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# Kellogg Class of 2016 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants

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17 Jan 2014, 18:52
I wanted to send a letter of support from an alumni, but I guess that's explicitly addressed on the FAQ's
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18 Jan 2014, 02:00
For those who interviewed on-campus, did you attend the info session? Was it worth it? How many were in attendance?
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18 Jan 2014, 09:29
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For those who interviewed on-campus, did you attend the info session? Was it worth it? How many were in attendance?

I attended a building tour and info session; the tour was ~5-6 people and held by a current student. The info session was about the same number of people and involved a current student and an admissions person. The session was essentially a casual Q&A with the both of them.

I made it in September so it was a great time to ask application questions, especially about the video portion.
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18 Jan 2014, 11:45
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For those who interviewed on-campus, did you attend the info session? Was it worth it? How many were in attendance?

I visited campus, though not during the interview. I don't know how far you have to travel, but it's always good to visit. Keep in mind that they explicitly state that it will not help us waitlisters.

Info Session: This was not that useful from my perspective. If you have already applied, you know what you need to know already. Talking to alumni is probably just as useful. Any specific questions can be asked by email. There were ~20 people.

Tour: This was pretty good. I am a bit of a sucker for the programs with nice new buildings. While Kellogg has a new building set to open in 2016, we would miss it. The facilities are pretty worn out, but I was surprised how much I liked it. It is functional (i.e. has everything you would want/need). But, maybe more importantly there was a clear center of the building where people gather. It gave me a better understanding of why people think Kellogg scores higher on community. It was a comfortable place for me.

Lunch with students: Good chance to ask current students questions. Again, this can be done remotely.
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18 Jan 2014, 11:47
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I wanted to send a letter of support from an alumni, but I guess that's explicitly addressed on the FAQ's

Yeah, that's a tough one. I've had a few alums make this offer and I basically had to turn them down. If you think of a way to get around the rule appropriately, let us know.
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18 Jan 2014, 12:58
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1of2 wrote:
For those who interviewed on-campus, did you attend the info session? Was it worth it? How many were in attendance?

I visited campus, though not during the interview. I don't know how far you have to travel, but it's always good to visit. Keep in mind that they explicitly state that it will not help us waitlisters.

Info Session: This was not that useful from my perspective. If you have already applied, you know what you need to know already. Talking to alumni is probably just as useful. Any specific questions can be asked by email. There were ~20 people.

Tour: This was pretty good. I am a bit of a sucker for the programs with nice new buildings. While Kellogg has a new building set to open in 2016, we would miss it. The facilities are pretty worn out, but I was surprised how much I liked it. It is functional (i.e. has everything you would want/need). But, maybe more importantly there was a clear center of the building where people gather. It gave me a better understanding of why people think Kellogg scores higher on community. It was a comfortable place for me.

Lunch with students: Good chance to ask current students questions. Again, this can be done remotely.

As I already applied and will be on-campus for the open interview, do adcoms notice if someone misses an info session? I am only planning to do the tour, visit a class, interview, and go back to the airport to fly out. I plan to chat up random students as well during my visit.
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18 Jan 2014, 13:05
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jbsimon wrote:
1of2 wrote:
For those who interviewed on-campus, did you attend the info session? Was it worth it? How many were in attendance?

I visited campus, though not during the interview. I don't know how far you have to travel, but it's always good to visit. Keep in mind that they explicitly state that it will not help us waitlisters.

Info Session: This was not that useful from my perspective. If you have already applied, you know what you need to know already. Talking to alumni is probably just as useful. Any specific questions can be asked by email. There were ~20 people.

Tour: This was pretty good. I am a bit of a sucker for the programs with nice new buildings. While Kellogg has a new building set to open in 2016, we would miss it. The facilities are pretty worn out, but I was surprised how much I liked it. It is functional (i.e. has everything you would want/need). But, maybe more importantly there was a clear center of the building where people gather. It gave me a better understanding of why people think Kellogg scores higher on community. It was a comfortable place for me.

Lunch with students: Good chance to ask current students questions. Again, this can be done remotely.

As I already applied and will be on-campus for the open interview, do adcoms notice if someone misses an info session? I am only planning to do the tour, visit a class, interview, and go back to the airport to fly out. I plan to chat up random students as well during my visit.

Highly doubt they will notice. They weren't taking attendance. Once you check-in, you are there. It is common for people to catch flights or have other activities planned.
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20 Jan 2014, 13:23
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pencil me in guys.

Also, has anyone been WL by Kellogg before? If so, can you share your experience? Do you just sit and wait for your name to be called? Of course I assume you could be proactive and try to talk to adcom or improve your app .. but for the looks of it they just want you to wait. Any info would come in handy. Thx

I would recommend that you all take a look at the wait list thread from last year- there's some good information in there (I was one of those wait listed and it was a good help). That being said, I don't know what the procedure is this year and how it may differ, so I'm not sure what to advise… I know that last year after speaking with your WL manager you have the option of sending in updates that could improve your candidacy. But again, don't know if that's the case this year.
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23 Jan 2014, 02:28
My waitlist manager got back to me by email saying the adcom doesn't need any further information at this point. Has anyone been asked to provide specific information so far?
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27 Jan 2014, 11:53
When I spoke with my WL manager, there was a specific part of my application they wanted more info on, and she also told me they could receive any updates I had. This all had to be done in writing (via email) to make it official.
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27 Jan 2014, 16:21
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When I spoke with my WL manager, there was a specific part of my application they wanted more info on, and she also told me they could receive any updates I had. This all had to be done in writing (via email) to make it official.

what did they ask you to provide if you dont mind me asking?
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28 Jan 2014, 08:58
My waitlist manager was out of the office for a long time, but I have a call scheduled with him soon. If I get any interesting feedback, I'll come back to share.
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28 Jan 2014, 09:01
tds2006 wrote:
When I spoke with my WL manager, there was a specific part of my application they wanted more info on, and she also told me they could receive any updates I had. This all had to be done in writing (via email) to make it official.

How long is your update letter going to be? Are you going to have a more bulletted list or a more formal essay?
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29 Jan 2014, 07:12
Just had a scan through some waitlists, seems that Kellogg's WL is comparatively larger in size than other schools. Anyone agree/disagree?
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29 Jan 2014, 08:05
Hello GMATCLUB Members,

We are bringing a webinar with Q&A as well as chats with current students focused on the Waitlisted Applicants.

The first event of this series is Webinar conducted by Admissionado's Founder and HBS Alum Jon Frank. Jon will share his suggestions followed by a Q&A session. This is your opportunity to ask your specific questions. The webinar will take place on 31st January 2014, Friday, 9 AM PST.

We shall also be conducting chat sessions with some Current students from various schools who were successfully admitted from a waitlist so you can learn what to expect from the process, what worked for them, and what it takes. These chats shall take place in our Chat Room. We will release the times & Dates (all will be the first week of February)

If you are on a waitlist - you do NOT want to miss these!

The webinar and chats are free. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session at the end of the Webinar on Friday Jan 31st at 9 AM PST - join to have your questions answered.

Thank You!
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29 Jan 2014, 09:51
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I had a very interesting conversation with my wait list manager. He asked me for more information about my career goals and how an MBA fits in--if you've read my blog, you'll generally know what he's talking about. I knew that my long term goals would be unexpected for many business schools, but I didn't think that they wouldn't understand it (?) I did my best to explain further.

He also said I should ping him two weeks before any upcoming deposit deadlines I have for other schools. I got the impression that they are going to stall as long as they can (to be able to review more applicants in the meantime, I assume) and then make a quick decision about my candidacy when they have to. He did not say this out loud, of course--I'm reading between the lines here.

He also recommended that I submit all my updates in one email instead of going piecemeal. That was interesting since I've been waitlisted at Yale, too, and they seem to have the opposite preference. But since Kellogg doesn't take any additional recs, I'm not sure if I'll have much to submit, anyway.
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30 Jan 2014, 03:49
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Just had a scan through some waitlists, seems that Kellogg's WL is comparatively larger in size than other schools. Anyone agree/disagree?

I will agree with that. From what I have heard Kellogg keeps a very big WL. Because they are afraid of the Yield just my 0.02\$ though. there are no real numbers.
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31 Jan 2014, 09:02
This wait is difficult and it is not even Feb yet! I think it is the fact that it could be Feb, it could be Aug, or it could not be in the cards...
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31 Jan 2014, 11:33
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tds2006 wrote:
When I spoke with my WL manager, there was a specific part of my application they wanted more info on, and she also told me they could receive any updates I had. This all had to be done in writing (via email) to make it official.

How long is your update letter going to be? Are you going to have a more bulletted list or a more formal essay?

I think it was about 700 words. I wrote a more formal essay (they asked for clarification/fleshing out of career goals and how I hoped to reach them).
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03 Feb 2014, 12:38
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