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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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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 13:57
my app has been complete since a long time now and no news...beginning to wonder whether they looked at my app and decided to move on :(
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 14:06
Mine too. I would say interview on campus if you can afford it, but interview locally if you can't. You should be fine either way.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 14:18
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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.


Personally I am going to be flying out to LA, but I am coming from the SF bay area so its easier for me. I figure it can't hurt. The thing I am worried about an alumni interview is that it is a bit more uncontrolled. Whereas if you don't click with the interviewer I feel that it'd effect you. But if an adcom or second year student interviews you, it is more structured and rigid.

If I get an east coast school interview I will be doing a local alumni interview though. Can't justify spending $500+ on a school I didn't get into yet...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 15:31
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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.


Personally I am going to be flying out to LA, but I am coming from the SF bay area so its easier for me. I figure it can't hurt. The thing I am worried about an alumni interview is that it is a bit more uncontrolled. Whereas if you don't click with the interviewer I feel that it'd effect you. But if an adcom or second year student interviews you, it is more structured and rigid.

If I get an east coast school interview I will be doing a local alumni interview though. Can't justify spending $500+ on a school I didn't get into yet...


Okay I feel more comfortable now. I went to their local event and did visit the campus so I think that should be fine. With thanksgiving travel underway already it would be difficult for us to spend ~400-500 for the entire trip out there. Even though I would love to!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 11:39
Is anyone here from the Washington DC metro area? I just got my alum contact info for my UCLA interview and I'm just wondering if anyone here is also opting to interview with an alum at DC.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 12:44
Hi everyone, my first post here...just FYI I applied to UCLA on 10/5. My application status says "complete," and I haven't heard anything from admissions yet. Real helpful, I know :)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 12:57
Does anybody who applied in previous years know if UCLA has a specific date on which they notify people they are not being considered anymore? Wharton and Chicago do, and it strikes me as the humane thing to do!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 17:33
In yesterday's information session in San Diego yesterday adcom mentioned number of applications in round 1 was less than last years round 1 count. She attributed it to having an earlier deadline and they are expecting the number to go up for later rounds. So thats good news for rd1 applicants.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 18:03
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In yesterday's information session in San Diego yesterday adcom mentioned number of applications in round 1 was less than last years round 1 count. She attributed it to having an earlier deadline and they are expecting the number to go up for later rounds. So thats good news for rd1 applicants.


Did they mention anything about when we might hear about interview invites for R1? Any other news you want to share because not knowing anything is killing me!!! :cry:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 18:33
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In yesterday's information session in San Diego yesterday adcom mentioned number of applications in round 1 was less than last years round 1 count. She attributed it to having an earlier deadline and they are expecting the number to go up for later rounds. So thats good news for rd1 applicants.



Yay!!! Did she say anything about how much it was less?? Or about when the invites would come???
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 19:04
The only problem with that is they may waitlist more R1 candidates thinking they will get a much larger volume in R2. Most of the real economic pain has only happened recently and that may mean R2 is where the real volume increase will occur.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 09:45
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The only problem with that is they may waitlist more R1 candidates thinking they will get a much larger volume in R2. Most of the real economic pain has only happened recently and that may mean R2 is where the real volume increase will occur.


You might be right. She did mention about possibly putting more people on waitlist this time years. But advantage of Rd1 will be they will be less jaded by reading how Anderson rocks and I'm going to save the world. Regarding interviews, they are planning to interview greater % of applicants ( I think last year was 28-30%). To answer your earlier question, they are in process of sending interview invites. As for decisions they would like to release some decisions before Christmas holiday but they she cannot confirm it will definitely happen. As for the essay 4 information on the website is different from what they say in person. They absolutely want you to send a recording.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 13:05
Just received an interview invite from UCLA today, so naturally I am pretty excited!

For anyone wondering, I submitted my application the day before the deadline, on Oct 8th.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 13:09
Also I noticed the following being debated - I personally did not submit the voice recording for the last essay (too much trouble really, not that I didn't want to). Looks like in this instance it did not affect much. I too was told that it didn't really matter to them if you submit the voice response but that this was Mae's "creation" upon joining UCLA and she preferred to see the voice option.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 14:05
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They absolutely want you to send a recording.



What?? :shock:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 14:40
I disagree....As I mentioned, the new adcom director said she WOULD LIKE to see the verbal response since it was her creation but it is by no means required. Personally I did not do it and it apparently hasn't hurt me.
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