Undergraduate Blog / Admission

A New Year and a New Class

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a fantastic and restful holiday season. For many of us, we may have had some time off from work or school, but now it’s time to get back to business. For our office, we will dive back into application review; for you, the final edits and submission of your Regular Decision Application may be on the agenda.

In the final days leading up to the Early Decision and Early Action Deadline, several of our counselors included their ideas on “5 Tips Before You Hit Submit.” These still all apply as we head into Regular decision, so it’s worth taking a look.


From the admission counselor side of the application, seeing the Early Decision and Early Action applications this year was fascinating. We saw amazing students applying from all over the world who were top students, leaders in and out of the classroom, and people we truly believe will contribute to the Babson College community. I can’t tell you how important all those pieces are as we try to get to know you through the application.

So, as part of my New Year’s Resolution to keep my blogs brief (not really, you’ll have a long blog with 20 hyperlinks and 3 videos soon enough), I wanted to emphasize one more thing to think about as you apply to Babson:

Why do you want to attend Babson?

It is a simple question, but one that can help with every aspect of your application. What makes you and Babson a good match? What can you bring to our community? What can we help you achieve? The answers may be different for everyone, but with such a high-achieving group of students applying to Babson, they can help bring some clarity to our review process. A great place to truly apply these ideas is in the supplement, but it may help frame some other parts of the application as well.

The same thing goes for students who were deferred from Early Decision or Early Action as well. Keep in touch, keep us updated, and let us know “Why Babson?”

Best of luck as you finish and submit applications, and be sure to contact us with any questions you may have.