suggestions on how to improve upon your candidacy for a future admit term,
please see the Reapplication Tips section below.
If you reapply
within one year of your original application, you can submit an abridged
application as follows:
resume, new application form, one recommendation letter, and the application
fee. The recommendation letter can be from one of your original
recommenders, but should be updated to reflect your performance and
achievements since your original application.
cover letter that tells us what you have been doing since you last applied
and how your application is stronger. You can use the cover letter to update
us on your goals, highlight your accomplishments, and discuss your reasons
for seeking an MBA from Ross. This can be uploaded along with your
you may submit one or more of our current essay questions.
submitted information including
transcripts, essays, recommendations, GMAT and TOEFL scores will still be on
If you reapply
after more than one year from your original application, you will need to
submit a completely new application, including transcripts, new essays, and two
new recommendation letters.
GMAT test scores
are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the deadline date
when you apply; scores over five years old will not be accepted. If you
retake the GMAT or TOEFL, please send us an updated score report.
reapplying are the same as the published deadlines for new applications.
times, applicants have not identified their goals clearly or have not made a
clear link between these goals and an MBA. You may want to consider doing
informational interviews with people who have an MBA and/or work in the industry
or career you are interested in pursuing. Another great resource is
a website that provides information on MBA careers.
Fit with Ross—Each
MBA program is unique. As such, we want to understand why you feel Ross is the
best fit for you. Providing generic reasons for Ross, or quoting information
from our materials and website, is not helpful. Be sure you clearly articulate
your reasons for wanting to pursue an MBA at Ross.
general, your recommendation should be from a direct supervisor – someone who
knows you well and can provide specific examples from your work
experience. Letters from faculty, family or peers are not recommended.
accomplishments should be clear throughout your resume, essays, and
recommendations. We want to see your track record of success and understand how
you have made an impact on your organization. A description of promotions is not
what we are looking for. Rather, we want to understand your actions in making
an impact on an organization, and what that impact was.
your GMAT score is below our average, we encourage you to retake it to improve
the competitiveness of your file. Regarding undergraduate performance, if your
background is less quantitative, or if you struggled in some of your coursework,
you may want to consider taking some quantitative classes. Finally, if your
undergraduate performance is less than stellar, you can use the optional essay
to address the situation.