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August 14, 2018 Live Admissions Chat

Answered Questions (76)

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Chat Guest: What sources of letters of recommendation does the admissions team find most useful?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Letters of recommendation can come from your direct manager or anyone you feel is professional in nature. We have two letters of recommendation required for your application.

 

Chat Guest: Hello! In regards to the Evening MBA program, I have a question about Letters of Recommendation (LOR). In the event LOR are submitted on my behalf and I am not accepted into the program but choose to apply again the following term, do those letters need to be resubmitted by recommenders?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: That’s a great question! If that is the case, please reach out to us and we can move your recommendation letters over to your new application on our end.

 

Chat Guest: Hi!  Thanks for hosting this chat.  I was wondering if you had any insight as to when the Fall 2019 Quarter application will be released/open.  Thanks again!

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: What a timely question! We are in the process of finalizing our application details and it should go live this month!

 

Chat Guest: Good Afternoon, would you advise an applicant who underperformed on the GMAT but has a solid resume and reputable references to go the GSBALB route or apply directly to Booth as usual?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: The Graduate Student at Large Business (GSALB) option can certainly be beneficial in that aspect. I recommend connecting with an admissions counselor before pursing GSALB, as we can dig deeper into your test scores and background to determine if that is in fact the best option or if perhaps given the totality of your application we recommend applying to Booth with confidence. But we can have those individual conversations with you.

 

Chat Guest: Are you able to take elective classes at Chicago's law school?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing Yes, Evening-Weekend students are allowed to take electives across the University of Chicago, including the law school. Just be aware that the law school only offers classes during the day, so your schedule would have to allow for it.

 

Chat Guest: Is the admissions process any different if I already have a Master's degree? Does Booth consider awarding credit for prior coursework?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: The holistic nature of our application review process will remain the same. Unfortunately, Booth does not accept transfer credits.

 

Chat Guest: Hi, do you offer any scholarships for weekend mba candidates? if so, how can one apply for the scholarships as part of the admission packet?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: The only scholarship currently available for the Weekend MBA Program is for the Civic Scholars Program which is specifically for professionals working in the nonprofit and government.

 

Chat Guest: In general, what differentiates the Booth program from other top MBA programs?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Flexibility – both in the classes you decide to choose and also flexibility in when you take those classes. In our research we have not found a more flexible part-time program and that allows students to be present, engaged, and create a path that is unique to them and the skills they want to acquire or enhance at Booth.

 

Chat Guest: What time does the weekend MBA classes generally are scheduled?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: The Weekend MBA classes take place on Saturdays with classes from 9 a.m.-Noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m., all at our downtown Gleacher Center campus.

 

Chat Guest: Hi there - for the weekend program, do you offer remote viewing of classes? I would need to commute to Booth for the program, which is workable, but having a few weekends where I could remain in Houston would be very helpful!

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: All Booth classes, including Weekend, are held in person only.

 

Chat Guest: what's the score for GRE? You mentioned in Q&A that you look for the equivalent GRE Scores. Is it mean in the 80 percentile?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: We don't have an average percentile for the GRE that we use.  If you look on ETS.org you can put in GRE scores and see what the equivalent GMAT would be.

 

Chat Guest: Does Booth offer on campus recruiting for Part Time Students?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: The short answer is yes! In fact, Career Services offers a wide variety of resources from individual career coaching, alumni career advisors, formalized campus recruiting for full time jobs, job posting database, etc. You will be able to tailor your career advancement strategy based on what resource will best help you achieve your goals. Evening MBA and Weekend MBA (EW) students have access to the same resources at Full Time MBA (FT) students, with the exception of internships. The level of career services resources for internships differs between FT and EW Programs, as most EW students are not interested in an internships. I suggest you view our very detailed career specific websites to learn more about services offered and how EW students leverage such:

https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/career

https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/career/impact

https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/career/job-tools-resources

https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/career/faq

 

Chat Guest: Do we need to have GMAT/GRE scores reported before officially submitting Weekend MBA application?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: Yes, everyone must have a GMAT/GRE score submitted with their application. You can self-report your score, and if admitted, we will obtain the official score.

 

Chat Guest: Hi, Where can I find a list of coursers that can be taken through the GSAL-Business program?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: Please refer to our course search tool here: https://intranet.chicagobooth.edu/pub/coursesearch/coursesearch. As long as there are not any prerequisites for the particular class, it is possible to enroll in most Booth classes.

 

Chat Guest: What is the deadline for the fall 2019 weekend mba program? Is there a spring start for the weekend mba?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: For the Weekend MBA Program we have both an Autumn and Spring start. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2019. The deadline for a Weekend student to apply is January 11, 2019. The Fall 2019 application will go live later this month. While the deadline is not yet published, you can anticipate it being early to mid-May 2019.

 

Chat Guest: I'm in the non-profit industry looking to transition into a for-profit company. What career placement opportunities are available for evening MBA students?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: Our Evening and Weekend MBA students have access to our career services office where you can explore career options, get help with resumes, practice interviews, see job postings and other help. The part-time MBA students have their own career services office here in Gleacher Center.

 

Chat Guest: Hello! How does scheduling generally work for students flying in for the weekend program?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Students in the weekend program typically take classes on Saturday from 9-noon and again from 1:30-4:30 p.m. There is however flexibility for weekend students to take classes on Friday night (6-9pm) as that counts as an option for the weekend program. Classes throughout the week may also be taken in the Evening or Full-time program if your schedule allows. Taking 2 classes per quarter would allow you to graduate in 2.5 years. Student events, meetings, and networking opportunities will take place primarily on the weekend for convenience of Weekenders.

 

Chat Guest: What percentage of program graduates are placed in the Chicago-area?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: It's difficult to place a specific percentage on that due to having graduates every quarter, but a significant number of students, especially in the Evening MBA program, seek out employment in the Chicago area.

 

Chat Guest: Do weekend mba program students stay on campus or off campus? Is there any expectation around where they stay?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: If you are asking about overnight stays, our downtown campus (where the Weekend MBA Program is located) does not have housing. Our traveling Weekend students typically stay in hotels within walking distance to our downtown campus (there are many from which to choose). Where you choose to stay is completely up to you.

 

Chat Guest: Hi! As part of application, they ask about number of GMAT taken. Are we supposed to report the ones that we cancelled as well? Also, do you care about how many times a candidate takes his or her GMAT?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: I would answer the question with all of the times you have taken the exam, even if the score was cancelled.  It is not uncommon for someone to take the GMAT or GRE more than once. When someone submits a low score and we see that they have only taken it once, we typically recommend they re-test at that point. In that sense we do care.

 

Chat Guest: Hi, can international students apply for weekend MBA? If so, do they require visa? What types?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: International students are welcome to apply. The part time program does not provide student visas to candidates, therefore an H1B work visa would be necessary to begin the program.

 

Chat Guest: What kinds of things are good to bring to the interview session? Is it one on one or a presentation to a group?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: Every applicant receives a one-on-one interview, unless you are applying as a Chicago Business Fellow (young professional program), in which case you would have an additional group interview. Our admissions committee recently wrote a blog post with top interview tips. You can read it here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/blog/ewadmissions/2018/interview-tips

 

Chat Guest: Is there a finalized fall event schedule for events outside of Chicago?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: We should have our Autumn event schedule posted online by the end of this month.

 

Chat Guest: Does Booth encourage/offer opportunities for Part time students to get internships associated with coursework in second year?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: Regarding career services formalized recruiting programs, internship recruiting is basically only open to Full Time MBA students (most EW students are not seeking an internship). EW students are able to participate in the same Campus Recruiting program for full time jobs. Please keep in mind that campus recruiting is only one of many sources students use to find a new job (if that is their goal)- job posting database, student and alumni network, etc.

 

Chat Guest: I have a M.A. and a B.A. Will my GPA of my M.A. be weighed more heavily than my B.A. GPA?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Your GPA of the M.A. will not be weighted more or less heavily than your B.A. We will look to take a holistic approach at reviewing your candidacy and look at the transcripts of both degrees.

 

Chat Guest: Does Booth offer online classes for the weekend / evening MBA program?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: Chicago Booth does not offer online courses in any of its programs. All classes take place in-person at our Hyde Park or downtown Chicago campuses.

 

Chat Guest: Hello! Does the spring 2019 round for Weekend MBA have the Chicago Business Fellow (CBF) option? It is not specified on the website.

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: For the Weekend MBA Program, we only have an Autumn CBF intake. For the Evening Program, we offer CBF in the Spring and Fall.

 

Chat Guest: How flexible are you with switching in between Weekend cohort to Evening cohort? I am from Seattle and would like to relocate to Chicago eventually if I get in. Till then, I will have to commute on the weekends and i want to have a flexibility to switch once I move.

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: All Evening/Weekend students have one opportunity to switch one time from the weekend to evening program or vice versa. You may apply for the program that works best for your schedule now and know you can switch once at some point during the program.

 

Chat Guest: Does Booth have any special arrangements with nearby hotels for Weekend MBA students? If so, can you provide any additional details for cost estimation? Thanks!

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: We do have some agreements. You can check out the discounts here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/student-experience/city-life.

 

Chat Guest: Would the weekend MBA consist of classes year round and every weekend of the year?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: You must complete 20 courses and have 5 years to do so. A typical weekend students takes 2 classes per quarter (on Saturday) and at that pace completes the program in 2.5-3 years. If one goes year round without any breaks that would be 44 weekends a year. With the exception of summer quarter, which is 10 weeks, the winter, spring, and autumn quarters are 11 weeks long. It is up to you how you pace yourself throughout the program. Some Weekend students are also able to get to Chicago in time to take a Friday night course as well.

 

Chat Guest: Hello - As described, the weekend MBA is focused on working professionals. As an entrepreneur, would this program be the best fit? If so, which areas of my application can I use to articulate my role as a business owner?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: The weekend program would be great for an entrepreneur, and flexibility would allow you to engage in events for your business (competitions, networking, incubator/accelerator space). You would want to rely on the short/long term goals section, your essays, and interview to articulate your role as a business owner

 

Chat Guest: What is your typical acceptance rate for the Evening and Weekend programs?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: Unfortunately we do not disclose our acceptance rate for the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs.

 

Chat Guest: Do you plan to conduct any info sessions/meetups in the Bay Area this year?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: Yes, we will be hosting an admissions reception on October 24 in San Francisco. At this event you can meet with one of our admissions directors and Booth students/alumni from your area. We should have registration available by the end of August, so check back at https://apply.chicagobooth.edu/portal/EWEvents.

 

Chat Guest: I am 32. Does Booth have any recommended age for the weekend MBA program? And is there any data around the % increase in salary for weekend MBA candidates post their weekend MBA. I am just curious and any additional info on how an MBA can add value to my career.

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: We don't have a recommended age, as long as you see the ROI in a Booth degree for you and feel it is the right time in your life. We post our career statistics specifically for Weekend, and Evening students, and you can view that information here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/career/impact.

 

Chat Guest: What percentage of the Booth MBA course catalog is offered on Saturdays?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: You may look at the classes offered on Saturdays in future quarters from our course search link here: https://intranet.chicagobooth.edu/pub/coursesearch/coursesearch

 

Chat Guest: what is the typical course load of an evening MBA student? What assumptions need to be made in order for a candidate to graduate in ~2 years?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: All students need 20 courses in order to graduate. On average, our students take 2 classes per quarter and at that pace can typically finish within 2.5-3 years without taking any breaks. While it might be possible to graduate in 2 years that is not typically what we see. With the flexibility of our program you dictate the pace of your MBA. So, if you want to take 3 classes a quarter and not take any breaks you would graduate sooner than 2.5 years. That said, 3 classes is a lot to take while working a full-time job.

 

Chat Guest: What kind of research opportunities are available for EW students outside of the classroom?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: You might be able to make a specific arrangement with a particular professor, but realistically, it is quite difficult for part-time students who are also working full time to add on research responsibilities.

 

Chat Guest: Are all classes weighted equally for GPA calculation or are some worth more than others?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: All classes are weighted equally for GPA consideration

 

Chat Guest: Are all Evening Classes 6-9pm?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Yes, all evening MBA classes are 6-9pm at the Gleacher Center

 

Chat Guest: Are interviews done on the weekends, weekdays, or weeknights?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: Interviews are generally done in the evening during the week and on Saturdays.  If there are special arrangements you need you can contact our admissions team about doing a phone interview or other times.

 

Chat Guest: can you talk about the community at Booth, student life and opportunities for women?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: We are proud of our vibrant and diverse student life within the Evening and Weekend MBA Programs. There are more than 45 student groups exclusive to Evening-Weekend, and over 300 events are hosted each year. Our student groups cover a wide range of social and professional interests and are very active outside the classroom. There are some women-specific student groups like our Graduate Women in Business group and women-specific leadership workshops (Booth Women Advance). There is also our big Booth Women Connect conference which takes place each fall. You can take a look at some of our student groups here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/student-experience/beyond-classroom/groups

 

Chat Guest: What kind of access EW program candidates have to get faculty support during the course? Office hours, emails, etc.

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: The preferred means of communication vary by each professor, but all are at the very least accessible by email. Many professors hold office hours for Evening and Weekend students during the week.

 

Chat Guest: What is the typical cohort size for evening MBA candidates for any given quarterly start?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: The size differs per quarter, depending on the number of applicants, however we have roughly 1050 Evening Students and 375 Weekend students

 

Chat Guest: I am out of town from the east coast. For the admission process, along with submitting the application online. Is an in-person interview mandatory? Or is it optional.

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager:  The in-person interview is required for all applicants.

 

Chat Guest: Are interviews conducted by the admissions department, alumni, or both?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: Interviews are generally conducted by current students and alumni.

 

Chat Guest: I had my M.A. and B.A. in China. Will Booth take those abroad GPA? Is there any special request to the foreign transcripts?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: We do accept international grades and transcripts. Please note that if accepted, we will require a verified English translated version of the transcripts.

 

Chat Guest: Is there opportunity to shadow a class?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Yes, you may visit a class here: https://apply.chicagobooth.edu/portal/EWClassVisit. This is the last week to visit classes for the summer quarter, however you will be able to visit classes for the fall quarter starting the first week of October.

 

Chat Guest: Is tuition billed quarterly? If so, how far in advance of the launch dates?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: Tuition is billed quarterly.  In your first quarter tuition is not due until several weeks after Launch.

 

Chat Guest: Is there a list of faculty members offering courses for EW program published on the booth website for prospective students to review?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: Absolutely! You can check out courses at Booth and select the Evening and Weekend Program through our course Search feature. You can find course descriptions and course schedules by course number, quarter, program, and other course criteria. https://intranet.chicagobooth.edu/pub/coursesearch/coursesearch

 

Chat Guest: What’s the biggest difference between the evening/weekend MBA program and the Executive MBA program?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: The biggest different between the evening/weekend program and executive program is the structure and flexibility. While the Evening/Weekend program allow for great amounts of flexibility, the Executive program is a lock-step program that must be completed on a schedule, where Booth selects specific classes we feel will most benefit you. There is also an international component built into the Executive program that allows you to study in our campuses in London and Hong Kong as well as Chicago. The Executive program typically houses students with about 13 years of experience.

 

Chat Guest: Why does Weekend not offer CBF in the spring whereas Evening offers it in the spring? Does that mean CBF also has some sort of a cohort system then?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: To explain a little about what makes CBF different, the Chicago Business Fellows program is a subset of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs for those with 3 years or less of experience, and offers additional professional development programming during the first quarter via a required weekly seminar.  It yields the exact same degree and 95% of your classes will be with the traditional MBA students, but that additional programming helps to build some of the softer skills that can be important early in a career.  You can think of those seminars as a co-horted model. Evening students meet every Friday night whereas Weekend students meet every Sunday during the first quarter.

 

Chat Guest: What percentage of students receive financial aid of some kind (fellowships, scholarships, etc)? Additionally, what is the most common tuition financing mechanism you see (private loans, federal loans)?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: While we do not have percentage of the number of students who receive scholarships in the Evening and Weekend programs, these scholarships are limited and highly competitive. More common avenues of financial assistance we see student utilize is financial support through federal aid or their employers.

 

Chat Guest: This might be a better question to ask an alumni but what is the typical out-of-class workload in a given week if I am taking 2 classes per quarter?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: Each class varies as far as the amount of out of class work.  However, students have great resources available to see what other students say.  Every class and professor is listed with a rating and average amount of work that class requires out of class.

 

Chat Guest: Hi I am planning on flying in from Portland. do you have classes that meet only on the weekend, i.e. not on Friday?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Students in the weekend program typically take classes on Saturday from 9-noon and again from 1:30-4:30 p.m. There is however flexibility for weekend students to take classes on Friday night (6-9pm) as that counts as an option for the weekend program. Classes throughout the week may also be taken in the Evening or Full-time program if your schedule allows. Taking 2 classes per quarter would allow you to graduate in 2.5 years. Student events, meetings, and networking opportunities will take place primarily on the weekend for convenience of Weekenders.

 

Chat Guest: Do you have info about the courses offered, and the faculties. Also, do you offer support with respect to selecting coursework or specialization. How many courses are mandatory vs elective in the weekend mba program.

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Per your questions:

1. You may find a list of our course offerings here (you can filter for Weekend program): https://intranet.chicagobooth.edu/pub/coursesearch/coursesearch

2. We have academic advising that is available to all of our students for assistance in selecting courses, with background information on the professor. They can meet with you to determine your goals for that quarter and skills you are looking to enhance and suggest classes that meet those requirements. We also provide data on all of our classes from student surveys about the class content; hours per week required outside of class, etc.

3. There are 3 areas of classes you need to take (Accounting, Statistics, and Economics) and out of our 7 function areas you must take classes in at least 6 of them. That leaves you with 11 total classes strictly for electives -- of which you can take any Booth class to fulfill.

 

Chat Guest: Just for confirmation, you can only apply to one program (Full, Evening, or Weekend) at a time, correct?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: Yes, you can only apply to one Booth program at a time. If you are not admitted, you can reapply to any program after six months.

 

Chat Guest: Good afternoon. I was curious about the evening MBA hours and schedule. What days do classes meet and at what times?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: Evening MBA classes are held once a week Monday through Friday from 6-9pm. The quarter length is 10-11 weeks.

 

Chat Guest: How do the admissions rates between the Evening and Weekend programs vary given the cohort sizes you listed earlier.

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: We do not have a co-hort, but one tends to think of CBF students as being somewhat co-horted. We do not share our acceptance rate, as it varies by program and quarter. It is also impacted by the quality of the applicant pool. If we have a very strong applicant pool the acceptance rate will be higher. If not, it will be lower. We suggest you don’t get caught up in this and focus on making your application as strong as can be. We are flexible regarding our incoming class sizes. If you are a great applicant, we assure you there will be room in the class.

 

Chat Guest: What is the current fee structure at Booth for weekend MBA.

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: You may find a breakdown of the Tuition and fees here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/tuition-financial-aid

 

Chat Guest: Do you have a commuters from the west coast who are enrolled in the program?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Yes, we have a large number of commuters from the West Coast to the Weekend program. Any of us as staff would be happy to connect you with a current student or alumni from the West Coast. You may email us at eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu if you are curious about this connection

 

Chat Guest: Is it fairly typical for Weekend students to fly out on Saturday night or are there MBA program activities which most would stick around for?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: There are typically after-class events on Saturdays, so some of our students opt to stay in a hotel overnight and leave Sunday. There's a good mix of those who fly out right after class on Saturdays and those who stick around overnight for networking and social events.

 

Chat Guest: What percentage of candidates graduate/finish in 5yrs?

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: Since Evening and Weekend students are required to complete the degree within 5 years, nearly all students complete their degree within that time.

 

Chat Guest: what would you say are the strengths of the Chigo Booth MBA over other MBA programs on the west coast, what are the weaknesses?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: Flexibility – both in the classes you decide to choose and also flexibility in when you take those classes. In our research we have not found a more flexible part-time program and that allows students to be present, engaged, and create a path that is unique to them and the skills they want to acquire or enhance at Booth.  You also have the opportunity to take courses with Nobel Prize winners who are on our faculty.

 

Chat Guest: What kind of nonprofit work and goals are best suited to the Civic Scholars Program? The current student profiles seem to suggest that admitted students are already in roles with direct impact - is the program also interested in applicants who work at a nonprofit but are seeking to move from indirect to direct impact?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: The Civic Scholars Program does not have a particular kind of nonprofit or role that we look for.  We are open to anyone who wants to remain in the nonprofit sector or government and wants to use an MBA to enhance their skills and manage organizations more effectively.

 

Chat Guest: How many courses/electives need to be taken to graduate with a concentration?

* Stephanie Gunn | Senior Associate Director of Admissions: There are 13 concentrations to select from and each one has a different requirement. Some might only requires 3-4 classes while others are more intensive. Courses can count towards more than one concentration and on average our students graduate with anywhere from 3-4. You can learn more about our concentrations here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/academics/curriculum#c

 

Chat Guest: Would you prefer candidates to apply with weaker (less than mid-80% range) scores or retake the exam and apply then?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: We would recommend if you feel you have the ability to study and believe with time you could improve your score that you re-test. Typically you tend to score more closely to your actual ability on the second or third attempt.

 

Chat Guest: Hi. What is best way to contact current students? I have tried it in past but did not receive any response.

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Please reach out to us at eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu  and we would be happy to connect you to someone with the demographics you are interested in.

 

Chat Guest: If I am accepted, how long can I delay my enrollment? (e.g. accepted in Autumn '18 but start in Summer '19)

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager:  You can defer enrollment by one intake for that program. For example, if you are admitted for the Evening program for Autumn '18, you can defer to Winter '19. If you are admitted for the Weekend program for Autumn '18, you can defer to Spring '19 (since Weekend only has two intakes a year).

 

Chat Guest: To clarify, to graduate - we need to complete 13 courses, is that correct? and is there a minimum GPA?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: Every Booth student needs 20 courses to graduate. You need to keep a 2.33 gpa in order to remain as an active student in good standing.

 

Chat Guest: I found this chat to be very helpful. I am not able to copy the entire Q&A, so would there be a transcript available?

* Molly O’Donnell | Director of Civic Scholars: The transcript will be posted in about two weeks on our website.  https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/online-chats

 

Chat Guest: What would you suggest to an applicant in order for them to stand out when crafting their essays?

* Marcus Wordlaw | Senior Assistant Director of Admissions: I recommend speaking genuinely about yourself, while understanding the value you bring to Booth paired with the passion you have as to why this is the right program and fit for you at this time in your life. Being as specific as possible to your particular situation is one of the best ways to achieve this.

 

Chat Guest: is there somebody from the admissions office who can talk to me on phone 1:1 that will help in understanding he program a little better.

* Patrick McHale | Admissions Manager: Please send an email to eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu and we will set up a phone appointment for you with one of our admissions team members.

 

Chat Guest: Thanks. Could you please let me know when you will have the next chat session. Any webpage where I can seek that information?

* Hannah Kohut | Associate Director of Marketing: Our next live chat is Tuesday, September 18. Registration for that event as well as the transcript of today's chat will be available in the next week here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/online-chats