We’ve been getting app strategy questions!!! Let’s offer you all some attempts at some answers!!
As everyone now knows, Kellogg announced that they have completely waived the requirement to submit a standardized test in order to apply right now. (If you missed it before, be sure to read that post before moving forward with today’s.) They are also making arrangements for candidates whose applications were rejected during their Round 1 or Round 2 cycles to petition them for reconsideration.
That latter point is actually the most notable. Yes, saying that you don’t need a GMAT or GRE score to get in is earth-shakingly big. That says that we are indeed operating in a new reality.
But this opportunity to have your rejected app reconsidered?
They’re basically acknowledging that yes, they may have rejected you before based nearly entirely on a low test score, and in order to be fair now, they’ll take another look at your app.
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with some specific advice on your Kellogg Rd 3 Rolling application strategy!
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YOU HAVE TIME.
Don’t let your overall anxiety of the moment trip you up.
Yes, you want to get your app in as early as you can, especially if you’re an international applicant. But YOU HAVE TIME.
Don’t submit a craptastic app in a rush, just because it seems like they’re willing to accept anyone with a pulse and someone told you that you need to get it in fast in order to maximize chances. No. That’s not true. Yes, be smart, and don’t waste precious time. But no rushing.
Be deliberate about this.
Those essays? Yeah, they’re gonna be a ton of work. These Kellogg essay questions are hard.
Start sketching out ideas. Start brainstorming, or outlining, and figuring out possibilities. And be prepared for a lot of revision. Revision is where great essays are born.
Want some help along the way? It’s particularly cheap and easy to get us working with you right now! We can support you with an intensive process of extensive critiquing — aka the Essay Decimator — that can help you with crafting up those ideas into a more powerful message, so that you’re presenting a pitch that has the best chance possible for them to say yes!
Or if you have questions we can help with, either leave them in the comments section here, or drop them in the School Targets section of My SnarkCenter and we’ll circle around to answering as soon as we can!
Coronavirus and the MBA
- Coronavirus: Kellogg waives the GMAT and GRE for MBA admissions in Rolling Round 3
- Coronavirus: International students
- Coronavirus and scholarship opportunities
- Coronavirus: Admitted to the Class of 2022 and decisions to attend
- Coronavirus: What if you decide not to go?
Tell us what you think.