Admissions Tips from Harvard

In an online chat, Harvard's director of MBA admissions answered questions from potential applicants. Here's a transcript of the session

Changes are afoot in the admissions office at Harvard Business School. When the new application season kicks off in July, candidates will have choices about which essay questions to answer—two required core essay questions and a choice of three among six other essay topics—explained Deirdre Leopold, executive director of MBA admissions and financial aid at HBS, at a recent BusinessWeek live chat event. In addition, a new Web site, set to launch in July, will include podcasts from the admissions and student services staff and faculty. Leopold herself will be writing a blog to keep everyone posted on what's new on campus. The B-school also plans to let applicants know when the bulk of interview invitations go out.

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