UCLA Anderson Creates Round 2 Application Process for Recently Laid-Off Workers

Streamlined process offers fee waivers, deadline extensions, fellowship consideration

In response to the thousands who have recently experienced job loss in tech and other industries, UCLA Anderson School of Management announces that it will offer fee waivers, deadline extensions and other considerations to those who would like to apply for an MBA.

A special, streamlined application process will allow laid-off workers interested in pursuing an MBA the flexibility needed to consider the two-year degree, even as they navigate new employment opportunities, according to Gary Fraser, associate dean of Anderson’s full-time MBA program.

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“We believe now may be an ideal time for these talented individuals to get their MBA at UCLA Anderson and set themselves up for success in the next phase of their careers,” Fraser said. “This includes an outstanding curriculum led by our world-renowned faculty, a unique co-curricular experience that is designed to develop tomorrow’s leaders, and Anderson’s top-rated, customized career support.”

To help those affected by job loss get back on track as quickly as possible, Anderson is offering a streamlined application path, which includes:

  • Application fee waivers
  • Deadline extensions for test scores and recommendations
  • Automatic fellowship consideration, regardless of employment status
  • Application preparation support
  • Quick application process with just one essay question

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To be eligible, individuals must submit documented proof of being recently laid off because of an organizational restructuring or downsizing (not for issues related to job performance). They must apply to UCLA Anderson’s full-time MBA program by the Round 2 application deadline of January 4, 2023, with test scores and recommendations submitted by a special extended deadline of February 4, 2023.

Applicants admitted through this special process but who later gain new employment may be eligible to switch to Anderson’s part-time fully employed MBA program, determined on a case-by-case basis.

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