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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 06:22
excited to meet everyone this fall!

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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 08:32
I was wondering when everyone was planning on leaving there job?

Once you are admitted, it doesn't really matter right? I have heard some people are leaving now and taking the summer off and others are working until right before classes.

They don't care when they do the background check do they?

Any information as to when you are planning to leave your job / what Booth's policy is would be greatly appreciated...
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 21:00
Hey everyone - congrats on your acceptance to Booth! I hope you all decide to enroll, as a current 2nd year I envy the position you all are in, having an opportunity to start a 2 year journey at Booth rather than wind down.

I'd like to throw in a plug for the South Loop, one of the up and coming neighborhoods in Downtown that has more and more Boothies from each new class, is less expensive than the downtown area, and - most importantly - has some neighborhood charm. Its also slightly closer to Hyde Park so your commute time will be lower. There are a couple large high-rise apartments where Booth students live (1212 S. Michigan, 1130 S. Michigan, Sky55) and several condos with units for rent.

If you have any questions about housing and Booth in general feel free to PM me...
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 11:59
How does financial aid work at Booth? is it just merit based scholarships and that's it? I sent my FAFSA in, but is there any chance to receive anything? Or do you just have to get a bunch of private loans?

oh my i am so clueless!
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 12:13
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How does financial aid work at Booth? is it just merit based scholarships and that's it? I sent my FAFSA in, but is there any chance to receive anything? Or do you just have to get a bunch of private loans?

oh my i am so clueless!


I know that the admitted students website says there are no need-based grants issued, but they do plan on issuing government loans (Stafford, Plus, etc). Because of the recent legislative overhaul on student loans that was packaged with the Health Care bill, they haven't put anything out yet. I spoke with my admissions counselor and she said they plan on having financial packages sent out on April 19.

I hope that helps!
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 15:31
Any idea when we might hear this loan announcement for International students?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 11:31
When I visited the school I was told that the terms for loans for international will be published soon (that was 2 weeks ago). In any case, they told me that the rates will be more attractive than last year (although that is easy!).
On an unrelated topic, does somebody know when Booth background check will start? earlier/later than June?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2010, 10:41
Less than 4 months before we start our Random Walks! :shock:
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 08 May 2010, 16:53
I've got a quick question on the fellowship/scholarship selection process. From the Admit website, the process sound pretty black-boxy to me. Just out of curiosity, does the "before MBA salary" affect your chance for fellowship/scholarship?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 01:15
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I've got a quick question on the fellowship/scholarship selection process. From the Admit website, the process sound pretty black-boxy to me. Just out of curiosity, does the "before MBA salary" affect your chance for fellowship/scholarship?


The selection process is even more black-boxy than you think. Booth does not consider need for almost all its fellowships. I would not worry about my pre-MBA salary

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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 03:23
Re above - I would say salary plays no part. Merit and fit seem to be the key components.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 19:11
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Less than 4 months before we start our Random Walks! :shock:


I just realized that I have a really important engagement that week. Would it be really bad if I missed RW?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 19:53
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n8jg4s202 wrote:
Less than 4 months before we start our Random Walks! :shock:


I just realized that I have a really important engagement that week. Would it be really bad if I missed RW?


the biggest advantage of RW seems to be that it gives me 10-15 people, including second-years, who could become your best friends for two years. so, missing it may or may not be a big deal, depending on your personality
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 22:14
bonethugnhominy.
Most current students highly recommended random walks as you get to form easy friendships. My section leader was talking about how random walk teams have lunch meets/dinners etc, and you may feel left out of that cozy group hug feeling. That being said, you could perhaps make friendships outside of random walks like casual meet-ups arranged through google groups or facebook. Or just by pm/chatting on gmatclub (shameless plug).
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 12 May 2010, 11:48
I got the call yesterday, and it really didn't sink in until this morning. I can't wait to get to Chicago! The caller mentioned that I should be getting an email with log-in information for the admitted student's page, but I never got the email. Will this be included in the package being mailed? Hopefully I'll be able to get back in touch to get the email resent this afternoon.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 12 May 2010, 13:07
Same here JCTPlus, I got the call yesterday too. I am still waiting for the email, but the status has been updated on the application page. Let me know when/if you receive the email. Also did you ask them about financial aid? I was so excited I forgot to ask, but I guess if I had been given $$$, they would have mentioned it.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 12 May 2010, 16:23
Not long after I posted I got an email with the log in information for the admitted student's page. I haven't seen or heard anything regarding financial aid. I am doubtful that I got anything in round 3.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 16 May 2010, 11:25
Does anyone know what the gym situation is at Booth?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 16 May 2010, 19:26
There are two gyms on the primary campus - there's the new fancy one on 55th/56th near ellis that has a magnificent dual olympic size pool, 2 floors of gym space, basketball courts, and a rotunda for cardio equipment, as well as a lot of hardcore wall of squat/bench racks for the heavy stuff.

There's also the old gym on 57th near woodlawn, which has a large quarter mile indoor track, and is sometimes better because it's less populated.

Gym is DEFINITELY well done at u of c.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2012 Full-time MBA Thread [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 04:11
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There are two gyms on the primary campus - there's the new fancy one on 55th/56th near ellis that has a magnificent dual olympic size pool, 2 floors of gym space, basketball courts, and a rotunda for cardio equipment, as well as a lot of hardcore wall of squat/bench racks for the heavy stuff.

There's also the old gym on 57th near woodlawn, which has a large quarter mile indoor track, and is sometimes better because it's less populated.

Gym is DEFINITELY well done at u of c.


Hmm.. Impressive facilities is a plus, but neither of those looks close to Booth or where I intend to live.
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