You worked hard over months perfecting your essays, getting great letters of recommendation, taking the tests, and finally hitting the submit button for the MBA programs you want to go to. But, you didn’t get accepted. What should you do? We’re here to help.
In this Ask The Art of Applying® series, we give you a peek into what it’s like to be a client asking a question in our Q&A Vault. We bring you answers to your questions about getting into graduate school. Our consultant, Adam, a Consortium fellow and a graduate of University of Virginia Darden School of Business, is answering a question about what happens if you work with us in the Application Accelerator® program and you don’t get accepted to any of the graduate schools you applied to.
So, what if I don’t get in?
Our client asked: I was accepted as a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management member, but the submission deadlines have passed and I was rejected from all the schools I applied to. So, what should I do with the Consortium acceptance? Should I see how much of the work I’ve done so far can be considered for re-applying next year, keep the membership and apply to the schools separately, or ignore this and do everything over again next year?
Here’s how our Founder & CEO, Kaneisha Grayson, answered the question, “Congrats on getting acceptance to The Consortium! That’s a positive sign, but don’t get your hopes up too high about not having to resubmit those materials next year. You should reach out to the folks at the consortium to explain the situation and see what they can do.”
What if you didn’t get into any program, including The Consortium?
This happens. Unfortunately, there’s only so much admissions consultants can do to help you get in and there is some level of luck involved when it comes to admissions committees granting acceptances. Not everyone who applies to a top school gets in.
Maybe you’re seeing a red light now, but we’re still here to help you turn it into a green light.
Something we’re proud to offer in these situations is our Green Light guarantee. If you signed up for our Application Accelerator® program and put in the hard work to get into your dream schools during your application process, we’ll work with you for free on your next round of applications with the same consultant. Lots of people have to apply multiple times. It’s not uncommon. Just know that it is possible to get in after getting rejected the first time around. Keep your head up and keep focused on the things in your control.
Can you help me?
Definitely! We’ll be with you to celebrate the good news and work through the bad news. Reach out to us for a Quick Call with our team at The Art of Applying® if you’re re-applying for your dream programs or doing it for the first time!