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# Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants!

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01 Oct 2008, 12:44
sam77sam7 wrote:
She implied that you have a better shot in EA. When asked by some guy there, "If I were to submit an app in EA, and then the exact same app in Round 1, which would you be more likely to accept?" and she said, "EA Certainly."

Wow! Considering that is coming from the horse's mouth, it's pretty undeniable proof.

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01 Oct 2008, 12:50
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sam77sam7 wrote:
She implied that you have a better shot in EA. When asked by some guy there, "If I were to submit an app in EA, and then the exact same app in Round 1, which would you be more likely to accept?" and she said, "EA Certainly."

Wow! Considering that is coming from the horse's mouth, it's pretty undeniable proof.

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These are the same people who say campus visit is not a factor for admission. I don't believe it at all
The fact that Adcom always want people to apply earlier (so that they have more control on the pool) makes this a biased comment.

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01 Oct 2008, 16:09
kidmann wrote:
These are the same people who say campus visit is not a factor for admission. I don't believe it at all
The fact that Adcom always want people to apply earlier (so that they have more control on the pool) makes this a biased comment.

I think most schools say that, except that I believe Tuck AdComs have stated many times that they put emphasis on people who visit, that is shows the commitment to Tuck they want.
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01 Oct 2008, 16:24
sam77sam7 wrote:
I think most schools say that, except that I believe Tuck AdComs have stated many times that they put emphasis on people who visit, that is shows the commitment to Tuck they want.

Someone asked that in the reception I went to, the AdCom (Kristine something) specifically said that if you do an Adcom-initiated interview, you will NOT be disadvantaged. But she did say "we encourage you to visit the school...etc"

all I am trying to say is that don't take the Adcom's words too seriously.
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01 Oct 2008, 16:53
kidmann wrote:
sam77sam7 wrote:
all I am trying to say is that don't take the Adcom's words too seriously.

Oh, I agree. Most talk is just "AdCom Speak" but I do think they put some weight on it. No evidence to support how much though.

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01 Oct 2008, 17:37
terp06 wrote:
10% of spots in EA = 24 spots. Considering a yield of 50%, that's 48 acceptances out of a pool of 150-160 for an acceptance rate close to 33%.

Where did you get the 10% of spots from?

I just can't see Tuck lowering their standards just because you apply early. I guess if you are right on the borderline, it might help, but in those cases, there are so many other factors (which adcom read your app?) that it doesn't seem like it would make that big of a difference.

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01 Oct 2008, 17:42
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01 Oct 2008, 17:56
terp06 wrote:

That's fine. I just thought you might have some inside knowledge!

I assume that each school has a target for how many admits they give during each round. But I also assume it's pretty flexible depending on the quality of the apps.

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02 Oct 2008, 06:48
Did you get to pick which class you sat in on or did you get assigned to a class?
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02 Oct 2008, 06:49
You get assigned a student guide so you have to go to the class that the guide has during that period. No choice.

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Did you get to pick which class you sat in on or did you get assigned to a class?

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02 Oct 2008, 09:52
My trip to Hanover is scheduled for the end of October and I will be submitting for the November round.

Is anyone else amazed at how quickly all of the interview slots have filled up online?
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02 Oct 2008, 09:52
As I have already mentioned, I was the first interview of this application season. I also submitted my amazingly-super-awesome application about 2 weeks before the EA deadline. Can I expect to hear from them before their stated December 19th notification date? Do they ever notify people early?

Im so impatient.
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02 Oct 2008, 10:13
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As I have already mentioned, I was the first interview of this application season. I also submitted my amazingly-super-awesome application about 2 weeks before the EA deadline. Can I expect to hear from them before their stated December 19th notification date? Do they ever notify people early?

Im so impatient.

I thought I saw a few people getting notified in early December last year for the EA round?
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02 Oct 2008, 10:25
Oh cool! I was not on GMAT Club back then, so I wouldnt know. At that time I was honeymooning at a resort in Mauritius. BALLING
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02 Oct 2008, 10:33
One thing worries me greatly about Tuck - with the current economic climate, I feel that a lot of business school students are going to be looking at boutique firms/smaller companies/outside of the box options, etc. I think that on-campus hiring with the usual suspects will slow down quite a bit.

It is significantly more difficult to network with these kinds of organizations when you are sitting in Hanover.
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02 Oct 2008, 10:52
When I was looking for interview slots a few weeks back they were completely filled up. I was lucky enough to get off a waiting list for one. (Even the option to sign up for the waiting list was gone in the last few days) There were a ton of people at Tuck so apparently not everyone is concerned about being in Hanover for 2 years. The same thing was mentioned when I visited Cornell. (The number of people at the info session) The competition this year just seems like it's gonna be nuts no matter where you are. =[

I thought that I read on last year's thread that Tuck didn't release decisions earlier than the deadline. Hopefully those people are wrong. I'm submitting tomorrow so it would be nice to hear early either way.
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03 Oct 2008, 03:54
During my visit AdCom specifically stated that they will NOT be releasing ANY decisions before the deadline. In years past they have, but they decided it is unfair to some so they are releasing it all on December 19th this year.

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06 Oct 2008, 13:12
Just came back from campus visit.

Amy Mitson said not much difference in terms of chances between the admission rounds. She did specifically say "avoid the last round at all cost"
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06 Oct 2008, 13:23
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Just came back from campus visit.

Amy Mitson said not much difference in terms of chances between the admission rounds. She did specifically say "avoid the last round at all cost"

That makes me laugh. Two different adcoms and two different opinions. I have a feeling that a good part of the decision making process is a mystery even to those making the decisions.

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06 Oct 2008, 20:51
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Just came back from campus visit.

Amy Mitson said not much difference in terms of chances between the admission rounds.

If you can salvage the last year's Tuck thread at BW forum, you will be up for some nice surprise
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