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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2009, 11:30
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It would really suck if all the non-H/S schools you applied to thought you were amazing and rejected you because of yield control. Then H/S actually reject you because they don't think you are all that great.


I think school will accept the best possible candidate. If you applied, you are obviously interest. To reject someone because they are too good seems to be a bad policy. You can always get more students via waitlist.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2009, 12:12
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"Yes, and I am 100% sure that they are exchanging application data on a regular basis."

I hope you're right, Pathfinder! It would increase my chances of getting into one! They do seem to be distinct pools--I managed to get an S interview, but no HBS interview, whereas my couple of friends who got an HBS interview haven't gotten one to S. I always wrote it off to "personality" differences between the two schools, but it would be very interesting if there was actual coordination going on!


I got an H interview, but so far nothing from S. The thing is, based on my background and career goals, I felt I was a much better match for S. A college classmate and former colleague of mine went to Stanford two years ago. He an I had virtually IDENTICAL profiles. Same extracurriculars in college, same honors degree, same work experience at the same company post undergrad, and very similar post-MBA goals. He helped proofread my essays this year and even wrote my peer recommendation. Alas, no invite for me yet.

I guess it just goes to show you how dynamic the admissions process is from year to year.

Or maybe my essays just sucked... :-D


I don't think Stanford is as interested in straight specs as they are in your values. (Though there's a pretty high bar for them to even review your values seriously...)
I was interviewed by Stanford, but no interview at HBS--which was smart on their part because I know it's a bad fit for me now. I do think they have a way of figuring out who are the "good fit" candidates. I'm a musician, so the super structured environment at HBS really probably wouldn't have worked for me. I applaud their admissions committee for figuring that out before I did!

I'd also put money on the DB calls starting on Monday. Looks like the calls usually start two days before the d-day, and that includes other years where that time period has included MLK day (though in Virginia, we call it Lee/Jackson/King Day -- we celebrate Robert E Lee, Civil War hero Stonewall Jackson, and Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day. Just some food for thought. :)
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2009, 12:49
there's 0% chance that schools share info like that. Illegal, and not in their best interest.

I vote for a Tuesday start of the calls. Apparently Derek calls work phones in the middle of the night... so be sure to check voicemails in the mornings!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2009, 14:05
Hi folks,

I'm in for R2 ... could someone please add me to the list? Thanks!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2009, 14:37
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I got an H interview, but so far nothing from S. The thing is, based on my background and career goals, I felt I was a much better match for S.


I'm with you on this statement. I interviewed at H and MIT (where there were a ton of early dings on this board) for R1, but not a word from S.

Here's what I decided: My work experience (Silicon Valley) and career goals (entrepreneurship) are so common in the Stanford pool, that I just didn't stand out as much as I did for the Boston schools. Sometimes being an exact match for a school can make it more competitive to get in (like a NYC banker studying finance at CBS).

Anyway, I guess you and I can only hope for the best case scenario: waitlist w/o interview....bummer
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 20:40
Does anyone know what the story is on scholarships at Stanford? I think I've read that they're mostly (if not all) need-based. That does make sense considering the admitted students are all rock stars. I'm just curious how much they'll offer even to a need-based scholarship candidate. I'm sitting on a great offer to some other great schools, and if I get that coveted call from Derrick this week, I'm curious what kind of financial choice I'll likely have to make.

I know this is all hypothetical, but I'm curious if y'all know the typical range of scholarship aid? Also, Stanford says on their website that they don't negotiate... is that true? Or are they just trying to keep the negotiations to a minimum?

Thanks y'all!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2009, 10:43
jcl246 wrote:
Does anyone know what the story is on scholarships at Stanford? I think I've read that they're mostly (if not all) need-based. That does make sense considering the admitted students are all rock stars. I'm just curious how much they'll offer even to a need-based scholarship candidate. I'm sitting on a great offer to some other great schools, and if I get that coveted call from Derrick this week, I'm curious what kind of financial choice I'll likely have to make.

I know this is all hypothetical, but I'm curious if y'all know the typical range of scholarship aid? Also, Stanford says on their website that they don't negotiate... is that true? Or are they just trying to keep the negotiations to a minimum?

Thanks y'all!
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With the exception of the P4D fellowship (applied for via a checkbox and additional essay in the main application), everything is need-based. No negotiations to my knowledge. They are pretty fair with respect to fellowship amounts (again, depending on need), but I don't know exact amounts.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 11:13
I doubt any calls will be made today... but is anybody else catching themselves nervously glancing at their phone every few hours anyway?

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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 11:17
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I doubt any calls will be made today... but is anybody else catching themselves nervously glancing at their phone every few hours anyway?

:(


You freaked me out! I though someone had received a call... I am not checking my phone yet but it will start soon... 8-)
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 11:20
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Mikus wrote:
I doubt any calls will be made today... but is anybody else catching themselves nervously glancing at their phone every few hours anyway?

:(


You freaked me out! I though someone had received a call... I am not checking my phone yet but it will start soon... 8-)


I think calls will start going out tomorrow. I will also be waiting by my phone starting now though haha!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 12:28
Have my phone in close proximity! Seems like tomorrow is the day indeed. Though, keep in mind calls went out until 2 or 3 am PST last year (DB left voicemails on work lines of those he called late).
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 08:40
Any phone calls at all out there???
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 08:46
No call yet for me. I'm having trouble accessing the BW forum, but it doesn't look like any calls have been made over there either. I guess we have some more waiting to do...
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 09:21
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Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:54
Good luck y'all!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:07
Does anybody know how early they started the calls last year?
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:52
If I remember correctly, last year the calls largely went out at night (voicemail to work phone) ~36 hours before the decision "deadline." When voicemails couldn't be left, phone calls were made throughout the day prior to deadline.

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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 13:01
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If I remember correctly, last year the calls largely went out at night (voicemail to work phone) ~36 hours before the decision "deadline." When voicemails couldn't be left, phone calls were made throughout the day prior to deadline.

Good luck everyone!



That means we are well into that. Interesting, does anyone have access to BW? It does not seem to work for me.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 13:22
it should work if you first login to your BW account. It doesnt seem to work otherwise.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 13:25
OK, no news here or on BW. Theory: Stanford is not doing phone calls this year, and we will find out via ApplyYourself tomorrow?
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