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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 07:43
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Once invited to interview in r3 what do u think about the odds of getting in...i guess they should be better vs r1 and r2 invites dont u think?

They have prety much their classes full so if they actually invite you that might mean they want you or your profile...

any thoughts?


Didn't you ask the same exact question in the Wharton thread? Same answer applies here.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 08:13
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Once invited to interview in r3 what do u think about the odds of getting in...i guess they should be better vs r1 and r2 invites dont u think?

They have prety much their classes full so if they actually invite you that might mean they want you or your profile...

any thoughts?


I think if you get an invite anywhere (besides schools that interview everyone) it is a sign they like you and a positive. Still, I don't think you can say R3 invites have more of a chance than R2 or R1 invites. Yes, you could say the committee only has 10 spots to fill so they only invite 25 people, so you are in the top 25 of R3 applicants, but that still means you have a 40% chance. Those odds are the same as if you applied round 2, they have 400 spots to fill and they invite 1,000 people to interview.

When you add into the fact that there is virtually no cost to the school to bring you into interview, they may be less selective in who they interview R3. They still in theory have the same number of AdCom members available to interview in R3 as they did in previous rounds. You also have to keep in mind that most schools have waitlisted candidates R1 and R2 to whom they compare R3 candidates....and in most cases there is a bias against R3 candidates if there is a similar candidate that took the initiative to apply early.

R3 is not impossible but I think it's safe to say that even with an interview it's an uphill battle.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 08:32
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JMG wrote:
Once invited to interview in r3 what do u think about the odds of getting in...i guess they should be better vs r1 and r2 invites dont u think?

They have prety much their classes full so if they actually invite you that might mean they want you or your profile...

any thoughts?


I think if you get an invite anywhere (besides schools that interview everyone) it is a sign they like you and a positive. Still, I don't think you can say R3 invites have more of a chance than R2 or R1 invites. Yes, you could say the committee only has 10 spots to fill so they only invite 25 people, so you are in the top 25 of R3 applicants, but that still means you have a 40% chance. Those odds are the same as if you applied round 2, they have 400 spots to fill and they invite 1,000 people to interview.

When you add into the fact that there is virtually no cost to the school to bring you into interview, they may be less selective in who they interview R3. They still in theory have the same number of AdCom members available to interview in R3 as they did in previous rounds. You also have to keep in mind that most schools have waitlisted candidates R1 and R2 to whom they compare R3 candidates....and in most cases there is a bias against R3 candidates if there is a similar candidate that took the initiative to apply early.

R3 is not impossible but I think it's safe to say that even with an interview it's an uphill battle.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 08:34
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Once invited to interview in r3 what do u think about the odds of getting in...i guess they should be better vs r1 and r2 invites dont u think?

They have prety much their classes full so if they actually invite you that might mean they want you or your profile...

any thoughts?


Didn't you ask the same exact question in the Wharton thread? Same answer applies here.



Yes I did,,,and I appreciated ur opinion, however since this is a forum, I want to hear more than just one single opinion...
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 08:42
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JMG wrote:
Once invited to interview in r3 what do u think about the odds of getting in...i guess they should be better vs r1 and r2 invites dont u think?

They have prety much their classes full so if they actually invite you that might mean they want you or your profile...

any thoughts?


I think if you get an invite anywhere (besides schools that interview everyone) it is a sign they like you and a positive. Still, I don't think you can say R3 invites have more of a chance than R2 or R1 invites. Yes, you could say the committee only has 10 spots to fill so they only invite 25 people, so you are in the top 25 of R3 applicants, but that still means you have a 40% chance. Those odds are the same as if you applied round 2, they have 400 spots to fill and they invite 1,000 people to interview.

When you add into the fact that there is virtually no cost to the school to bring you into interview, they may be less selective in who they interview R3. They still in theory have the same number of AdCom members available to interview in R3 as they did in previous rounds. You also have to keep in mind that most schools have waitlisted candidates R1 and R2 to whom they compare R3 candidates....and in most cases there is a bias against R3 candidates if there is a similar candidate that took the initiative to apply early.

R3 is not impossible but I think it's safe to say that even with an interview it's an uphill battle.



I agree with you...it makes sense,,,just one thing makes me feel optimistic


After r1 and r2 decisions, they have a pretty god picture of their class, they know what they have and what they are lacking...

I agree that there is no cost for the adcom to interview people, however I do believe they consider the cost that is implied in an on-campus interview, specially for international students...so i dunno, I just think (maybe hope) that the adcom takes r3 invites with a "dont invite them unless they have a real chance" mindset

My guess is (and i accept that as an r3 applicant is completely biased)

Round 3 is a longshot vs r1 and r2....getting an interview in r3 is much more difficult that in r1 and r2....however applicants lucky enough to get invited to interview in r3 (they only take on-campus interviews) probably might have bigger chances than r2 and r1....
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 09:49
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JMG wrote:
Consulting2Finance wrote:

I think if you get an invite anywhere (besides schools that interview everyone) it is a sign they like you and a positive. Still, I don't think you can say R3 invites have more of a chance than R2 or R1 invites. Yes, you could say the committee only has 10 spots to fill so they only invite 25 people, so you are in the top 25 of R3 applicants, but that still means you have a 40% chance. Those odds are the same as if you applied round 2, they have 400 spots to fill and they invite 1,000 people to interview.

When you add into the fact that there is virtually no cost to the school to bring you into interview, they may be less selective in who they interview R3. They still in theory have the same number of AdCom members available to interview in R3 as they did in previous rounds. You also have to keep in mind that most schools have waitlisted candidates R1 and R2 to whom they compare R3 candidates....and in most cases there is a bias against R3 candidates if there is a similar candidate that took the initiative to apply early.

R3 is not impossible but I think it's safe to say that even with an interview it's an uphill battle.



I agree with you...it makes sense,,,just one thing makes me feel optimistic


After r1 and r2 decisions, they have a pretty god picture of their class, they know what they have and what they are lacking...

I agree that there is no cost for the adcom to interview people, however I do believe they consider the cost that is implied in an on-campus interview, specially for international students...so i dunno, I just think (maybe hope) that the adcom takes r3 invites with a "dont invite them unless they have a real chance" mindset

My guess is (and i accept that as an r3 applicant is completely biased)

Round 3 is a longshot vs r1 and r2....getting an interview in r3 is much more difficult that in r1 and r2....however applicants lucky enough to get invited to interview in r3 (they only take on-campus interviews) probably might have bigger chances than r2 and r1....


I really do wish you the best of luck and I know you want to be optimistic. However, the chances of acceptance in R3, even after an interview are just not that great. Many people who get R3 interviews often wind up on the summer wait list. Yes, some people do get in R3. I have a very good friend who was admitted to HBS in R3 a few years ago. But you might be trying to read more into an R3 interview invite than there probably is. An interview is definitely a good sign, but it's not a greater indication of something more simply because it's R3. Good luck with your interview and try not to read the tea leaves too much. You might go crazy in the process.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 13:14
JMG...your optimism is a great thing. My point was just that you shouldn't try to read the tea leaves too much on what an AdCom may be thinking, since it's impossible. Getting an interview is a great start. Do the best you can do since that's all you have control over.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 13:59
Hi all,
I am R3 international applicant.
Got the interview invitation a few hours ago.
Will be happy to get any tips regarding the interview.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 06:35
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Hi all,
I am R3 international applicant.
Got the interview invitation a few hours ago.
Will be happy to get any tips regarding the interview.



Do R3 interviews have to be on campus? Anyone else heard anything?
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 07:56
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veteran wrote:
Hi all,
I am R3 international applicant.
Got the interview invitation a few hours ago.
Will be happy to get any tips regarding the interview.



Do R3 interviews have to be on campus? Anyone else heard anything?


You can select from the electronic application where do want to be interviewed (on camplus / off campus). If you are international applicant you will be matched with an alumni from your Country considering that you have specified that you want to be interviewed in your conntry.

One question though: my interview is a saturday morning in a cafeteria. The mail states "business attire". Do I have to wear a tie as well? Or just a suit?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 08:47
Thank you very much.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 09:42
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Hi all,
I am R3 international applicant.
Got the interview invitation a few hours ago.
Will be happy to get any tips regarding the interview.


Congrats! I am hoping to get an email as well.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 09:52
I got an invite yesterday too! International applicant but based in the US.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 11:17
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veteran wrote:
Hi all,
I am R3 international applicant.
Got the interview invitation a few hours ago.
Will be happy to get any tips regarding the interview.



Do R3 interviews have to be on campus? Anyone else heard anything?


My friend got an interview as well yesterday. He's based on the West Coast. Consultant with focus on healthcare. 770GMAT/3.2 UC undergrad in engineering.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2012, 08:06
Anyone else get any invites this week?
Seems pretty quiet....a little too quiet.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2012, 09:19
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Anyone else get any invites this week?
Seems pretty quiet....a little too quiet.

Indeed.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2012, 14:40
I'm also an R3 applicant awaiting an invitation to interview.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 07:39
Any updates from R3 applications on interview invites?

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 10:19
Has anybody come across any indication from announcements/Q&As from Booth Adcom regarding the order in which they review applications? I'm curious if they review them in random order or if they are reviewed in the order in which they were received.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 13:38
It's random - i have submitted my R2 app on the dot and got an invite to interview in the first wave of the applicants. Don't try to guess what is going on at the back-end of this process.

BiotechDude2012 wrote:
Has anybody come across any indication from announcements/Q&As from Booth Adcom regarding the order in which they review applications? I'm curious if they review them in random order or if they are reviewed in the order in which they were received.
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