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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2012, 14:07
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So just to keep this thread going... apparently some WL-without-interviewers got "released" today.

At this point I don't know if this is good or bad news, or simply irrelevant for the rest of us. This is really frustrating.


Do not bother to interpret the news my friend, just try to forget and live your life, we cannot change or predict it after this point. It is head or tails issue now... I was very excited on Dec 19 (when HBS waitlist) and Dec 20 (when wharton put me on waitlist). Then frustrated for a few days, then started to feel better and recovered. Now I do not want to go through the same things again. I hope they announce as soon as they decide. Apparently, HBS does not seem to do that. They will announce with round two announcements.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2012, 18:09
Ok, you will probably think I'm crazy with this analysis, but it's really an effort to brainwash myself into hope, more than anything...

I actually went through last year's thread and took note of everyone that was WListed with interview, and then stalked their user history to see whether they eventually got in. I deliberately ignored people who just wrote "Just got in off the WL" if they hadn't expressed before that they had been waitlisted, in order to avoid self-selecting bias of ecstatic people who had just gotten in.

Results -->

rdxb admitted
hbsalias dinged
melody2120 admitted
pembahopeful admitted
lunasea29 no info
TOTAL = >60%

That's gotta be good news, come on. Who's with me?
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2012, 07:23
jjoeteller wrote:
Ok, you will probably think I'm crazy with this analysis, but it's really an effort to brainwash myself into hope, more than anything...

I actually went through last year's thread and took note of everyone that was WListed with interview, and then stalked their user history to see whether they eventually got in. I deliberately ignored people who just wrote "Just got in off the WL" if they hadn't expressed before that they had been waitlisted, in order to avoid self-selecting bias of ecstatic people who had just gotten in.

Results -->

rdxb admitted
hbsalias dinged
melody2120 admitted
pembahopeful admitted
lunasea29 no info
TOTAL = >60%

That's gotta be good news, come on. Who's with me?


Will you be going to booth too if not admitted to hbs?
I think the basic challenge in your analysis would be the small sample size but independently I think we have approximately %50 chance.
Did you calculate the first round intakes, second round and waitlist including %90 yield assumption?
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 13:31
does anyone know the deposit deadline for first round?
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 12:26
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does anyone know the deposit deadline for first round?


Well, I don't, but I guess it's definitely before R2 decision day (which will most likely be our decision day too). Or why else would it matter?

Btw, yeah, I'm gonna go to Booth if I don't get into HBS. I already paid the deposit, actually. Did you?
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 13:10
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maximus81 wrote:
does anyone know the deposit deadline for first round?


Well, I don't, but I guess it's definitely before R2 decision day (which will most likely be our decision day too). Or why else would it matter?

Btw, yeah, I'm gonna go to Booth if I don't get into HBS. I already paid the deposit, actually. Did you?


I will pay tomorrow, Booth is a very good school anyway.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 07:33
Did you guys reply to confirm your continued interest?

Earlier on they had said something about 120 people being on the WL, so 50 out of 120 is great odds! I'm trying to keep myself optimistic.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 15:01
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So just to keep this thread going... apparently some WL-without-interviewers got "released" today.

At this point I don't know if this is good or bad news, or simply irrelevant for the rest of us. This is really frustrating.

Do you think that those people were among 120 waitlisters?
If yes, that means something to us.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 16:48
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Do you think that those people were among 120 waitlisters?
If yes, that means something to us.


No, I am actually 100% sure of the opposite: that the no-interview-WLers were not in that group of 120 people (this was said explicitly by HBS).

I would like to believe, however, that when they say they have 50 spots for "candidates from the R1 waitlist", they are talking about the 120 people, and that no-interview-WLers who got interviewed in R2 are considered R2 candidates for all practical purposes.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 10:48
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maximus81 wrote:
Do you think that those people were among 120 waitlisters?
If yes, that means something to us.


No, I am actually 100% sure of the opposite: that the no-interview-WLers were not in that group of 120 people (this was said explicitly by HBS).

I would like to believe, however, that when they say they have 50 spots for "candidates from the R1 waitlist", they are talking about the 120 people, and that no-interview-WLers who got interviewed in R2 are considered R2 candidates for all practical purposes.


Fair enough, we have 40-50% chance.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2012, 14:11
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I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2012, 14:29
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I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.


Congrats!
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2012, 23:38
jjoeteller wrote:
I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.

Congragulations!, what did they tell?
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 00:06
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jjoeteller wrote:
I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.

Congragulations!, what did they tell?

There 45 new people in facebook group in last 10 days, so it seems we have already gone.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 01:35
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maximus81 wrote:
jjoeteller wrote:
I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.

Congragulations!, what did they tell?

There 45 new people in facebook group in last 10 days, so it seems we have already gone.


Also we are like 3-4 people in the waitlist and if they sent only a few acceptance i,t would be a low chance for Joe to get an admit but he got and one of his friends so I guess the decisions for waitlisters have already given and communicated.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 02:24
jjoeteller wrote:
I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.


What is BTG by the way
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 04:03
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jjoeteller wrote:
I got a call today telling me that I'm in. Someone over at BTG also got an admission call today.

I'm blown away.

Good luck to you all.


What is BTG by the way


Got it beat the gmat,
why did facebook page increased 45 people in two weeks?
any idea
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 08:13
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why did facebook page increased 45 people in two weeks?
any idea


You know what, no idea if it was just yesterday, or if they've been doing this for the last two weeks (calling people and telling them they're in), although that would explain the facebook count fluctuation.

I got it yesterday, and two other people I've seen on the internet also got the call yesterday.

Don't lose hope, though... what they're doing is so unorthodox, that who the hell can predict their behavior now! Anything can happen at this point.
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2012, 01:42
jjoeteller wrote:
maximus81 wrote:
why did facebook page increased 45 people in two weeks?
any idea


You know what, no idea if it was just yesterday, or if they've been doing this for the last two weeks (calling people and telling them they're in), although that would explain the facebook count fluctuation.

I got it yesterday, and two other people I've seen on the internet also got the call yesterday.

Don't lose hope, though... what they're doing is so unorthodox, that who the hell can predict their behavior now! Anything can happen at this point.

When did you respond to their email?
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2012, 04:41
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did you also get acceptance from waitlist?
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