Courtney Minden

The Dean Talks Essays

Happy Friday! What’s everyone doing this weekend?  Binge watching Homeland? Catching up on sleep? Working on some early applications? I just looked at my calendar and realized that for all of you early applicants out there, this is the last full weekend to work on your applications before next Saturday’s November 1 deadline. (I’m sure…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

Fall To-Do List

It’s move-in day at Babson College! Here’s a scary thought:I have been on a school schedule since kindergarten. Translation: Since I was 5 years old, mid-August has revolved around Back to School. While that has meant different things over the years (mostly in my school supply and lunchbox choices), what has stayed the same is…

Posted in Admission, Defining Your Babson

Courtney Minden

Driven to Distraction

Happy Friday! Has anyone else had trouble concentrating today? Judging from my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the interwebs  are exploding with anticipation over the final push to release decisions at schools across the country.  While intellectually we know that we should all focus on work and school, the knowledge that something may be waiting in…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

2018!

It’s been nearly a week since decisions have gone out and the excitement  over the admitted Class of 2018 being selected is still in full force (I think that may have contributed to having lost for the past 3 days-the staff has never seen me so quiet-it’s driving me crazy). Since Sunday we have started…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

Decision Day

Here we go.  This Sunday at 3:00 EST, Babson College will release Regular Decisions online (accessible through the My Babson portal, so be sure your username and password is ready). Decision Day is always a big deal for us here in the Admission Office-a combination of exciting, rewarding, and more than a little nerve wracking…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

Regular Decision Deadline Extended

As you may have heard, much of the United States has been dealing with some wild weather recently. I realize that because of this, many prospective students may have missed Babson’s January 3rd application deadline. For this reason, we’re extending our application deadline until January 15, 2014 in order to give you more time to…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

All is Merry and Bright

Not that I’m counting or anything, but in just a few hours Babson College will close for the holidays. Those of us in the admission office are collectively looking forward to seeing our families, catching up on sleep, eating good food (and lots of it), and possibly even tackling a new tv show (I am…

Posted in Admission, Defining Your Babson

Courtney Minden

Introducing..

As I write this blog, we are having our first snow of the year, which is weird, because it feels like just last week I was writing my post announcing the essays for the Babson supplement. Now here we are-December 10 (just 24 days until the Regular Decision deadline!) and one week ago today we…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

Best Laid Plans

What’s everyone doing this weekend? Many of you applying to Babson Early Decision or Early Action by November 1 probably expected to have a weekend free of college applications for the first time in months. Instead of checking that essay one more time or making sure your recommendations had been submitted, you’d head outside to…

Posted in Admission

Courtney Minden

Babson College ED/EA Application Deadline Extended to November 8, 2013

Babson College has extended the Early Action / Early Decision deadline to November 8, 2013 in response to the inconveniences that students, school counselors, and colleges have experienced as a result of the Common Application’s ongoing technical challenges. While Babson is able to download applications and credentials submitted through the Common Application, we realize that…

Posted in Admission