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Anyone applying to McCombs? Their app is now live.

Previous Years' Threads


Fall 2010 thread:
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Fall 2009 thread:
calling-all-texas-mccombs-fall-09-applicants-67322.html



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1. Describe how your experiences, both personal and professional, have led you to pursue an MBA at this time. What are your short- and long-term goals and how will a Texas MBA help you achieve them? (Limit: 900 words)

2. Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. What did you learn from this experience about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader? (Limit: 650 words)

3. At the McCombs School of Business, you will be part of an active and diverse community. How will you use your personal strengths and unique experiences to enrich the McCombs community during your two years in the program? (Limit: 500 words)


Rolling Admission


McCombs will operate a rolling admissions process for the 2010-2011 application year with three suggested deadlines:
November 1, 2010 (for all applicants),
January 14, 2011 (second deadline for domestic students and FINAL deadline for all international students)
April 1, 2011 (FINAL deadline for domestic applicants)







Admits:



piggles (admit 12-17)
duderanch (admit 12-17)
MBAJam (admit 12-17 w/$)
Dallas1 (admit 12-17)
jahbide (admit 12-17)
energyanalyst (admit 12-17)
Rob608 (admit 12-17)
2011MBAApplicant (admit 12-17)
jaimeucla05 (admit 12-17)
plasticplants (admit 12-17)
brothersharp (admit 12-17)
bseeker (admit 12-20)
MBA2K10 (admit 1-7)
divyag25 (admit 1-10)
theturko (admit 1-11 w/$)
fatmba2013 (admit 1-11 w/$)
armyo (admit 1-18)
RexRyan (admit 1-18)
inspiredbychaos (admit 1-24)
back2school
bmoney (admit 1-24)
windsfromeast (admit 1-31)
samiddmba (admit 1-31)
chiquis5 (admit 2-7)
LSEguy (admit 2-8)
amr090 (admit 2-8)
topper10 (admit 2-8)











Waitlist:



mtnman2011 (WL 1-13)
secondtime (WL 1-31)
mc (WL 2-1)
dmilad (WL 2-1)
darkranger (WL 2-1)
rammrthy (WL 2-3)
time4mba (WL 2-3







Dings:



MBAstudent2011 (ding w/int 1-12)
vyomneeraj (ding w/int 1-11)
mdk6c (ding w/int 2-1)
irarelycomment (ding w/int 2-2)
bchol (ding w/int 2-7)
vibsatwork (ding 2-9)





Interviews:



danerd
jnny
besos1024
MrArms
Impalpable
MerBiz
idlelie
rafilla442000
mreevit
visor
calimba2011
neildiamond
MrArms
daniel7
loudog242
texmba11
burnttwinky
redneck2011
sausagenpeppers
darkranger
analyst218
janievail
rafromero
gmatbleauxs
thedawg26
miggs
sagehen06
mbagirl7568
boston34
shaselai
thmgoodw
Rado
mhla82
jwalah







All Others:



iamwhoiam123
djingroove
Avernusaur (withdrawn for Ross)
sayantan1987
shmandirwala
vasudhavij
kushagra452
papillon86
varungarg
Kilian
arshankar
idlelie
sb2011
raulmba
earlycareerMBA
Hussain15
risin1phoenix
mreevit
thedarklard
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Gr8Veto
Ivanjames
pbsteebs
rafilla442000
Iamnotaprimenumber
angel2009
Afro64
kurtm85
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kc1907
virupaksh2010
abushey31
arshankar
vasudhavij
rpratt620
maybemba2013
vicksikand
ingoditrust
arshankar
Days81
kissnahug
StewieGriffin
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sk2012mba
BlueRobin
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Re: Calling all McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 09:34
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Hi mc, Thanks for your effort.

I have done some formatting & value addition in the original post. I hope this will be useful.

& I am in for R2. :)
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2010, 07:54
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Thanks dude...it doesnt seem to work at all. I submitted my application a week back and its say that its records doesnt indicate any admission file.... :evil:


Yeah, it updates SLOWLY. I would recommend contacting them to confirm they have everything they need, because they can tell you before their status check site updates.

The email is TexasMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 20:27
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I had my interview today. It was on campus with a second year student. It was informal and the interviewer typed up my answers on their computer. The following questions were asked.

Why Mba?
Why Texas?
What are you most proud of on your resume?
Tell me about your ideal study group?
Tell me about a time you led a team?
What would you contribute to McCombs?
Who have you spoken to about the Texas MBA?
What clubs would you join?
Some specific questions about previous work experience and extracurricular activities on my resume

The interviewer then asked if I had any questions and typed down the first two.

Overall, I think it went pretty well.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2010, 12:23
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Ok, just got a call from the admissions office! I'm in! Whew!

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2010, 17:10
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Thanks, all! I'm very happy, as Texas is my "gut feel" first choice.

Here is my app timeline:

10/23: All materials received by McCombs and GIAC
11/12: invited to interview
11/22: On-campus interview
12/06: Admissions notification (phone call, noon PST)

My profile:
Age: 30 yrs old
Sex: Male
Ethnicity: Chinese-American
Work Experience: 8 yrs as a naval officer. nuclear submarines, humanitarian ops, special ops
GPA: 2.82, US Naval Academy
GMAT1: 710 (V42/Q45 AWA 6.0)
GMAT2: 710 (V41/Q47 AWA 6.0)

Here's my assessment of how it all went down:

Strengths:
- Extremely unique and varied work experience with a lot of tangible leadership examples throughout eight years.
- Above-average GMAT score, although within the 80% spread (McCombs seems to have a lower mean and median GMAT score than other similarly-ranked schools).
- Demonstrated interested and enthusiasm for McCombs.

Weaknesses:
- Quite a bit older than the average applicant (I'll be 31 by the time I matriculate)
- Low GPA (below the 80% spread)

There wasn't much I could do about being old, but to compensate for my low GPA, I took a statistics course at Berkeley and got an A, and also enrolled in a microeconomics course to further demonstrate my desire to learn. I also talked about it extensively in my optional essay.

Also, I talked to A LOT of people. including current students, alumni, and faculty during the application process. I also visited for an info session and class visit. I brought up all of these things during my interview, and the interviewer was visibly impressed that I had reached out to so many different people during my research, and that I knew so much about the program. I talked a lot about leadership and team-building as well, and I got the feeling that McCombs really values peer leadership skills and a collaborative mentality. In short, I had a really great interview, and I think that's what ultimately sealed the deal and got me accepted.

Hope this helps! And for all of you out there with low GPAs, don't give up hope! Truth be told, I wasn't even going to apply to school because I figured that no one would accept me with a sub-3.0 GPA.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 16:24
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I just received an admit call shortly before 6:30 CST. I applied before the round 1 deadline and interviewed the first week of December.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2011, 08:46
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I don't know guys, I don't think McCombs is out to punish those with higher GMAT scores just because they're afraid they'll have low yields. In fact, I think the opposite, Olin offered me a full scholarship to tempt me away from a higher ranked school, and its a very effective tool.

Though vyomneeraj's profile looks very impressive, I think he has to compete against much tougher Indian candidates. Also, I have a friend who was admitted to Stanford but rejected from McCombs, but it was by his own admission that he thought he was a shoe-in to McCombs so he didn't put in as much effort. Keep in mind that McCombs acceptance rates still are around the low 20%s, so people can't be taking it lightly. (though I'm not suggesting that thats what vyomneeraj did, just a thought)
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2011, 09:39
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Cheers!
I got a McCombs invite yesterday.

Stats - Male/ International (from a Baltic country) / 28/ 740/ 3.95 / 7 WE, Consulting and IB

Applied 1/14
Application completed (Int.Transcripts received) 02/07
Interview Invite 2/16

I would appreciate if anyone could please share their interviewing experience (?)

Good luck to all the waiting lads - just hang in there!


I found this post on last year's forum really helpful in prepping for my interview.

calling-all-texas-mccombs-fall-2010-applicants-85165-20.html#p643841

I interviewed on campus with a 2nd year student. It was very conversational and the questions were pretty much along the lines of the ones in the post linked above.

Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2011, 10:28
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Just got a phone call from the admissions office! Admit!!!
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I submitted my application yesterday and got my final recommender to submit his recommendation today.
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You guys might try contacting the adcom. Have your rec's been submitted?
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Did you get an update? Just curious coz I'm in the same situation.


Yup. Got the waiver so no TOEFL score needed. But it is yet to be updated on the status check page.

The blue box at the top says - We have received your app and are reviewing it

So any idea when interview calls will start coming in?
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thedarklard wrote:
Any one has GIAC's email id or phone #??


Try this Phone:


Something important is missing!! :(


512-475-7391

is it visible now.....it is visible for me in my previous post as well :shock:
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kushagra452 wrote:
Hello

I submitted my application on 22 nov and paid the fees today (4 Dec) (does Texas send a confirmation mail after payment of fees?). Where do I see my Electronic Application ID? I need to use this to send my transcripts.

Please help!

Thank You.


Just enter your EID. You can leave the Electronic Application ID blank as they have not yet assigned it.

This is from their site.
"The electronic application ID Number is a field listed on the cover sheet that you need to use when submitting transcripts to the university so we can match your documents to your application. The University of Texas uses this form for all of its programs. We do not issue electronic application IDs for the full-time MBA program. Please leave this field blank."
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2010, 12:32
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When did you interview, if you don't mind me asking?

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It's my firm belief that everyone on this forum should be accepted. Is that enough to make it happen? I was certainly hoping for a 2010 decision as well, but I guess patience is a virtue.
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iamwhoiam123 wrote:
What to put in the GPA column if you have result in %?
Any international applicant out there can help??

And do we have to consider the last two years of the undergrad??

Count me in for R2...


I used services from these guys.

http://www.wes.org/students/igpacalc.asp

They charged a fee of 5 $ or so and allowed the conversion. I believe there was no way to enter the % in any field. Hope this helps.
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Trust me it's no more than 5$.

http://www.wes.org/students/igpacalc.asp

Select the country and enter your marks from the transcripts. Once you are done and click calculate they will tell you the cost. I vividly remember it to be 5$ and an email was sent with the gpa

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2010, 08:35
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xingyang wrote:
When and how did Rice release decisions?

They like to call all people that are accepted prior to releasing the decisions. The official decision date is 12/17. I received a phone call yesterday from admissions letting me know I was accepted. Later in the day I received an email saying that the decision was available in the website. Hope that helps.
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