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Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2013, 07:49
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Feel free to discuss, crib, lament your fate or show the light.

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Waitlist, what’s next?

- Official Booth Blogpost.


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Waitlist candidates, since receiving your Round One decision, you may be reassessing your application and wondering what you should be doing, and how to stay patient over the next weeks. I’d like to help you understand what is happening behind the scenes in Admissions, and what you can do in the meantime.

At this time, the Admissions Committee is in the initial review stage of Round Two. Along with the evaluation of new applications, we will review your application again as well. On March 27, we will release final decisions for the Round Two candidates and for candidates currently on our waitlist. On that day, you can expect a final accept or deny decision, or an invitation to remain on the waitlist into Round Three. As always, you will have the option to accept or decline that invitation.

There are a few things you can do to manage or enhance your candidacy if you choose. Take a broader look at your application as a whole to see if there are any areas that may not have been as strong as they could be. If you do find areas or elements in your original application that you think it might be worthwhile to expand upon, you may consider submitting supplemental material to the Admissions Committee. One of the submission options we have given you is a short video explaining why you are a fit for Chicago Booth. Remember, submissions are optional for all candidates and are not a waitlist requirement. Any submissions should be sent before February 21. For more information and details on submitting materials, please log into the online application system and refer to your decision letter.

Although the waitlist may not have been your ideal decision in December, please know that from our perspective it is a good place to be. An invitation on our waitlist indicates an interest in your candidacy and your potential fit with Chicago Booth.

Best of luck and please feel free to post questions below!

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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 11:16
Alright, I'll kick this off. Who is still exploring ideas for the video? and who has decided not to do it?

Also, do you guys have other options or is this waitlist the final resort?
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2014, 09:48
in for WL as well...

Waitlisted at Stern as well : /
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2014, 10:13
Why is the thread so dead?

Anyone has sent in an update already? Anyone knows whether Booth does a rolling screening of the applications in the WL?
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2014, 00:37
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Why is the thread so dead?

Anyone has sent in an update already? Anyone knows whether Booth does a rolling screening of the applications in the WL?



No news yet. Just praying and praying I can get into Booth, my dream school.

Yeah, any info on how WL works would be welcomed on this thread!
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2014, 21:32
Check your WL notification. Last year, the correspondence was pretty specific that R1 WL applications would be considered and notified with R2 applications.
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2014, 01:40
Yes, totally doing the video but not sure what direction to go in...
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2014, 12:35
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Hello GMATCLUB Members,

We are bringing a webinar with Q&A as well as chats with current students focused on the Waitlisted Applicants.
The first event of this series is Webinar conducted by Admissionado's Founder and HBS Alum Jon Frank. Jon will share his suggestions followed by a Q&A session. This is your opportunity to ask your specific questions. The webinar will take place on 31st January 2014, Friday, 9 AM PST.

We shall also be conducting chat sessions with some Current students from various schools who were successfully admitted from a waitlist so you can learn what to expect from the process, what worked for them, and what it takes. These chats shall take place in our Chat Room. We will release the times & Dates (all will be the first week of February)

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If you are on a waitlist - you do NOT want to miss these!

The webinar and chats are free. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session at the end of the Webinar on Friday Jan 31st at 9 AM PST - join to have your questions answered.

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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 12:36
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Join us for a chat with several current students who have been admitted from WL last year.
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 05:57
Hey,

Has anyone tried calling the Admissions Office to try and get feedback? The video seems to suggest that has worked despite Booth saying they can't provide feedback. Just wanted to see if anyone has had success through this method.
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 06:51
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Has anyone tried calling the Admissions Office to try and get feedback? The video seems to suggest that has worked despite Booth saying they can't provide feedback. Just wanted to see if anyone has had success through this method.


I'm not sure if that is a wise idea. In the FAQ, they specifically mention that they wont entertain feedback requests. I haven't seen the video yet, but there is a possibility that their policies have changed over the years. (I'm assuming you saw something that was Booth specific and not a generic advice. If it was generic, I think that particular school's FAQs override everything else.)
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 00:53
Hey guys,

Just posting cause of the nearing deadline to send materials in. Man, I hope this isn't the end of the line with Booth. So much work for this application. If anyone wants to spitball ideas, I'm game. Check out EssaySnark if you haven't too, they've been super helpful for me :)
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Just withdrew myself from the waitlist. Hope it helps someone out.
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2014, 18:23
I'm surprised there haven't been any posts here. Did everyone just read the previous threads? Did people submit videos?
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I'm surprised there haven't been any posts here. Did everyone just read the previous threads? Did people submit videos?


I read previous threads and spoke to alumni and current students mainly. I ended up doing the video - nothing fancy, just me talking for 90 seconds about why I'd be a great fit at Booth. In addition, I wrote an essay further outlining that point and got someone at work to write a letter of support for me. Hope it works out!
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 07:03
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I'm surprised there haven't been any posts here. Did everyone just read the previous threads? Did people submit videos?


I'm sure it'll be pretty active the day before and of interview invites and then once some of us are kept on the waitlist.... man, I get palpitations just writing that.
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Re: Booth (Chicago):Calling Waitlisted applicants-Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 04:18
Anyone know if we can see how many WL people eventually were accepted (Just from gmatclub the last year or two, I know there aren't real numbers out there)

And why is this thread so dead. Other Booth Waitlist threads were pretty active...
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Anyone know if we can see how many WL people eventually were accepted (Just from gmatclub the last year or two, I know there aren't real numbers out there)


The list says 14 (R1-6, R2 - 7, R3 - 1), but I remember a few names from the thread that don't show up there. So, you may add a buffer of 3-5 people to that. However, if you look at R1 applicants this year, you will notice a steep rise in that number YoY. Not sure how that will affect the this year's conversion rates. Finally, I have a hearsay number for you : 15-20% of the class was on the WL at some point or the other. Don't quote me on that. It may be wrong. Just something that I remember from thousands of conversations/articles.
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I have also read/heard the 20% of the total class number. That being said, I was told that the R1 admits were very strong this year which led to more waitlisted candidates than normal.
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I don't have the data (sinful, I know), but 15-20% seems reasonable based on my (purely anecdotal) experience.
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