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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 17:53
I think June 30th. I am yet to receive confirmation.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 07:57
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I think June 30th. I am yet to receive confirmation.


Thanks for answering the question...I am pretty sure I am not the only one still waiting who really appreciates any information they can get about what's going on with adcom.

Congrats on your acceptance, I am sure they'll send you your confirmation soon.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 09:11
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Thanks for answering the question...I am pretty sure I am not the only one still waiting who really appreciates any information they can get about what's going on with adcom.

Congrats on your acceptance, I am sure they'll send you your confirmation soon.


Yup, I'm in the same boat and the waiting is beginning to really wear me out... I hope more admits are on the way! I really want to go to Darden this fall.

I'm wondering what adcom's strategy is at this point...
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 17:58
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My guess is that adcom sent this email to everyone on the waitlist to ensure that they have clean list. That is, they want to increase their chances that everyone who is offered admission, at this point, accepts. Every offer that Darden makes increases their acceptance rate. If this rate gets too high then it will negatively impact their rankings. Narrowing their list first starts with them getting rid of applicants who no longer wish to be on it.

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What do you mean "if the rate gets too high then it will negatively impact their rankings"? Don't schools want higher yield? Or did you mean something else.


I guess that he meant "if this rate gets too low".


Got the call few hours ago – I was accepted off the waitlist! I’m really excited and happy. I hope that more WL’ers will hear good news soon!

Good luck everyone!


I think you guys are confusing acceptance rate with yield.

If the AdCom sends out acceptances without making sure everyone on their list is still interested, then they risk making offers to people who aren't interested which would (a) increase their acceptance rate (the percentage of applicants that Darden admits) and (b) decrease their yield (the percentage of admitted applicants who matriculate at Darden)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2011, 19:33
I have an 15-min application feedback appointment next week. Is there anyone here who already had it? what is like? I just need to listen their comments or I have to ask questions?
Do I need to make any preparations?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 08:08
They might ask you what you think you might need to improve, but it's laid back and honest. I did one last year after being waitlisted, addressed the issue we discussed and was admitted this year. Take their feedback and act on it regardless of where you apply next year.

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 15:46
I haven't been on here in a while but I got the call also a couple of weeks ago I guess when the rest of y'all did, so I'll be there as well. Now just scrambling to get everything done in a short period of time!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 03:47
Hi Guys,

Trying to make a decision between Darden and Fuqua. My post MBA goal is management consulting, my past experience has been in manufacturing/operations. I have family in the Southern California region and was hoping to move there after my MBA, working for a consulting firm or a general management position.

I didn't get any scholarship at either of the two places so cost s about the same. Visited both schools, loved them both. Having a really hard time deciding. I would appreciate any input or feedback.

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 17:24
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Trying to make a decision between Darden and Fuqua. My post MBA goal is management consulting, my past experience has been in manufacturing/operations. I have family in the Southern California region and was hoping to move there after my MBA, working for a consulting firm or a general management position.

I didn't get any scholarship at either of the two places so cost s about the same. Visited both schools, loved them both. Having a really hard time deciding. I would appreciate any input or feedback.

Thanks


As far as I know, Darden has a higher percentage of post-MBA consulting than that of Fuqua. Both schools attract all 3 top MC firms (M/B/B), but I think Bain might be at a higher representation at Darden and McKinsey might be higher at Fuqua. Honestly, the caliber of these two schools are really similar and I don't think you'll go wrong with either. As for me, it's going to be biased because I felt a better connection with Darden than I did with Fuqua. Sometimes it's that 'gut' feeling that simply just push you over to one side or another.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 06:29
thanks bakfed!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 06:46
You're very welcome and just to reemphasize, you really can't go wrong with either school. Both of these schools' reputations are top-notch and will attract all types of recruiters, including the traditional banking and consulting firms.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2011, 12:44
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Hi Guys,

Trying to make a decision between Darden and Fuqua. My post MBA goal is management consulting, my past experience has been in manufacturing/operations. I have family in the Southern California region and was hoping to move there after my MBA, working for a consulting firm or a general management position.

I didn't get any scholarship at either of the two places so cost s about the same. Visited both schools, loved them both. Having a really hard time deciding. I would appreciate any input or feedback.

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You should go to Fuqua, then maybe Darden will have a spot for me in the incoming class =)) haha
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 06:06
Does anyone know when classes begin at Darden?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 06:07
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Does anyone know when classes begin at Darden?


Mid-August (8/15) is when mandatory orientation starts. The official classes will start on 8/22.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2011, 05:40
so inferno has a expiration date. by that point someone will have started the Darden 2012 thread. :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2011, 14:39
Is there anyone else out there still on the waitlist? How much longer do we have to wait for a decision??
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 14:04
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Is there anyone else out there still on the waitlist? How much longer do we have to wait for a decision??


Don't worry, you've still got some company. At this point, I would guess that they've probably filled the class. However, they may wait until end of July/beginning of August to make sure there are not any last minute deferrals and/or drop offs. Again, it's just a guess and I know it's not the most hopeful scenario. However, people do occasionally make other plans at the last minute. And hey, if it is just the two of us, maybe we have a pretty good shot!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 15:52
Hi

I just joined this discussion.

I am a second round waitlist too. Infact, I have been on the waitlist for 3 consecutive years all the way till July... torture eh?

Well, good luck to everyone... Still hopeful ...
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 05:34
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Any reason why you applied 2nd round after being waitlisted? Seems like applying first round would make more sense and increase your chances for admission/$.

Also, I'm on the WL at Darden as well, but with only a month until things get rolling in Charlottesville I would be surprised if any more WL acceptances are made.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 05:38
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I totally agree with you. The one thing I have not done in the last 3 years (And will probably do this year), is to apply in the first round. Last year, I was told I needed to improve my GMAT score, which is why I took sometime to apply, and did so in the second round. I am guessing had I applied in the first round, it would have made a big difference.
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