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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 07:07
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I don't think I will. My first choice is probably the school I'll hear back from last and Georgetown decisions come out in 2 weeks, so these next few months will be interesting to say the least.


I won't either just because I won't make a final decision without all the funding cards on the table.... assuming there are any funding cards :|
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 08:36
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I don't think I will. My first choice is probably the school I'll hear back from last and Georgetown decisions come out in 2 weeks, so these next few months will be interesting to say the least.


I won't either just because I won't make a final decision without all the funding cards on the table.... assuming there are any funding cards :|


It is pretty interesting how much the funding piece comes in to play as we move down this road. Something that is in the back of my head is holding onto a spot from someone else. I guess that leads into the question of how important is funding vs. the school for everyone...
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 10:42
Any other consortium applicants not hear anything back from Darden? Do they send an email confirming they have received your consortium application before an interview invite (I noticed some other gmatclubbers received interview invites)? Mine was sent on Friday November 18. I was hoping for an interview invite today as their notification date is in the next month.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 10:57
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Just out of curiosity for first rounders... Once you get an acceptance will you start withdrawing apps from other schools? I know it depends on where they were ranked, etc. But I wonder what everyone's consideration criteria is.

For the record I have not been accepted anywhere yet.



Lol. I can't wait to have a problem like this :-D But if I were in this situation, I would not withdraw my apps from other schools even if I get into my top choice for the following reasons:

1. I want to see whether other schools will offer me $$$
2. I already paid for the admissions fee, so might as well find out if other schools would offer me a spot! :-D
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 13:40
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Just out of curiosity for first rounders... Once you get an acceptance will you start withdrawing apps from other schools? I know it depends on where they were ranked, etc. But I wonder what everyone's consideration criteria is.

For the record I have not been accepted anywhere yet.


I, for one, will not be withdrawing any applications early unless I recieve a full-ride fellowship from my #1 program. Funding is the most important factor for me at this point so I have to see how much, if anything, the programs will offer.

In other news, I got my interview invite from Tepper this morning. It sure will be good to have a decision from somewhere before 2012, unless that decision is a waitlist. :roll:
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In other news, I got my interview invite from Tepper this morning.


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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 14:39
Hey guys, did anyone apply to Kenan Flagler R1? If so have you received any sort of confirmation? I got one from Ross, but not from KFBS.
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[quote/]I, for one, will not be withdrawing any applications early unless I recieve a full-ride fellowship from my #1 program. Funding is the most important factor for me at this point so I have to see how much, if anything, the programs will offer.

In other news, I got my interview invite from Tepper this morning. It sure will be good to have a decision from somewhere before 2012, unless that decision is a waitlist. :roll:[/quote]

Congrats on the interview! Great to hear we've got a steady flow of invites coming in. For me, I'm trying to balance my decision between funding and the experience. Personally, I would not trade 25k for a rich memorable experience with my classmates.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 16:32
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Hey guys, did anyone apply to Kenan Flagler R1? If so have you received any sort of confirmation? I got one from Ross, but not from KFBS.


Did you apply to Ross through the Consortium? I thought they combined the R1 and R2 together. I am a R2 applicant btw
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 16:53
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Also sumbitted 11/15, interview invitation from Darden on 11/21. Still haven't received any communication whatsoever from any other consortium schools.


Congratulations on your interview invite! Exciting news!

Did the consortium send your application right away? Mine was sent a week later, so I am hoping that is the reason why I have not received an invite yet.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 17:04
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Hey guys, did anyone apply to Kenan Flagler R1? If so have you received any sort of confirmation? I got one from Ross, but not from KFBS.


Did you apply to Ross through the Consortium? I thought they combined the R1 and R2 together. I am a R2 applicant btw


Yeah I did Ross via the Consortium.. they do combine both rounds together, but when I submitted I received an email thanking me for my app etc. I don't expect to hear anything else from Ross for a while. I haven't received anything from KFBS yet, but I'm sure it's no cause for concern. Was just wondering if other folks did
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 17:09
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Yeah I did Ross via the Consortium.. they do combine both rounds together, but when I submitted I received an email thanking me for my app etc. I don't expect to hear anything else from Ross for a while. I haven't received anything from KFBS yet, but I'm sure it's no cause for concern. Was just wondering if other folks did


Tepper and Darden seem to be the most responsive schools up to this point in terms of interview invites... unless there are lurkers out there who can indicate otherwise.

I received confirmations from Emory and Yale that my app had been received but am still waiting on Tuck, Cornell and Berkeley at this point. I expect that Tuck and Berkeley will take some time judging from year's past and I'm not exactly sure about Cornell.

At this point I wouldn't worry about it until two to three weeks from now. A lot of these schools are getting out their Early Action Round decisions and likely haven't even reviewed our apps yet.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 10:07
Fellow applicants,

I am submitting my app this second round. I want to know how you all ranked your schools. I am very conscious about this bec I was told by the Consortium reps that schools get to see your rank? How did you do your rankings?

Should I make mine....
1. Reach
2. Range
3. Reach
4. Safety
5. Range
6. Range

or

1. Reach
2. Reach
3. Range
4. Range
5. Range
6. Safety
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 14:32
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Fellow applicants,

I am submitting my app this second round. I want to know how you all ranked your schools. I am very conscious about this bec I was told by the Consortium reps that schools get to see your rank? How did you do your rankings?

Should I make mine....
1. Reach
2. Range
3. Reach
4. Safety
5. Range
6. Range

or

1. Reach
2. Reach
3. Range
4. Range
5. Range
6. Safety


I can't be of much help here, cos I only applied to 2 via the Consortium. Ranked my first choice first cos I know the ranking matters to them per the fellowship..and I'd love to go there. That's as much thought as I put into it. I'd love to learn about how folks who applied to more schools approached this though.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 17:34
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Fellow applicants,

I am submitting my app this second round. I want to know how you all ranked your schools. I am very conscious about this bec I was told by the Consortium reps that schools get to see your rank? How did you do your rankings?

Should I make mine....
1. Reach
2. Range
3. Reach
4. Safety
5. Range
6. Range

or

1. Reach
2. Reach
3. Range
4. Range
5. Range
6. Safety


I wouldn't rank them in terms of 'reach', 'range', etc. The ranking (at least for me) was driven by which school I wanted to go to the most. So even if that school is your safety rank them number one. A lot of people have warned me against devising an overly complicated ranking system; and after talking with adcoms the advise I've received has been confirmed.

The other part I'd add for everyone... it's certainly appealing to rank schools based upon where they stand in BW, USNews, etc. but if it's really not a school that you think you'll enjoy, what's the point of spending 175K to go there?

That said, gablaze if your reach is truly your number one choice then go for it. Otherwise select the school you see yourself happiest at number one.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 20:30
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Fellow applicants,

I am submitting my app this second round. I want to know how you all ranked your schools. I am very conscious about this bec I was told by the Consortium reps that schools get to see your rank? How did you do your rankings?

Should I make mine....
1. Reach
2. Range
3. Reach
4. Safety
5. Range
6. Range

or

1. Reach
2. Reach
3. Range
4. Range
5. Range
6. Safety


I did:

1. Range
2. Range
3. Range
4. Reach
5. Range
6. Safety

I only applied to one school that I considered a reach for me (Haas) and I ranked it 4th because even if I'm admitted, I doubt I'd be fellowship worthy at that school. But, If I got in and didn't get fellowships anywhere else I could at least go to Haas and get a little discount with the in-state tuition. I probably took a different overall approach than most though cause at this point securing a fellowship is my most important factor. I would literally rather go to any Top-25 on a full-ride than Stanford with all loans. Call me dumb, call me crazy, but don't call me in debt. 8-)
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 23:00
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gablaze23 wrote:
Fellow applicants,

I am submitting my app this second round. I want to know how you all ranked your schools. I am very conscious about this bec I was told by the Consortium reps that schools get to see your rank? How did you do your rankings?

Should I make mine....
1. Reach
2. Range
3. Reach
4. Safety
5. Range
6. Range

or

1. Reach
2. Reach
3. Range
4. Range
5. Range
6. Safety


I wouldn't rank them in terms of 'reach', 'range', etc. The ranking (at least for me) was driven by which school I wanted to go to the most. So even if that school is your safety rank them number one. A lot of people have warned me against devising an overly complicated ranking system; and after talking with adcoms the advise I've received has been confirmed.

The other part I'd add for everyone... it's certainly appealing to rank schools based upon where they stand in BW, USNews, etc. but if it's really not a school that you think you'll enjoy, what's the point of spending 175K to go there?

That said, gablaze if your reach is truly your number one choice then go for it. Otherwise select the school you see yourself happiest at number one.


What did the adcoms tell you? Did they tell you they won't punish you for ranking them 6th?

I am just a bit paranoid. Imagine all schools giving you the ding, and then your other "reach" and "safety" schools (ranked 5-6) who'd be very interested with you dings you too to protect their yield. That'll be a disaster!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 23:14
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What did the adcoms tell you? Did they tell you they won't punish you for ranking them 6th?

I am just a bit paranoid. Imagine all schools giving you the ding, and then your other "reach" and "safety" schools (ranked 5-6) who'd be very interested with you dings you too to protect their yield. That'll be a disaster!


Here's the fundamental question you have to answer... what's more important: The school or the fellowship? If it's the fellowship then rank your range or safety first.

If it's the school then rank your number one choice first (regardless of reach, range or safety). I'm in the camp of school first so take my advice with a grain of salt.

Additionally what I've heard from adcoms (specifically from some of the schools you are applying to) they consider your desire to go to the school ahead of all other variables if you are so much as within the competitive range to attend the school.

Something else to consider is that you CAN make it patently apparent through your essays and interviews that you really want to go to school somewhere... to a lot of adcoms that's what they are looking for when deciding fellowships.

Just consider it... I'd be happy to share deeper insights via PM.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2011, 14:04
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What did the adcoms tell you? Did they tell you they won't punish you for ranking them 6th?

I am just a bit paranoid. Imagine all schools giving you the ding, and then your other "reach" and "safety" schools (ranked 5-6) who'd be very interested with you dings you too to protect their yield. That'll be a disaster!


Here's the fundamental question you have to answer... what's more important: The school or the fellowship? If it's the fellowship then rank your range or safety first.

If it's the school then rank your number one choice first (regardless of reach, range or safety). I'm in the camp of school first so take my advice with a grain of salt.

Additionally what I've heard from adcoms (specifically from some of the schools you are applying to) they consider your desire to go to the school ahead of all other variables if you are so much as within the competitive range to attend the school.

Something else to consider is that you CAN make it patently apparent through your essays and interviews that you really want to go to school somewhere... to a lot of adcoms that's what they are looking for when deciding fellowships.

Just consider it... I'd be happy to share deeper insights via PM.


The school is more important IMO, but if both schools you like are reach , do you put them at your #1 or #2? I know this is my decision ultimately, but I just want to know how you guys ranked your schools.

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