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MBALaunch Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Process & Requirements

  • How do I apply to the 2022 MBALaunch program?
    Begin by completing our online application in its entirety. You will need to submit the online application, your professional resume, and a recorded video or written essay. The 2022 MBALaunch application fee is $35. This application fee is non-refundable.

  • Do I need a GMAT or GRE score to apply to the MBALaunch program?
    No, you do not need a GMAT or GRE score to apply. There is a section in the application to add your score if you have one, but it is not required.

  • Do I need to submit both a video AND written essay?
    No, please submit either a video OR written essay.

  • Can I save my MBALaunch online application as I work through it?
    No, please set aside approximately one hour to fully complete your application. You will not be able to save an incomplete application on our website. We suggest updating your resume and writing or recording your essay prior to filling out the online application.

  • What are the differences between the application rounds?
    There is no major difference between the application rounds. If you apply in an earlier round, you will receive your admission decision sooner.

  • How will I receive my MBALaunch admission decision?
    You will receive an email with your admission decision. Please update your Forté profile to ensure you have not opted out of our emails. If admitted, you will receive an email with additional instructions on next steps to confirm your seat in the 2022 program.

General Program Questions

  • When does the 2022 MBALaunch program officially start?
    The MBALaunch program starts on February 1, 2022 with our first webinar.

  • When do the program webinars usually take place?
    Live webinars typically take place on Tuesdays from noon-1 pm ET or 7:30-8:30 pm ET throughout the program. Webinars are subject to change based on speaker availability.

  • I have schedule conflicts with the webinars. Can I still participate?
    Yes. We record all webinars so they are accessible on demand in the online MBALaunch community. You are welcome to access the recording at your convenience that week and update your attendance in the online MBALaunch community.

  • Do you provide GRE prep in addition to GMAT prep?
    At this time, the MBALaunch program only provides GMAT prep. We partner with experts to provide GMAT prep webinars and online study sessions.

  • Can I still participate in MBALaunch if I am planning to take the GRE or the Executive Assessment (EA)?
    Yes! Participants can take the GMAT, GRE, or EA. You must submit an official score in order to successfully complete the program, but can take the test that is best for you.

  • Is MBALaunch GMAT prep sufficient for my GMAT preparation? Will I need additional study or courses?
    MBALaunch provides an introduction to all parts of the GMAT and includes strategies you may implement to do your best on the exam. We recommend participants dedicate time to significant self-study and/or additional courses with test prep companies outside of MBALaunch. The program does offer discounts on test prep to participants, including discounts on classes and materials.

  • What if I have a question that hasn't been addressed on this page?
    We are happy to answer any questions you have about the MBALaunch program. Please email premba@fortefoundation.org.