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I haven't seen a thread out there yet for us Kellogg waitlist folk so here goes.

Kellogg 2013 Waitlist
Post in the thread to be added to the roll call

Round 1:
    1coolcat (1Y Program)
    anonymous44 -- Accepted on 5/7
    anonymous2012 -- Matriculating at HBS
    Aximili85 -- Admitted in March. Matriculating at INSEAD.
    bh661
    bsch2013
    Dakells -- Matriculating at CBS
    freetz
    GreenLeaf
    hookemhorns612
    ndmaynard
    rahulr2312
    rgupta87
    str1der
    tienvunguyen -- Accepted with R2.
    tinkered
    Ward2012
    zeher

Round 2
    atthegate - Withdrawn.
    brit12
    burgundy2015
    darkdoug
    driajackson
    forquer -- Accepted on 4/16 (MMM Program)
    h3rmit
    kingfalcon -- Withdrawn. Matriculating at Sloan
    ldryan
    mb031182zy
    MBAtLast -- Admitted on 5/8 and matriculating.
    novaconsultant -- Withdrawn.
    QHSWS
    rainfall
    rhernan15
    RS89
    sannuzzo
    viper1983
    Zomba -- Accepted on 5/7
    mikeman2086 -- Admitted 5/7
    Snowbirds -- Admitted 5/7
    bschoolfool -- Admitted 5/7
    kzhang -- Admitted 5/7
    Castor -- Admitted 5/7 (1Y Program)
    tuoier -- Admitted 5/7
    OnMyWaytoMyMBA2015


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The site says "If you’re interested in remaining on the waitlist we encourage you to schedule a time to speak with your designated waitlist manager. To find out who your waitlist manager is please call our main desk at 847-491-3308. For round 1 applicants we kindly request that you wait until the week of January 7 to contact our office."

- We wait this long to say we want to remain on the list (after finding out who our manager is) or do we send a quick e-mail saying I'm in and then call them on the 7th to find our manager and start discussing next steps??

Hoping we all get in - best of luck.

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Re: Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 May 2013, 07:21
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I'm in! I just got a call from my wait-list manager!
I've waited for two years! :D
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Re: Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 17:14
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I was admitted today... around 10:30am EST
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Re: Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 07:56
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You were right hookemhorns612, just got the call :).

To everyone still in limbo, keep the faith. There is hope!!
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Re: Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 07:21
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Can someone explain it to me what exactly is a summer waitlist?


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Re: Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2012, 11:38
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Hey guys. Hang in there.

I’m a first year who was fortunate to get off of the WL last summer. I do not represent the admissions team and don’t have any secret insight into how to get off the WL, but will share and summarize what I did last year. Not saying you should do what I did. This is just what I did. I hope it helps.

I applied R2 and got notice I was on WL in late March 2012, a few days after admit decisions were released. I was told to contact admissions after a certain date to connect with my WL manager. I called them on the first day I was told to call (no earlier) and had a 15 min convo with my WL manager who said there was nothing specific in my app that I needed to address. I was told to just send regular updates on what I was doing professionally as needed. I ended the convo reiterating my interest to be on the WL.

48 hours later, I emailed my WL manager a short email thanking them for our talk, reiterated again my interested in Kellogg, and attached an essay that summarized major milestones in my life since my application. The essay was just under 600 words with roughly 70% dedicated to significant professional accomplishments since applying (i.e. major milestones of my startup), 20% dedicated non-professional accomplishments (i.e. my non-profit & community service work), and 10% dedicated to how Kellogg is a good fit for me (i.e. my campus visit after applying, recent conversations with students, etc.). I ended with one short sentence saying I would accept admission if taken off the WL. I did not repeat ANYTHING from my application essays. It was 100% updates and new information. I was also as succinct as possible. I would have written only 400 words if I had less updates.

Roughly a month later (and about one week before Kellogg said they would release updates to WL), I sent another email, even shorter than last, restating my interest in Kellogg and asking if they needed anything from me to help make a decision on the upcoming WL update. I did not attach any additional essay since I had no major updates. Got a reply thanking me for my continued interest and saying they don’t need anything. A month later, got the phone call.

That’s it. I only sent two emails during the entire process and I only called them once for that initial call. If I had not gotten the call to be admitted, I would have sent out another essay with updates. I did not send additional recs. I didn’t ask any current students to “vouch” for me (as a current student, I don’t even know how that works). I did not visit the campus again.

I recommend going through old posts and see what other people did. I think all generic advice in managing your WL applies to Kellogg so read up on that. Overall, I imagine the point is to keep in contact with admissions and show interest. Update them with relevant and significant pieces of info every 3-5 weeks. Then hope and pray.

Good Luck!

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Just to add on to oodl's point:

I was also on the WL last year and eventually admitted. Assuming the waitlist is structured the same way it was last year, there are two kinds of people on the waitlist.

1 - An applicant who fits the criteria, but has gaps in the application
2 - An applicant who fits the criteria, but may be over represented in the class

During my initial call with the adcom (after the jan. deadline they set for when we could call), I found out that I fit the first type of waitlist applicant. I structured my response (approx. 400 words) to fill the gaps that may not have been explained well in my application. Much of it was related to the transition from my previous career to my long term goals and how Kellogg fit into that plan. After a few weeks of waiting I got the admit call. There is no exact science for getting off the waitlist. If you fit the second type of WL applicant, you will get the "there is nothing we need from you at this time" response. In that case, I suggest only to send an email when you have updates to share as oodl demonstrated. For some students, the admit response is quick, for others, it might feel like a lifetime. Good luck to you all and if I can help in any way, let me know.
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Got an email saying waitlisted again, followed by an email from my WL manager saying that I'm in! They didn't call because of the time difference.

Thinking time now, for me.
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Re: Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 14:41
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Now I'm curious... if you're just deciding between Ross and Booth, why are you staying on Kellogg's waitlist? If you know you're not going to go there, I would recommend gracefully bowing out and giving someone else your (potential) spot.[/quote]

MBA83 is exactly right. Kellogg is my first choice, so I am sorry, but I am not taking your recommendation of gracefully bowing out of the waitlist. I am choosing between Booth and Ross because I have obviously not been admitted to Kellogg...[/quote]

Got it-so your talk about housing deposit was meant induce a quicker decision at your first choice. Good luk with that-lol[/quote]

Did you actually read my post?! Kellogg asked me about whether I had already signed a lease. I did not offer that information. Not sure what your agenda is, but I think if you are going to make snide remarks and "laugh out loud" you should probably read posts thoroughly. This isn't a forum for that type of attitude. We are all waitlist and hopeful that we get admitted. If you aren't gonna be supportive, this might be a bad place for you to post.

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Hello all, ironically as I received an admit from INSEAD and Ross, Kellogg took me off its waitlist and gave me admission. I'm almost certain I will go with INSEAD, and am not even waiting for LBS' final decision. Going to write to Kellogg tonight to withdraw my admit.

Take care all and I wish you the best of luck with this process that takes so much out of you.

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I'm R1 waitlister and I got similar answer that my application did not need clarification or anything. It took me months to get in touch with my waitlist manager but it's worth it. He was super nice and told me to send him any updates on my career. I sent him an email after phone conversation that Kellogg was my top choice and I delayed my decision to attend other schools (with merit scholarships) to wait for Kellogg. I also sent him an update on my recent career advancement. I got admitted a few weeks later.

Good luck everyone. I know the waitlist process is long and tiring but it's worthwhile if Kellogg is your top choice.

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So not to be a downer, but I think we are done.... The Kellogg 2015 FB group already has 571 people in it and last years class was 558 (when you take out 1Y)... looks like they have already filled it so it's pretty much just waiting for people to drop out. Guessing the last day will bring little news :(


That means nothing. All admitted students get access to the admit Fb groups. Just because you are a group member doesn't mean you've accepted the offer; I'm part of two admit fb groups right now. It's not indicative of enrollment numbers.
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Got the call earlier today and I'm in too! I'm a round 1 waitlister, so it's definitely been a long time coming. Now I've definitely got some thinking to do over the next few days...
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Well, I've decided to matriculate at Kellogg. Best of luck to everybody still waiting!
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Same for me- I got the offer on June 29th and I accepted it. In the end, a Kellogg degree is a Kellogg degree. Even if I don't have the full-on, immersive social experience that the full-time students will have, I figure I will get out of it what I put into it and what I make time for. I don't really want to play roulette by applying again next year and not getting in again.
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WL for me as well. It is killing me to wait so long to contact the Kellogg office, but I suppose that they have families and whatnot.

What are ya talkin about? Didn't you know that all AdCom people are cloned from a huge AdCom Android central???
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I thought this would be the day...but the wait continues...
"we are pleased to invite you to remain on the waitlist for the MBA Program"
Kellogg is so pleased that they keep doing this again and again :-D
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Aximili85 wrote:
Hello all, ironically as I received an admit from INSEAD and Ross, Kellogg took me off its waitlist and gave me admission. I'm almost certain I will go with INSEAD, and am not even waiting for LBS' final decision. Going to write to Kellogg tonight to withdraw my admit.

Take care all and I wish you the best of luck with this process that takes so much out of you.


Congrats Aximili! I'm assuming you heard of your acceptance at Kellogg on the 11th?


Hi Dakells, I'm travelling in the US currently so don't have access to office email (where Kellogg sent the update), I asked a colleague to check for any important work updates and they're like "oh btw you have an acceptance note from Kellogg". I'll send an email asking what the date was and let you know.


A hearty congrats. If int'l programs were an option for me, I would have no doubt applied to INSEAD - such an amazing program! They have a unique exchange partnership with Kellogg so if I get into Kellogg, I'll get my INSEAD on that way for a couple months. Perhaps you can be my exchange and get a taste of Kellogg #gettingaheadofmyselfwhatwhat.
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1 day after I confirmed INSEAD, I received an email from a German partner in McKinsey who connected me with a Senior Recruiter within the firm to ease my return if I choose. I'm a Research Analyst, not Business, so its harder to return. This is more than I deserve to be frank. Not sharing that with anybody in school though =)

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Ha! Looks like things are really looking good for you! Awesome! Best of luck at INSEAD! Now let's hope Kellogg replaces your acceptance with someone else on the waitlist...
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