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Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 17:48
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WHARTON Fall 2009 Applicants:

Round 1:
Total Applicants 62
Admits: 13 (2 WL converted in R2)
Waitlist: 18
Dings: 24 (4 dinged off WL in R2)
Unknown: 10


zoinnk - accepted and Matriculating
businessm - accepted
CompanyMan - accepted
Virflo - accepted
Mikus - accepted
goldfishee27 - accepted
sterny - accepted
sebycb976 - accepted
jjright - accepted
chifootball - accepted
(Withdrawn for Kellogg)
msday86 - accepted (Withdrawn for HBS)
Pathfinder_77 - Waitlisted – accepted R2
falibay - Waitlisted – accepted R2
isa (fka ac) - Waitlisted – dinged R2
vijapp - Waitlisted – dinged R2
wolffali - Waitlisted – dinged R2
Madz - Waitlisted – dinged R2
bdog9 - Waitlisted
bostonsparky - Waitlisted
chickmagloor - Waitlisted
coadman - Waitlisted
companyman - Waitlisted
cougarblue - Waitlisted
emirtumen - Waitlisted
garbus222 - Waitlisted
Milspec - Waitlisted
ndiaconu - Waitlisted
nj24 - Waitlisted
u0388768 - Waitlisted

chitchat - Dinged
cpgmba - Dinged
DimeCFH - Dinged
garun77 - Dinged
Gil - Dinged
gt7er - Dinged
jigar34 - Dinged
maverick2011 - Dinged
MeddlingKid - Dinged
Meowzilla (k88) - Dinged
Legend - Dinged
Leverandon - Dinged
levfin2003 - Dinged
liquidice - Dinged
lsuguy7 - Dinged
ral - Dinged
sept09 - Dinged
Snayt - Dinged
sonibubu - Dinged
tarmac - Dinged
terp26 - Dinged
Walker - Dinged
wooster123 - Dinged

amatory
angryMOFO Invited to Interview
bschoolguy Invited to Interview - 11/4
BSchoolorBust Invited to Interview
Captain Invited to Interview - 11/5
CaptainMolecule
charlieb
gregory Invited to Interview 11/12
MattG2185 Invited to Interview
mbabiden08 Invited to Interview


Round 2:
Total Applicants 35
Admits: 7
Waitlist: 10
Dings: 10
Unknown: 8

Paradosso - Admitted
Hardestadt- Admitted
pallavi79us - Admitted
TheGuy – Admitted
Rosav – Admitted
Zoemoe – Admitted
Matterhorn762 – Admitted

mikenyc - Waitlisted
pu2003 - Waitlisted
MBAAspirant2008 – Waitlisted
hobart – Waitlisted
sajal09 – Waitlisted
mbafwi – Waitlisted
sset009 – Waitlisted
gixxer1000 – Waitlisted
foodstamp – Waitlisted
ashaker – Waitlisted

syd999 – Dinged w/interview
pguard – Dinged w/interview
Magellan – Dinged
Refurb – Dinged w/out interview
Balboa – Dinged
bucktooth911– Dinged
dglasser – Dinged w/out interview
fall09 – Dinged w/out interview
gboi – Dinged w/out interview
AlbertNTN – Dinged w/o interview

arshia22 - interview invite
davidbrent - interview invite
dp122008 - interview invite
ma.agrawal - interview invite
oziozzie - interview invite
stopper5
sudhir18n
woncosmo


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STATISTICS & GENERAL INFO


2008 R1 GMATClub Stats:

Applicants: 18
Admitted: 3 (16.7%)
Waitlisted: 2 (11%)
Dinged With Interview: 5 (28%)
Dinged Without Interview: 8 (45%)

Last Years TOTAL GMATClub Wharton Stats:

Applied: 49
Accepted: 5 (10%)
Rejected: 29 (60%)
Waitlisted: 5 (10%)
Unknown: 10 (20%)

Wharton Fall 2009 Admission: Application Deadlines

Round 1: Thursday, 9 October, 2008
Round 2: Thursday, 8 January, 2009
Round 3: Thursday, 5 March, 2009
Wharton Fall 2009 Admission: Application Essay Questions

First-Time Applicant Questions

1. Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Wharton to help you achieve these goals, and why is now the best time for you to join our program? (1,000 words)

2. Describe a setback or a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself? (500 words)

3. Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

4. Please respond to one (1) of the following questions:

a. Describe an experience you have had innovating or initiating, your lessons learned, the results and impact of your efforts. (500 words)

b. Is there anything about your background or experience that you feel you have not had the opportunity to share with the Admissions Committee in your application? If yes, please explain. (500 words)

OPTIONAL: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, TOEFL waiver request, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words, maximum)

Reapplicant Questions (for candidates who have applied for admission for Fall 2008 or 2007 only)

1. Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Wharton to help you achieve these goals, and why is now the best time for you to join our program? How has your candidacy improved since the last time you applied? (1,000 words)

2. Describe an experience you have had innovating or initiating, your lessons learned, the results and impact of your efforts. (500 words)

3. Please respond to one (1) of the following questions:
a. Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)
b. Is there anything about your background or experience that you feel you have not had the opportunity to share with the Admissions Committee in your application? If yes, please explain. (500 words)

OPTIONAL: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, TOEFL waiver request, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words, maximum)

Link to the 08 thread: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50294

Here we go!
good luck everyone :)
ac.

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 17:56
Let's rock n roll!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 18:04
good luck to all
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 18:57
My #2 choice right now, I'll be applying R1.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 01:34
Will be applying, depending onmy GMAT score..
Its a long shot as of now...
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 10:18
what concentrations are you all looking at?

I'm thinking of healthcare mgmt and finance...
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2008, 12:20
I'm in! Lets do this and do this right Wharton all the way!!!!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2008, 21:55
If you guys have any questions about the Wharton application process, school visits etc. I'd be happy to help.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 03:47
shmegs wrote:
If you guys have any questions about the Wharton application process, school visits etc. I'd be happy to help.


would you mind critiquing my approach/topics for Wharton's 09 essay questions?
if you're willing, I'll PM you what I plan to write about :)
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 03:51
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If you guys have any questions about the Wharton application process, school visits etc. I'd be happy to help.


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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 04:00
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If you guys have any questions about the Wharton application process, school visits etc. I'd be happy to help.


Thanks for the offer shmegs
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 11:11
I think I'm in for R1. I'm kinda nervous because this and SGSB are schools that I did not visit. I also don't know any current members of the Wharton community, so I'm expecting some inferior essays. We'll see how it turns out though!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 16:48
shmegs wrote:
If you guys have any questions about the Wharton application process, school visits etc. I'd be happy to help.


thanks shmegs!

Did you visit Wharton prior to applying? If so, suggestions on the best time to go?

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2008, 05:41
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shmegs wrote:
If you guys have any questions about the Wharton application process, school visits etc. I'd be happy to help.


thanks shmegs!

Did you visit Wharton prior to applying? If so, suggestions on the best time to go?

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No I didn't visit the school before applying, I was in India for a year and couldn't make the trip. I did attend the university events and spoke with some students in order to try to get a feel about the school. If you call Wharton admissions, 215.898.6183, there is an option to schedule an on-campus visit. I think that organized on-campus visits should start, after the pre-term ends, in September, which leaves plenty of time before the R1 deadline. If any of y'all are headed over to visit the school PM me, hopefully I'll know enough by then to show you around.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2008, 18:21
thanks shmegs! Will definitely keep everyone posted about any plans to visit.

they haven't yet posted any dates for their info sessions in the US this year - I'm almost thinking those might be easier to get to! Will keep an eye out for those as well :)

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 04:58
I'll be joining you all too. Good luck.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2008, 05:51
Count me in, although I have a slim chance of getting in.. but what the heck .. I wouldn't miss even a 1% chance of getting into Wharton. It's a dream school by all means !
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2008, 12:20
From the bschool info thread for Wharton on this site, it seems that Wharton has higher mean/median work experience compared to say Kellogg or chicago.

I know that Harvard has been trending lower in age, but what about Wharton?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2008, 18:40
Hey, what optional essay do you guys plan to answer and why?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2008, 19:11
jb32 wrote:
Hey, what optional essay do you guys plan to answer and why?


this may change once I start working on the essays themselves but for now, 4A - the one that asks about innovating/initiating. I have a couple of strong examples of things I've initiated and the lessons learned. I'm still trying to get a feel for whether the question is looking for examples from extracurriculars or from the workplace. My examples are from the workplace and may not be sufficient for what the W adcoms are looking for...

I'm also going to use the optional essay and explain poor performance in a couple of classes I took in undergrad and how I'm compensating in preparation for b-school....

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