Here’s what we know:
ALL of the Brave Supplicants we worked with last year in Round 1 got into a top choice MBA program who:
1. Started early
2. Worked diligently
Many of them got into more than one!!
Here’s what else we know:
MANY of the BSers from Round 1 got in who:
1. Started really late
Some of these also got into more than one!! But many others of these BSers got in nowhere at all.
We also had a handful of BSers who started the Complete Essay Package in Round 2, but many of them simply did not put in the time and effort and rework required on their submissions at each step of the way, and some never even completed it. They dropped off our radar, and we don’t know if they ended up submitting or not. They ghosted us.
Year after year, we see LOTS of candidates make it into the very best programs, when they start early enough, and they actually WORK on their apps from the very beginning.
We gave what we hoped was a buck-up buddy post in late December 2017, which distills down the issues that we’ve identified in causing BSers to fail:
The tl;dr of that VERY long post is, all that’s required to succeed in this process of applying to business school is the willingness to work.
If you’re coming around the EssaySnark blahg now, then by definition, you HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
encourage — no, we exhort you:
Starting early is strongly correlated with success in this process.
Starting late will significantly dampen your chances of getting into the school that you love.