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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 10:05
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nothing from wharton yet re: interview....

same here...why does time go by so slow?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 11:51
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Shalom! Ani medaber ketzat ivrit aval ani lo yisraeli, ani americai.



Nice! Ani tov!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 12:13
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So you are Israeli Gil? Do a lot of Israelis apply to b-school? My mother is, so that makes me by default! I was there on Birthright 2 months ago


Yes I am - and so are you! Did you have a good time? I think there are 24 Israelis in the 2010 Wharton class - I hope it repeats this year - and that we're both there:).


there are indeed loads of Israelis this year at Wharton - probably more than Europeans! I don't know if it's usual or not, but it's certainly impressive (although one could claim that on a distribution point of view it doesn't make sense).

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 14:10
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So you are Israeli Gil? Do a lot of Israelis apply to b-school? My mother is, so that makes me by default! I was there on Birthright 2 months ago


Yes I am - and so are you! Did you have a good time? I think there are 24 Israelis in the 2010 Wharton class - I hope it repeats this year - and that we're both there:).


there are indeed loads of Israelis this year at Wharton - probably more than Europeans! I don't know if it's usual or not, but it's certainly impressive (although one could claim that on a distribution point of view it doesn't make sense).


I think that it was an unusual year, though I know chicago also has quite a few in the 2010 class (I think around fifteen).

I actually asked the Wharton Rep in a recent speaking arrangement they held in Israel about this. She said that contrary to popular belief, they do not group applicants in pools based on where they come from, and that they simply happened to have tremendous applications from Israelis last year and couldn't turn them down.

Her basic message was - Wharton will never dismiss someone who is a strong applicant because they already have people from his country. I guess diversity is not just where you come from.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 15:43
Wharton emailed me today that my scanned transcripts didn't go through properly and wanted me to rescan and email them to her. She said that I would go complete as soon as those went through, so probably tomorrow morning.

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2008, 16:59
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I think that it was an unusual year, though I know chicago also has quite a few in the 2010 class (I think around fifteen).

I actually asked the Wharton Rep in a recent speaking arrangement they held in Israel about this. She said that contrary to popular belief, they do not group applicants in pools based on where they come from, and that they simply happened to have tremendous applications from Israelis last year and couldn't turn them down.

Her basic message was - Wharton will never dismiss someone who is a strong applicant because they already have people from his country. I guess diversity is not just where you come from.


Sounds like a very valid explanation indeed.

Speaking of volume, it's a pity that we don't have more Europeans coming over in the States. Although I do understand their concerns about finding a job back in Europe, they are not justified IMO. Plus a program like Insead's is simply too short for me (and London is way too expensive)

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 05:18
Well, it looks like the theory that invites would be sent out yesterday was only a rumor. I didn't see any invites on the three Wharton threads I frequent. Here's to the hope we get some news today.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 05:30
very true. If they did send out some invites, as others suggested, the volume must have been extremely small not to appear on any forum.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 06:01
The fact that they were checking up with me about a particular missing piece of my application during review, implied to me that they had not yet begun sending out interview resquests but would soon. They also mentioned to me that I needed the scanned transcripts in by Oct. 30th. Could that be the magic day when review ends and interview invites go out?

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 06:12
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The fact that they were checking up with me about a particular missing piece of my application during review, implied to me that they had not yet begun sending out interview resquests but would soon. They also mentioned to me that I needed the scanned transcripts in by Oct. 30th. Could that be the magic day when review ends and interview invites go out?


How does missing information from your application imply they haven't sent out interview requests to other applicants? Couldn't it be possible that they followed-up with you to complete your application while sending interview invites to applicants whose files were already complete? If anything, I would say the lack of any interview invite activity on three busy forums implies they have not yet sent anything out.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:03
any invites today??

I will find out more info from my friend when I meet him this weekend
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:10
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The fact that they were checking up with me about a particular missing piece of my application during review, implied to me that they had not yet begun sending out interview resquests but would soon. They also mentioned to me that I needed the scanned transcripts in by Oct. 30th. Could that be the magic day when review ends and interview invites go out?


How does missing information from your application imply they haven't sent out interview requests to other applicants? Couldn't it be possible that they followed-up with you to complete your application while sending interview invites to applicants whose files were already complete? If anything, I would say the lack of any interview invite activity on three busy forums implies they have not yet sent anything out.


My assumption (which might be completely incorrect) is that they go through a reading period where they open each application and go through them and decide who they want to send interview invites to. They gave me until Oct. 30 to re-scan and re-send, an implication that perhaps Oct. 30 is the end of their reading phase. At that point they send out interview invites to people who they want to interview. This could be completely incorrect, maybe they send out invites as they go, but it would make more sense to me that they would read all R1 applications before interview invites go out so that they are sure that they are interviewing the most promising X number of candidates.

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:25
No point in guessing. I read somewhere that last year invitations were only sent out about a week after the date originally mentioned in their e-mail. Nothing we caan do but be patient...
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:26
I dont think any admissions system which does not have a rolling system can send out invites of any kind before they have gone through most of the apps. This might be holding up the bulk of invites from wharton.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:28
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The fact that they were checking up with me about a particular missing piece of my application during review, implied to me that they had not yet begun sending out interview resquests but would soon. They also mentioned to me that I needed the scanned transcripts in by Oct. 30th. Could that be the magic day when review ends and interview invites go out?


How does missing information from your application imply they haven't sent out interview requests to other applicants? Couldn't it be possible that they followed-up with you to complete your application while sending interview invites to applicants whose files were already complete? If anything, I would say the lack of any interview invite activity on three busy forums implies they have not yet sent anything out.


My assumption (which might be completely incorrect) is that they go through a reading period where they open each application and go through them and decide who they want to send interview invites to. They gave me until Oct. 30 to re-scan and re-send, an implication that perhaps Oct. 30 is the end of their reading phase. At that point they send out interview invites to people who they want to interview. This could be completely incorrect, maybe they send out invites as they go, but it would make more sense to me that they would read all R1 applications before interview invites go out so that they are sure that they are interviewing the most promising X number of candidates.


I think they documented the process. It is pretty transparent.

A student adcom reads app. Makes decision to interview or not.
Adcom reads app independently and makes a decision to interview or not.

If they disagree, it goes to a third adcom member for final vote.

Therefore it would be on a rolling basis.

However you are right, each reader may read a bunch of apps before they make a decision to gauge app pool
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:34
Yeah, I'm really just grasping at straws like everyone else. But I have a feeling we might hear stuff on Oct. 30th.

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 15:39
Any invites today?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 16:01
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Any invites today?


Not for me. (At least from Wharton :-D )
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 16:16
Nothing for me either...although I finally got the self-reported transcript thing resolved with the admissions office.

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 16:58
nothing here either...
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