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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 13:56
MALD2011 wrote:
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
avillaroya wrote:
MALD2011 wrote:
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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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 12:38
There is an admission chat this Friday 9am-10am PST

http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/chat.html

I suspect there will be some people asking about interviews for R1.. might be worth dropping by!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 12:40
Hey everybody,

I'm working on my application now, and am wondering what your thoughts are about the optional essay question "If not clearly evident, please discuss ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities, or plan to strengthen quantitative abilities. You do not need to list courses that appear on your transcript."

I scored relatively low on the quant section of the GMAT (77th percentile). While I know this isn't the worst thing ever, I know it's not good and I'm wondering if I should address it via this optional essay.

To add some context, I have an academically strong quantitative background (economics w/ a 3.8+ gpa in quant courses) and strong quantitative work experience (analytical work in municipal financial consulting). I also specifically asked my recommenders to comment on my quantitative abilities. Typically I was scoring 98th+ percentile on the quant section on my practice GMATs, but I just messed up the timing on the real deal.

My initial inclination is not to worry about writing this optional essay and to let the rest of my application speak for itself, but I just wanted to see if any of you thought that is an error in judgement.

Thanks and best of luck to everybody!

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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 12:46
On a different note, I just got an invite from Haas. Judging by this forum, it seems like they're still in te beginning waves for this, so give it some time. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 12:47
sfmatt85 wrote:
Hey everybody,

I'm working on my application now, and am wondering what your thoughts are about the optional essay question "If not clearly evident, please discuss ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities, or plan to strengthen quantitative abilities. You do not need to list courses that appear on your transcript."

I scored relatively low on the quant section of the GMAT (77th percentile). While I know this isn't the worst thing ever, I know it's not good and I'm wondering if I should address it via this optional essay.

To add some context, I have an academically strong quantitative background (economics w/ a 3.8+ gpa in quant courses) and strong quantitative work experience (analytical work in municipal financial consulting). I also specifically asked my recommenders to comment on my quantitative abilities. Typically I was scoring 98th+ percentile on the quant section on my practice GMATs, but I just messed up the timing on the real deal.

My initial inclination is not to worry about writing this optional essay and to let the rest of my application speak for itself, but I just wanted to see if any of you thought that is an error in judgement.

Thanks and best of luck to everybody!

Go Bears!
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I would also not go and self incriminate myself and say i have a low gmat. I think as long as applicants in your pool engineering/finance/male/white/asian etc have a comparable score i dont think it will harm you too much. I think you can skip it
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 12:50
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On a different note, I just got an invite from Haas. Judging by this forum, it seems like they're still in te beginning waves for this, so give it some time. Good luck to everyone!

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Congrats! good to hear that it is beginning :-D
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 13:13
OhDenny,

Just curious, prior to the interview invite, when did you receive the email saying your application had gone under review? Thanks.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 13:47
I see, thanks for responding. Good luck with the scheduling.
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