Fall 2020 Q&A with Graduate Admissions Team

Have questions? Babson’s Graduate Admissions team has answers.

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Alia McAdams was on hand this week to field questions on Instagram about this year’s return to campus for graduate students. Here is a recap of that conversation.


Remember to visit the Babson Together website for all the latest information.


Do chances for international students decrease for getting accepted due to COVID-19?

Quick answer, no. International students are an integral part of the Babson community and COVID-19 does not impact anyone’s chances of admission.

How different will the admissions process be next cycle? Changes to the application, weighting for activities, test scores, etc. 

Applications for the 2021–2022 academic year will be available in September.

Check out our application requirements, and get an idea of the process and the required materials.

Can you describe financial aid for graduate programs, specifically the MBA? 

All applicants are eligible to be considered for merit-based scholarship. Any financial aid questions can be directed to Student Financial Services at sfs@babson.edu.

Schedule a call with a member of the admissions team to learn what the scholarship committee is looking at.

Can you describe the virtual resources your team has for prospective students?

Webinars, information sessions, virtual guided tours, and more. Stay up to date on upcoming virtual admissions events.

Please reach out to the grad admissions team to learn more about the grad programs and all that Babson has to offer. Or email us at gradadmissions@babson.edu.

Will classes be a combination of in person and online this fall? 

Graduate students have two primary choices for fall classes: hybrid and fully online classes. Both hybrid and fully online classes are accessible to all students, regardless of whether they are on campus.

I’m an international student and my visa process has been delayed. Will I be able to begin the program remotely?

Yes, you will be able to start your program remotely through online learning options available outside the U.S. We encourage you to reach out to the International Student and Scholar Services team to discuss the specifics of your situation. Or email us at isss@babson.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

I am worried about starting classes in person. Do I have the option to start the program online?

Yes, students may choose to begin the program fully remotely. We encourage you to reach out to your academic advisors to arrange the plan that works best for you. Or email us at gradacademicservices@babson.edu.

What is the best way to stay connected if travel to Babson isn’t possible?

Graduate Student Life and Leadership, Graduate Academic Services, and the Center for Career Development are all committed to providing robust experiences for all grad students with both online and in-person options for staying involved.

Check out the return to campus information for grad students.

Will Babson have campus tours this fall? Or, just virtual tours?

While we will not be hosting on-campus visits in the fall, we encourage you to attend our virtual events and connect with the graduate admissions team.

Take a virtual tour of campus!

What is the housing situation? Do all grad students have to live off campus?

Due to COVID-19 graduate on-campus housing is not being offered for the 2020–2021 academic year. The majority of graduate students typically choose to live in Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Check out Babson’s guide to living off campus.

What will the cohorts be like this fall? Are most students remote or on campus?

Students have the option to start the program remotely or on campus. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and network within the program regardless of the option that you select.

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