Friday, June 21, 2013

Yale SOM no longer requires the TOEFL, publishes essay prompts, promises video questions

The Yale SOM announced via a recent blog post that they will no longer require the TOEFL, or any test of English for that matter.

In a highly related follow-up post, they revealed their 2 essay prompts for this year, as well as the fact that applicants will also be required to answer video-based questions too.


Essay 1: What motivates your decision to pursue an MBA? (300 words maximum)

Essay 2: The Yale School of Management provides leadership education for broad-minded, rigorous, and intellectually curious students with diverse backgrounds; a distinctive integrated curriculum; connections to one of the great research universities in the world; and the broad reach of an innovative and expanding global network of top business schools.

What motivates you to apply to the Yale School of Management for your MBA? What will you contribute to Yale and Yale SOM? (450 words maximum)

The essays can be verified here. In addition to these traditional essays, Yale SOM plans to roll out video-based questions later in the year. I have already posted the SOM application deadlines here.  More on these changes soon!

John Couke