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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 10:54
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When is Preview Weekend 2013? I can't seem to find anything about it. Thanks.


I just stole this out of last year's thread, but it's a nice guide for setting up your timeline of moving to Austin, too:

Dates to Remember
January 19, 2012
Round 1 Admit Dinner
January 20, 2012
Texas MBA Friday
March 30-31, 2012
Preview Weekend
April 11, 2012
Registration deadline for International MAP
May 20, 2012
Payment deadline for International MAP
June 1, 2012
Registration for Orientation, Boot Camp and Academic Intensive is LIVE.
June 15, 2012
Registration deadline for Local MAP
June 15, 2012
Early bird discount registration deadline for Orientation
July 2, 2012
Final registration deadline for Orientation, Boot Camp and Academic Intensive
July 28 – August 4, 2012
McCombs Adventure Program (MAP) international trips
August 2, 2012
MAP Fredericksburg
August 3, 2012
MAP New Braunfels
August 6, 2012
Arrival Deadline for all incoming students to be moved to Austin
August 6, 2012
Orientation Packet Pickup and International Student Welcome
August 7-10, 2012
MBA Boot Camp
August 13-21, 2012
MBA Orientation & Academic Intensive
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 08:20
Thanks for the info about 2012 Preview Weekend and the other 2012 schedule. I didn't realize we'd have to be there in early August. Helpful; thanks. Also happy to see that it looks like Preview Weekend will be before the deadline for deciding whether I'll go there (if I'm admitted). Thanks again.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 20:43
In.Phew! Words cannot explain how thrilled I am to know that In three years from now I will holding a MBA degree! Reapplicant. Was on WL until June this year. Feels good to make it thro this year. Congrats to Other admits.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 10:19
So I guess if you're a domestic applicant and you haven't been contacted yet then you can expect a waitlist or ding?

For those of you who have been contacted, has your application status changed to reflect admission?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 11:15
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So I guess if you're a domestic applicant and you haven't been contacted yet then you can expect a waitlist or ding?

For those of you who have been contacted, has your application status changed to reflect admission?


The application status hasn't changed yet, and I don't expect it to until Friday. One thing to keep in mind is that there were 125 R1 interviews (per a blog entry). UT accepts 50% of interviewed applicants (probably slightly higher during R1 when they're trying to fill their class). Therefore, they had to call ~ 60-75 people. I could see that taking longer than Thur. & Fri. Best of luck.

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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 15:22
I sent in my app last week with the R2 deadline and today I received an email with invitation to interview with a member of the AdCom visiting my local area (major metropolitan area in US) in January. Is it just me or does that seem like a REALLY quick turnaround time to be invited for an interview? What can I take this to mean, aside from the fact that it seems I made some sort of initial cut.

Edit to add - and on this note, what do people think would be the best strategy for interviewing? The email says to let them know if I prefer an on-campus McCombs one and they'll set that up. For what it's worth, I already did a campus/class visit a few months ago. I almost wonder if it's better to take them up on the offer to do local since it's an admissions officer and not an alum
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 22:19
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The R1 interview invites started getting sent out 1 week after the app. deadline, too, so it's normal. Although I don't know if it's still true, McCombs used to use an algorithm to do the heavy lifting for interview invites; hence, the quickness. Also, I think I read that they were trying to get out most of the R2 invites before the winter break. You should feel well about making the first cut because only ~50% of applicants get interview invites.

If you've already gotten a campus visit in, a couple current students told me not to worry about doing the interview on campus. Take advantage of the fact you've got an AdCom member coming into your town. They will be in the decision room to be your advocate if you end up on the fence. That's just my opinion, though, so the MAC student can interject if I missed the mark.


Awesome, thanks for the insight. I went ahead and replied saying I'm good with the local interview. *Fingers crossed!*
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 01:55
I see that a couple of international students including ones from India have received their admits already. So for the ones who haven't heard yet from the admissions committee and having status "in review"... Is it the end of game? should I consider it a ding?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 02:47
Anyone waiting for other schools to get back to them to make a final decision on McCombs?

I am 99% sold on McCombs but I still want to wait to hear from the highly ranked programs I interviewed with (especially if they suprise me a lot with some $). I'll know by Monday if McCombs becomes 100% sure.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 12:32
Hi everyone
I have submitted my application on R2 deadline (12/04). My TOEFL official score report hasnt arrived to McCombs yet, and my application status is incomplete with "One thing to do - TOEFL official score report". Doest it mean that my application is not getting reviewed till it will be updated, and there is no chance to get interview invitation before that?

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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 13:49
Does any one know whether McCombs have rolled out all the offers for Round 1 or does it release decisions in batches - in that case we heard about the 1st batch last Thursday and we should hear about the next by 14th? Also, did anyone contact the AdCom by any chance? Not sure how the decisions were rolled out last year.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 14:15
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Does any one know whether McCombs have rolled out all the offers for Round 1 or does it release decisions in batches - in that case we heard about the 1st batch last Thursday and we should hear about the next by 14th? Also, did anyone contact the AdCom by any chance? Not sure how the decisions were rolled out last year.


I got interviewed on campus but didn't receive any email after that. I called the school this morning asking about the admission decision, but unfortunately they didn't tell me anything and asked me to wait till 14th... Bad.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 15:28
So I applied for the executive program. Was invited for an interview shortly before Thanksgiving. Now they want to bring me back for a second interview, probably a group interview. Likely sometime in January. Is this normal? :shock: :?
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 20:15
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I have submitted my application on R2 deadline (12/04). My TOEFL official score report hasnt arrived to McCombs yet, and my application status is incomplete with "One thing to do - TOEFL official score report". Doest it mean that my application is not getting reviewed till it will be updated, and there is no chance to get interview invitation before that?

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Hi Shmirill

I hope not. From what I understand from the conversations on this forum and FAQ on the website, I dont think adcom will withhold processing your app. I am in the same boat. My GMAT score still shows up in "to do" list. I had reported my score to UT on 3rd of December. Infact I called up the admissions office yesterday and all I got from them was"We do not receive the official score reports. The GIAC does and even they would not be able to verify if you tried to reach them at this pt. Just sit tight and wait for the list to be updated"

I am scheduled to speak to a MAC (McCombs Admissions Committee) member later today. Will find out abt this and let you know. Hope this helps.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 04:27
Brosnan -- Do you mind if I ask which coast you're on? I live near a major metro area, too, and I'm wondering if they contact, say, all the East Coast people they want to interview if they know they're having an AdCom member fly to the East Coast to do interviews. Hoping to hear this week too!
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:11
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!
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:25
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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!


I think both options are fine. I would personally go to option 1 because I feel it is always better to interview with a student as they can relate to you more easily. I had a few interviews so far and found that the closer to you the interview the easier the discussion (especially when you can ask them questions) because you just share more things to talk about.

I don't think being interviewed by an admissions officer gives more weight to your interview.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:39
Hey, everyone

Just got an invitation for an interview! Very surprised, only 8 days after the application deadline.

Good luck to everyone that is still waiting.
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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:49
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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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Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:53
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jplw26 wrote:
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.
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