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Hit Submit Part 2: The FAQ Version

It’s the final countdown: just six days left before the Babson Regular Decision application deadline (January 4th at midnight – in your time zone). I know most of you are off from school this week, and I hope that between some much deserved rest, relaxation, time with family, and football, you’ll be putting the finishing touches on your Babson application. For the procrastinators out there, I’ve answered a few frequently asked questions to help you as you prepare to hit that submit button.

1) What’s required?
Use our application checklist to see everything that’s required to complete your application to Babson. If you’re applying with the Common Application, make sure you submit both the application and Babson supplement.

2) How do I know if you’ve received my application?
Once your application is received and processed, you will receive an email with a username and password to log in to the Babson portal. Here, you can check the status of all of your application materials and whether they’ve been received. This is also where you’ll log in to see your decision once it becomes available in mid-March. Keep in mind we are receiving thousands of applications and supporting documents, and many are submitted right at the deadline. Please allow up to two weeks for our team to process your application documents. Once we have processed everything, we will email any student who is still missing required documents.

3) What if a letter of recommendation/transcript/test scores/etc. is submitted after the deadline?
While we hope we’ll receive as much of your application as possible by the deadline, we understand that some documents or test scores may arrive after January 4th. This is okay, but do try to get them in as quickly as possible so we can begin to review your application.

4) My school hasn’t released midyear grades yet, can I still apply?
While midyear grades are required, we know many schools don’t make these available until after the deadline. Submit the rest of your application and ask your counselor to send us the midyear grades as soon as they are available, but do know that we will need to see your senior grades to make a decision on your application.

5) Will you accept January/February standardized test scores?
We cannot guarantee that we will receive official score reports for the January SAT or February ACT exams in time to be reviewed with your application. If you do plan to take these exams, you can note that on your application. You can also send us a screenshot of your scores when they become available that we can use while we await your official score report from the testing agency.

6) Does it matter which concentrations I choose on my application?
Indicating your concentration on the application helps the admission committee know a little more about your interests, but we won’t hold you to them. At Babson, you won’t actually choose your concentration until junior year, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore different options!

Any questions not answered in this blog? Send us an email-we’re checking during our break to make sure we can help you get to the finish line. Good luck and Happy New Year!