Acceptance of Students
PECB University reviews and evaluates every aspect of an application to determine admission; as such, it is the combination of such aspects that ultimately contributes to an admission decision.
When reviewing the applications, institutional goals and priorities are largely taken into account. University admission committee makes every effort to understand the person behind the presented information by searching for distinguished characteristics that determine the applicant’s suitability for admission. In search of such information, the admission committee reviews the following 07 aspects:
- Previous academic achievements
- Professional accomplishments
- Essays and personal statements
- Letters of recommendations
- English language proficiency
- Standardizes test scores, whenever applicable
- Special talents and interests
1. Previous academic achievements
Certainly not the only factor considered, but one of the most significant factors as part of an admission application. An applicant’s performance in this regard is evaluated on basis of the previous institution enrolled, the curriculum pursued, and the accomplishments scored. Admission committee will be looking for applicants who have challenged themselves to the best of their abilities with academic coursework and other school activities. Admission committee with further search for instances where the applicant outperformed or overcame difficult curricular activities to determine the applicant’s capabilities and persistence to succeed in the new university program.
2. Professional accomplishments
To be suitable for an Executive MBA program, an applicant should necessarily possess years of professional experience. A minimum of two years of professional experience is required and it has to be in a relatable field to the program of application. Admission committee will review applicant’s professional experience and associated roles and responsibilities to determine how this experience has prepared the applicant to pursue the program of interest.
3. Standardized test scores
Standardized test scores, such as those of GRE or GMAT, can contribute on applicant’s skills and qualifications being evaluated more highly. Such scores provide valuable insight and capabilities of applicants, especially those who come from different schools and backgrounds where academic preparation varies greatly. This is not a requirement for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree, although a solid test score certainly increases the chances for acceptance. For applicants with no bachelor’s degree, standardizes test scores are a requirement.
Important consideration: Applications required to take the tests are advised to do so in advance of the deadline for submitting applications.
4. Essays and personal statements
The essays and personal statements are an important part of an application. Contrary to the other required paperwork, such statements present the applicant with an opportunity to express him/herself, and in turn enable the admission committee to better identify the applicant in terms of personality, perspectives and special views and interests. This is the part where an applicant can reveal more about the kind of a person he/she is, and the kind of student he/she would be at university.
Important consideration: Writing about self can be challenging, but it can also be a great opportunity to share more of personal interests, goals, views, and qualities that might otherwise be left out in the application form and supporting documents. Applicants should take this opportunity to provide information that they consider would help the admission committee get a glimpse of who they are. Applicants are advised to start writing in advance and plan to work on several drafts before submitting the final version.
5. Letters of recommendations
Recommendations in relation to your academic or professional experience provide important insight on your abilities, skills, knowledge and behavior. Recommendation letters should be written by people who have supervised or worked closely with you and who can attest to your qualifications. Recommendation letters should be provided upon application, therefore applicants are advised to obtain them before the application deadline.
6. English language proficiency
Applicants whose native language is other than English are required to validate that their English reading and writing skills are sufficient to pursue the program of interest and to understand the materials presented. To demonstrate English language proficiency, applicant can take either TOEFL or IELTS.
Important consideration: Test scores should be provided upon application. Applicants should therefore plan ahead and take the test early enough so that the results are available before the application deadline closes.
7. Special talents and interest
A summary of applicant’s special talents and interests will help the admission committee to understand the preferences of the applicant and subsequently envision how those could be of benefit to the university community. Applicants are encouraged to share their special talents or interests upon application. However, applicants who do not believe to have any special talents or interests, or who could not develop their talents due to limited access on certain activities of interest, but who otherwise have strong qualifications, will not be penalized as a result during the application review.
Admission Decision Notification
Applications of prospective candidates are evaluated in terms of past accomplishments and future prospects. PECB University reviews the records of each applicant separately. The principal factor for admission to PECB University concerns the academic achievements of the applicant; however, attributes such as motivation, originality, and community contributions play also a significant role in evaluating the applicant. PECB University puts highest efforts to notify the applicants of their results in a timely manner.
All applicants will receive their admission decisions via email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “PECB University Admission Decision.” Applicants are strongly advised to add email@example.com to the safe list on their emails in order for the decisions to reach their inbox rather than junk or spam folders. Decisions will be sent to the applicant’s email address provided upon application. It is therefore critical to provide a valid email address. In cases when an applicant had to update the contact information before receiving a decision, he or she should inform the university at the earliest convenience by contacting our Customer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The university will not communicate any decision over the phone or fax; as such, it is the applicant’s sole responsibility to regularly check the email in wait of a decision.
Accepted applicants receive an admission offer which once approved by the applicant should mean that the first installment deposit must be made by the designated deadline so as to secure a place in the cohort.
Applicants who are presented with an admission offer, but wish to postpone their enrollment, may request a deferral. Applicants must however reapply for admission on the following cycle. Applicants will need to submit the online application form and pay the application fee anew, but will not need to resubmit supporting materials such as letters of reference or personal statements.
Students deferring admission should not take college-level courses at an institution other than PECB University, as this would call for modifications on the academic records upon which they were accepted.