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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 17:54
I Wish everybody good luck for another tense week of waiting for HBS interviews. I believe chances of getting a call are pretty bleak after this week. So crossing my fingers.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 06:21
ugh, now that's what I wanted to read first thing in the morning.
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my application still says just "submitted" [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 11:15
my application still says just "submitted" up to this point. is this the same as everybody's?
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Re: my application still says just "submitted" [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 11:17
djdan wrote:
my application still says just "submitted" up to this point. is this the same as everybody's?


Yep...
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 12:26
yah - same here
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 18:52
Yup. Here too.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 20:13
same here ..
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 11:07
I saw this on s2s boards from a reapplicant:

20205.51 in reply to 20205.50

I submitted on 9/30, and still says "submitted". I am a rapplicant, and If I remember correctly, the status will change and say something similar to "under review" once the application enters the review process. We still have till late January to hear back from HBS, unlike Wharton, which is making me nervous with only 7 days left!


Is that true???????????????
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 14:42
It's official. Dee just posted on the HBS blog that they are at the half-way mark with the interview invitation process.

It looks as if we are roughly halfway through the invitation process. We will continue to issue invitations up to and including the notification date, which is January 16, 2008.

Why do the interview invitations slow down from this point on?

In the beginning of each round, all of our resources are deployed to reading applications. Once we begin the actual interviewing (interviews began on November 5) we cannot read at the same pace — hence the slowing down of the invitation rate.

To be clear, there is no order or pattern to which applications are read first.

We hope that bulletins like this are helpful and we sincerely appreciate your patience in this process.


http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html

Chances are, some of our apps may not even be read at this point.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 14:53
ncprasad wrote:

Chances are, some of our apps may not even be read at this point.


I sincerely hope this is the case !!
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 16:37
ugh, thanksgiving is going to suck this year.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 19:10
C'mon HBS, show GMATClub some love...

MGOBlue wrote:
saw this on s2s boards from a reapplicant:

20205.51 in reply to 20205.50

I submitted on 9/30, and still says "submitted". I am a rapplicant, and If I remember correctly, the status will change and say something similar to "under review" once the application enters the review process. We still have till late January to hear back from HBS, unlike Wharton, which is making me nervous with only 7 days left!


Is that true???????????????


I personally don't think this is true. Anyway, forcefeed collegesenior, could you please throw some light on this?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 20:19
ncprasad wrote:
Chances are, some of our apps may not even be read at this point.


I don't think that's the case. That would be inconsistent with the community values.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 20:21
KingKREEP wrote:
C'mon HBS, show GMATClub some love...

MGOBlue wrote:
saw this on s2s boards from a reapplicant:

20205.51 in reply to 20205.50

I submitted on 9/30, and still says "submitted". I am a rapplicant, and If I remember correctly, the status will change and say something similar to "under review" once the application enters the review process. We still have till late January to hear back from HBS, unlike Wharton, which is making me nervous with only 7 days left!


Is that true???????????????


I personally don't think this is true. Anyway, forcefeed collegesenior, could you please throw some light on this?


If I remember correctly from last year, the stages for my app were: submitted --> your decision is ready. Everything in between (basically the interview) was e-mailed to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 20:43
KingKREEP wrote:

I personally don't think this is true. Anyway, forcefeed collegesenior, could you please throw some light on this?


My application still says submitted, there has been no change since October 1st.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 21:05
forcefeed wrote:
KingKREEP wrote:

I personally don't think this is true. Anyway, forcefeed collegesenior, could you please throw some light on this?


My application still says submitted, there has been no change since October 1st.


Same here.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 21:48
would it say rejected once it gets rejected or that won't happen till deadline for decision?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 21:56
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would it say rejected once it gets rejected or that won't happen till deadline for decision?


My guess: Not till Jan 16 / deadline for decision
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 21:59
lepium, so why do you think Dee says this in her blog.

In the beginning of each round, all of our resources are deployed to reading applications. Once we begin the actual interviewing (interviews began on November 5) we cannot read at the same pace — hence the slowing down of the invitation rate.

Are you saying what she is saying is not true? or do you interpret this another way?


lepium wrote:
ncprasad wrote:
Chances are, some of our apps may not even be read at this point.


I don't think that's the case. That would be inconsistent with the community values.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 22:03
collegesenior wrote:
dextrous wrote:
would it say rejected once it gets rejected or that won't happen till deadline for decision?


My guess: Not till Jan 16 / deadline for decision


that'd be too bad!

i'd rather know before to end the agony!
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