One of UVA Darden Admissions’ most popular application resources is Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke’s application tips YouTube playlist. Darden has continued to emphasize test flexibility and optionality for applicants over the last several application cycles. In light of our admissions updates, Clarke has recorded two new application tips videos! View the full playlist here, which covers topics from essay advice, interview FAQs, authenticity in the application process and more.

Clarke highlights ways that UVA Darden candidates can make an impact in their applications, including strategies for approaching the short-answer questions, providing context about background and family history and utilizing the additional comments section. Darden Admissions has introduced more optionality than ever before, in order for candidates to bring their whole selves to the application process.

Clarke shares insights into UVA Darden’s progressive approach to standardized tests and considerations for requesting a test waivers.

For more resources on standardized tests and test waivers and to access the test waiver request form, visit the application FAQ web pages:

Full-Time MBA (under the Standardized Tests tab)
Executive MBA program (under the Admissions tab)