Advice to MBA Admits: Get Ready for Background Verification

When receiving an official offer of admission, some MBA admits don’t realize that the screening process is continuing and enrollment is not guaranteed. Most business schools conduct a pre-matriculation, verification process to confirm the personal and professional profiles of admitted applicants. Some engage verification agencies such as Kroll and ReVera. So, it is essential for admits to anticipate and prepare for this final check before quitting their jobs and packing their bags for b-school.

Even applicants who have been completely open and accurate in their apps but have unusual work experience without complete documentation may be asked some probing questions. Gaps or inconsistencies can flag a candidate for further probing. That said, having your background scrutinized at this time doesn’t automatically mean the offer of admission will be rescinded. It could be as simple as providing a brief explanation or clarification when asked.

The key is to prepare in advance for the background verification process so you can respond promptly in a cool, calm and confident manner. Having an expert advisor with a proven process and track record can make a big difference. One such solution is CounterCheck™ from The MBA Exchange.

Background verification is the final step in the MBA admissions process. Your readiness to work through it will not only safeguard your enrollment but help you avoid sleepless nights while the school and its verification firm are reconsidering your credentials and credibility.