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Keep at eye on the deadlines:
Round 1
Applications due Oct. 10, 2011
Decisions mailed Jan. 13, 2012

Round 2
Applications due Jan. 4, 2012
Decisions mailed March 15, 2012

Round 3
Applications due March 1, 2012
Decisions mailed May 15, 2012

And start working on your essays:

1. Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less.
2. Describe your career goals. How will an MBA from Ross help you to achieve those goals? What is your vision for how you can make a unique contribution to the Ross community? (500 word maximum)
3. Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn from that experience? (500 word maximum)
4. Select one of the following questions:
• What are you most passionate about? (300 word maximum)
• Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it? (300 word maximum)
5. Optional question: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (500 word maximum)

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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 01:25
Count me in..
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 05:02
In for R1
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 05:11
Applying through the Consortium. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 06:24
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 07:37
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I am an incoming first year student at Ross, and I would be happy to answer any questions about the application process or about Ross in general.

Good luck and Go Blue!

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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 18:18
I'll also be starting at Ross this fall, would be happy to help out as well. I was also admitted off the waitlist so I can share experiences related to that.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 04:41
definitely applying to Ross in R1. mba2013 and mreevit:thank you for your gracious offers--I'm sure I will ask for your help/opinion as I begin working on my app.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 09:39
Ross students,
in your opinion, can the case for this essay be dated at 2000-2002 or it's too old?

Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it?
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 11:51
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 12:31
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in your opinion, can the case for this essay be dated at 2000-2002 or it's too old?

Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it?


I don't think there are any hard and fast rules regarding the matter, but the more recent the event, the better. I'd say within the last 3-4 years is safe.

However, if the event was so significant that it dramatically affected the way you live, think, or view the world, then I say go for it!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 06:22
in for R1...
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 01:38
in for R1!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 08:12
In for round 1.

On a different note, any other males get an e-mail about a "Value of an MBA for women" event? Honestly, I would like to go, but I think they're confused by my name.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 22:10
I am a first year student at Ross this year and hopefully can answer some of your queries.
I just realised how anxious and excited at the same time I was when I started I was applying to universities last year. Its amazing how quickly an year has gone by. Good luck to all of you !
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 20:49
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In for round 1.

On a different note, any other males get an e-mail about a "Value of an MBA for women" event? Honestly, I would like to go, but I think they're confused by my name.


I believe the email went out to everybody who has registered on Ross's website at any time in the past. And I certainly don't think this is a women only event.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 00:55
Vorskl, thanks for the thread. Will be applying R1. Ross is my title contender for me :D
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I am an incoming first year student at Ross, and I would be happy to answer any questions about the application process or about Ross in general.

Good luck and Go Blue!



The same goes for me. I'm happy to answer any questions any prospective students have.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 11:10
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mreevit wrote:
I am an incoming first year student at Ross, and I would be happy to answer any questions about the application process or about Ross in general.

Good luck and Go Blue!



The same goes for me. I'm happy to answer any questions any prospective students have.



Thanks rpratt620 and mreevit for offering help! its much appreciated (and needed!!) Right now, I'm assessing the strength of my profile and researching essays.

My first question to you is- I've heard (from previous applicants) that Ross places more emphasis on gpa than it does on GMAT. is that correct?
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rpratt620 wrote:
mreevit wrote:
I am an incoming first year student at Ross, and I would be happy to answer any questions about the application process or about Ross in general.

Good luck and Go Blue!



The same goes for me. I'm happy to answer any questions any prospective students have.



Thanks rpratt620 and mreevit for offering help! its much appreciated (and needed!!) Right now, I'm assessing the strength of my profile and researching essays.

My first question to you is- I've heard (from previous applicants) that Ross places more emphasis on gpa than it does on GMAT. is that correct?



I'm disinclined to believe that Ross places more emphasis on GPA than GMAT. I know plenty of guys/girls that got into Ross with strong-decent GMAT scores and modest-weak GPA's. When it comes to weighing the GPA/GMAT in the application process, I would say that adcom is looking for ways to let you in. Ultimately it comes down to who you are as a person, your experiences, your essays--are they compelling? Are you the type of person that Ross feels will add to the class? etc... If you have these things going for you, the next thing adcom is going to look for is intellectual and quantitative horsepower. That's where GPA/GMAT come in. If you are NOT an interesting person and are indistinguishable from other candidates then you are going to need like a 3.5+ and 730+ to really have a shot, and still it'll be a crapshoot. But, if you are someone they really want then they'll let you prove your smarts through either your GPA, GMAT or both.

So, in short this whole application process is a sliding scale. You can overcome one weakness in one area by being particularly strong in another. Of course there comes a point where you cannot compensate (i.e. <2.0GPA and <600 GMAT are going to be exceptionally tough to overcome)
Get the best GMAT you can (This is especially important if you plan on going into I-banking & Consulting - top firms in those industries are looking for strong GMAT scores when you apply, 700 is often a baseline but certainly people have gotten jobs with lower) and then focus all your attention and effort to crafting STRONG application essays.
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