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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 16:47
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Oh, btw. Round 1 applicants: my interviewer told me to stay up late on December 18th because the decisions go out at 12:01 a.m. on the 19th. I'm assuming that's Eastern time.


Bah - that's not an option for me. I guess I'll have to find out at 5AM on the 19th. :P


I don't know why adcom's insist on playing this game (I guess it's cover in case they do not have time to call all the admitted applicants). If you are accepted you will get a call (in Darden's case the day before the deadline, judging by last years experience). If you haven't heard by 5PM EST on the 18th, you'll know you the answer before they post it.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 20:26
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Oh, btw. Round 1 applicants: my interviewer told me to stay up late on December 18th because the decisions go out at 12:01 a.m. on the 19th. I'm assuming that's Eastern time.


Bah - that's not an option for me. I guess I'll have to find out at 5AM on the 19th. :P


I don't know why adcom's insist on playing this game (I guess it's cover in case they do not have time to call all the admitted applicants). If you are accepted you will get a call (in Darden's case the day before the deadline, judging by last years experience). If you haven't heard by 5PM EST on the 18th, you'll know you the answer before they post it.



While I largely agree with this, I was talking to two friends if mine that are at Darden now. They were called on the 19th and one late in the day.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 14:02
According to this site and Beat the GMAT, only about 25% of applicants have received interviews. this seems kind of low considering ~50% is typical for Darden. with 9 business days left before deadline I doubt the adcoms will be inviting and interviewing another 25% of the applicant pool.

did they just reduce the number of interview invites this year?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 15:02
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According to this site and Beat the GMAT, only about 25% of applicants have received interviews. this seems kind of low considering ~50% is typical for Darden.


Take these numbers with a grain of salt...hell...take it with the whole shaker. Not all applicants use BTG and GMAT Club, so you're looking at a tiny sample that isn't indicative of the entire applicant pool.

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 18:03
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According to this site and Beat the GMAT, only about 25% of applicants have received interviews. this seems kind of low considering ~50% is typical for Darden. with 9 business days left before deadline I doubt the adcoms will be inviting and interviewing another 25% of the applicant pool.

did they just reduce the number of interview invites this year?



I think at this stage of the game there are a lot of people who haven't updated their status. If you look closer at BTG, of the 266 Round 1 "Applicants," only 118 have marked their application as submitted, of those 70 were invited to interview. 70/118 would be 59%, so the real number may be right around 50% this year still.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 15:31
As a low-income Latino small business owner applying to UVA via the Consortium, I almost had to decline the opportunity to interview on campus as it was outside my financial means. That said, no other school has impressed quite like Darden has by understanding my situation so well to allow me to still pursue a Round 1 decision timetable in a way where last minute flight expenses aren’t incurred.

Traveling from Houston, TX, I also want to be able to sit in on class during my campus interview visit. Thus, the plan is to make travel arrangements for late January. Presently, looking for advice on what my most cost effective travel and hotel accommodations. Any advice would very much be appreciated.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 04:48
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As a low-income Latino small business owner applying to UVA via the Consortium, I almost had to decline the opportunity to interview on campus as it was outside my financial means. That said, no other school has impressed quite like Darden has by understanding my situation so well to allow me to still pursue a Round 1 decision timetable in a way where last minute flight expenses aren’t incurred.

Traveling from Houston, TX, I also want to be able to sit in on class during my campus interview visit. Thus, the plan is to make travel arrangements for late January. Presently, looking for advice on what my most cost effective travel and hotel accommodations. Any advice would very much be appreciated.



I stayed at the Cavalier Inn for my interview visit. Its about 6 blocks away from campus and offered free shuttle service to and from the charlottesville airport. Its a great way to avoid having to purchase a rental car.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 05:30
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As a low-income Latino small business owner applying to UVA via the Consortium, I almost had to decline the opportunity to interview on campus as it was outside my financial means. That said, no other school has impressed quite like Darden has by understanding my situation so well to allow me to still pursue a Round 1 decision timetable in a way where last minute flight expenses aren’t incurred.

Traveling from Houston, TX, I also want to be able to sit in on class during my campus interview visit. Thus, the plan is to make travel arrangements for late January. Presently, looking for advice on what my most cost effective travel and hotel accommodations. Any advice would very much be appreciated.



I stayed at the Cavalier Inn for my interview visit. Its about 6 blocks away from campus and offered free shuttle service to and from the charlottesville airport. Its a great way to avoid having to purchase a rental car.


I stayed at the Inn at Darden. It's where the Executive Education guys stay and is right next to the business school. Breakfast is included, and if you call them and tell them you're a prospective student, you'll get a rate of $85. Nice rooms too.

http://www.innatdarden.com/

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 06:22
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Bennybob wrote:
rrossjd wrote:
As a low-income Latino small business owner applying to UVA via the Consortium, I almost had to decline the opportunity to interview on campus as it was outside my financial means. That said, no other school has impressed quite like Darden has by understanding my situation so well to allow me to still pursue a Round 1 decision timetable in a way where last minute flight expenses aren’t incurred.

Traveling from Houston, TX, I also want to be able to sit in on class during my campus interview visit. Thus, the plan is to make travel arrangements for late January. Presently, looking for advice on what my most cost effective travel and hotel accommodations. Any advice would very much be appreciated.



I stayed at the Cavalier Inn for my interview visit. Its about 6 blocks away from campus and offered free shuttle service to and from the charlottesville airport. Its a great way to avoid having to purchase a rental car.


I stayed at the Inn at Darden. It's where the Executive Education guys stay and is right next to the business school. Breakfast is included, and if you call them and tell them you're a prospective student, you'll get a rate of $85. Nice rooms too.

http://www.innatdarden.com/



Another--albeit, less convenient--option is to fly into Richmond or even DCA. It was cheaper for me to fly into DCA and get a rental car for my stay than fly into Charlottesville (and that's including a surcharge on the rental since I'm under 25). The drive from DCA to Charlottesville is only about 2.5 hours and it's BEAUTIFUL (wine country, rolling hills, and cute farms) and traffic is very minimal if you avoid rush hour times. Even better, Richmond is only about an hour away and again, flights are generally cheaper.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 06:38
I also stayed at the Inn at Darden. With the prospective student rate, I don' think you can find a better option.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 06:57
Hmmm........... for Round 1 applicants who still haven't received any interview invite, looks like game is over.

Even though Darden says they keep inviting for interview till the last weekend.

Any internationals who are interviewing around this time ?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 07:39
Several of my friends applying to schools last year said that the people who wrote their recommendations got a phone call to verify their identity/position etc. Has anyone heard from any of their recommendors that they received a call yet? Do schools always do this and at what point in the process?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 17:12
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Several of my friends applying to schools last year said that the people who wrote their recommendations got a phone call to verify their identity/position etc. Has anyone heard from any of their recommendors that they received a call yet? Do schools always do this and at what point in the process?


Would surely like to know more on this.

Btw, why don't you ask those 'several of your friends' ?

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 00:12
So, I guess thats the end of the tunnel for those who applied R1 and haven't heard from Darden yet?! :?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 08:01
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Several of my friends applying to schools last year said that the people who wrote their recommendations got a phone call to verify their identity/position etc. Has anyone heard from any of their recommendors that they received a call yet? Do schools always do this and at what point in the process?


Would surely like to know more on this.

Btw, why don't you ask those 'several of your friends' ?


I know I've heard about some (but not all) schools using an independent background check on their accepted applicants. They have to pay someone to do this, so it wouldn't be until after you are admitted (no point in checking credentials that weren't good enough anyway). When I've seen this discussed before schools were pretty tight-lipped about what they are checking, but you can expect someone might call to verify your employment history, the existence of your recommendors, your academic record, and any very prestigious awards positions you may cite in your application. They don't have the time to nitpick, as long as you were generally truthful in your application you have nothing to worry about.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 08:05
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Several of my friends applying to schools last year said that the people who wrote their recommendations got a phone call to verify their identity/position etc. Has anyone heard from any of their recommendors that they received a call yet? Do schools always do this and at what point in the process?


Would surely like to know more on this.

Btw, why don't you ask those 'several of your friends' ?


I know I've heard about some (but not all) schools using an independent background check on their accepted applicants. They have to pay someone to do this, so it wouldn't be until after you are admitted (no point in checking credentials that weren't good enough anyway). When I've seen this discussed before schools were pretty tight-lipped about what they are checking, but you can expect someone might call to verify your employment history, the existence of your recommendors, your academic record, and any very prestigious awards positions you may cite in your application. They don't have the time to nitpick, as long as you were generally truthful in your application you have nothing to worry about.


I thought they called to verify recommenders before they accepted you - so I was worried that they hadn't checked me yet
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 09:28
Does anyone know of any instances where Darden has not interviewed and accepted an applicant? I've done several Darden events including local alumni events as well as the open house, but I have not been invited for an interview. On top of this I was able to get an answer from admissions if my app was included for Round 1 review as one of my reviewers submitted a bit late.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 11:56
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Several of my friends applying to schools last year said that the people who wrote their recommendations got a phone call to verify their identity/position etc. Has anyone heard from any of their recommendors that they received a call yet? Do schools always do this and at what point in the process?


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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 15:36
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I thought they called to verify recommenders before they accepted you - so I was worried that they hadn't checked me yet


I also read that some schools use automatic fraud detection software, so if a recommender used the same computer as you did or had a similar IP address or whatever other criteria might be established, the adcom could call to verify that the recommender is real and is recommending you. But long story, short, I don't think whether or not they have been contacted would mean anything at this stage in the game.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 19:25
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Does anyone know of any instances where Darden has not interviewed and accepted an applicant? I've done several Darden events including local alumni events as well as the open house, but I have not been invited for an interview. On top of this I was able to get an answer from admissions if my app was included for Round 1 review as one of my reviewers submitted a bit late.
I've seen people w/o invite getting waitlist, and then interviewed for an admit at Darden.

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