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Illinois Urbana Champaign Essays & Deadlines


Illinois Urbana Champaign Essay Review package

INR 14000

Illinois Urbana Champaign Deadlines

Early Application (8 Oct 2017), Round 1 (19 Nov 2017), Round 2* (15 Jan 2018), Round 3 (4 Mar 2018)

* : Last deadline for international applicants

Illinois Urbana Champaign Essays

Required Essays

We require three short essays that can be completed on your online application, but feel free to answer these essays in a word processor and then copy and paste to your online application.

Illinois Urbaba Champaign Short Essay 1 – What are two ways in which you are eager to contribute to the Illinois community, inside and/or outside of the classroom? You can discuss specific electives, programs, extracurricular activities, community service, etc. (1,000 character maximum, including spaces).

Illinois Urbaba Champaign Short Essay 2 – What differentiates you from others? You can discuss character traits, special talents, etc. Feel free to be creative and write about anything that you think the Admissions Committee will find interesting (1,000 character maximum, including spaces).

Illinois Urbaba Champaign Short Essay 3 – What are your career goals after graduation? (1,000 character maximum, including spaces)

We require one full essay to be uploaded with your online application as individual documents.

Illinois Urbaba Champaign Full Essay ( Personal Statement) – Please upload your personal statement that answers questions 1, 2, and 3 in one essay. Take time to reflect and consider the direction you want to take your professional career. Remember to write a cohesive essay, complete with a thesis statement, supporting paragraphs, and a comprehensive conclusion (maximum of 750 words, double-spaced).

  1. Please briefly discuss your career history to date. What capabilities have you gained through your professional experience?
  2. What skills or knowledge will an MBA education give you that you currently lack, but that you need to realize your goals?
  3. What specific electives, programs, extracurricular activities, etc. at the College of Business will prepare you to realize your goals?

Optional Essay: You can use this optional essay for one of the two purposes below. If you opt to write an additional essay, you will need to upload it as a document to your online application. Please note that no preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay (400-word maximum, double-spaced).

  1. Please address any concerns you may have in your application. If, for example, you do not believe that your test score or grades demonstrate your true capabilities, please explain. Also, it is appropriate to discuss any gaps in your academic career and work experience or any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be made aware.
  2. If there is something that you would like to highlight that you have been unable to discuss in other areas of the application, you can do so in this essay.