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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 20:09
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Although the GIAC site still hasn't updated, I just got the official welcome email. It includes info on "MBA Friday (Feb. 8th)," the Class of '15 Facebook page, the admitted student website, and another link to the online acceptance letter. Also, it says the admit package will be mailed shortly to my address.

I didn't see anywhere other than on the online acceptance letter page that scholarship info would be posted.

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I also got an email. It also says that a gift is sent alongwith packet to celebrate my admission, Could it be scholarship? Where on the the admission acceptance page did you see scholarship info?


My email mentioned the gift, too, but my guess is that it's a hat, t-shirt, or something else (considering I was told I didn't get a scholarship). I didn't see the scholarship info on there, but I was making an educated guess. Scholarships were very rare in R1 last year, too. I went through last year's thread, and pulled out the scholarship excerpts:


"I got my scholarship e-mail at 5:30 CST. Titled "Some special news from McCombs!"

"I found out about the scholarship a couple days after acceptance and then I sent in my deposit. I learned about it from an email about 20 hours after my acceptance email. I came back to a message from 19 Dec saying congratulations and adding that I would be receiving more information about McCombs in a later email. They mentioned they don't give very many; the scholarships they offer range from $2k-$10k/year."

"Just got a scholarship email."

"I also got a scholarship email on Friday 2/24 ... out-of-state tuition waiver and some $$."


I stand corrected in terms of scholarship timing. The very bottom of the welcome email states, "If you were awarded an admissions scholarship, you will receive another email from me later. Please note that only those who received scholarships will be contacted."
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 19:45
Just received my interview invitation for round 2.

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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 21:53
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Anyone waitlisted ?? Any current students who were waitlited and got through. Seems like Mccombs will contact the waitlisted students .. need some help here..


McCombs will contact you when they are ready to review your application. They may begin to look at waitlisted applications again towards the end of the round 2 notification period, however they do not necessarily review all waitlisted applications at one time.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 21:54
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Are you talking about round 2 interviews? I still haven't heard from them :(


Still have plenty of time to hear about Round 2 interview invites!
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 21:54
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Got in the TEMBA Program!!!


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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 21:58
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I already sent in my deposit to hold my place in the class, but you can just ask the AdCom member. In my case, I asked Shelley Clifford because she was the one who called me w/ the admittance decision. Like I mentioned earlier, I didn't get one, but supposedly all the R1 scholarships have been released already.




How much is the enrollment deposit? I've been wondering about that but haven't found the information online.

It is $1250. USAFINDENVER is your gmaic status updated? Mine still showin In Review.



GIAC status will take longer to update because McCombs has to provide all of that information to the office and then they need to process it accordingly. Especially with the Winter Break holiday it may take even longer to update. However, there is no need to be concerned about the GIAC status page - your status on the McCombs application page is all that really matters.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 22:17
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How generous is McCombs with scholarships?


Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 22:21
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I was invited to interview this morning. Extremely excited! I am located in the east coast.

Question for you guys. I am trying to decide between these options. FYI - I have not visited the campus yet.

1) Do an on-campus interview with a 2nd year student
2) Do an off-campus interview with an admissions officer and then do an on-campus visit before the decision date.

I realize that interview with a 2nd year student carries equal weight. However, I feel that having an advocate in the admissions committee meetings wouldn't hurt. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!


To add on to fitzmanon's response, I'd also recommend doing everything on campus. 2nd-year students also take part on the selections committee, so they could serve as an advocate as well. Someone who interviewed on campus might be able to tell you if any AdCom members were part of the interviewing process.

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When I interviewed on campus, the only person I interacted with after I checked in was the second year student who interviewed me. I have to believe this is the norm for on campus interviews.


It is! However you are welcome to schedule a class visit or lunch/coffee with a student if you would like as well while you are visiting. Please remember that class visits are only offered on Mondays and Thursdays - you can sign up online for either of those activities.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 03:38
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Got in the TEMBA Program!!!


Congrats!!


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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 03:56
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How generous is McCombs with scholarships?


Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography.


Hi! Is it possible to negotiate a scholarship with McCombs if I got admitted to one of the H/S/W/B along with another top 10 program (the latter even offered me a scholarship)? McCombs is my first choice but I don't think I'll go if the choice is H/S/W/B w/o scholarship vs Yale/Tuck/Berkeley with $ vs McCombs w/o scholarship.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 11:02
Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

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Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview.

If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system.

If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots.


I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 11:19
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Melodania wrote:
How generous is McCombs with scholarships?


Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography.


Hi! Is it possible to negotiate a scholarship with McCombs if I got admitted to one of the H/S/W/B along with another top 10 program (the latter even offered me a scholarship)? McCombs is my first choice but I don't think I'll go if the choice is H/S/W/B w/o scholarship vs Yale/Tuck/Berkeley with $ vs McCombs w/o scholarship.
You should definitely negotiate a scholarship. You first need to butter them up, saying that McCombs is your top choice, but you received a scholarship from another school. You can even mention the school, they'll know the general standings of the school to know that to be competitive, they need to throw you some $$$. I wouldn't bring in the other admittance, unless asked. It doesn't really matter that it is higher ranked than the scholarship school. It just complicates the issue.

The take-away for McCombs should be simple: a better school (implicitly) offered you some $, McCombs is your top choice, but the $ is swaying you the other way.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 11:54
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Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

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Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview.

If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system.

If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots.


I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.


is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out?

i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs :shock: ?

omg...
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 12:56
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Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

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Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview.

If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system.

If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots.


I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.


is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out?

i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs :shock: ?

omg...


I am in the same boat....
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 12:57
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Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

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Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview.

If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system.

If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots.


I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.


Thanks. I got the invite :)
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 15:33
Invited!!

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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 15:37
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Invited!!

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congratulations!

may i ask where are you located?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 17:33
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rjdunn03 wrote:
Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

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Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview.

If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system.

If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots.


I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.


is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out?

i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs :shock: ?

omg...


Hard to say really, but since the interview deadline is Jan 23rd according to that same e-mail, I'd say there is still a good chance that they'll send out more interview invites in early Jan.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 18:14
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Melodania wrote:
How generous is McCombs with scholarships?


Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography.


Hi! Is it possible to negotiate a scholarship with McCombs if I got admitted to one of the H/S/W/B along with another top 10 program (the latter even offered me a scholarship)? McCombs is my first choice but I don't think I'll go if the choice is H/S/W/B w/o scholarship vs Yale/Tuck/Berkeley with $ vs McCombs w/o scholarship.


Never hurts to try. If McCombs really is your first choice then you should try to talk to admissions to see if they could possibly match your scholarship from another program.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 18:20
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Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.


is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out?

i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs :shock: ?

omg...


Hard to say really, but since the interview deadline is Jan 23rd according to that same e-mail, I'd say there is still a good chance that they'll send out more interview invites in early Jan.


No, not all interview invitations have been distributed. The University is closed from December 21-January 1 so I would not expect any activity during that time.
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