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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 09:02
Raabend wrote:
UCLA adcom is probably just discussing how super awesome we both are....im sure the invites will come soon 8-)


Hahaha....may be I should write them a new 250 word essay describing why I'm not as awesome as I my initial essays indicate.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 09:30
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In the meantime, what are the R1 waitlisted ppl doing??? Mailing the adcom every week or so?? Just dropping by every hour or so?? WHAT???

P.S: A WL myself, I've just sat on my a$$ till now ; not done anything. Yes I know that's bad......... Inviting suggestions on how often to contact the adcom.........


Hey dg, I've done two things: 1) sent an e-mail about a current exciting project at work that I didn't cover in my apps and also gently prodding for info about my chances (I got no response or even acknowledgement), 2) had a current UCLA EMBA friend try and put in a good word for me. Past that, I don't really want to push it, as anything more might cross the boundary of appropriate behavior.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 12:37
since my cornell admit I have been meaning to withdraw my Anderson app but had not gotten around to it. Well, today I received a very much delayed interview invite. At this point I would probably only choose ucla over cornell if I got money. Is it even worth it to do an alumni interview in my home city?

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 12:56
Raabend wrote:
since my cornell admit I have been meaning to withdraw my Anderson app but had not gotten around to it. Well, today I received a very much delayed interview invite. At this point I would probably only choose ucla over cornell if I got money. Is it even worth it to do an alumni interview in my home city?

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Do it. You might get money. if anything you're not really losing much.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 12:57
Raabend wrote:
since my cornell admit I have been meaning to withdraw my Anderson app but had not gotten around to it. Well, today I received a very much delayed interview invite. At this point I would probably only choose ucla over cornell if I got money. Is it even worth it to do an alumni interview in my home city?

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I don't see why you would not interview. You paid the app fee and spent time writing the essays...who knows you might get a full ride.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 16:05
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since my cornell admit I have been meaning to withdraw my Anderson app but had not gotten around to it. Well, today I received a very much delayed interview invite. At this point I would probably only choose ucla over cornell if I got money. Is it even worth it to do an alumni interview in my home city?

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I'd interview. I am in a similar position. I am probably going to stay on UCLA waitlist to see if I get offered alittle bit of scholarship money. If not...I'll be in Michigan.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2009, 03:31
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since my cornell admit I have been meaning to withdraw my Anderson app but had not gotten around to it. Well, today I received a very much delayed interview invite. At this point I would probably only choose ucla over cornell if I got money. Is it even worth it to do an alumni interview in my home city?

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Go for it, what do you have to lose? Besides, winters in Ithaca are pretty rough...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2009, 15:11
I got an invite on 2/13 and scheduled through the online system. However, my app status hasn't been updated on the Application website or Check Status website.

The invite was a real surprise considering I'm a re-app and I thought this wasn't my best application this year. Anyways, wish me luck. I scheduled the interview for early March.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2009, 08:52
does anybody know if there is a mid-decision date before the final decision deadline?

i had my interview back in january and the wait is killing me.......
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2009, 11:45
I decided not to go through with the interrview and withdraw my app. I love cornell too much. Good luck everybody:)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2009, 09:44
Had my interview two days ago with a current student. It was...brief--30 minutes, give or take a couple ticks of the clock. Very friendly & engaging with some honest answers. Went to a class prior to my interview and, following the interview, met with a student from a club I am interested in. Being from CA, I'm not as awestruck by the weather as you who hail from colder climes, but it was in the low 70s and super sunny. Just sayin'. All in all, impressed and will hopefully hear (good news) soon.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2009, 07:29
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I decided not to go through with the interrview and withdraw my app. I love cornell too much. Good luck everybody:)


Way2go man..... :lol: ..... Guess that opens up a spot for us Waitlisters....... :P ...... enjoy Ithaca.... :-D
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 22:18
Hey,

Has any of the admitted students in R1 received the link to pay $1000 deposit ?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2009, 08:57
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Hey,

Has any of the admitted students in R1 received the link to pay $1000 deposit ?



You may be the only one from R1 who has (or plans to) accept at UCLA :-D
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2009, 09:54
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Hey,

Has any of the admitted students in R1 received the link to pay $1000 deposit ?



You may be the only one from R1 who has (or plans to) accept at UCLA :-D


Is UCLA that Bad ?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2009, 10:44
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MBAAspirant2008 wrote:
Hey,

Has any of the admitted students in R1 received the link to pay $1000 deposit ?



You may be the only one from R1 who has (or plans to) accept at UCLA :-D


Is UCLA that Bad ?



Oh no, that's not what I meant. I think UCLA is an excellent program and has probably some of the best faculty, better than alot of top10 programs. What I meant is that people who were admitted in R1 were also admitted to other top 10 schools and chose to go elsewhere lured by historical facts about strength of certain specialty areas, overall national (or even international) reputation, and probably outdated salary figures. With this glooming economy on the horizon, I suspect the difference in value of an mba from a top school vs a 2nd-tier one will shorten in the next couple of years as starting mbas from top 10 schools have been notoriously overpaid recently and companies simply can't afford to do that any more.

I know I'll probably get lashed for those comments but really unless you are rich or get some sort of substantial fellowship, going in massive amounts of debt to attend an expensive top school seems like a very very risky strategy to me these days.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 07:47
have all the UCLA - Rd 2 interview invites gone out since decisions come out pretty soon?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 14:32
according to Andrea on the businessweek forums, the bulk of invites have been sent with a few more left.

she did, however, re-emphasize that you can be placed on the WL without an interview.

i'm also waiting...g'luck!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2009, 13:12
It seems that R2 decisions started this morning as 5 people already reported admission on bw...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2009, 15:10
I got a call offering admission around 10am PT this morning. Good luck all.
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