Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 20:04

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Location: United States (WA)
Concentration: International Business, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 6

Premium Member
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:12
Kenny0929 wrote:
Traditionally, part-time programs do not emphasize so much on the GMAT from the point of view of marketing the program. The reason is - these programs don't have to necessarily disclose their stats related to GMAT. Having said that, Haas EWMBA has been disclosing its GMAT stats and do give a lot of importance to GMAT mainly to differentiate between tons and tons of engineers (thanks to it's location) who apply to the program. If you look at other programs like UT Ausin's McCombs Part-Time program, I doubt if they would even advertise their GMAT stats.


GMAT scores definitely play in to the equation less in a part time program than a full time program. That said, they're still important. Despite the GMAT's numerous flaws, it's the only way the school has to directly compare applicants. Between grade inflation and the rigor of the various programs, it's difficult if not impossible to compare say an engineer to a writer.
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Location: United States (WA)
Concentration: International Business, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 6

Premium Member
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:15
Kenny0929 wrote:
Honestly, they are not being fair to people who apply in R1. Generally, any school would say that if you apply early you have a great shot at getting into it. However, in this case, one could have used the 4-5 months between R1 and R3 to improve the profile and still compete with R1 and R2 waitlists.


That's why they say apply whenever you're ready. My application is my application. I could have spent a couple more months agonizing over individual words in my essays, but in the end, the application is done. There's not a whole lot else I could have done to improve. I guess I could have retaken the GMAT to get 10-20 points more, but I'm already over 700. So, whatever. At least now I don't have to wait until april to find out a decision.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 49
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:16
Kenny0929 wrote:
packet82 wrote:
speedingdaemon wrote:
A lot of people might have applied in R1 because they wanted the decision earlier.
So why keep them in a state of agony? If WL is what the schools want, then why not encourage everyone to apply in R3?
Why have 3 separate rounds then? Why not get away with R1 and R2 and just get all the applications around R3 timeframe and choose whichever they deem are best for the class?



You're still getting an earlier decision if you applied R1. If you get waitlisted in R1, chances are you would have been waitlisted in R2 too. Schools don't necessarily "want" wait lists. They want an evenly balanced class of qualified people. They know if they put you on a wait list, you may be offered admission in your second choice school and take that instead. However, not everyone they extend an offer to accepts it. So, spots do open up and the school wants to fill them. Thus the wait list.

As I mentioned before, the reason for not releasing the decisions now is there's an overlap between R1 and R2. They're looking at all the R2 applications to get a basic idea of the makeup of the class. So, once they know what they have to work with, they'll release the R1 decisions. This is also why you have a much better chance of getting admitted in R1 & R2 if you're in an overrepresented class. All things being equal, the people that applied earlier have a better shot of getting in.


Honestly, they are not being fair to people who apply in R1. Generally, any school would say that if you apply early you have a great shot at getting into it. However, in this case, one could have used the 4-5 months between R1 and R3 to improve the profile and still compete with R1 and R2 waitlists.


I guess that's why schools usually say - "apply when you can submit your best possible application" - when asked about which round to apply in.
Apart from a promotion, I don't think you can do much with your profile in 4-5 months.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 140
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 710 Q V
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 3

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:17
packet82 wrote:
Kenny0929 wrote:
Honestly, they are not being fair to people who apply in R1. Generally, any school would say that if you apply early you have a great shot at getting into it. However, in this case, one could have used the 4-5 months between R1 and R3 to improve the profile and still compete with R1 and R2 waitlists.


At least now I don't have to wait until april to find out a decision.


Provided you don't get waitlisted, right? If you do, you compete with R2/R3 applicants. So much for applying early. :)
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 49
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:24
Kenny0929 wrote:
packet82 wrote:
Kenny0929 wrote:
Honestly, they are not being fair to people who apply in R1. Generally, any school would say that if you apply early you have a great shot at getting into it. However, in this case, one could have used the 4-5 months between R1 and R3 to improve the profile and still compete with R1 and R2 waitlists.


At least now I don't have to wait until april to find out a decision.


Provided you don't get waitlisted, right? If you do, you compete with R2/R3 applicants. So much for applying early. :)


If they really wanted to be honest, they could have just said - "If you think you're best of breed, then apply in R1 or R2, else stick to R3 because that's when we make decisions on the mediocre lot..."
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 140
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 710 Q V
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 3

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:26
rajcooper wrote:
I guess that's why schools usually say - "apply when you can submit your best possible application" - when asked about which round to apply in.
Apart from a promotion, I don't think you can do much with your profile in 4-5 months.


Agreed, they did say that. Now, I clearly understand what they meant. :)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Location: United States (WA)
Concentration: International Business, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 6

Premium Member
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 14:30
Kenny0929 wrote:
packet82 wrote:
Kenny0929 wrote:
Honestly, they are not being fair to people who apply in R1. Generally, any school would say that if you apply early you have a great shot at getting into it. However, in this case, one could have used the 4-5 months between R1 and R3 to improve the profile and still compete with R1 and R2 waitlists.


At least now I don't have to wait until april to find out a decision.


Provided you don't get waitlisted, right? If you do, you compete with R2/R3 applicants. So much for applying early. :)


Honestly? If I get wait listed at Haas and admitted to UCLA, I'd probably wait until close to the notification deadline and then accept UCLA. Haas is my first choice, but as they say, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. If I get wait listed at both? Time to stock up on booze from Costco.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 49
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 15:29
packet82 wrote:
Honestly? If I get wait listed at Haas and admitted to UCLA, I'd probably wait until close to the notification deadline and then accept UCLA. Haas is my first choice, but as they say, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. If I get wait listed at both? Time to stock up on booze from Costco.


I should have done the same. It would have cushioned the blow of a Haas WL to some extent.

Now, if Haas decides to kick my ass with a WL, I'll have to scramble to put together a UCLA application and that too in a drunken stupor.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Nov 2012
Posts: 271
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 15:56
rajcooper wrote:
Now, if Haas decides to kick my ass with a WL, I'll have to scramble to put together a UCLA application and that too in a drunken stupor.


UCLA does have 4th round deadline of 7th april ;)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Location: United States (WA)
Concentration: International Business, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 6

Premium Member
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:12
rajcooper wrote:
packet82 wrote:
Honestly? If I get wait listed at Haas and admitted to UCLA, I'd probably wait until close to the notification deadline and then accept UCLA. Haas is my first choice, but as they say, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. If I get wait listed at both? Time to stock up on booze from Costco.


I should have done the same. It would have cushioned the blow of a Haas WL to some extent.

Now, if Haas decides to kick my ass with a WL, I'll have to scramble to put together a UCLA application and that too in a drunken stupor.


Theoretically it should be a bit easier to get in to UCLA this year. Admissions said they were opening up another section for FEMBA Flex. So, that's an additional 35 spots.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2011
Posts: 241
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.38
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 12

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:30
does anyone know if the admissions statistics for 2012 for haas / anderson PT programs is accurate? i saw something like 44% and 50% admitted respectively
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Nov 2012
Posts: 271
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:33
pinchharmonic wrote:
does anyone know if the admissions statistics for 2012 for haas / anderson PT programs is accurate? i saw something like 44% and 50% admitted respectively


Why don't they follow gmatclub and give admits to all the students active on this thread? :beer
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 49
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:38
pinchharmonic wrote:
does anyone know if the admissions statistics for 2012 for haas / anderson PT programs is accurate? i saw something like 44% and 50% admitted respectively


Haas didn't release the number of applications for 2012, so I don't know if those stats or official or accurate.

For 2011, I remember they had something like 680 applications and 240 admits.

If you assume an 80% yield, then yeah the admission rate should have been 44%.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 66
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 10

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:41
Hi Guys,

Haas gave me an early decision - I am waitlisted! (Read on for full story)

Chkout the last two posts:
haas-ewmba-2012-calling-all-applicants-120315-600.html

I have an admit from UCLA and after a careful thought, I did not want to ask for an extension from UCLA but I requested Haas for an early decision citing my admit from UCLA. They agreed and I just got off the phone with the school. I always knew I would fall in the lower range of the distribution in terms of my GMAT (650) score and a waitlist is highly encouraging from my POV.

Per my conversation (and this might be helpful for the upcoming results next week) - Haas generally tends to under admit in R1 and put quite a few folks on waitlist to enable review the applications in R2 and R3 and then ultimately even everything out. R1 waitlist obviously has a lead over R2 applicant who in turn has a lead over R3 applicant. So the bottomline is, if you are admitted great! but you are waitlisted - it is not over yet!!

As for me, I think I will go ahead pay my deposit for UCLA tomorrow and see how it goes.

If you dont get a call on Jan 31st, you are either waitlisted or denied.

Good luck.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 140
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 710 Q V
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 3

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:46
calculas wrote:
Hi Guys,

Haas gave me an early decision - I am waitlisted! (Read on for full story)

Chkout the last two posts:
haas-ewmba-2012-calling-all-applicants-120315-600.html

I have an admit from UCLA and after a careful thought, I did not want to ask for an extension from UCLA but I requested Haas for an early decision citing my admit from UCLA. They agreed and I just got off the phone with the school. I always knew I would fall in the lower range of the distribution in terms of my GMAT (650) score and a waitlist is highly encouraging from my POV.

Per my conversation (and this might be helpful for the upcoming results next week) - Haas generally tends to under admit in R1 and put quite a few folks on waitlist to enable review the applications in R2 and R3 and then ultimately even everything out. R1 waitlist obviously has a lead over R2 applicant who in turn has a lead over R3 applicant. So the bottomline is, if you are admitted great! but you are waitlisted - it is not over yet!!

As for me, I think I will go ahead pay my deposit for UCLA tomorrow and see how it goes.

If you dont get a call on Jan 31st, you are either waitlisted or denied.

Good luck.


Thanks for sharing the news, calculas. Did you interview with Haas? Or did they waitlist you without an interview invite?
I kind of have a feeling that they wait for R2 and R3 applications because a lot of those are the ones who would have been denied an admission into FT programs elsewhere (Kellogg, Booth, etc). So, they certainly don't want to get into a situation where they have admitted 1/3rd of the class in R1 and not hae enough seats vacant for those "quality" FT rejected applicants.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Nov 2012
Posts: 271
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:50
calculas wrote:
Hi Guys,

Haas gave me an early decision - I am waitlisted! (Read on for full story)

As for me, I think I will go ahead pay my deposit for UCLA tomorrow and see how it goes.


Congrats dude! Good that you have made up your mind and are not in any doldrums!!! Now go out an enjoy!!
UCLA is a great school too!!!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 49
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V37
GPA: 3.4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:52
Yes, thanks for sharing.

Did they express the following to you explicitly or is this your own assumption/interpretation?

" R1 waitlist obviously has a lead over R2 applicant who in turn has a lead over R3 applicant. "
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 66
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 10

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:53
Kenny0929 wrote:
calculas wrote:
Hi Guys,

Haas gave me an early decision - I am waitlisted! (Read on for full story)

Chkout the last two posts:
haas-ewmba-2012-calling-all-applicants-120315-600.html

I have an admit from UCLA and after a careful thought, I did not want to ask for an extension from UCLA but I requested Haas for an early decision citing my admit from UCLA. They agreed and I just got off the phone with the school. I always knew I would fall in the lower range of the distribution in terms of my GMAT (650) score and a waitlist is highly encouraging from my POV.

Per my conversation (and this might be helpful for the upcoming results next week) - Haas generally tends to under admit in R1 and put quite a few folks on waitlist to enable review the applications in R2 and R3 and then ultimately even everything out. R1 waitlist obviously has a lead over R2 applicant who in turn has a lead over R3 applicant. So the bottomline is, if you are admitted great! but you are waitlisted - it is not over yet!!

As for me, I think I will go ahead pay my deposit for UCLA tomorrow and see how it goes.

If you dont get a call on Jan 31st, you are either waitlisted or denied.

Good luck.


Thanks for sharing the news, calculas. Did you interview with Haas? Or did they waitlist you without an interview invite?
I kind of have a feeling that they wait for R2 and R3 applications because a lot of those are the ones who would have been denied an admission into FT programs elsewhere (Kellogg, Booth, etc). So, they certainly don't want to get into a situation where they have admitted 1/3rd of the class in R1 and not hae enough seats vacant for those "quality" FT rejected applicants.



Yes I did interview with Haas, chk out my post on this page:
haas-uc-berkeley-ewmba-2013-calling-all-applicants-143369-60.html
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 427
Location: United States (WA)
Concentration: International Business, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 6

Premium Member
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:55
Kenny0929 wrote:
I kind of have a feeling that they wait for R2 and R3 applications because a lot of those are the ones who would have been denied an admission into FT programs elsewhere (Kellogg, Booth, etc). So, they certainly don't want to get into a situation where they have admitted 1/3rd of the class in R1 and not have enough seats vacant for those "quality" FT rejected applicants.


I doubt that's really the case. The person who wants to go full time is going to apply to 5-10 schools and pick the best option out of what comes back. A part time commitment is a whole different animal. I have a feeling it's more along the lines of waiting for applicants that hadn't decided to apply last summer that want to start this fall.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 66
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 10

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:55
rajcooper wrote:
Yes, thanks for sharing.

Did they express the following to you explicitly or is this your own assumption/interpretation?

" R1 waitlist obviously has a lead over R2 applicant who in turn has a lead over R3 applicant. "



Was told explicitly. Even if not told so, isn't it the fair way :)
Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2013, 16:55
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
101 Experts publish their posts in the topic Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants Kenny0929 1480 27 Nov 2012, 20:21
11 Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist dvoraky 243 01 Feb 2013, 11:43
188 Experts publish their posts in the topic Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants MALD2011 977 26 Jun 2012, 05:28
Calling all Berkeley Haas EWMBA 2009 applicants! suntaurian 5 30 Mar 2009, 11:50
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  11   12   13   14   15   16   17  ...  75    Next  [ 1481 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.