If an optional essay question is not offered, yet there is something you believe you need to add, go ahead and do so. But keep it short—one page at the most. At the top of the page, write "Additional information for the Admissions Committee."
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Some final thoughts: Remember, be yourself. You are most definitely not helping yourself by pretending. Sooner or later this will be detected. Although not psychologists, business school admissions professionals are trained to look for phonies, and they are almost always found out.
Good luck and happy writing!
Dr. Don Martin, Ph.D., is a higher education admissions expert, author, and former admissions dean at Columbia University, Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. To learn more about graduate admissions, visit gradschoolroadmap.com.