Client Case Study: International Reapplicant Accepted to Columbia SIPA with a Low GPA

Client: Juan We worked with our client Juan to help him overcome a low GPA, low test score, and being a reapplicant to successfully apply to Columbia SIPA. He'll be attending Columbia SIPA with a large scholarship from the Panamanian government that covers nearly his entire tuition. Service: Application Accelerator® Join Date: June 2018 | End Date: May... Continue reading

Client Case Study: Full Scholarship to Business School with a Low GPA and Low GRE Score

Client: Ashley Service: Application Accelerator® Join Date: June 2018 | End Date: May 2019 Demographics African-American (of Jamaican descent) First-generation American First-time applicant Application Stats College: Baruch College Major: Operations Management GPA: under 3.2 GRE Score: under 310 combined (GMAT equivalent of a under 500) Work Experience: 5 years of working for a third-party logistics company Acceptances Indiana University Kelley... Continue reading

Are MBA Admissions Consultants Worth the Cost?

Note: In this article, we’ll primarily focus on MBA applicants considering working with MBA admissions consultants. However, here at The Art of Applying, in the spirit of our founder who is a joint degree graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, we work with applicants to top business schools as well as other… Continue reading

Changing Jobs While Applying to Business School: an interview with our client David V.

At The Art of Applying, we recognize that you have choices when it comes to getting help, support, and guidance with your MBA, JD, and policy graduate school applications. The way that we approach the application process is a bit different than others, and it may not be a good fit for everyone. However, we… Continue reading

How to Tailor Grad School Application Essays to the Specific University

Often, graduate school admissions essays for JD, MBA, and policy programs will ask applicants to discuss why they chose this school specifically or how this specific program will help them achieve their unique career goals. While it may be tempting to just turn in the same essay for every school, you’ll need to tailor your… Continue reading

Harvard Business School’s “HBX,” provider of “HBX CORe” is now Harvard Business School Online

As many of you may already know, Harvard Business School Online is an online learning platform that provides engaging, immersive courses that can help MBA applicants get up to speed before applying to business school and professionals of all levels advance in their careers. Formerly HBX, Harvard Business School Online has recently rebranded as they… Continue reading

How to Organize Your Grad School Personal Statement and Application Essays

Photo credit: rawpixel Organizing ideas and life experiences into essays is one of the biggest concerns that our students have at The Art of Applying® — and for good reason. When you’re writing about your life, the order in which things happen and the significance of what you’ve experienced makes perfect sense to you. A… Continue reading