Monday, June 8, 2009

New Full-Time Program Deadlines

You're hearing it here first! The Full-Time Terry MBA program will be moving from a rolling admissions process to a round admissions process for our Summer and Fall 2010 classes. Here are the new deadlines:

Round 1
October 15th
Decisions issued on December 1st.

Round 2
December 1st
Decisions issued on January 15th.

Round 3 - Final deadline for International Applicants
January 15th
Decisions issued on March 15th.

Round 4 - Space Available Basis Only
March 1st
Decisions issued on May 3rd.

So, what does this mean for you as an applicant? I'll give you an example: if you apply by October 15th, and by apply I mean that all portions of your application have been submitted by October 15th (including test scores!), you will receive an admission decision on December 1st. You know exactly when you'll be hearing from us.

Remember- the early bird gets the worm. If you're hoping to be awarded a graduate assistantship or scholarship get your application in for Round 1 or Round 2. Once the funding is gone, it's gone!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MBA Orientation and Pre-Term

We just welcomed our new Terry 11-Month MBA students to campus for two weeks of orientation and pre-term events. This is a such a great time for those of us who work in MBA Admissions because we get to see all the people we've worked with over the last recruiting year interacting together in one place. It's a lot of fun.

The first day is all the nuts and bolt orientation issues: what you need to do, when, and how. We cap that off with a casual dinner where families are also welcome. After that it's all about getting down to business.

The remainder of the two weeks is all about leadership, team development, and career management. Students complete self-assessments, begin their career counseling, network at alumni and recruiter panels, form their project teams, draw up team contracts, and more. It's a whirlwind introduction to what life as a Terry MBA student is all about. Everything finishes up with a ropes course that challenges students to go outside of their comfort zones and support one another at the same time. When classes begin, you're ready to hit the ground running.

Can you picture yourself at orientation next year? Watch for an announcement on our new deadlines for Summer and Fall 2010 soon.