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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2010, 21:09
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Yale is still sending out invites. I received one today. R2 applied on jan 6th.


Congrats and good luck!

My fingers are still crossed :roll: Thanks for the update
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 10:30
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I am not aware of any bschool that requires you to bring a copy of official transcript for an interview. (YSOM is not an exception) You only need to provide official copy of the transcript once you are admitted and you intend to enroll.


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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2010, 07:18
Hi,
I have an Yale admit. Could you please update the list of admits.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2010, 09:14
congrats, did you apply in Round 2?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2010, 11:51
If I interview with an alumnus, and assume he submits the interview reports within 2-3 days, how long it usually takes the adcom to make a final admission decision? Any one had similar experience? Just curious and can't wait to hear the result... :)
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2010, 13:12
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I applied through the Consortium, so did not require an additional interview. Thank for the kinds words!


Hey Joe Mahmah, pardon me for my lack of knowledge, but how does application through 'Consortium work'
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2010, 18:22
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JoeMahmah wrote:
I applied through the Consortium, so did not require an additional interview. Thank for the kinds words!


Hey Joe Mahmah, pardon me for my lack of knowledge, but how does application through 'Consortium work'


The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an organization dedicated to advancing the placement of under represented minorities in the ranks of management. Applicants who meet the profile (someone who in the past has shown the desire to advance the organization's mission, whether they are URM or not) can apply to various member schools using one common application.

During the application, applicants are required to complete 2 core essays that get sent to every school being applied to. Each individual school also requires at least one separate school-specific essay.

All applicants are required to complete one "generic" CGSM interview with either an adcom at a school or an alum. Afterward, specific schools may require an additional interview; YSOM does not require an additional interview, however.

More information can be found on the website (http://www.cgsm.org) or in this year's Consortium thread: calling-all-fall-2010-consortium-applicants-merged-87799.html
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2010, 11:06
do any R2 applicants who have already interviewed have any news on when we may be hearing back about final decisions? i understand that dings/wL may be released on the final date of 4/2, but in the past SOM has released admits a little early in sporadic batches. thanks.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2010, 16:47
I interviewed 2/17 and haven't heard back (my online status for interview hasn't been updated yet either). Maybe that's a ding/waitlist?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 08:04
Has anyone heard anything lately?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 18:43
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I interviewed 2/17 and haven't heard back (my online status for interview hasn't been updated yet either). Maybe that's a ding/waitlist?


No. SOM's online application system is elegant, but the status it displays is meaningless. My status didn't change until the admit.

To everyone else, I swear you really don't want decisions to come out until decision day. It may feel like it's been a long time since you submitted or interviewed, but it will feel much, much worse if decisions start to trickle out and you've heard nothing. No one can assume they'll be one of the lucky few to hear early, especially since they're still figuring out scholarships, so the strongest applicants won't hear until that's sorted out.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 19:06
Thanks for the advice orgninja -- it's hard not to regress to conspiracy theory when you've got all the time in the world :) I'm actually relatively calm / not worried (a little bit of cockiness, a lot of apathy).

I see you've got a Yale admit (along with many other schools). Have you decided on Yale?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 06:03
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I interviewed 2/17 and haven't heard back (my online status for interview hasn't been updated yet either). Maybe that's a ding/waitlist?


No. SOM's online application system is elegant, but the status it displays is meaningless. My status didn't change until the admit.

To everyone else, I swear you really don't want decisions to come out until decision day. It may feel like it's been a long time since you submitted or interviewed, but it will feel much, much worse if decisions start to trickle out and you've heard nothing. No one can assume they'll be one of the lucky few to hear early, especially since they're still figuring out scholarships, so the strongest applicants won't hear until that's sorted out.



You are so right. One single decision day consolidates 3 months of agony into a few hours. It's like taking off a band-aid, quick and painful.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 08:54
I don't know about decisions coming out, but I do think rejections should come as soon as they are decided. Some of us are waiting to hear back from schools to make other life-changing decisions.
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Thanks for the advice orgninja -- it's hard not to regress to conspiracy theory when you've got all the time in the world :) I'm actually relatively calm / not worried (a little bit of cockiness, a lot of apathy).

I see you've got a Yale admit (along with many other schools). Have you decided on Yale?


Yes, I've submitted my deposit.

While you didn't ask specifically why I've chosen Yale, that is an implication of your question, so I'll answer it.

Every school I applied to was relatively small, emphasized team-work, wasn't too finance oriented, and was located in a "college town." For personal and professional development reasons, that's what I was looking for.

I decided on Yale above the others for these reasons:

1. Emphasis on business AND society
2. Strength of the new curriculum (though Michigan's is also really good)
3. Superior employment situation
4. More impressive students and faculty (by far) in my campus visit
5. Superior global brand (I work for an international company and my Japanese boss said I could go to Michigan "any year" but Yale was different story. I don't think he's heard of Cornell or Duke.)
6. Stronger personal connection / feels right
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 12:38
3 weeks to R2 deadline. I haven't received any news yet!
Does Yale send all the dings at the deadline?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 14:15
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3 weeks to R2 deadline. I haven't received any news yet!
Does Yale send all the dings at the deadline?


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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 22:49
orgninja: I like yale for all those reasons too, particularly the emphasis on society. I don't think I'll ever end up working full time doing social work, but it's such a relief from most MBA programs to have a balance. Hopefully we'll end up being classmates :)
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 09:26
guess the rumors about yale releasing some results early was wrong. this wait is so long and frustrating. oh well fingers crossed..
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FYI, from Michelle Vitali at Yale SOM Admissions today (3/12), from the Yale SOM Admissions Forum:

"We'll likely release some decisions next week, but can’t make any promises except to say everyone will hear by the end of the round. Keep in mind that the timing of your admissions decision isn't indicative of the strength or final outcome of your application. We review in random order and haven't finished the round yet." - mvitali
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