While you may think you’ve got plenty of time to spare when it comes to applying to MISB Bocconi, the truth is that there are many advantages to getting a jump start on the process.
Read on for six reasons to aim for the Round 1 deadline of January 31.
Secure Your Spot
The PGPB at MISB has a firm, predetermined class size, and we do not accept any future applications once we reach this limit. Applying during Round 1 ensures that you won’t be rejected simply because of a numbers game.
Get Your Finances In Order
Exploring your financial aid options can take time. When you apply to MISB, you can expect to receive your offer letter within a week of applying, meaning that Round 1 applicants have significantly more time to put the finance pieces into place. Not to mention — you may have less to piece together. (See #3.)
An Inside Edge on Tuition Waivers
At MISB, we offer both full and partial merit-based tuition waivers to candidates with outstanding profiles. However, only candidates who have completed their applications and been admitted to the PGPB are eligible for funding. The majority of support is awarded during the first round, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances.
Boost Your Scores
Not everyone gets their best score right out of the gate. Because you can still report test scores — either for the Bocconi Entrance Test (BET) or an alternate entrance test, such as the CAT, CMAT, GMAT, GRE or XAT — after submitting your application, you’ll have less energy tied up in paperwork and more time to focus on acing your entrance test.
If you’re returning to b-school from the workplace, gaining early acceptance to MISB can give you enough time to plan your exit. Additionally, many students choose to use this “cushion” to spend extra time with family and friends before the rigours of b-school begin.
Peace of Mind
Peace of mind can’t be quantified, but that’s because it’s invaluable — particularly during the potentially stressful b-school application process. By applying early to MISB, you can minimize stress while taking one step closer to your bright future as a member of the MISB community.
One caveat: While applying early has definite incentives, the benefits of submitting a thorough and comprehensive application trump all else. Whether you make it into Round 1 or shoot for a later deadline, make sure your application is its most compelling and complete before you click “Submit.”
We’re looking forward to your application!
This post first appeared on MISB Bocconi Blog