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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 21:50
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Just got the e-mail. In!
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2011, 02:23
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snobord82 wrote:
can anyone tell me what the admit emails said?


The e-mail itself doesn't say much, just:

Your application for Texas Full Time MBA: Austin has been given a decision. Please log in to the application website to see it.

Then you log-in to the McCombs Symplicity application site where it will have the admit letter.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2011, 12:42
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mbahopeful02 wrote:
Congrats to everyone who got in.

I received a mail confirming a decision has been rendered about 8 hours ago. However, when I login on admissions.symplicity or on GIAC Material Status check, I cant find any official communication.

Kindly let me know if something else needs to be done to view the decision.

My decision was there when I logged into McCombs connect (symplicity). It wasn't on GIAC. The place to check is here using your UT EID: https://mccombs-utexas-admissions.symplicity.com/?

If it doesn't show anything in a couple days I would contact the admissions office to find out. Anyone that has questions for them should ask this week, they announced this on the blog today: The McCombs School of Business and the MBA Program Office will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2011, 12:46
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Thanks for your prompt reply. However, on login it shows:
"Welcome! You are now logged in. Be sure to check for Announcements at the bottom of the page."

and at the bottom of the page : "There are no announcements at this time." :?
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Congrats to everyone who got in.

I received a mail confirming a decision has been rendered about 8 hours ago. However, when I login on admissions.symplicity or on GIAC Material Status check, I cant find any official communication.

Kindly let me know if something else needs to be done to view the decision.

My decision was there when I logged into McCombs connect (symplicity). It wasn't on GIAC. The place to check is here using your UT EID: mccombs-utexas-admissions.symplicity/?

If it doesn't show anything I would contact the admissions office to find out. Anyone that has questions for them should ask this week, they announced this on the blog today: The McCombs School of Business and the MBA Program Office will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 14:09
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MrTunes wrote:
Hey all,

I just spoke with admissions. they said Scholarship information went out last night, so for those of us who only received the general email, I suspect we should assume we aren't getting any funding from UT-Austin.

but, for those who were admitted, at least we have a potential home for Fall 2012!


I'm surprised we didn't get more scholarship action posted on GMAT Club for R1 admits...Looks like we had one recorded scholarship post and none in the real time stats. Maybe when some accepted applicants turn down their invitation and scholarship to McCombs we'll see that money trickle down.

Anyway, congrats to all that accepted and good luck to everyone still in the hunt.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2011, 06:50
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snobord82 wrote:
I understand that those who interviewed for round 1 said that it was a very informal process, but can you give us some specific questions you were asked? do the interviews last about an hour?


The interview went something like this:

1. Tell me a bit about yourself and what you have done post-undergraduation.
2. Why MBA? & why Texas MBA?
3. What I plan to do after completing my MBA?
4. What my teammates would say are my 3 strongest points?
5. What were my leadership experiences?
6. Toughest situation I've had to face in a team-environment?
7. What would I define/consider as success? And what would I need to be to consider myself as successful today?
8. How would I contribute to McCombs "after" completing my MBA?
9. Finally, he asked me whether I had any other points I'd like to mention that the interviewer might have missed or I would like to highlight during my interview.
10. Ended with me asking him a couple of q's on his experience at McCombs.

Overall, it lasted for about 50mins-1hr - was very conversational and light. He was a current 2'nd year student- it was a Skype interview - so very friendly & casual talk. Just be yourself and don't panic and you'll get through it very well -)
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 02:39
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Did any international applicant applied in round -2 get interview invite ?

Yes, I did.
Got the interview on Dec 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM GMT.
I applied in R2 on 4th Dec, 2011.
Have a Skype interview.
Someone will schedule the interview in the week starting 16th Jan.
The interview must be completed by Friday, February 3, 2012.
Hope this helps!
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2012, 19:30
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Had my McCombs interview today. I did with an adcom rep here in NYC. The questions were pretty consistent with the posts here.
1. Tell me about yourself and what has lead you to pursuing an mba?
2. Why McCombs?
3. Tell me about a time you resolved a difficult business problem
4. What do you think is the weakest part of your MBA application? - this one was a surprise
5. What is the strongest part of your application?
6. What have you learned about yourself from the MBA application process?
7. Tell me about a time you led a team
8. Tell me about a time you stepped out of your comfort zone.

All in all it went pretty well I think. The conversation was pretty casual with a good deal of back and forth. Good luck to everyone in their interviews.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2012, 12:52
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Classof2014 wrote:
Do you or does anyone know what the survey questions are.

Questions:
- Are you still interested in being considered for admission to the Texas MBA? Y/N
- Please provide any updated information related to your candidacy that was not included in your application. Items to mention here may include job promotions or changes, updated test scores or any new information you feel should be considered. If there are no updates to your candidacy, please type "not applicable".
- A question that basically asked if there's anything else you'd like to tell the admissions committee (I missed the exact wording here - I accidentally submitted it because I thought there might be a space to upload documents like an unofficial GMAT score report, another recommendation, etc. on the next page, but there wasn't)

Once you push the forward button on the second page it submits the survey and just redirects you to the site for the MBA Full-Time program.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 19:19
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[/quote]
Congratulations !
A few questions for you :
1. I'm repeating an earlier question: Are you a R1 or R2 applicant ?
2. Also, I heard that in-state tuition applies to any scholarship recipient, is that true ?
3. Did you already send in the deposit before learning about the scholarship or did you wait ?

Thanks and Good Luck ![/quote]



1. R1 applicant
2. I think that's true, but I'm not positive because I'm technically a Texas resident still - military
3. I found out about the scholarship a couple days after acceptance and then I sent in my deposit

I hope this helps. Good luck to everyone out there![/quote]


That definitely helps.
One more question: how did you learn about the scholarship - email, telephone call or regular mail ?[/quote]

prcst - I learned about it from an email at 7pm on 19 Dec (about 20 hours after my acceptance email). I was out of the country without cell phone service, but I came back to a message from 19 Dec saying congratulations and adding that I would be receiving more information about McCombs in a later email. I don't know if she would have mentioned the scholarship had we spoke.

Prabhakar - Thanks. I was definitely lucky and fortunate to get a scholarship. They mentioned they don't give very many; the scholarships they offer range from $2k-$10k/year.
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snh245 wrote:
For those that applied R2, do you think we will hear back on Monday, even though it is a holiday?

Starting to get nervous about the decision date next week. Good luck to all that applied!

The guideline is "the week of the 20th", it was the same in R1. They left the option open to tell you anytime next week, even though in R1 some heard as early as late Friday night the week before. Most if not all people had heard back early that week.

No reason to get nervous. :-D
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 06:54
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I was admitted in round 1, but have since checked out of this forum so I'm not sure for round 2.

But at least for round 1, admissions were not rolling. If anything, the interview invites were interspersed throughout the round (with seemingly no rhyme or reason as to the timing e.g. invite vs date your turned in your application). However, the decisions all came out on the week they said they would.
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Same here :(

Till when can interview invites be expected? I doubt they will be sending any more after this week.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 08:46
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Hi guys,

Could someone please share the Fall 2012 'important dates' such as BootCamp's, start of classes, etc. with us? I have been searching for them on their Website, but haven't found anything yet.

Thanks in advance and congrats to all the admits!!!


Dates to Remember
January 19, 2012
Round 1 Admit Dinner
January 20, 2012
Texas MBA Friday
March 30-31, 2012
Preview Weekend
April 11, 2012
Registration deadline for International MAP
May 20, 2012
Payment deadline for International MAP
June 1, 2012
Registration for Orientation, Boot Camp and Academic Intensive is LIVE.
June 15, 2012
Registration deadline for Local MAP
June 15, 2012
Early bird discount registration deadline for Orientation
July 2, 2012
Final registration deadline for Orientation, Boot Camp and Academic Intensive
July 28 – August 4, 2012
McCombs Adventure Program (MAP) international trips
August 2, 2012
MAP Fredericksburg
August 3, 2012
MAP New Braunfels
August 6, 2012
Arrival Deadline for all incoming students to be moved to Austin
August 6, 2012
Orientation Packet Pickup and International Student Welcome
August 7-10, 2012
MBA Boot Camp
August 13-21, 2012
MBA Orientation & Academic Intensive
August 22, 2012
First day of MBA 1st Year Core Classes
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Did anyone from R3 cycle get an admit decision yet?


I just got the admit email :)
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In off the wait list from R2; I got the email at 11:17 CST. 2 more wait lists in the works.
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Congratulations mb29275!! You are a beacon of hope for waitlisters :)
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ACCEPTED!

R2 waitlister, U.S. resident, out-of-state, 720 GMAT, 4 years experience in a small economics consulting firm. Email came 11:15 AM Pacific on Thursday.
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Hey guys, just wanted to say I got admitted, got my e-mail at 2:30 central today. 740 gmat, 3 years work experience in a tech field. Don't give up hope, fewer and fewer should get wait-listed in the later rounds.
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Applied R2 = waitlist
Supplied more info = waitlist again
One week after my waitlist email, I got accepted!

Austin, here I come!
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