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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 22:11
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Have any R2 UT Austin folks had trouble scheduling an interview with an alumn in the NYC area? I have emailed 5 ppl on the list of 'NYC interviewers' but no one has responded.


Did you recently get an interview invite? Did you get a few strange emails from Shelley right before they started to review your application? I got an email today stating my app was incomplete because I hadnt paid the app fee. A previous email said to disregard this, but what gives? They are just importing my info to their system now?! I guess their website does say round 3 (which I assume round 2 consortium apps are lumped into given the timeframe) admission decisions go out on the 29th, so they still have a month to go.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 22:24
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Have any R2 UT Austin folks had trouble scheduling an interview with an alumn in the NYC area? I have emailed 5 ppl on the list of 'NYC interviewers' but no one has responded.


Did you recently get an interview invite? Did you get a few strange emails from Shelley right before they started to review your application? I got an email today stating my app was incomplete because I hadnt paid the app fee. A previous email said to disregard this, but what gives? They are just importing my info to their system now?! I guess their website does say round 3 (which I assume round 2 consortium apps are lumped into given the timeframe) admission decisions go out on the 29th, so they still have a month to go.


To those who are having trouble with UT Austin McCombs, email Shelley Clifford directly. In January I emailed her and found out they had been having technical difficulties importing CGSM apps. As the process continued. I never received the fee waiver notice from her but one day saw on the UT EID status site that my fee had been waived... as soon as your fee is waived you need to upload your official transcript. I emailed Ms Clifford to notify her of the lapse in communication. Then 2 days before the 2/15 CGSM 1 notification day, she emailed me to say sorry for the late notice, but wondering if I could do a skype interview with her in the next two days. I interviewed on D-day. Then I was admitted the following week. Even when it came down to the notification of admission, there was a delay and I had to contact her. She is very nice and will respond quickly. It's definitely worth it if you are serious about attending McCombs.

Cheers!
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 03:03
When all is said and done in two more weeks I'll go ahead and make an excel spreadsheet and everyone can (anonymously or not) go ahead and write down their rankings/results and see if there are some general themes we can pull

ooooo, business school data analysis! lol
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 07:56
Good points Arien. I wish there was a science to this process, but oh well.

Congrats on your admits!
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 12:08
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ldryan wrote:
soniaj wrote:
Have any R2 UT Austin folks had trouble scheduling an interview with an alumn in the NYC area? I have emailed 5 ppl on the list of 'NYC interviewers' but no one has responded.


Did you recently get an interview invite? Did you get a few strange emails from Shelley right before they started to review your application? I got an email today stating my app was incomplete because I hadnt paid the app fee. A previous email said to disregard this, but what gives? They are just importing my info to their system now?! I guess their website does say round 3 (which I assume round 2 consortium apps are lumped into given the timeframe) admission decisions go out on the 29th, so they still have a month to go.


To those who are having trouble with UT Austin McCombs, email Shelley Clifford directly. In January I emailed her and found out they had been having technical difficulties importing CGSM apps. As the process continued. I never received the fee waiver notice from her but one day saw on the UT EID status site that my fee had been waived... as soon as your fee is waived you need to upload your official transcript. I emailed Ms Clifford to notify her of the lapse in communication. Then 2 days before the 2/15 CGSM 1 notification day, she emailed me to say sorry for the late notice, but wondering if I could do a skype interview with her in the next two days. I interviewed on D-day. Then I was admitted the following week. Even when it came down to the notification of admission, there was a delay and I had to contact her. She is very nice and will respond quickly. It's definitely worth it if you are serious about attending McCombs.

Cheers!


I needed to read this. I agree. Shelley responds really quickly to questions and emails.

I'm in R2 but haven't had my fee waived yet. My application just went up on Tuesday, I believe. I'm just glad to know it wasn't lost. So I will keep hope alive and wait for a last minute interview. A previous email gave week of March 8 as decision time for Consortium applicants.

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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 12:18
RE: McCombs

Yep, I was just randomly checking my login info last week and I was able to upload my transcripts so I would urge you to try the same. I never received the fee-waiver e-mail prompting me to upload transcripts. I got my interview invite yesterday and will be interviewing tomorrow :shock:
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 12:19
Eamers wrote:
ldryan wrote:
soniaj wrote:
Have any R2 UT Austin folks had trouble scheduling an interview with an alumn in the NYC area? I have emailed 5 ppl on the list of 'NYC interviewers' but no one has responded.


Did you recently get an interview invite? Did you get a few strange emails from Shelley right before they started to review your application? I got an email today stating my app was incomplete because I hadnt paid the app fee. A previous email said to disregard this, but what gives? They are just importing my info to their system now?! I guess their website does say round 3 (which I assume round 2 consortium apps are lumped into given the timeframe) admission decisions go out on the 29th, so they still have a month to go.


To those who are having trouble with UT Austin McCombs, email Shelley Clifford directly. In January I emailed her and found out they had been having technical difficulties importing CGSM apps. As the process continued. I never received the fee waiver notice from her but one day saw on the UT EID status site that my fee had been waived... as soon as your fee is waived you need to upload your official transcript. I emailed Ms Clifford to notify her of the lapse in communication. Then 2 days before the 2/15 CGSM 1 notification day, she emailed me to say sorry for the late notice, but wondering if I could do a skype interview with her in the next two days. I interviewed on D-day. Then I was admitted the following week. Even when it came down to the notification of admission, there was a delay and I had to contact her. She is very nice and will respond quickly. It's definitely worth it if you are serious about attending McCombs.

Cheers!


@idryan - yes before getting the interview invite, i got an email stating that i had yet to pay my application fee. i believe that they are making final decisions on consortium students in the next two weeks, before the normal R3 folks get their decisions
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 12:33
I also had some troubles scheduling my McCombs interview. I logged in the same day I received the invite (about two weeks ago) and saw no on-campus availability. I scheduled a Skype interview and emailed Shelley. I absolutely agree with everyone here that she is incredibly helpful and very responsive. She contacted my interviewer and was able to convert the Skype interview to an on-campus one.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 13:52
so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 13:55
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so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 14:05
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joes310 wrote:
so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.


So all the interviews have to be completed in the next 11 days. Is it still true that not one R2 has gotten an invite?
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so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


The actual date is 3/12. Some schools will start notifying on that day right after draft. I am sure schools are meeting on 3/11 to set up their draft boards.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 15:11
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Eamers wrote:
joes310 wrote:
so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.


So all the interviews have to be completed in the next 11 days. Is it still true that not one R2 has gotten an invite?


I am wondering the same thing...
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 15:55
Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.[/quote]

So all the interviews have to be completed in the next 11 days. Is it still true that not one R2 has gotten an invite?[/quote]

I am wondering the same thing...[/quote]

There have been R2 invites for Haas. I know of atleast two people.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 17:18
Eamers wrote:
joes310 wrote:
so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.


I can confirm Eamers' point. I was informed from AO's that all schools meet around March 11.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 17:24
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Eamers wrote:
joes310 wrote:
so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.


I can confirm Eamers' point. I was informed from AO's that all schools meet around March 11.


How many people receive fellowships? I heard it's around 60%.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 17:41
@urarunner2 That would be awesome.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 18:02
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How many people receive fellowships? I heard it's around 60%.


Last year there were 380 full-tuition fellowships granted according to cgsm.com with no reference to number of applicants. Here's a more detailed article on the 2011 draft: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/ ... mba-draft/ (2011 Summary: 3,011 applications to member schools, 980 applicants, 491 admitted to at least 1 member school, 323 offered fellowships, and an additional 152 offered membership only.)
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 19:20
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urarunner2 wrote:
How many people receive fellowships? I heard it's around 60%.


Last year there were 380 full-tuition fellowships granted according to cgsm.com with no reference to number of applicants. Here's a more detailed article on the 2011 draft: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/ ... mba-draft/ (2011 Summary: 3,011 applications to member schools, 980 applicants, 491 admitted to at least 1 member school, 323 offered fellowships, and an additional 152 offered membership only.)


I was told my CGSM rep that last year 1,000 apps, 500 cgsm members with 380/500 got full fellowship.
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Re: Calling All Consortium 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 20:30
cole2012 wrote:
Eamers wrote:
joes310 wrote:
so does anyone know the actual date of the "draft", the day they will pick which school gives fellowship to which students. I'm guessing its the 15th but I hope its even earlier.


Stephanie Fujii of Haas said the adcoms will meet on March 11 and we will hear in the days following.


So all the interviews have to be completed in the next 11 days. Is it still true that not one R2 has gotten an invite?


I was a R2 cgsm haas applicant and was invited to interview on 2/11.
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