Planning Your Campus Visit

Soojin Kwon Koh, director of admissions at the Ross School of Business, recently posted an entry in the Ross Admissions Blog on how to time your campus visit. On-campus visits are a great way to get to know a school and discover if it’s a good fit for you. So, should you visit before you apply, once you’re invited for an interview, or wait until you’ve been admitted?

Any of those would be highly recommended, says Soojin, and each has their benefits. Read on for her take on timing, which fits no matter where you’re thinking of applying…

  • For those who are able to visit before you apply, you may be able to get a better sense of the program and the campus, and be more convinced (and hence more convincing within your application) about your fit.
  • For those who come to campus for an interview during non-exam time, you will have a similar opportunity to meet students and attend classes. And more than likely, you will interview with one of the Admissions Student Committee members, MBA2s who have been trained by Soojin or her staff on how to evaluate fit with Ross.
  • Finally, the benefit of visiting when you’re admitted is that you’ll get to meet potential future classmates. This will give you an even clearer idea of what your experience in the Ross community will be like.

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