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# Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants!

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20 Mar 2013, 08:56
I see many successful re-applicants. I am dinged w/o interview and i am going to apply next year. Some info: my friend at kellogg told me that you have good chances of scholarship but i was hit right on face.

1. Any tips on what should i do ?
2. how did you guys make full benefit of feedback opportunity that darden gives to denied applicants. I mean can i clearly ask adcom "why i was not admitted". i don't want to be arrogant but i want some constructive feedback because every other b-school student i tell my story feels i have good chances and that is something that makes me more perplexed in identifying the area i need work on
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20 Mar 2013, 09:28
dougdoug wrote:
dougdoug wrote:
TonyMontana896 wrote:
Guess its a no go for me. This sucks. Really thought I'd put together my best app and interview.

Kind of surprised too, I was waitlisted last year and subsequently improved my GMAT score by 70 points and thought that I nailed my interview this time around.

Dinged after interview. Very, very surprised given how well my interview went and the jolly response that I got from my interviewer as a reply to my thank you message. Back in August when I was on the waitlist I received this message from Sara:

August 1, 2012

Dear _____,

Thank you very much for staying on our waitlist for the past several months. At this time, we have a full class attending orientation, and we will not be making any additional offers to our waitlist. You will receive an official status change notification shortly, but I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we very much appreciated your application. You have been at the top of our waitlist, and we have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know you better. If you will not be attending another school, I strongly encourage you to reapply to Darden this fall. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future.

Regards,

Sara Neher

Can't for the life of me figure out what happened...

Dude, I'm sorry. That really sucks. This whole process can be very frustrating. It has been for me.
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20 Mar 2013, 09:37
dougdoug wrote:
dougdoug wrote:
TonyMontana896 wrote:
Guess its a no go for me. This sucks. Really thought I'd put together my best app and interview.

Kind of surprised too, I was waitlisted last year and subsequently improved my GMAT score by 70 points and thought that I nailed my interview this time around.

Dinged after interview. Very, very surprised given how well my interview went and the jolly response that I got from my interviewer as a reply to my thank you message. Back in August when I was on the waitlist I received this message from Sara:

August 1, 2012

Dear _____,

Thank you very much for staying on our waitlist for the past several months. At this time, we have a full class attending orientation, and we will not be making any additional offers to our waitlist. You will receive an official status change notification shortly, but I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we very much appreciated your application. You have been at the top of our waitlist, and we have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know you better. If you will not be attending another school, I strongly encourage you to reapply to Darden this fall. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future.

Regards,

Sara Neher

Can't for the life of me figure out what happened...

Really sorry man. I had a similar situation happened to me at Yale last year when I was on the waitlist. One thing which bothered me was Yale had 2 less people in their class in 2012, then they had in 2011, so part of me thinks if I was on top of the list, then how can they not admit one more person? I am sure schools have little flexibility. And I was rejected w/o an interview this year. I think schools probably send similar emails to tons of people just to make us feel good. This whole political correctness thing is annoying sometimes.
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20 Mar 2013, 09:42
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dougdoug wrote:
dougdoug wrote:
TonyMontana896 wrote:
Guess its a no go for me. This sucks. Really thought I'd put together my best app and interview.

Kind of surprised too, I was waitlisted last year and subsequently improved my GMAT score by 70 points and thought that I nailed my interview this time around.

Dinged after interview. Very, very surprised given how well my interview went and the jolly response that I got from my interviewer as a reply to my thank you message. Back in August when I was on the waitlist I received this message from Sara:

August 1, 2012

Dear _____,

Thank you very much for staying on our waitlist for the past several months. At this time, we have a full class attending orientation, and we will not be making any additional offers to our waitlist. You will receive an official status change notification shortly, but I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we very much appreciated your application. You have been at the top of our waitlist, and we have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know you better. If you will not be attending another school, I strongly encourage you to reapply to Darden this fall. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future.

Regards,

Sara Neher

Can't for the life of me figure out what happened...

Soojin blogged about this for Ross last year. She said something to the effect of: it depends on the applicant pool. You can be WL or admitted this year,but if you choose to reapply you're being evaluated against an entirely different set of applications for the most part. What was "good", "strong", or "unique" about your profile last year may be run of the mill this year. It's all relative.
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20 Mar 2013, 09:45
illbemba wrote:
I am not a consortium applicant and saw my scholarship offer in the online letter. I clicked on the link "Status update" and it took me to the page with two letters - 1) The admission and welcome letter from Sara Neher; 2) (below the first letter) Letter from the director of financial aid Susan Loduha with the info on scholarship.

Well I guess no $for me either - Would have been icing on the cake. Like zomba, I have three mouths to feed, so will have to scrimp here and there. Manager Joined: 05 Nov 2009 Posts: 128 Concentration: Strategy, Finance GMAT 1: 700 Q V WE: Management Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 67 Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Mar 2013, 09:45 jko wrote: Admitted! Finally, second year applying to programs - was starting to look like it wasn't going to happen this year either. Congrats! Intern Joined: 03 Dec 2012 Posts: 33 Concentration: Finance GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46 GPA: 3.22 WE: Asset Management (Other) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 42 Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Mar 2013, 11:32 theK wrote: illbemba wrote: I am not a consortium applicant and saw my scholarship offer in the online letter. I clicked on the link "Status update" and it took me to the page with two letters - 1) The admission and welcome letter from Sara Neher; 2) (below the first letter) Letter from the director of financial aid Susan Loduha with the info on scholarship. Well I guess no$ for me either - Would have been icing on the cake. Like zomba, I have three mouths to feed, so will have to scrimp here and there.

Damn, I thought I might be in line for a scholarship too, but no dice. Oh well, just happy to be admitted.
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20 Mar 2013, 13:50
Does anyone know the chances of getting accepted from the WL?
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20 Mar 2013, 16:20
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22 Mar 2013, 02:24
vikram4689 wrote:
I see many successful re-applicants. I am dinged w/o interview and i am going to apply next year. Some info: my friend at kellogg told me that you have good chances of scholarship but i was hit right on face.

1. Any tips on what should i do ?
2. how did you guys make full benefit of feedback opportunity that darden gives to denied applicants. I mean can i clearly ask adcom "why i was not admitted". i don't want to be arrogant but i want some constructive feedback because every other b-school student i tell my story feels i have good chances and that is something that makes me more perplexed in identifying the area i need work on

Hi!
I didn't apply to Darden last year, but I was waitlisted at Booth and Haas and had a call to Haas to get feedback.
I heard nothing new during this talk, at first they politely mentioned all my pluses in the app and then concluded that my GMAT/TOEFL scores were a little bit lower than their mean and also that they had not seen strong extracurricular activities in my app. The last thing surprised me as I had the whole essay about it and finally I made a conclusion this feedback session was very formal thing and probably the person I talked to had never read my app at all. I can be mistaken, but it is how I feel. I am happy this year turned out very good for me!
As for Darden, from my perspective, they ant to read, hear and see your passion about Darden, you have to demonstrate why you choose Darden and how it will help you to reach your goals. I think "fit" for Darden is very important.
If you want some personal advice on what I did this year to improve my candidacy, PM me.
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22 Mar 2013, 10:58
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Three admits from three good schools, alena. Impressive. Which one are you leaning towards?
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22 Mar 2013, 14:42
theK wrote:
alena0802 wrote:

Three admits from three good schools, alena. Impressive. Which one are you leaning towards?

Thank you! Sorry, I am not ready to discuss it right now. I have really BIG decision to make!
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22 Mar 2013, 15:54
theK wrote:
alena0802 wrote:

Three admits from three good schools, alena. Impressive. Which one are you leaning towards?

which way are you leaning theK?
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23 Mar 2013, 15:20
Hi all,

Got a call on the 19th, super surprised as it was a day early. Anyone hear back from scholarships? I only received one letter in the online portal - no word on any sort of financial aid - and am getting nervous /worried that I won't be offered anything. Any other tips on finding out online appreciated!
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23 Mar 2013, 23:48
corporatehippie wrote:
Hi all,

Got a call on the 19th, super surprised as it was a day early. Anyone hear back from scholarships? I only received one letter in the online portal - no word on any sort of financial aid - and am getting nervous /worried that I won't be offered anything. Any other tips on finding out online appreciated!

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23 Mar 2013, 23:50
kasonhills wrote:
theK wrote:
alena0802 wrote:

Three admits from three good schools, alena. Impressive. Which one are you leaning towards?

which way are you leaning theK?

I'll wait before I receive Darden's admit packet before I can make my decision - Love both schools, so it's really difficult.
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24 Mar 2013, 02:00
Yeah, I read the posts back but I was just *hoping* that wasn't the end all be all if I didn't receive a notice in the online portal....no aid would mean no school
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24 Mar 2013, 08:56
corporatehippie wrote:
Yeah, I read the posts back but I was just *hoping* that wasn't the end all be all if I didn't receive a notice in the online portal....no aid would mean no school

gmatclub had 30+ R2 admits at Darden, and I've only seen one person in this thread indicate they had their scholarship info online. i wouldn't give up until you've got your letter.
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24 Mar 2013, 14:38
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I see many successful re-applicants. I am dinged w/o interview and i am going to apply next year. Some info: my friend at kellogg told me that you have good chances of scholarship but i was hit right on face.

1. Any tips on what should i do ?
2. how did you guys make full benefit of feedback opportunity that darden gives to denied applicants. I mean can i clearly ask adcom "why i was not admitted". i don't want to be arrogant but i want some constructive feedback because every other b-school student i tell my story feels i have good chances and that is something that makes me more perplexed in identifying the area i need work on

As you can see in my profile, I was dinged last year but came back as a reapplicant, and was admitted in R1. I think the feedback that Darden offers is incredibly valuable - I was just stunned that I didn't even get an interview from Darden last year, and this was the perfect opportunity to hear straight from those that matter. So for everyone who was dinged, sign up for the feedback! It really helped me.

Hope this helps someone out there for next year!
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