If you missed the announcement yesterday: We’re now charging for access to select parts of the blahg.
Today we’re doing TWO POSTS – this one, a freebie to prove that we’re still going to offer stuff gratis, and another for those of you who’ve already ponied up some coin for the blahg membership (thank you!!). Maybe if we do two posts a day we can work through this backlog of requests for free help (fingers crossed!).
Way back in early Spring, we had a very brave Brave Supplicant who was (finally!!) admitted to a top program – this person worked so so hard for it, in multiple application rounds, through many ups and downs and interviews and rejections — it was a roller coaster. We were elated when we heard the news.
But alas… this silver lining had a cloud attached to it. Here’s what this BSer said when we asked for any advice they might want to offer to BSers who would be coming after:
Another thing to keep in mind is to not forget your primary criteria. In the second round, I neglected the financial constraints I had and now I am feeling really sorry about that after getting an admit. It’s all the more important for the international candidates who don’t have co-signors in the US.
This is an important consideration. When you’re first choosing your schools, you should look at what the nut will be, and be sure to research the financing options that will be available to you. And, if you’re not successful in your first try, don’t overlook this financial angle when you go for a new set of targets. If you’re an international candidate, this is especially important. Do NOT assume that you’ll get enough scholarship money to bridge the gap. MBA programs are not as generous with handing out scholarships as most other types of graduate education, and you absolutely cannot count on getting any help in that regard.
Bschool is expensive — and getting in is just the first hurdle to overcome. Don’t set yourself up for buyer’s remorse after they accept you by not researching your options ahead of time.