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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2012, 23:30
I suppose if we didn't get notice of an entrance scholarship in Stephanie's admission call, then our only hope is in those special awards you can apply for after admission (which I understand are few)...

Anyone have insight on the money availability? Last year's thread seems to indicate lots of people got $ at the time of their admissions call, though none reported on here this year. Has anyone asked about this? (other than the Consortium scholarships which I understand are decided on around 3/20).

Am thrilled to be in at Haas - definitely my top choice - but it's hard to say no to a (nearly) full ride at Anderson, especially since I'm an international student so loans will be hard to come by...
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 10:29
So this might be the wrong time to ask this questions but I still hope to get some insight. I am visiting Haas in few weeks and I am thinking about writing about my experience at Haas. I will write about that on this website and on my blog. Do you think that will affect my application? I will be applying for Fall 2013 intake. Please share you honest opinion.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 12:52
Any R1 waitlisters hear anything back yet?

I heard that updates could come out in early March, as soon R2 admissions offers are given...

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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 16:48
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Any R1 waitlisters hear anything back yet?


Wont be any updates until the end of March unfortunately :(
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 18:42
Does anyone have recommendations on outside scholarships and grants beyond those associated/offered by Haas? I am an Asian American with interests in entrepreneurship.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 02:01
Do any of you admitted in R2 still have "Application Under Review" showing on your status?
I got the admissions call and the subsequent stock emails, but am yet to receive an official admit letter/ email or admit pack. Is this standard?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 10:24
Yup I am in the same boat. Have received several emails after the admit call but no official letter or status change.

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Do any of you admitted in R2 still have "Application Under Review" showing on your status?
I got the admissions call and the subsequent stock emails, but am yet to receive an official admit letter/ email or admit pack. Is this standard?


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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 05:49
R3 applicant - just got my "Application in Review" email and I applied on the application deadline. They must be burning the midnight oil reviewing those applications now! Are we thinking the invites start going out this week or next?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 08:37
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R3 applicant - just got my "Application in Review" email and I applied on the application deadline. They must be burning the midnight oil reviewing those applications now! Are we thinking the invites start going out this week or next?

Some invites have already been sent out last week, but I suppose we can expect a lot more this week!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 09:03
Need some advice from everyone.

I was just put on the waitlist w/out interview,..in addition to scheduling an interview and hopefully submitting a third recommendation,..I'm also planning on submitting another essay. I'm having a very hard time deciding what the focus of the essay should be.

On the one hand,..I have an interesting personal background coming from a wartorn country, and i can discuss how my upbringing shaped my decisions in life and helped me overcome challenges. I think this would be a compelling story that could certainly make me stand out from fellow waitlisters.

On the other hand,..because I'm a Consortium applicant, I never had the opportunity to write an essay (or part of an essay) on the "Why Haas". So discussing how Haas in particular fits with my career goals seems to make sense as well.

A third option of course is some kind of hybrid,..the risk is it may not be as focused an essay.

I don't know exactly what the Adcoms felt was missing from my App,...it could be lack of personalization w/ my career goals and Haas, or it could be they just don't know enough about me as a person.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 10:11
Right now I'm leaning toward answering the "greatest accomplishment" essay (I already answered 3 of the 5 short answer essays in my App), then hopefully try to address the "why haas" in the interview.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 13:41
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Need some advice from everyone.

I was just put on the waitlist w/out interview,..in addition to scheduling an interview and hopefully submitting a third recommendation,..I'm also planning on submitting another essay. I'm having a very hard time deciding what the focus of the essay should be.

On the one hand,..I have an interesting personal background coming from a wartorn country, and i can discuss how my upbringing shaped my decisions in life and helped me overcome challenges. I think this would be a compelling story that could certainly make me stand out from fellow waitlisters.

On the other hand,..because I'm a Consortium applicant, I never had the opportunity to write an essay (or part of an essay) on the "Why Haas". So discussing how Haas in particular fits with my career goals seems to make sense as well.

A third option of course is some kind of hybrid,..the risk is it may not be as focused an essay.

I don't know exactly what the Adcoms felt was missing from my App,...it could be lack of personalization w/ my career goals and Haas, or it could be they just don't know enough about me as a person.

What do you guys think?


I'd go with the "why Haas", showing that it is your first choice, and you have a good fit with its culture and values.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 14:45
Any R1 waitlisters hear anything back yet?

I heard that updates could come out in early March, as soon R2 admissions offers are given...
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 15:31
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Need some advice from everyone.

I was just put on the waitlist w/out interview,..in addition to scheduling an interview and hopefully submitting a third recommendation,..I'm also planning on submitting another essay. I'm having a very hard time deciding what the focus of the essay should be.

On the one hand,..I have an interesting personal background coming from a wartorn country, and i can discuss how my upbringing shaped my decisions in life and helped me overcome challenges. I think this would be a compelling story that could certainly make me stand out from fellow waitlisters.

On the other hand,..because I'm a Consortium applicant, I never had the opportunity to write an essay (or part of an essay) on the "Why Haas". So discussing how Haas in particular fits with my career goals seems to make sense as well.

A third option of course is some kind of hybrid,..the risk is it may not be as focused an essay.

I don't know exactly what the Adcoms felt was missing from my App,...it could be lack of personalization w/ my career goals and Haas, or it could be they just don't know enough about me as a person.

What do you guys think?



I would recommend writing an essay on "Why Haas." Haas cares a lot about how you fit into their culture, maybe more so than other schools. You can probably be creative and include your unique background in a war-torn country and your greatest accomplishment that essay. For example, you may be able link your experiences and what you learned from living in a war-torn country with the Haas Principle "Beyond Yourself" - (i.e. through my experience, I learned to value my community and want to contribute...). You may be able to connect you greatest accomplishment with the Haas Principle "Question the Status Quo." (i.e. I recognized an opportunity for organizational improvement and lead an initiative to....)
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 18:07
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mooze wrote:
Need some advice from everyone.

I was just put on the waitlist w/out interview,..in addition to scheduling an interview and hopefully submitting a third recommendation,..I'm also planning on submitting another essay. I'm having a very hard time deciding what the focus of the essay should be.

On the one hand,..I have an interesting personal background coming from a wartorn country, and i can discuss how my upbringing shaped my decisions in life and helped me overcome challenges. I think this would be a compelling story that could certainly make me stand out from fellow waitlisters.

On the other hand,..because I'm a Consortium applicant, I never had the opportunity to write an essay (or part of an essay) on the "Why Haas". So discussing how Haas in particular fits with my career goals seems to make sense as well.

A third option of course is some kind of hybrid,..the risk is it may not be as focused an essay.

I don't know exactly what the Adcoms felt was missing from my App,...it could be lack of personalization w/ my career goals and Haas, or it could be they just don't know enough about me as a person.

What do you guys think?



I would recommend writing an essay on "Why Haas." Haas cares a lot about how you fit into their culture, maybe more so than other schools. You can probably be creative and include your unique background in a war-torn country and your greatest accomplishment that essay. For example, you may be able link your experiences and what you learned from living in a war-torn country with the Haas Principle "Beyond Yourself" - (i.e. through my experience, I learned to value my community and want to contribute...). You may be able to connect you greatest accomplishment with the Haas Principle "Question the Status Quo." (i.e. I recognized an opportunity for organizational improvement and lead an initiative to....)


I think FunTime is dead on. I would take the same route. Haas definitely seems to care a LOT about their culture and defining principals and really want people who will be a good fit.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 08:47
Thanks guys,..looks like i'll be doing Why Haas.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 12:54
Has anyone who received their admit package in the mail received any scholarship info? I am wondering if these notices would have been in the admit package or if they are coming out at a later date (I didn't receive any info so should I still keep waiting or assume I'm not getting anything?). Has anyone asked the admissions office about this? Thanks.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 13:26
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sej616 wrote:
Admitted! I missed the call last night because I was on a flight but got the official word this morning. Very excited!


Congrats! I guess the game's over for other R2s who haven't gotten the admit call yet?


Mate - I really hope not, but it's looking like it. From last year's thread, there's a sliver of hope if your status remains 'Under Review' till Friday, otherwise its the dreaded waitlist or ding.

F*&"!, was so hoping for that elusive call.


Well seems like a lot of R2 candidates got the acceptance.
I haven;t heard anything good or bad. But hope is really low now although the status still says "file under review".

This is tuesday now.....................
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 14:58
Congrats! I guess the game's over for other R2s who haven't gotten the admit call yet?[/quote]

Mate - I really hope not, but it's looking like it. From last year's thread, there's a sliver of hope if your status remains 'Under Review' till Friday, otherwise its the dreaded waitlist or ding.

F*&"!, was so hoping for that elusive call.[/quote]

Well seems like a lot of R2 candidates got the acceptance.
I haven;t heard anything good or bad. But hope is really low now although the status still says "file under review".

This is tuesday now.....................[/quote]


You might want to cantact admissions. Response was due by 3/1. It's a reasonable question and they won't mind you calling about it. Also, not hearing back might mean you have missing information in your application.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 15:23
Are u referring to R2 for ewmba, because the email Exchange I had with admissions state that they have everything they need from me and I will be notified of the decision on march 29.

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