Most MBA Programs Will Not Reduce Essays

Most MBA Programs Will Not Reduce Essays

By |January 22nd, 2015|essays, kaplan|

A Kaplan survey of the admissions committees at U.S. MBA programs shows that most programs do not plan to reduce their number of application essays as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Yale did recently. Only 13% of the 204 schools that participated in the survey responded that they requested fewer essays this year, and only 3% [...]

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More MBA Programs Consider GRE Parallel to GMAT

By |November 4th, 2014|GMAT, GRE, kaplan|

A new Kaplan survey published last month revealed that of 204 programs, 78% of admissions committees claimed that they view GMAT and GRE scores identically. Only 18% admitted that candidates who apply with GMAT scores have preference over candidates who apply with GRE scores, and explained that they have more experience with GMAT scores and [...]

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Business Schools Still Do Not Consider the IR Important

By |October 19th, 2014|GMAT, IR, kaplan|

A Kaplan survey published this month reveals that most business schools still are not sure how to use the integrated reasoning score even two years post its introduction to the GMAT exam.The IR section was added to the GMAT exam in June 2012 and was supposed to enable schools to better evaluate candidates’ abilities to [...]

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What is the Main Reason for a Rejection Letter?

By |November 25th, 2013|kaplan|

MBA candidates know that a rejection message is not only disappointing, but often also mysterious. The admissions committee rarely details its considerations, and the rejected candidate is left with little explanation. An article on the site Poets & Quants reports on a recent Kaplan Test Prep telephone survey of 140 admissions committees from the U.S. [...]

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Sixty-Nine Percent of Business Schools Accept the GRE

By |December 20th, 2012|GRE, kaplan|

Kaplan conducted a survey among 265 MBA programs, including 17 of the 25 top U.S. programs (according to US News’s ranking). Results show that 69% of business schools allow candidates to apply with GRE scores instead of GMAT scores, as opposed to 24% in 2009. Of the 31% that still do not accept the GRE, [...]

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Admissions Committees are Googling You!

By |September 27th, 2011|GRE, kaplan|

A new Kaplan survey found that 27% of MBA admissions committee members say they have searched for applicants on Google in order to learn more about them, and 22% checked candidates’ profiles on Facebook or other social networks. Fourteen percent said their searches revealed information about candidates that affected their chances negatively!The survey was conducted [...]

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