Beat the crunch with Start Smart

Accepted's new consulting service eases MBA admissions stress and prepares applicants to submit terrific applications for Round 1 deadlines.

LOS ANGELES, California—April 2, 2008—Savvy business school applicants know it's in their best interest to apply as early as possible. But when MBA programs don't release their application materials until August or later, would-be applicants are often left twiddling their thumbs for months; then, overnight, they suddenly feel the crunch of submitting all their materials on time.

To help MBA applicants get a head start on the application season, Accepted® announces a new MBA admissions mentoring service geared towards candidates who want to make the most of this slower season. "Start Smart™ offers MBA applicants expert advice before the application period begins," explains Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted.

Abraham says that it's not too early to begin thinking about applications. "In the Spring, MBA applicants should be taking critical steps to improve their profiles. They should decide on target schools, recommenders, goals, professional opportunities, and community service options. Start Smart provides experienced, expert, and personal mentoring to applicants at this vital stage in the MBA application process."

With Start Smart, experienced MBA admissions experts act as project managers, providing the personalized attention that can help applicants keep the MBA admissions process on track. Through regularly scheduled check-ins, Start Smart clients build a strong foundation to support their submissions in the Fall.

Accepted Senior Editor Cydney Foote adds, "Applicants can't change anything about the years invested in their educations and careers, and hopefully they don’t want to. But Start Smart can help them bolster their profiles before the MBA admissions season kicks off. Then, when the applications are released, they'll hit the ground running."

Accepted provides personal advising to MBA applicants and since 1996 has helped thousands of business school hopefuls present themselves at their best.

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Journalists, newsletter publishers, bloggers and others: You may reprint this press release in whole or in part. If you’d like to learn more about's Start Smart service or tips for MBA admissions, please contact Linda Abraham or call 310-815-9553.