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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 17:51
jb32 wrote:
What are people planning to do about essay #4? Are you doing the audio, and if so how do you plan to record your speech? Do you think you would be at a disadvantage to submit the 250 word essay instead?


I think the 250 word count option could be a disadvantage. You want to show them you have good speaking skills in this essay as well as tell a good story.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 01:46
my application just went complete.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 09:32
I’m not crazy about this whole “transparency” in the application process. I kinda of just wished they would just release interviews on an ad hoc basis. Makes me jump less whenever I get an email in my inbox.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 09:36
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my application just went complete.


Should I worry my application has not changed to complete? I submitted on October 5th?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 10:03
I really don't know but I feel like Anderson is a little less well-organized than other top 20 schools. I wouldn't take it to mean anything.

edit: just to clarify, I received an email that states my application is complete and a different link with application ID so that I can keep track of this. it still only says "received" on applyyourself.com
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 15:07
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I really don't know but I feel like Anderson is a little less well-organized than other top 20 schools. I wouldn't take it to mean anything.

edit: just to clarify, I received an email that states my application is complete and a different link with application ID so that I can keep track of this. it still only says "received" on applyyourself.com


I got an interview invite today! But my status still says submitted lol.

*edit - My application is complete on that website but on the applyyourself it just says submitted. Nevermind!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 15:13
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I got an interview invite today! But my status still says submitted lol.

*edit - My application is complete on that website but on the applyyourself it just says submitted. Nevermind!


So you did or didn't get an interview invite? If you did, then congrats! How did they let you know? By email?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 15:22
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jlola21 wrote:
I got an interview invite today! But my status still says submitted lol.

*edit - My application is complete on that website but on the applyyourself it just says submitted. Nevermind!


So you did or didn't get an interview invite? If you did, then congrats! How did they let you know? By email?



Hahaha sorry, my post was confusing. I did today! Via email :-). Thanks!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 15:49
Congrats! So jealous :P
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 16:11
I got an interview invite as well. Strage considering my GPA is pretty low (<3.0).
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 17:58
Just got one too. very happy :) . I submitted a few weeks before deadline though.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2008, 18:50
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I got an interview invite as well. Strage considering my GPA is pretty low (<3.0).

Nutty, you mind giving us a mini-profile about yourself since you're pretty new?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 07:30
nomsg7111 wrote:
Just got one too. very happy :) . I submitted a few weeks before deadline though.
nutty2010 wrote:
I got an interview invite as well. Strage considering my GPA is pretty low (<3.0).
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I really don't know but I feel like Anderson is a little less well-organized than other top 20 schools. I wouldn't take it to mean anything.

edit: just to clarify, I received an email that states my application is complete and a different link with application ID so that I can keep track of this. it still only says "received" on applyyourself.com


I got an interview invite today! But my status still says submitted lol.

*edit - My application is complete on that website but on the applyyourself it just says submitted. Nevermind!



Congrats guys..... But on what date did you submit??? Don't wanna go overboard with the guessing..... but still..... UCLA is rolling process and should give a fair bit of idea for the remaining of us (despite what they say on the website).
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 09:12
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Congrats guys..... But on what date did you submit??? Don't wanna go overboard with the guessing..... but still..... UCLA is rolling process and should give a fair bit of idea for the remaining of us (despite what they say on the website).


I don't think its rolling because I submitted my app fairly late, around 11PM EST on October 8. If I were to venture a guess I'd say it is based on GMAT scores (760 Q51/V41) since my GPA is a@@ low (<3.0).

Note: when I say based on GMAT scores I mean which applications they chose to read first, therefore if you have a 750+ GMAT score but crappy essays, it just means that they will probably read your application first, but still not extend an invite. But again this is just based on groundless speculation...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 12:23
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nomsg7111 wrote:
Just got one too. very happy :) . I submitted a few weeks before deadline though.
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I got an interview invite as well. Strage considering my GPA is pretty low (<3.0).
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I really don't know but I feel like Anderson is a little less well-organized than other top 20 schools. I wouldn't take it to mean anything.

edit: just to clarify, I received an email that states my application is complete and a different link with application ID so that I can keep track of this. it still only says "received" on applyyourself.com


I got an interview invite today! But my status still says submitted lol.

*edit - My application is complete on that website but on the applyyourself it just says submitted. Nevermind!



Congrats guys..... But on what date did you submit??? Don't wanna go overboard with the guessing..... but still..... UCLA is rolling process and should give a fair bit of idea for the remaining of us (despite what they say on the website).


I submitted mine on October 5th
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 12:24
Here's the link for the transcript with a UCLA adcom on Oct 6, 2008:
http://www.accepted.com/chat/Transcript ... _ucla.aspx

I found this part interesting:

Apaar (Oct 6, 2008 12:32:25 PM)
Mae: Approximately, what percentage of the applicants is invited for interview?

MaeShoresANDERSON (Oct 6, 2008 12:35:00 PM)
Apaar - this past year we changed to interview by invitation and interviewed approximately 27 or 28% of the pool. We will interview that same amount again this year or even more - we do not let the numbers drive the process and would much rather err on the side of being too generous up front.
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I'm really surprised that the interview percentage is so low (that's barely higher than the acceptance rate) considering that UCLA's yield is in the 50s. Unless UCLA accepts a lot of students without interviews then I don't see how this number can hold.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 13:36
do they ever accept without interview? anyone know?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 13:52
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do they ever accept without interview? anyone know?


Not sure, I think they do. However, I don't think anyone should be concerned, I talked to the admissions person at a UCLA event and she said to not be concerned if you hear of people getting interviews this week and you haven't yet, they have a ton of applications to go through and offer interviews throughout the round 1 period.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 19:09
My prediction is that the acceptance rate will go under 20% this year. So, 30% interview rate isn't that shocking.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 13:36
Any advice on doing an on-campus or local interview?

I originally signed up for a local interview because of the cost to fly out to LA. I also was just there last month, but explored the campus informally, and didn't visit the admissions office or classes, etc. I marked on my application I visited though.

So my husband is giving me a hard time about the cost to fly out there, but I'd really like to go. What do you guys think? I think I can still change it, there are interview slots open for most of November.
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