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Am I Missing Anything [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:15
Was hoping you all could let me know if I'm missing anything. Finished submitting all my Round 2 apps.

1. Do I need to be proactive about interviews at any schools that are "by invite only?" In other words, schools like MIT, Stern, Yale, are supposed to get in touch w/ me, do people ever call them proactively to set up interviews or is that obnoxious?

2. Is it obnoxious to call schools to make sure they received everything? For example I mailed in my transcript to Stern and I'm wondering if they got it okay.

3. I was surprised to hear that some people have Round 2 interviews with Yale and Stern already. It's possible that interview requests might not go out until right before the deadline right?

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:23
1. They will contact you if they want to interview you... "INVITE" You don't invite yourself... That would definately be obnoxious.

2. You should not need to call them... they will send an email stating if you are complete or you can check your status online, depending on the school. Unless you have a particular concern, don't call them. Yale even says for things like mailed transcripts they do not want to hear from anyone for like 2 weeks for things like mailed in transcripts because they need to process things in. If you call them the day after, they won't be pleased with your annoying them. Probably not going to hurt your app, but don't be a jerk anyway.

3. Yale says that they will interview up to deadline...

All and all as you should already know... schools don't have to like you, interview you, or accept you... you just gotta hope for the best. Bugging them will definately not help you.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:34
Thanks for the info.

Sometimes I read comments where people say things like, "It's really important to be in touch with the admissions offices so they know who you are," and I always thought that that sounded like horrible advice.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 09:10
johnnyx9 wrote:
Thanks for the info.

Sometimes I read comments where people say things like, "It's really important to be in touch with the admissions offices so they know who you are," and I always thought that that sounded like horrible advice.


I've read stuff like that too, and I agree it's horrible advice. IMO it looks desperate and will certainly not help your status. Just be patient and wait for the school to contact you.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 09:19
johnnyx9 wrote:
Thanks for the info.

Sometimes I read comments where people say things like, "It's really important to be in touch with the admissions offices so they know who you are," and I always thought that that sounded like horrible advice.


It's also useless advice. You aren't going to be able to call up the admissions office and say "hi, im an applicant, can you connect me to the Director of Admissions?"
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 10:12
I'm imagining this scene:

Ad-com: Hello?
Me: Hi, I'm an applicant in Round 2 and I just wanted to check on the status of my application, make sure you received everything.
Ad-com: Oh, sure, I'll just check here, what's your name?
Me: Johnnyx9.
Ad-com: Okay, one second...this computer's really slow.....okay, yep looks like you're all set, we've received everything.
Me: Okay, great, thanks for your help.
Ad-com: You're welcome. [hangs up the phone then shouts out of her office] Hey!! Whoever is looking at Johnnyx9's application throw it in the trash!!

By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 11:11
I have imagined the exact same scenario as johnnyx9. I believe it is OK to check to see if certain materials have been properly matched to your application, but most schools do say to way 2 weeks or something before contacting them.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 11:18
LBS MBA admissions officer David Simpson was very kind when I met him, he gave me his card and told me to write him an email. Mostly because I was asking if I should go there to visit the school even though I already applied. He said that yes and they would arrange at least a class for me to attend to.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 11:42
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By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?


YA RLY

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 11:46
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By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?

http://www.orlyowl.com/
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 13:10
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johnnyx9 wrote:
By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?


YA RLY


LOL

You have stairs in your house?

( really obscure reference to see just how "internet dorky" you are)

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 13:13
I'm a little confused, some sort of internet short-hand? And something to do with owls?

I'm 28 but I feel like an old man saying to his son, "Hey, what is this "I like, very niiice!" that all the kids are saying these days? Have something to do with that foreign fella with the mustache?"
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 15:09
rhyme wrote:
jd04 wrote:
johnnyx9 wrote:
By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?


YA RLY


LOL

You have stairs in your house?

( really obscure reference to see just how "internet dorky" you are)


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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2007, 19:49
johnnyx9 -

While it may make sense to check to see they've gotten everything, you can probably get the same information by checking your status. Yale's already got my stuff all matched up.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2007, 07:22
aaudetat,

Yale has a pretty good application (or interface or whatever it's called -- I'm clearly not a tech guy), but the schools that use "ApplyYourself" don't have the detail that Yale has, do they? Yale shows each element of the application and the status, but I don't see the same for other schools. Am I missing something? (deja vu)

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2007, 08:40
jd04 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
jd04 wrote:
johnnyx9 wrote:
By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?


YA RLY


LOL

You have stairs in your house?

( really obscure reference to see just how "internet dorky" you are)


I am protected


No fckn way. You looked that up didn't you? :)
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2007, 10:26
rhyme wrote:
jd04 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
jd04 wrote:
johnnyx9 wrote:
By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?


YA RLY


LOL

You have stairs in your house?

( really obscure reference to see just how "internet dorky" you are)


I am protected


No fckn way. You looked that up didn't you? :)


True. Few are big enough geeks (goons) to actually hang with you there.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2007, 10:42
It's official..Rhyme is Napoleon Dynamite in flesh and blood.

jd04 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
jd04 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
jd04 wrote:
johnnyx9 wrote:
By the way Rhyme, what is your avatar all about? Orly?


YA RLY


LOL

You have stairs in your house?

( really obscure reference to see just how "internet dorky" you are)


I am protected


No fckn way. You looked that up didn't you? :)


True. Few are big enough geeks (goons) to actually hang with you there.
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