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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 13:32
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Why are the R2 deadlines for Haas a month before all the other schools ?
This throws a wrench is the otherwise orderly R2 application pattern


Haas has four rounds instead of three so the timing of the rounds is different.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 14:01
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Any R1 interview invites yet? I'm an alum and I'm pretty sure that kills my chances.

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Why would that kill your chances?


I know for a fact that the law school is notorious for not admitting alumni, I am just assuming the b-school is too... I am not sure why, but when I was at Cal I knew a lot of peers applying to law school and engineering masters programs that got into Stanford, MIT, etc and got rejected by Cal... I am not super optimistic.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 16:30
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Any R1 interview invites yet? I'm an alum and I'm pretty sure that kills my chances.

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Why would that kill your chances?


I know for a fact that the law school is notorious for not admitting alumni, I am just assuming the b-school is too... I am not sure why, but when I was at Cal I knew a lot of peers applying to law school and engineering masters programs that got into Stanford, MIT, etc and got rejected by Cal... I am not super optimistic.


That tends to be the case for law schools but business schools don't seem to follow that trend. For example, I went to Northwestern for undergrad and have a bunch of classmates who are currently first years at Kellogg. As far as Haas goes, I read the transcript for one of their online admission chats and a couple of the student representatives had been Haas undergrads.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 16:56
so since Haas has 4 rounds instead of 3 like other schools, applying in the 3rd round is not necessarily a suicide like other schools...am I correct in assuming this?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 17:02
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so since Haas has 4 rounds instead of 3 like other schools, applying in the 3rd round is not necessarily a suicide like other schools...am I correct in assuming this?


Yes I would take that chance. I think that would be safe.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 13:22
Wow this thread is pretty dead!

So it seems like no invites yet?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 13:51
Does any one know if Haas has a deposit amount if you are offered an admission.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 13:56
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Does any one know if Haas has a deposit amount if you are offered an admission.


The deposit is $2000.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 14:03
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Does any one know if Haas has a deposit amount if you are offered an admission.


The deposit is $2000.


Thanks avillaroya. Not that I have finished my application yet but good to know.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 16:56
The 2011 employment report doesn't seem to be out yet, but do any of the current students have an estimate if the avg/median salaries went up this year?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 17:19
does anyone know the range of dates interviews for R1 will be sent out? kinda quiet here.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 13:07
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does anyone know the range of dates interviews for R1 will be sent out? kinda quiet here.


It is very quiet here.
To be honest everytime someone posts to the thread, my heart skips a beat because I click hoping to see someone post an invite :)

Fingers crossed for next week I suppose?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 20:08
This is such a load of BS...

I looked at the 2011 thread, and last year interview invites started to go out on Nov 1, and their submission date was the same as ours (10/12)...

I'm not sure whats going on, but it feels like something happened and they are way behind... then again, their decision date is a few weeks after Stanford and Booth which had the same submission date, so maybe they are just moving a bit more slowly because they can...

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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 20:18
Been lurking on other sites. Looks like invites started going out this week. Anyone know the stats on what percent Haas interviews and then subsequently admits?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 20:25
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Been lurking on other sites. Looks like invites started going out this week. Anyone know the stats on what percent Haas interviews and then subsequently admits?


from Businessweek...

Applications (admitted and denied) to the newest class: 3,444
Applicants who were accepted to the most recent class: 12 %
Admitted applicants who enrolled in the newest class: 56 %
Applicants who were re-applicants from prior years: 5 %
Percentage of this year's reapplicants accepted: 19 %
Applicant interviews are: By invitation only
Applicants (admitted and denied) who were interviewed: 31 %
Admitted applicants who were interviewed: 100 %
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 09:46
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so since Haas has 4 rounds instead of 3 like other schools, applying in the 3rd round is not necessarily a suicide like other schools...am I correct in assuming this?


While I think it's definitely safer than those schools with only 3 rounds, I applied Round 3 two years ago and got dinged after interviewing, visiting, and waitlisting, and when I received my feedback, the largest point was "We just wish that you'd applied a Round earlier." They had a few more points, but the overall gist was that I was just on the cusp, and the timing had made the difference.

Needless to say, I applied Round 1 this year.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 21:57
Haas’s essay question 6A
I was going over my second draft and I noticed a subtle point. The question asks you about “how have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals?”
Emphasis is on the “prepared”. When I wrote my first draft I understood this questions as “How my professional experience has inspired me to achieve the goals”.

I made the changes. I wonder if anyone else noticed that or I was the only one who did not understand the question well.

That was a close call :oops:
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 10:36
Nothing yet? Should they send any invites today?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 18:53
ok i am getting slightly annoyed with Haas. Its been more than 4 weeks but no invites yet! Frustrating!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 19:29
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ok i am getting slightly annoyed with Haas. Its been more than 4 weeks but no invites yet! Frustrating!


They did say 4-6 weeks... but yes I too am waiting patiently!!
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