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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2008, 08:55
I think word got out that most applicants only have a fighting chance if they apply to Round 2. Every info session I went to (and I went to quite a few), the admissions officers all emphasized the need to apply early (in Round 1 or Round 2). There were always a few things that were emphasized (i.e. GMAT is but one factor in the application...but you should make note of our school's median / mean--meaning if you're not close to a 700, take the test again).

Each admissions person / current student who lead the presentation put heavy emphasis on applying no later than Round 2 and I think everyone got the hint.

Grrrrrreat. I think I'm going to re-take the gmat to get my score at a more competitive level.

So far, Kryzak and Red_s4 got in and they had stellar scores (>750). So, looks like that's all I need! :lol:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2008, 11:06
yeah, I did notice that R2 was emphasized even at an early infosession (october). I'm sure glad I got in before the rush in this case then!!!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2008, 09:27
So still no more interview invites or admits? There sure doesn't seem to be a lot of activity from UCLA on either front. Good luck to all that are waiting!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2008, 10:38
yeah, it's been very strange... almost no invites sent out after New Years for UCLA, Haas, nor Stanford...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 08:00
I called in on Friday asking a general inquiry in regards to invitations. They told me that because this is the first year they are doing "invitation-only" interviews, they are a bit behind and that interviews will be given out all the way until January 18.

Praying that I get one this week!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 18:03
haha, knowing UCLA's "efficiency", I wonder if they're going to make their 1/18 date... or will they WL a bunch of people who needs to be interviewed?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 12:39
How long after submitting your app, Kry did you get your interview invite?

Any from the 2nd round who got their interview invites?/
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 13:00
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How long after submitting your app, Kry did you get your interview invite?

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Bewakoof, I can also answer from my experience. I submitted my application on 10/22 (the R1 deadline) and received an interview invite on 11/29. I interviewed the next week on 12/6.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 13:44
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bewakoof wrote:
How long after submitting your app, Kry did you get your interview invite?

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Bewakoof, I can also answer from my experience. I submitted my application on 10/22 (the R1 deadline) and received an interview invite on 11/29. I interviewed the next week on 12/6.


thanks man.. a month long wait is pretty normal.. I submitted my app on the deadline (2nd round).. I though interviewed when I was at the diversity weekend.. i am not sure if we are going to get interviewed again..
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 14:17
submitted 10/20 for R1, got my complete status 10/29, interview invite first week of December, Interview on 12/11, and decision on 12/21.

I think UCLA is falling behind... too few people interviewed and admitted so far.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 15:14
Interesting. Your status on the online application changes from "submitted" to "completed"?

I guess that would signify the Adcom has reviewed your application several times and has decided whether you get an interview or a ding.

My status is still "submitted".

Seems like it won't change for a while, given the low number of R1 decisions and the record number of R2 applicants thus far.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 15:44
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Interesting. Your status on the online application changes from "submitted" to "completed"?

I guess that would signify the Adcom has reviewed your application several times and has decided whether you get an interview or a ding.

My status is still "submitted".

Seems like it won't change for a while, given the low number of R1 decisions and the record number of R2 applicants thus far.


I actually believe that the changing from "submitted" to "complete" signifies that they have received all of the materials requested (i.e. application, essays, transcript, recommendations, application fee, GMAT). I did not get my "complete" email until 11/6 so it took a while longer that kryzak. I don't think it signifies that they have reviewed your application, though.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 16:34
no, my application status never changed from submitted.

UCLA will send you another email with another login that shows whether you sent in all the required documents. That one has a 12 digit code or something like that.

NEITHER status website will change even if you get interviewed or admitted, unfortunately (Mine is still on "submitted and under review" for the application website and "Complete" for the status website).

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 16:42
I just called the office. They told me that a "completed" status should be received 2 to 3 weeks after submission and that they're still pulling the information together for R2 applicants so it might be a bit longer.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 02:05
UCLA R3....

How much is the fish? Is it worth attempting? :)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 16:54
Just got my official R1 ding. Oh well, didn't want to go there anyway :wink:

Anybody know if UCLA provides a post mortem?

Good luck to those applying and congrats to those who are in!

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 17:11
I feel yr pain, Toploader. Just checked my email and got a DING as well. :(
The waiting is over but just not in the way I was hoping for.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 17:53
sorry to hear that, toploader and notokung! I didn't know UCLA was giving out decisions already, when the decision date is 1/18. Very strange.

I am so confused by their system right now, but I am still holding out hope for all of you waiting for your decision!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 18:53
dang, if all ya'll with strong profiles getting dinged, then looking pretty bad for me...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 19:15
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dang, if all ya'll with strong profiles getting dinged, then looking pretty bad for me...

Well, I don't know how strong my profile really is. I'm an old (31 at matriculation) white guy with a low undergrad GPA. I've got some very unique international work experience which everybody seems impressed by, and I tied that in with my "why and MBA" essay, but perhaps not well enough. Frankly, a 720 GMAT (Q48/V41) isn't as impressive as it would have been just a year or two ago.

I did feel that UCLA was my weakest app as the essays afforded very little room to talk about who I am outside of work (that background essay was almost useless). Let's hope I shine through on the others.
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