Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall in Bloomington and Application Season

Actually being on campus this week reminds me of how much I enjoy the fall weather and leaves changing. Bloomington is a vibrant college town, nestled quietly in southern Indiana, about an hour south of Indianapolis. Many people think of Indiana as flat, boring, and full of cornfields. Growing up in northern Indiana, I can assure you that can be the case. However, now living in southern Indiana, I find myself surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors, particularly this time of year. Rolling hills, forests, lakes, and outdoor opportunities are aplenty in and around Bloomington. If you’re looking for a nice quiet place to get away, they’re easily found in the area! I’ve learned that a short drive to work or a refreshing walk around campus can be a great way to refresh and relax. I would encourage you to explore for yourself and visit campus. This is one of the most important things you can do in finding the right “fit” and determining which program to attend. (And yes, these pictures are from Bloomington!)

Tip from the Admissions Committee: As we begin to move into “application season” it is important to think about the timing of your application. We offer four admissions deadlines: November 1, January 5, March 1, and April 15. It is important to note that students are admitted in all four rounds. We utilize a waitlist, particularly in the earlier rounds, to allow this to happen. The most important factor to consider when applying to business school is to submit your application at its strongest. One of the biggest misconceptions is that students must apply early before there are no seats left in the class. As I just mentioned, that is not true. You should apply when you are ready. You should want to put your best foot forward. If you feel there are components of the application you can strengthen, it is always best to do this first rather than rush to meet a certain deadline.

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