, or especially communicative — basically, that EssaySnark feels are on the up-and-up.* Here is one more we feel especially warrants notice: Darden.
- Darden’s admissions committee is really going out of its way to communicate with the applicant community. Blogs, YouTube vids, lots of admissions events, all sorts of stuff. These people are trying to connect with you. (EssaySnark really likes that “video blog” from the admissions director Sara Neher.)
- And guess what? DARDEN EXTENDED THEIR ROUND 1 DEADLINE BY A DAY. They sensed some confusion amongst their candidate pool (we’re not sure how that happened) so they moved the deadline.
WOW! Way to go, Darden. We like it.
*EssaySnark is not trying to imply that other schools or adcoms are shady or nefarious. We’re just appreciating the fact that some schools are more open and accommodating than others. Not appearing on one of our lists isn’t meant as a slight. We just want to commend those who are helping their candidates out.