Stanford, CA

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No co-signer

Important Dates

Early Round

Round 1

DeadlineSep 19, 2017
NotificationDec 14, 2017

Round 2

DeadlineJan 10, 2018
NotificationMar 29, 2018

Round 3

DeadlineApr 4, 2018
NotificationMay, 2018



Application Requirements

Application Fee

$275 USD



Required Essays





Questions, Class of 2020:

We request that you write two personal essays. The personal essays give us glimpses of your character and hopes. In each essay, we want to hear your genuine voice. Think carefully about your values, passions, aims, and dreams prior to writing them. Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? For this essay, we would like you to: Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are. Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished. Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you. Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.” Essay B: Why Stanford? Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions. Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management. Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford. If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs. Length Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,150 words (1,200 words if you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs). Each of you has your own story to tell, so please allocate these words between the essays in the way that is most effective for you.




  1. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (E.g., what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) – Up to 500 words
  2. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. – Up to 500 words
  3. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

The process with Ivy MBA Consulting was quick, efficient and flexible. It took into consideration my schedule and provided great availability as the application deadlines approached. I was very impressed with the deep involvement on the part of the team, the Managing Partners; throughout the whole process I received serious and fast replies on any topic, and I always felt that I had someone to talk to.

On the personal side, the work process was accompanied by a sense of caring and enthusiasm. I felt that my success is the success of the Ivy team, that these are people who measure performance on a personal level, beyond the statistics and numbers.

A huge thanks to my advisor, Aaron, who I found to be an artist of applications and strategy! At each stage he knew exactly what was needed, from writing essays, to preparing for interviews and even to receiving a scholarship. As evidence, I was accepted at MIT, at Wharton (with a scholarship) and, finally, at my dream school – Stanford!

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