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# Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants!

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23 Jan 2009, 12:08
The only logical reasoning behind dinging interviewed applicants but putting on w/l non-interviewed ones is that more interviewed applicants failed somehow their interviews than w/l seats were planned for by the school.....But this is hard to imagine too since some interviewed applicants here said they thought they did well on their interviews. Of course the interviewer could very well have the opposite opinion on how an interview went, but in most cases isn't the understanding of the feeling as to how it went in agreement?
Basically, I'm saying in this scenario, (putting on a w/l non-interviewed applicants) the ding of interviewed ones is probably solely on the interview. Is anyone else confused?
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23 Jan 2009, 12:16
chineseburned wrote:
The only logical reasoning behind dinging interviewed applicants but putting on w/l non-interviewed ones is that more interviewed applicants failed somehow their interviews than w/l seats were planned for by the school.....But this is hard to imagine too since some interviewed applicants here said they thought they did well on their interviews. Of course the interviewer could very well have the opposite opinion on how an interview went, but in most cases isn't the understanding of the feeling as to how it went in agreement?
Basically, I'm saying in this scenario, (putting on a w/l non-interviewed applicants) the ding of interviewed ones is probably solely on the interview. Is anyone else confused?

I think another way you could look at WLing applicants w/o an interview is that AdCom is just pushing their apps to R2 because they did not have enough time or they want to see how the class fills out (i.e., non-interviewed WLed applicants are borderline candidates but AdCom is not sure what R2 looks like yet).
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23 Jan 2009, 12:32
chineseburned wrote:
The only logical reasoning behind dinging interviewed applicants but putting on w/l non-interviewed ones is that more interviewed applicants failed somehow their interviews than w/l seats were planned for by the school.....But this is hard to imagine too since some interviewed applicants here said they thought they did well on their interviews. Of course the interviewer could very well have the opposite opinion on how an interview went, but in most cases isn't the understanding of the feeling as to how it went in agreement?
Basically, I'm saying in this scenario, (putting on a w/l non-interviewed applicants) the ding of interviewed ones is probably solely on the interview. Is anyone else confused?

yea, I don't really get the W/L without interview thing... its really not that much extra work for them to actually interview the candidates since its all alumni interviews. I think its a bit irresponsible of them if its a timing issue.

I actually thought my Stanford interview went better than my HBS interview, but I guess I was wrong!
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23 Jan 2009, 12:39
bball, I'm WLed without interview and I thought the same thing -- there's no additional work for the Adcom to interview applicants, so why not just get the interview over with? Strange.
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23 Jan 2009, 13:08
caligl wrote:
bball, I'm WLed without interview and I thought the same thing -- there's no additional work for the Adcom to interview applicants, so why not just get the interview over with? Strange.

one area where they could run into lack of time is needing to review the applicants and make a decision after the interview takes place. they could have just run out of time - but i don't think that's a good excuse since that would mean it doesn't make a difference to get your application in by r1 if you'll just get reviewed with the r2 pool. who knows what's really up.
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23 Jan 2009, 13:33
What if the WL were people with strong profiles but not with a perfect fit for Stanford. People who Stanford knows would probably get into H or W. Hence they put them on Waitlist to see what happens later. People admitted at H would probably withdraw from the list pretty rapidly.

Just a theory.
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23 Jan 2009, 14:32
Hmmm, interesting theory, Falibay. Maybe that's why they wait til the end of May to give the WL candidates any more news instead of at the R2 decision date?
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23 Jan 2009, 14:40
caligl wrote:
Hmmm, interesting theory, Falibay. Maybe that's why they wait til the end of May to give the WL candidates any more news instead of at the R2 decision date?

Yes, that's why I was thinking that. Other schools will give you an answer after R2. Why would Stanford not do that? And for example, I ahve been interviewed but it looks like some people without interviews who are now on the waitlist have a strong profile than me (Or at least equivalent). Why not interview them...

Hence my theory...
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23 Jan 2009, 18:23
falibay wrote:
What if the WL were people with strong profiles but not with a perfect fit for Stanford. People who Stanford knows would probably get into H or W. Hence they put them on Waitlist to see what happens later. People admitted at H would probably withdraw from the list pretty rapidly.

Just a theory.

Hmm . . . I don't think it is a "fit" issue with Stanford--I went there undergrad!!! I better be a good fit! From what I hear, Stanford doesn't have a problem with dual Stanford/Stanford UG/MBA, since a lot of my classmates are now there at the GSB. I have a feeling they might be waiting to see what R2 looks like. I have 3 years of i-banking experience and 1.5 years of corp strat/biz dev, so I have a feeling they might be looking to see what other "banking types" they get in R2 to compare me against. ***SIGH*** It is better than an outright ding, but I am more confused than anything else . . .
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26 Jan 2009, 03:09
Ding ! expected...

Been a bad application season so far... Dings from Tuck, Kellogg, Sloan, Stanford and almost ding from Haas...
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28 Jan 2009, 18:20
Anybody else attending the GSB's admit weekend?
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28 Jan 2009, 19:56
Mikus wrote:
Anybody else attending the GSB's admit weekend?

Mikus, I'm considering it...there are a lot of factors pulling me toward HBS though, and I'm wondering if it's worth the trip.
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29 Jan 2009, 09:13
msday wrote:
Mikus wrote:
Anybody else attending the GSB's admit weekend?

Mikus, I'm considering it...there are a lot of factors pulling me toward HBS though, and I'm wondering if it's worth the trip.

Totally understand. I think if you think there's an extremely small chance you'd matriculate there's no sense in going. But I also think that if you're legitimately open to the possibility-- it wouldn't hurt to enjoy the weather and meet new people. You only get admitted to the GSB once!

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30 Jan 2009, 21:07
msday, I would highly recommend you check out GSB's admit weekend. I heard from terry12 it was very well put together and gives admits a great idea of what Stanford can offer. The culture of Stanford and HBS could not be more different, and in your case, checking out both will probably help you make the decision pretty easily.

(Plus, the weather is amazing here... )
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31 Jan 2009, 00:21
kryzak wrote:
msday, I would highly recommend you check out GSB's admit weekend. I heard from terry12 it was very well put together and gives admits a great idea of what Stanford can offer. The culture of Stanford and HBS could not be more different, and in your case, checking out both will probably help you make the decision pretty easily.

(Plus, the weather is amazing here... )

Good call kryzak...I'm really wrestling with the decision!
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31 Jan 2009, 14:34
What's the deal with on-line application status? I read on BW that in R1 it was changing from submitted to something like under review or so, but somebody from R2 called AdCom asking that he/she still has submitted and AdCom apparently said that it should be this way. So did you status change or it is still submitted?
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31 Jan 2009, 16:06
kryzak wrote:
msday, I would highly recommend you check out GSB's admit weekend. I heard from terry12 it was very well put together and gives admits a great idea of what Stanford can offer. The culture of Stanford and HBS could not be more different, and in your case, checking out both will probably help you make the decision pretty easily.

(Plus, the weather is amazing here... )

Totally agree. I would consider at least making the trip, to meet some of the GSB folks and experience the atmosphere first-hand. HBS and Stanford do have pretty different feels, so it might be worthwhile to see things in person. I really enjoyed Admit Weekend last year and, after spending the last several years in Boston, I fell in love with the campus and the weather. (FYI, I'm sitting outside in a short-sleeve shirt as I type this.)

I'll do my best to sway you here, of course, but if you decide on HBS I won't hold it against you

And mikus, definitely look forward to meeting you in person!
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03 Feb 2009, 00:49
Hey,

I just arranged my travel plans. I am coming to the admit weekend. My boss is not happy with this though:)) Hope to see all the admits there...
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04 Feb 2009, 13:53
Someone on the BW board says he/she knows someone who received an invitation to interview from Stanford. Has anyone here heard anything?
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04 Feb 2009, 14:10
sometimes i just dont believe stuff thats posted in bw forums.. too many nutters there.. ill believe it when someone from this forum or a few more from bw get invites.. anyways good luck to you and everyone..

R1ers.. how long does stanford take to send all their invites? do they send an official ding letter before decision day to let you know or do you just have to keep waiting?
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