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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 20:19
It looks like the Google Doc with the list of wait-listed applicants has been modified to remove a lot of the rows/candidates. I can't see any reason why this was done. Perhaps it was a mistake. Does anyone have an idea? If not, I was just going to revert the changes that were made so we can all benefit from as much data available as possible.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 20:26
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It looks like the Google Doc with the list of wait-listed applicants has been modified to remove a lot of the rows/candidates. I can't see any reason why this was done. Perhaps it was a mistake. Does anyone have an idea? If not, I was just going to revert the changes that were made so we can all benefit from as much data available as possible.


I think a filter was on which was hiding a lot of columns.

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 00:04
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Also, does submitting a new LOR even help even if it provides new info? Just wondering because:
1. Adcom has limited time and patience and probably dont want to read anything more than a page.
2. There is no format to the LOR so its really very informal.
3. Judging by the history of others who got off waitlists and didn't submit LORs.

I just dont want to piss my recommender off by asking for another letter so late in the game (he submitted a few recs for other schools for me and its been almost a year since we've been talking MBA).

Advice?


I think that only when your LORs are really strong, insightful, and adding values other than what you have presented in your application package, should you have them submitted.

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 08:04
Thanks jerrykid! I will have to contemplate......

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sblade wrote:
Also, does submitting a new LOR even help even if it provides new info? Just wondering because:
1. Adcom has limited time and patience and probably dont want to read anything more than a page.
2. There is no format to the LOR so its really very informal.
3. Judging by the history of others who got off waitlists and didn't submit LORs.

I just dont want to piss my recommender off by asking for another letter so late in the game (he submitted a few recs for other schools for me and its been almost a year since we've been talking MBA).

Advice?


I think that only when your LORs are really strong, insightful, and adding values other than what you have presented in your application package, should you have them submit.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 07:36
I'm wondering whether any R1 waitlisters who got accepted in R2 also received scholarships from the school? Is there anyone out there who was waitlisted but then still received a scholarship?

What's the likelihood of this ocurring for R2 waitlisters?
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I'm wondering whether any R1 waitlisters who got accepted in R2 also received scholarships from the school? Is there anyone out there who was waitlisted but then still received a scholarship?

What's the likelihood of this ocurring for R2 waitlisters?


Someone MAY have received $$ from the R1 wait list; it was unclear from his or her post. I could see the scenario where Booth offers $$ to someone they want that fills a unique profile. If that person drops out, and there is no one similar that was admitted already but there is someone similar on the wait list, Booth may shift the $$ to this person on the wait list. I think this is not a likely scenario to play out so I personally wouldn't count on $$ from a wait list standpoint. $$ is usually reserved for students the school REALLY REALLY want, and well, let's face it, if the school REALLY, REALLY wanted us we wouldn't be on the wait list. (This is not to say the school wouldn't want to have us but we are on the wait list either because there are either many people already like us that received offers and/or they are unsure about one aspect of our profile. This doesn't scream scholarship money).
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 17:52
Scholarships??? Ha, just get me in!

On a more serious note, how are you guys submitting updates? Via e-mail or uploading to the website?
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 18:53
Well gotta decide if pursuing the Chicago wait list is worth it with other options on the table...hence the $ question.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 20:04
Chances of scholarship money for wait-listed applicants upon acceptance seems highly improbable. In addition to the good points made by Consulting2Finance, scholarships are nearly all handed out in R1 and R2. This is stated on Booth's website itself. I definitely wouldn't count on it.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 20:21
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I'm wondering whether any R1 waitlisters who got accepted in R2 also received scholarships from the school? Is there anyone out there who was waitlisted but then still received a scholarship?

What's the likelihood of this ocurring for R2 waitlisters?


AFAIK none of the R1 waitlisters got any money. Same for last year. C2F makes all the right points above. I can go out on a limb n say that the probability of R2 waitlisters getting any money is also close to zero.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2012, 14:13
To all the double WaitListers out there,

Have you guys submitted additional material since the second WL? Has anyone done a second video? If so, how did you submit it? Doesn't seem like there's a way to upload it on the status page. Thanks, and best of lucks to everyone. Remember to submit all your letters/videos by April 30th.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2012, 20:24
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To all the double WaitListers out there,

Has anyone done a second video? If so, how did you submit it? Doesn't seem like there's a way to upload it on the status page.


Upload it through your application account. There's a part where you could upload it. Please look for this:

Portfolio

Video submission is restricted to waitlisted candidates only.

Edit Portfolio


Click on Edit Portfolio, and follow instructions to upload your video. You could either upload it, or drag it onto the website.

I think I'll finalize my materials this weekend.

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2012, 15:39
R2 Waitlisters, how are the videos coming along?
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 11:59
Just uploaded my video and additional letter yesterday. I also emailed the information as an attachment and with a youtube link to my video. I hope they don't see that as overkill!

The video is just me talking interview style with my workspace in the background. With only 90 seconds I wanted to just stick to a couple of topics and show that I will definitely go if accepted!
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 14:17
Are the chances of getting off the waitlist as bad as this thread makes them out to be or is this just a bunch of people speculating on data they think is true?
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 09:04
I guess this pretty much sums it up. Not much double waitlisters can do to improve their application. This is the transcript from the Live Chat from April 25th. Time to just wait and see if miracles happen...


ME: Hi, do you have any suggestions for applicants who were waitlisted in both Rd1 and Rd2? I have already submitted several update letters, the video, and two additional letters of recommendation. Is there anything else waitlisted applicants can do to show their commitment to attending Booth, if given the opportunity? Thank you for your response.


kurt: Unfortunately I don't have any additional recommendations. If you feel you have been thorough in presenting your case to the committee than it is simply a matter of waiting for the decision
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 09:14
I was on the above chat as well and Kurt's comments were rather interesting. I feel the video is the only thing that really matters now. Previously, it was best to get as many letters and updates but now, I think it is not highly valued.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 16:35
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 16:45
Uploaded my materials today! I added a video and included an update letter.

I'm feeling pretty good about how things turned out. Counting the days until May 16th!

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 06:10
Good luck everyone, just submitted my video, had a current student submit a Rec letter, and had an alumnus call admissions. Hopefully I'll be joining sow of you guys in be fall!

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