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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 11:48
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Admitted!!! I got a call earlier and received a voicemail earlier today, Boston applicant. Best of luck to everyone still waiting
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 22:42
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Admitted! International applicant in APAC. Received two emails at midnight EDT- One with a link to the congratulatory video, and the other one with a note to log in to check a status update.

Didn't see any mention of scholarship in the admit letter.

Question for those who got admitted in Rd 1 and 2 with scholarship: Was the scholarship mentioned in your admit letter?

Those who are waitlisted: Hang in there guys. Keep adcom updated on any career progression (eg additional responsibilities) and reiterate that Darden is your number one choice if accepted (if it is).


I asked about scholarships over the phone when they called. They said the do not give this info over the phone, we will get a letter from Fin aid office in the mail package of docs which we can expect in 3-5 days.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 01:16
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Admitted!!

Got a call yesterday.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 05:26
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Congrats to all admitted students!

The scholarship info was in the letter available through the application status page.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 05:57
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i have accepted Darden's ding.

fantastic school - good luck to all of you guys and have fun at Darden Days!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 07:06
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one man...4 wait lists

actually quite shocked. i was quiet on here today and yesterday b/c I was expecting a ding. Went and gave what I felt was my worst MBA interview of my 5. Will hang on though until one of these schools opens their door.


Do you ask for waitlist in your essays instead of an admit? I am very hopeful that you will turn one of them into an admit (hopefully all four of them). Booth is known to admit lot of people off of WL. Good Luck bud


They actually set up an app for the waitlist just for me. The essays are more along the lines of what are you ST/LT goals and how do they make you a good fit for our waitlist?

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one man...4 wait lists

actually quite shocked. i was quiet on here today and yesterday b/c I was expecting a ding. Went and gave what I felt was my worst MBA interview of my 5. Will hang on though until one of these schools opens their door.


Yeah, hang in there. Hopefully Booth brings some good news on the 28th!


Thanks! I am hoping like crazy I do. Will be the best day of my life if they do!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 13:38
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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.

I made sure to sign up for one of the earliest timeslots so whoever I was going to be speaking to was fresh, since I'm sure there were tons of requests for feedback. The lady I spoke to last year said that she was a member of the adcom, but was not one of the initial readers of my app - all she had during my call was the notes in my file. It sounded like this was on purpose. She started off by telling me that my "GMAT was slightly below the average this year of 715 and our GPA of 3.5" (I was so shocked I wrote this down which is why I still remember). First, it sounded mechanical, like every feedback begins with a rundown of GMAT and GPA, and you shouldn't read too much into it. Second, and this may give waitlisters some hope, there must be a fair amount of "summer melt" going on, since the actual numbers turned out to be lower than this. We discussed a few more points related to my app (lack of showing leadership and impact), but an important takeaway for this board is that she strongly encouraged me to re-apply to Darden in R1. Admittedly I had to read between the lines a bit, but it sounded like applying in R1 is the best way that reapplicants can show interest in Darden, and that waiting until R2 for your reapp is not a good idea.

Hope this helps someone out there for next year!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 06:11
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I've declined Darden's offer recently. It was a tough call, as I really got to know Darden really well during the application process and really like the school. Good luck to those still waiting for a decision!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 May 2013, 15:16
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Was there only one essay last year (re:Matriculating 2013) for Darden...? :o


There was technically only one published essay, but there were some other short answer type questions in the application itself:

I found this a little annoying, because schools typically release essays before the application goes live so you can start drafting. As a result, you can only draft the one essay and then have some other questions come up in the application:

1) What is your short-term career goal and why? (250 words)
2) At Darden, a core part of the academic experience is participation in and contribution to your learning team. In what ways will your teammates say that you add value? (150 words)
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 12:28
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 14:29
Hello,
Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 16:45
If there are any prospective military applicants considering Darden, I wanted to let you know that on Monday, 3 September 2012, we are hosting a Veterans Open House to introduce active military and veteran applicants to the Darden School of Business and its three MBA formats: full-time MBA, MBA for Executives and the Global MBA for Executives.

The day will include:
• Welcome from Admissions representatives
• Distinguished veteran alumnus guest speaker
• Career Development panel
• Financial Aid information session with the UVA Veterans’ Affairs coordinator
• Class visit
• Lunch with Darden Military Association (DMA) members
• Tour of the Grounds
• Student life panel
• Pre-Open House gathering on Sunday, 2 September with members of the DMA

To register for this event, please visit the Darden Admissions homepage and look for the blog entry dated 24 July. I would have simply cut and pasted the link, but GMATClub won’t let me until I have five posts.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 18:45
Don't miss out the last Fridays in July Admissions Event this Friday!

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2012, 01:05
Round 1 here!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2012, 04:59
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Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

Cheers!


There are two mini-essays at the application as well. About career goals (i.e. your elevator speech) and EC activities if I'm not mistaken. But 150 words each. It might have been changed this year though.

I actually asked this question of the adcom on Monday over at a live BTG chat and she said the application would have short answers again this year, although she didn't confirm that the topics would be the same.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 07:17
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Hello,
Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

Cheers!


There are two mini-essays at the application as well. About career goals (i.e. your elevator speech) and EC activities if I'm not mistaken. But 150 words each. It might have been changed this year though.


Oh Thanks for the info. 150 would be more like a short question-answer thing.

Another query: I heard that Darden places a lot of emphasis on undergrad GPA and undergrad institution's reputation. Is that true? I have a first class degree but I wasn't amongst the toppers. There was no relative ranking in my university. Instead my undergrad uni used to award absolute marks. Any thoughts on this?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 22:27
Are the applications for Fall 2013 available yet? My Symplicity portal that Darden uses for applications doesn't show any applications for 2013 yet, but all of the deadlines and the essay question are published. Should I re-register? Thanks!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 22:32
Actually, the web site won't let me re-register with the same e-mail address ^^
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 06:40
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Are the applications for Fall 2013 available yet? My Symplicity portal that Darden uses for applications doesn't show any applications for 2013 yet, but all of the deadlines and the essay question are published. Should I re-register? Thanks!


I am having the same issue, were you able to find a solution?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 03:44
I heard that Darden places a lot of emphasis on undergrad GPA and undergrad institution's reputation. Is that true? I have a first class degree but I wasn't amongst the toppers. There was no relative ranking in my university. Instead my undergrad uni used to award absolute marks. Any thoughts on this?
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