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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 10:40
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The email from the Admissions office indicates that the Admissions office will not give us any advice as to why we were placed on the waitlist.


This is GSB?

Thats kind of surprising.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 12:36
The email I received from the GSB Admission Committee includes FAQs, including:


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Can I speak with the Admission staff regarding my application?


We do not provide feedback to waitlisted applicants.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 12:40
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The email I received from the GSB Admission Committee includes FAQs, including:


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Can I speak with the Admission staff regarding my application?


We do not provide feedback to waitlisted applicants.


Well thats bullsh1t.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 12:51
The Admissions Committee used to give feedback - someone I know who applied in 2002 told me this. I'm not sure why they stopped doing so.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 12:52
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The Admissions Committee used to give feedback - someone I know who applied in 2002 told me this. I'm not sure why they stopped doing so.


Too much work?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 12:54
I'm sure it is a lot of work. But I heard that in 2002 there was an incredibly large number of applicants due to the slow economy.

I suspect they aren't giving feedback because they put far more people on the Wait List this year than they did in years past. (I don't really know if that is true - it's just my unsupported hunch.)
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2006, 13:50
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I'm sure it is a lot of work. But I heard that in 2002 there was an incredibly large number of applicants due to the slow economy.

I suspect they aren't giving feedback because they put far more people on the Wait List this year than they did in years past. (I don't really know if that is true - it's just my unsupported hunch.)


It might be given the rank move. Hedging their bets so to speak.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2006, 14:50
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I'm sure it is a lot of work. But I heard that in 2002 there was an incredibly large number of applicants due to the slow economy.

I suspect they aren't giving feedback because they put far more people on the Wait List this year than they did in years past. (I don't really know if that is true - it's just my unsupported hunch.)


It might be given the rank move. Hedging their bets so to speak.


Can you explain how putting more people on the waitlist would be hedging their bets?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2006, 20:07
Hey Rhyme - congrats on the acceptance - I have been on vacation all week and didnt see you got in - thats great news!
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2006, 06:43
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I'm sure it is a lot of work. But I heard that in 2002 there was an incredibly large number of applicants due to the slow economy.

I suspect they aren't giving feedback because they put far more people on the Wait List this year than they did in years past. (I don't really know if that is true - it's just my unsupported hunch.)


It might be given the rank move. Hedging their bets so to speak.


Can you explain how putting more people on the waitlist would be hedging their bets?


Well, it would depend on how they view their rank affecting yield this year. In all honesty, its pure conjecture - but it would go something like this -

1. App volume is up: suggests greater interest, possible increase in yield
2. #1 Rank on BW: could substantially increase yield

If yield jumps from say about 50% (an intelligent guess) to 60 or 70% (a total guess) this year, they need to be more careful about the number of admits they send out unless their want their class size to grow. Thus, the easiest way to do this is to admit some, but waitlist many. As you get back decisions throughout early 2007, your yield figures for the year will start to materialize and you can start to take people off the waitlist with reasonable confidence that you know their yield.

That said, one could also argue that #1 isn't true - that #2 makes the opposite of #1 happen. That is - application volume might go down - just like how that gorgeous blond in high school never dated anyone - you always assumed she was too good for you, but so did everyone else, and she went and developed a serious self-image problem, became a binge eater, and one day when purging over the toilet in her doctor's office she ripped her esophagus and bled to death on the cold linoleum flooring, still clutching a photo of you from 1992 when she first fell in love.

Similarly the GSB here might be getting fewer apps - precisely because people view it as too much of a stretch school. Even so, if thats the case, then those who get in are (presumably) more likely to accept, so again, there's an argument to leverage the waitlist.

Either way, I should have dated that blond in high school.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2006, 09:28
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Either way, I should have dated that blond in high school.


Yeah...right!

tell that your fiance ! :twisted:
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2006, 12:48
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Either way, I should have dated that blond in high school.


Yeah...right!

tell that your fiance ! :twisted:


LOL!
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2006, 09:40
I just realized this thing has almost 3000 views and 200 replies.

Wow.

Imagine what it'll be once R2 hits!
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2006, 13:56
When is the R2 decision date?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2006, 23:13
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When is the R2 decision date?


March 28, 2007
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When is the R2 decision date?


March 28, 2007


Good lord... thats sooooooooo far away.

I wonder if they'll push it up again :)

Hows it going on the apps guys? R2 deadline creeping up!
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I just submitted for R2. I see on the status page, it says Recommendations verified by Office: NO

Do they call the recommenders or just look over it?

Rhyme, I recall you said that none of your recommenders were contacted. Do you know how long after the R1 deadline did this status change?
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I just submitted for R2. I see on the status page, it says Recommendations verified by Office: NO

Do they call the recommenders or just look over it?

Rhyme, I recall you said that none of your recommenders were contacted. Do you know how long after the R1 deadline did this status change?


Hmm.. I have no idea. I think it was after my interview though. Oddly enough, mine says yes, but to the best of my knowledge they were not contacted.
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rhyme wrote:
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When is the R2 decision date?


March 28, 2007


Good lord... thats sooooooooo far away.

I wonder if they'll push it up again :)

Hows it going on the apps guys? R2 deadline creeping up!


Yes... it is... almost three months!
But I've got a plan! 8-)
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I just submitted for R2. I see on the status page, it says Recommendations verified by Office: NO

Do they call the recommenders or just look over it?

Rhyme, I recall you said that none of your recommenders were contacted. Do you know how long after the R1 deadline did this status change?


Hmm.. I have no idea. I think it was after my interview though. Oddly enough, mine says yes, but to the best of my knowledge they were not contacted.


Mine haven't been contacted either. So, I guess by "verified" the AdCom means just "read thru"
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