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

Harvard Kennedy School 2018-2019 Essay Prompts

Hello, Harvard Kennedy School hopefuls! We know you’re pondering your applications to all those top tier policy programs, so without further ado, here are the 2018-2019 application season essay prompts for the Harvard Kennedy School. Source: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/admissions-aid/masters-program-admissions/how-apply All Programs Personal History Essay (optional) Diversity of all kinds (race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality,… Continue reading

2018-2019 Policy School Application Deadlines for Top MPP / MPA Programs

The schools included: American University (SPA), Carnegie Mellon (Heinz), Columbia (SIPA), Cornell (CIPA), Duke (Sanford), George Washington University (Trachtenberg), Georgetown (McCourt), Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Indiana Bloomington (SPEA), Johns Hopkins (SAIS), NYU (Wagner), Princeton (Woodrow Wilson), Syracuse (Maxwell), UC Berkeley (Goldman), University of Chicago (Harris), Michigan Ann Arbor (Ford), USC (Price), UT Austin (LBJ School), U…. Continue reading

Princeton: Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs Master’s in Public Policy Program

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Last week we told you all about the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program. If you’re not caught up, be sure to check in out on the blog. This week we’re keeping the focus on you mid-career professionals who are interested in an advanced degree… Continue reading

Harvard Kennedy School: Mid-Career Master in Public Administration

Hello, and thanks for joining us! Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking to those of you who are still in college and thinking about graduate school. With programs such as HBS 2+2, Yale Silver Scholars, UVA Darden Future Year and Stanford Deferred Admission, there are multiple opportunities to gain admittance into a top-tier… Continue reading

Opportunity Spotlight: NYU Stern Berkley Scholars

Hello! Welcome back to the blog. Over the last several weeks we’ve focused on MBA deferred admissions programs such as HBS 2+2, UVA Darden Future Year Scholars, Stanford GSB Deferred Admission, and Yale SOM Silver Scholars. These  programs have been specifically designed for students who are finishing up their undergraduate degrees, but who would like… Continue reading

University of Virginia Darden School of Business: Future Year Scholars Program

Hello! Welcome back to our blog. Over the last few weeks we’ve been focusing on those of you who are still in undergrad and who want to get your MBA. Both Yale Silver Scholars and the HBS 2+2 programs offer students the opportunity to secure their place in business school, while also offering them time… Continue reading