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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 20:23
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I just received an interview waiver mail from the Kelloggs Adcom due to the high number of applicants from the area.

Profile: 30/m/india (mumbai, to be specific) engineering background
W/E: 7 yrs sales and marketing
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I am not sure if this should be considered as a positive or negative development...???

Also, can I request the Adcom for an interview in any of the surrounding countries for an interview as I am okay to travel?



Xinga - I am re posting something I wrote a week or so ago. Hope this will help


To everyone applying from India. I am a reapplicant and hence am acquainted with how the process works. Let me detail it as I am sure it will calm some nerves:

1. Kellogg, by design, interviews each applicant. However, in areas of high demand of interviews such as India, it is not possible for them to match their alumni to each applicant as each alumni can do only as many interviews
2. Once both Part 1 and Part 2 are submitted, one of the following scenarios will occur:

i. You will be invited to interview on a day in late Oct/Early Nov. This is essentially an interview day - many alumni will gather at a hotel and many applicants will be interviewed. No clear formula on how the invitees are decided, but I think it depends on who submtited Part 1 earlier as from Kellogg's vantage point everyone has to be interviewed and hence no one is at a higher or lower priority at that point. Once the interview has been completed, the adcom will review your essays and recommendations and you then sit tight until the decision date to hear back from them.

ii. You will get an interview waiver. The Kellogg team does NOT read an applicant's file until their interview is complete. Hence, to avoid delays, they start reading the application first for those in India who weren't sent invites in the first go. The waiver does NOT affect your application negatively - it just means that they are waiving your interview in order to begin reviewing your application

iii. If they like your application, you will receive an invitation to interview. This will be a one to one with an alumnus here, or a Skype with the adcom in Chicago

iv. It may also happen that you don't get this invite after the waiver -> Dinged

3. Hence, unlike other countries, in India Kellogg does NOT interview everyone. Also, most people receive a waiver which can then convert/not convert into an interview invite at a later stage.
4. You will NOT be admitted to the program without an interview. Hence, if after the waiver you do not receive an invite, it means you have been dinged.
5. Dates: Please read last year's thread. If I recall correctly, people received the first invites 2 weeks after the Part 2 deadline. People who first received a waiver and then an invite (such as me) kept hearing throughout November. I got my invite around Mid Nov.
6. Hence, if by end Nov you haven't heard from them after a waiver, safe to move on to alternate plans
7. Most people in India will get a waiver - it will test your nerves (tested mine) but it is actually a blessing in disguise. If you receive an invite after a waiver, that means the adcom liked your application and wants to know more - that is a positive sign any day of the year

Hope this answers your queries. Indian applicants should NOT compare their interview timeline to foreign applicants.


Thanks, Str1der. This was very helpful.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 20:50
To the Indians on the forum: I got an interview invite for Mumbai yday.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 20:52
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To the Indians on the forum: I got an interview invite for Mumbai yday.


when did you complete your R2 application?

Whats your profile?
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 21:07
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To the Indians on the forum: I got an interview invite for Mumbai yday.


when did you complete your R2 application?

Whats your profile?


I would assume rgupta87 is a R1 applicant right? Not R2 since R2 part 1 deadline is Dec 4 and until then they will only consider R1 apps.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 21:08
It was a R1 app- I submitted both Part 1 & 2 a few days before the deadlines. Another friend of mine also got an interview invite yday at the same time, so I guess they sent out 1 batch of invites.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 21:09
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It was a R1 app- I submitted both Part 1 & 2 a few days before the deadlines. Another friend of mine also got an interview invite yday at the same time, so I guess they sent out 1 batch of invites.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 21:34
Hi all,
I am an Indian applicant from Delhi. I just received a mail from Kellogg that my interview has been waived off. I understand that this does not affect my candidacy in a negative way. But, can this be taken as a positive signal? What I am trying to understand is if in the process of waiving off, is my candidacy considered as well or is it purely based on the amount of rush in the area.

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 21:39
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I am an Indian applicant from Delhi. I just received a mail from Kellogg that my interview has been waived off. I understand that this does not affect my candidacy in a negative way. But, can this be taken as a positive signal? What I am trying to understand is if in the process of waiving off, is my candidacy considered as well or is it purely based on the amount of rush in the area.

I have 2 years of experience in Markting Consulting. 760 GMAT and 3.7 GPA.


Hi mudit234

I am a re-applicant from mumbai and from my experience on last years threads I believe it is likely to be one of the following scenarios:
  • Rush of applicants in the area v/s too few alumni
  • Someone who received the interview in your area submitted his Part I slightly before you and his profile is different
  • They would like to go through your Part II, which they can't do before they interview you or waive your interview. So instead of waiting to see if they can find an interview match they waive the interview and start reviewing your Part II so that neither theirs nor your time is wasted in the process

I hope this helps.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 08:48
Hey, my applicant status seems quite weird. Just wanted to check if the others (who haven't yet heard from Kellogg after submitting Part 1 & 2) have the same status:

"All the required elements of your application are complete.

If your interview has been completed, the application has been submitted for review to the admissions committee. If your interview has not been conducted, the application will be submitted to the admissions committee upon completion of the interview. The next status check update will be the admission decision (Admit, Waitlist or Deny). When a decision has been determined, the Office of Admissions will send you an email notifying you to check your status for your decision. Application decisions may be released on or before the decision deadline, but the majority of decisions will be released during the last few weeks of the round.

Please note that applications are not necessarily reviewed in the order received, and the timing of one's decision is not an indicator of a candidate's strengths or weaknesses relative to others who applied in the same round."


Shouldn't the next status update be whether we've been invited or waived for the interview? And the first two lines seem cryptic - looks like they're assuming that the interview would definitely happen some time. Don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into this. Thoughts?
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Hey, my applicant status seems quite weird. Just wanted to check if the others (who haven't yet heard from Kellogg after submitting Part 1 & 2) have the same status:

"All the required elements of your application are complete.

If your interview has been completed, the application has been submitted for review to the admissions committee. If your interview has not been conducted, the application will be submitted to the admissions committee upon completion of the interview. The next status check update will be the admission decision (Admit, Waitlist or Deny). When a decision has been determined, the Office of Admissions will send you an email notifying you to check your status for your decision. Application decisions may be released on or before the decision deadline, but the majority of decisions will be released during the last few weeks of the round.

Please note that applications are not necessarily reviewed in the order received, and the timing of one's decision is not an indicator of a candidate's strengths or weaknesses relative to others who applied in the same round."


Shouldn't the next status update be whether we've been invited or waived for the interview? And the first two lines seem cryptic - looks like they're assuming that the interview would definitely happen some time. Don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into this. Thoughts?


Hi,
I was seeing the same status after submitting Part II.

PS: I received an interview waiver and the status still remained the same, but with a link at the bottom to view the interview waiver letter.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 10:49
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Hey, my applicant status seems quite weird. Just wanted to check if the others (who haven't yet heard from Kellogg after submitting Part 1 & 2) have the same status:

"All the required elements of your application are complete.

If your interview has been completed, the application has been submitted for review to the admissions committee. If your interview has not been conducted, the application will be submitted to the admissions committee upon completion of the interview. The next status check update will be the admission decision (Admit, Waitlist or Deny). When a decision has been determined, the Office of Admissions will send you an email notifying you to check your status for your decision. Application decisions may be released on or before the decision deadline, but the majority of decisions will be released during the last few weeks of the round.

Please note that applications are not necessarily reviewed in the order received, and the timing of one's decision is not an indicator of a candidate's strengths or weaknesses relative to others who applied in the same round."


Shouldn't the next status update be whether we've been invited or waived for the interview? And the first two lines seem cryptic - looks like they're assuming that the interview would definitely happen some time. Don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into this. Thoughts?


I have that too...it's pretty standard (US applicant). I wouldn't read too much into it. I'm thinking that because the majority of applicants schedule an on or off campus interview, Kellogg doesn't consider an interview waiver or invite to be a "status change" and that's why they assume the interview is going to happen at some point like you mentioned. It's not like other schools where being invited to interview means you made it past the first screen.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 14:44
My application status has not changed since Oct 16th. It just says all reqd questions are answered. Wonder if my recommendation reached late. My recommender submitted 30 mins before mid night so in the app page it says submitted date as Oct 17th since as per EST it was 17th already (though it was 11:30pm CST).
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 08:55
Hi guys... got an interview invite for Mumbai today..
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 09:00
Hi Guys,

I received an interview invite yesterday night - based out of New Delhi. Interviewing with a senior consultant (alum ofcourse) with tonnes of consulting/education experience (similar to my background). Kind of intimidated with his background, but hoping for the best. If there are others from Delhi with interview invites, do post here.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 09:23
Just got an invitation to interview in Mumbai :-)..
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 09:25
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Just got an invitation to interview in Mumbai :-)..


Congratulations! Best of luck. Can you share your profile with us.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 09:32
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Just got an invitation to interview in Mumbai :-)..


Congratulations! Best of luck. Can you share your profile with us.


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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 09:34
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Just got an invitation to interview in Mumbai :-)..


Congratulations! Best of luck. Can you share your profile with us.


Indian/M/26/740 GMAT/Engineer + PGDM/1 year of FS (non-IB) and 18 months of consulting experience..all the best!!


Awesome! All the Best for the interview!
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 21:12
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Yeah I don't think so at all - you should definitely call. I already called and left a voicemail and emailed w no response.

Today will mark a week since I got my invite so I plan to call again and then email Kellogg tonight if no answer

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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a busy interviewer. Perhaps it's because they have so many interviews to conduct since most applicants have to be interviewed? It took my interviewer a full week to get back to me with available times. By the time he got back to me, I couldn't make those times (out of town) so hopefully he's not too upset with me and/or it won't take another week to get another slot time.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2012, 01:29
guys just saw my email.. got a waiver. Had preferred to interview in mumbai.
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