Alex and Graham tackle a number of key admissions issues this week, ranging from application timing when starting a new job to the viability of substantial career pivots and the challenges of lower GPAs. Our hosts also discuss Clear Admit's 'Essay Insight' events and the excitement around sitting down with the likes of Dartmouth, Cornell, Duke, Michigan, and UT Austin later this week. (Sign up here to join in: https://bit.ly/clearadmitessayinsight). Alex and Graham also unpack the role and timing of pre-terms for MBA programs and the decision made by MIT Sloan to ask candidates who are invited interview to complete two essays. And finally, Graham gives Alex and update on some interesting conversations he's been having with admissions directors at leading programs (which will be airing as special podcast episodes). As always this show is recorded in Paris, France and Cornwall, England. It is produced by Dennis Crowley in West Philadelphia. Please remember to rate and review this show wherever you listen.