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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 09:21
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hi packet82... just sent you a pm...


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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 09:25
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Well, there were 40 people that were able to show up for the chat. All you really know is there are at least 40 people on the list. Try not to over think this. There are many variables that you don't know about and it's fairly impossible to tell what your chances are.

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The chances might just be very slim...
The college infact was ready to let the waitlisted candidates go...
They asked us if we wanted to be on the WL. Had we said no, that would have been the end of story...
Which means, they were ok with losing us... So that just means that they got a lot of applicants like me... And they are ok to let me go... :(
Pretty discouraging... But Haas is my #1 choice school!!! ;(


I think it's more along the lines of admissions wants to make sure they have a current list of people that are interested in attending. If someone on the wait list got an admission somewhere else and decided to attend there, the adcom wants to take them off the wait list. It's only fair for everyone else on the list that way.

Honestly, you still have a half way decent shot at getting in. The class of 2016 facebook page only has 17 people on it so far. While that's not a completely representative sample of the class as of yet, should give you an idea of how many people they've actually let in to the program as of now. There are 240 slots in the class. So, there should be quite a few empty spaces left yet.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 10:26
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I think it's more along the lines of admissions wants to make sure they have a current list of people that are interested in attending. If someone on the wait list got an admission somewhere else and decided to attend there, the adcom wants to take them off the wait list. It's only fair for everyone else on the list that way.

Honestly, you still have a half way decent shot at getting in. The class of 2016 facebook page only has 17 people on it so far. While that's not a completely representative sample of the class as of yet, should give you an idea of how many people they've actually let in to the program as of now. There are 240 slots in the class. So, there should be quite a few empty spaces left yet.


Just 17 so far! Thats leaves a lot of room for everyone else. No wonder that they have 40+ WL'ers...
Guess we should all keep up the good faith and hope for the best!
Thanks for the info packet82!!
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 05:55
Waitlisted as well. Hopefully the information from Kenny0929 will reveal itself correct.

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 09:31
Hi Guys,

What are you guys doing between now and the next review by the AdCom?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 14:39
not much we can do in a month... :(
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 15:06
If you scored less than a 700 on the GMAT, consider retaking it. Otherwise sit tight. There's not a lot else you can do.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 15:17
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If you scored less than a 700 on the GMAT, consider retaking it. Otherwise sit tight. There's not a lot else you can do.

How about exact 700? :D
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 15:21
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If you scored less than a 700 on the GMAT, consider retaking it. Otherwise sit tight. There's not a lot else you can do.

How about exact 700? :D


Don't worry about it. As long as it starts with a 7, everyone is happy. The general rule of thumb I've found is you get one bad spot in your profile. Anything else starts to raise flags. So, if your GPA is below 700, try to change it. I know Haas' avg GMAT score is 692, but adcoms still like to see 700 or higher.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 15:46
packet82... just sent you a pm..
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 16:00
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packet82... just sent you a pm..


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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 22:21
heard from a VERY reliable source today that each of the cohort this year will have 65 students.. so that means they will have around 260 students this year!!!
best of luck guys!!!
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 23:54
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packet82... just sent you a pm..


speedingdaemon wrote:
heard from a VERY reliable source today that each of the cohort this year will have 65 students.. so that means they will have around 260 students this year!!!
best of luck guys!!!


Wait a minute...
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 23:55
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packet82... just sent you a pm..


speedingdaemon wrote:
heard from a VERY reliable source today that each of the cohort this year will have 65 students.. so that means they will have around 260 students this year!!!
best of luck guys!!!


Wait a minute...


That wasn't from me. I have no idea how big the cohorts are going to be this year.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 06:36
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speedingdaemon wrote:
packet82... just sent you a pm..


speedingdaemon wrote:
heard from a VERY reliable source today that each of the cohort this year will have 65 students.. so that means they will have around 260 students this year!!!
best of luck guys!!!


Wait a minute...


That wasn't from me. I have no idea how big the cohorts are going to be this year.


ROFL!!!!
No it is definitely not packet82...
Actually they have told that in one of the information session recently...
Just wanted to sound like kenny0929!! :P
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 09:22
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ROFL!!!!
No it is definitely not packet82...
Actually they have told that in one of the information session recently...
Just wanted to sound like kenny0929!! :P


Lol! :-D
Good info this! Lets hope that most, if not all, in the waitlist get through. Are you guys working on sending another recommendation letter?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 09:25
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ROFL!!!!
No it is definitely not packet82...
Actually they have told that in one of the information session recently...
Just wanted to sound like kenny0929!! :P


Lol! :-D
Good info this! Lets hope that most, if not all, in the waitlist get through. Are you guys working on sending another recommendation letter?


If they offered you the opportunity to send in another recommendation letter, do it. While chances are, your recommendations were great, there's always a chance that you got a recommendation that wasn't 100% on your side. Might as well water it down a bit with another one that's hopefully stellar.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 13:21
I really hope that all of us get thru and celebrate together with some Tequila shots on 28th March!!!!!
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 15:31
Actually, they start making calls from March 27th!
6 more weeks of agony :cry:
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) EWMBA 2013 - Waitlist [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 15:53
The LinkedIn and FB page for EWMBA 16 has only 16-17 members. Are those the only admits for R1?
Even if we take a 50% response rate we are looking at max 35 admits, that might be a positive sign. Whatever makes to keep the hope alive for next 6 weeks!!
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