It seems like we just started our recruitment season for the fall 2015 intake but our Round 1 deadline crept up on us last week. If you are among the many strong students who applied for this Round, congratulations! You will have your decision from our Admissions Committee before the end of this year. However, if you are one of the students who could not get their applications pulled together for Round 1, here are three tips to get your organized (and submitted!) for Round 2.
1. Order your transcripts from any university level studies you have completed up to now. This is probably the easiest thing you can do and it often takes the longest, especially for international students. A reminder that your university must send us your transcripts directly in a sealed envelope in order for transcripts to be considered official.
2. Talk to your references. If they are dragging their feet on submitting your reference letters, you can let them know that this application process is time sensitive. Reminding them that the forms are completed on line and done so very quickly may also help to get them moving. Lastly, don’t forget to remind them that your application to Rotman is important and you will need a strong reference from them to help your candidacy.
3. Write your essays one at a time. Have them proof read by someone you trust once all of them are complete. Coming up with 250 words is not a problem but getting your thoughts organized and fitting everything you want to say into 250 words can be challenging. Take the essay portion of the application one essay at a time so that it is less daunting. Get your ideas into point form and then fill in the blanks. Once you have written something you are happy with, share the essays with a friend, colleague or partner. Feedback is important and it will help you with the finishing touches.
Our Round 2 deadline will be January 12, 2015.
Don’t let this deadline creep up on you like Round 1 did! As you work on your applications, do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Team. We are here to help! Remember that we review applications on a rolling basis so the sooner you apply the better your chances of getting in – and getting an entrance award – will be!
Good luck and we look forward to reviewing your applications soon!