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Anybody else in this situation? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 10:40
All, I know that last year GMATT73 only applied to one school, and got in. I also, have only applied to one school, and I'm hoping that I get in without needing to do any other app's. Did anyone else make the decision to apply to only one school? Or do I stand alone in this year's class?

So far its been pretty difficult. I've gone back and forth on whether I should apply elsewhere without knowing my results from Emory. But, I know that's where I want to be, period. So, I've stuck to my guns. But damn, seeing other results for Emory, and others, has definitely made me anxious.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 10:44
I guess you have to look at the worst case scenario. If you don't get accepted, are you happy re-applying next year? If so, and that's the worst case scenario....everything else is gravy.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 10:55
Or I apply to backup schools that give large scholarships based solely on the GMAT. :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 10:56
Emory, my only concern if I were you would be if they would ding me because they thought I was over qualified and wouldnt show up. Your stats point more towards a top 10 or 15 school, I dont know how much they worry about yield.

Its where you really want to go so dont stress it. You definitely have the profile to easily get in. If you were only applying to a single M7 it would be another story.
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Re: Anybody else in this situation? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 11:00
emoryhopeful wrote:
All, I know that last year GMATT73 only applied to one school, and got in. I also, have only applied to one school, and I'm hoping that I get in without needing to do any other app's. Did anyone else make the decision to apply to only one school? Or do I stand alone in this year's class?

So far its been pretty difficult. I've gone back and forth on whether I should apply elsewhere without knowing my results from Emory. But, I know that's where I want to be, period. So, I've stuck to my guns. But damn, seeing other results for Emory, and others, has definitely made me anxious.


Emory,

you and i are in the same boat, kinda. i intended on applying to a few schools and finally decided to apply to two, but i was only intent on 1 school (stern). with my recent cornell ding, i'm banking on stern.

This is probably the worst year to apply to as few schools as we are, but if you know where you want to go, why bother applying to other schools? If I'm dinged again, I may try again next year (i'm no spring chicken, so who knows?). But I'm okay with not going to bschool. if it was meant to be, it will happen; and bschool is not entirely the be all end all. (<-- haha that's like my rejection swan song)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 11:35
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Emory, my only concern if I were you would be if they would ding me because they thought I was over qualified and wouldnt show up. Your stats point more towards a top 10 or 15 school, I dont know how much they worry about yield.

Its where you really want to go so dont stress it. You definitely have the profile to easily get in. If you were only applying to a single M7 it would be another story.


I'm not really concerned with being overqualified, or giving them the impression that I wouldn't go to school there. For one, my undergrad is so poor that I don't stand out there. Also, I have visited twice and been in communication with adcom quite a bit prior to applying. I also have a current student who wrote a letter of support letting them know how well I would possibly fit into their community and how Emory is definitely my top choice. So, I'm pretty confident there, but the waiting, and waiting can shake anyone's confidence.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 12:48
emoryhopeful wrote:
I'm not really concerned with being overqualified, or giving them the impression that I wouldn't go to school there. For one, my undergrad is so poor that I don't stand out there. Also, I have visited twice and been in communication with adcom quite a bit prior to applying. I also have a current student who wrote a letter of support letting them know how well I would possibly fit into their community and how Emory is definitely my top choice. So, I'm pretty confident there, but the waiting, and waiting can shake anyone's confidence.


Why don't you let them know that they are the only school you are applying to?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 13:01
I guess I possibly want to keep a bargaining chip open for scholarship negotiations if I get the admit. If they think I'm going there no matter what, maybe they won't offer me any scholarship, but if they think they are competing for my commitment, maybe the numbers go up? What do you think.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 13:16
emoryhopeful wrote:
I guess I possibly want to keep a bargaining chip open for scholarship negotiations if I get the admit. If they think I'm going there no matter what, maybe they won't offer me any scholarship, but if they think they are competing for my commitment, maybe the numbers go up? What do you think.


You're probably right. I just hope for you that that's not the difference between an acceptance and a ding (for yield, of course).
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 13:32
I hope that they see I currently live in Atlanta, and that's a huge advantage for them. Hell, if they waitlist me, I'm going to point them to this forum so they can see how much I've talked about Emory from the start. That should convince them.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 13:37
emoryhopeful wrote:
I hope that they see I currently live in Atlanta, and that's a huge advantage for them. Hell, if they waitlist me, I'm going to point them to this forum so they can see how much I've talked about Emory from the start. That should convince them.


and your screen name, doesn't hurt.
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:D [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 17:19
I will second that for you :-D !!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 18:45
I only applied to one school (University of Florida), and got in. I was pretty sure I would get in though...
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 00:54
I am only applying to 2 schools: Tuck and Ross. Both of them are kind of out of reach for me but I want to try to see if I can get in a 'dream school' this year, if it doesn't work out I will apply to 15-something schools next year. I am not in a rush, I just turned 24 :)).
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 01:35
Thats exactly what I thought upon looking at your screen name.

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I am only applying to 2 schools: Tuck and Ross.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 06:29
I also only applied to one school and thankfully I got in. I'm sure that you'll get in to Emory as your enthusiasm for the school probably came through loud and clear in your essays and interactions with the adcom and current students. :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 07:17
Thank you for your support Ishcabibble, I hope the adcoms feel the same way!
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 08:43
Well I only applied to two schools and got dinged by both. That was kind of a surprise. But I think I've decided to work another year and reapply to schools next year, possibly the same two. I could apply to other schools this year, but I don't think they would be where I really want to go and the only thing hurting me is my work experience I think.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 08:46
emoryhopeful wrote:
Thank you for your support Ishcabibble, I hope the adcoms feel the same way!


No need to worry about this anymore now huh
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 10:11
riverripper wrote:
emoryhopeful wrote:
Thank you for your support Ishcabibble, I hope the adcoms feel the same way!


No need to worry about this anymore now huh


Hah! Nope. What a great day. Its amazing. A year ago today I proposed to my fiance. What a great "anniversary" gift!
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