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# Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants!

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Jan 2014, 23:24
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Hey guys,

I just want to say, for those of you going through the process, do not be discouraged. I scored in the 400 - 500 range on the GMAT, and today I received a SKYPE call being told that I was admitted into the UCI FEMBA program. I am ecstatic!

- J7clarke

You are lucky one!

My congratulations!
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  11 Jan 2014, 09:50
I got waitlisted for the full time MBA program.
Any chances of getting it converted. By what time does the college decide on the waitlisted cases. Do I need to submit any additional documents to substantiate my case.
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  14 Jan 2014, 23:36
I am currently on the wait list. I will be contacting the admissions office for next steps. Any suggestions ! How does wait list work with Merage ? Do students in waitlist make it with fellowship?
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Jan 2014, 15:17
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Hello All,

Regarding Wait-list, I am not sure if you need to submit any additional stuff. It's the admission office which takes the final call on wait list->admit. Keep your fingers crossed.

Good Luck

-Asphalt

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Jan 2014, 21:18
Thanks for the information Asphalt. By what time should we expect a decision?
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Jan 2014, 23:24
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I am in with $!!! Got the email yesterday. BSchool Forum Moderator Joined: 15 Aug 2012 Posts: 109 Location: India Concentration: Technology, Strategy Schools: Merage '15 (A) GPA: 3.6 WE: Consulting (Computer Software) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 21 Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] 15 Jan 2014, 23:27 Sergiy wrote: I am in with$ !!! Got the email yesterday.

Congrats Sergiy !!!
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Jan 2014, 23:29
asphalt wrote:
Sergiy wrote:
I am in with \$ !!! Got the email yesterday.

Congrats Sergiy !!!

Thank you asphalt, your posts were extremely useful for the prospective students!!!
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  16 Jan 2014, 08:12
Hey Asphalt,

I had applied for R2(Last week of Nov13).

I have more than 4.5 yrs work ex with 2yrs of international work ex. I have considerably good profile with great leadership positions handled during my work as well as during my undergrads. I have an experience in an uncommon field of Oil & Gas sector. I have topped university from india in my 3rd yr of engg and possess some gud acads. I tried to be crisp in my application on how merage can be bridge to my goals.

My GMAT is 520 (V20, Q42 AWA 5). Low in verbal will outcast my admission?
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  16 Jan 2014, 12:01
culgaurav wrote:
Hey Asphalt,

I had applied for R2(Last week of Nov13).

I have more than 4.5 yrs work ex with 2yrs of international work ex. I have considerably good profile with great leadership positions handled during my work as well as during my undergrads. I have an experience in an uncommon field of Oil & Gas sector. I have topped university from india in my 3rd yr of engg and possess some gud acads. I tried to be crisp in my application on how merage can be bridge to my goals.

My GMAT is 520 (V20, Q42 AWA 5). Low in verbal will outcast my admission?

Hello culgaurav,

You sound to have an excellent profile for a B-School.Though people with low GMAT score make it to top B-Schools but the cases are rare. High GMAT score not only helps you to shine among the applicants but also helps you to bag a decent fellowship. For international applicants, it is highly advised to have a GMAT score around/above the schools average. My advice would be to improve your GMAT score. AWA is good, Your verbal and Quant score have scope of improvement. Admission season is on and there is still time till April.

-Asphalt
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  16 Jan 2014, 16:02
Thanks Alphalt. I will definitely keep this in mind. will university be that patient to hold on my admission till i re-attempt my GMAT by April? I mean with such an option, i can start thinking of preparing for GMAT again! Does univ offer a conditional offer in such case? I dont know how is the procedure.

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culgaurav wrote:
Hey Asphalt,

I had applied for R2(Last week of Nov13).

I have more than 4.5 yrs work ex with 2yrs of international work ex. I have considerably good profile with great leadership positions handled during my work as well as during my undergrads. I have an experience in an uncommon field of Oil & Gas sector. I have topped university from india in my 3rd yr of engg and possess some gud acads. I tried to be crisp in my application on how merage can be bridge to my goals.

My GMAT is 520 (V20, Q42 AWA 5). Low in verbal will outcast my admission?

Hello culgaurav,

You sound to have an excellent profile for a B-School.Though people with low GMAT score make it to top B-Schools but the cases are rare. High GMAT score not only helps you to shine among the applicants but also helps you to bag a decent fellowship. For international applicants, it is highly advised to have a GMAT score around/above the schools average. My advice would be to improve your GMAT score. AWA is good, Your verbal and Quant score have scope of improvement. Admission season is on and there is still time till April.

-Asphalt
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  17 Jan 2014, 09:13
culgaurav wrote:
Thanks Alphalt. I will definitely keep this in mind. will university be that patient to hold on my admission till i re-attempt my GMAT by April? I mean with such an option, i can start thinking of preparing for GMAT again! Does univ offer a conditional offer in such case? I dont know how is the procedure.

asphalt wrote:
culgaurav wrote:
Hey Asphalt,

I had applied for R2(Last week of Nov13).

I have more than 4.5 yrs work ex with 2yrs of international work ex. I have considerably good profile with great leadership positions handled during my work as well as during my undergrads. I have an experience in an uncommon field of Oil & Gas sector. I have topped university from india in my 3rd yr of engg and possess some gud acads. I tried to be crisp in my application on how merage can be bridge to my goals.

My GMAT is 520 (V20, Q42 AWA 5). Low in verbal will outcast my admission?

Hello culgaurav,

You sound to have an excellent profile for a B-School.Though people with low GMAT score make it to top B-Schools but the cases are rare. High GMAT score not only helps you to shine among the applicants but also helps you to bag a decent fellowship. For international applicants, it is highly advised to have a GMAT score around/above the schools average. My advice would be to improve your GMAT score. AWA is good, Your verbal and Quant score have scope of improvement. Admission season is on and there is still time till April.

-Asphalt

Hello culgaurav,

In most of the cases the admission office responds to an application in 1-3 weeks. If you haven't heard back from them then you can shoot an email to know the status of your application. improving GMAT score is my personal opinion. If you are serious about improving your score, do mention that in your e-mail.

-Asphalt

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  17 Jan 2014, 09:15
Hi All,

I needed an honest suggestion.

I have applied in the last week of November 2013. My status is showing as Complete and nothing more.
Should I have to wait any further or do you think there is no positive chances??

Kindly let me know...
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  17 Jan 2014, 20:42
Thanks Alphalt,

That was really a valuable suggestion. Actually i met Gary lindblad in one of the MBA fair in Mumbai, India. I am in constant touch with Sajni on the application front. I need to submit my TOEFL score n transcripts and only then she can sent to admissions committee for evaluation. I have scheduled TOEFL on 18th Feb. If i exhibit a gud score of around 105-110, then what do u think, will that compensate my verbal scores? With good AWA and TOEFL score and my interview should cover my verbal score.

asphalt wrote:
culgaurav wrote:
Hey Asphalt,

I had applied for R2(Last week of Nov13).

I have more than 4.5 yrs work ex with 2yrs of international work ex. I have considerably good profile with great leadership positions handled during my work as well as during my undergrads. I have an experience in an uncommon field of Oil & Gas sector. I have topped university from india in my 3rd yr of engg and possess some gud acads. I tried to be crisp in my application on how merage can be bridge to my goals.

My GMAT is 520 (V20, Q42 AWA 5). Low in verbal will outcast my admission?

Hello culgaurav,

You sound to have an excellent profile for a B-School.Though people with low GMAT score make it to top B-Schools but the cases are rare. High GMAT score not only helps you to shine among the applicants but also helps you to bag a decent fellowship. For international applicants, it is highly advised to have a GMAT score around/above the schools average. My advice would be to improve your GMAT score. AWA is good, Your verbal and Quant score have scope of improvement. Admission season is on and there is still time till April.

-Asphalt
[/quote]

Hello culgaurav,

In most of the cases the admission office responds to an application in 1-3 weeks. If you haven't heard back from them then you can shoot an email to know the status of your application. improving GMAT score is my personal opinion. If you are serious about improving your score, do mention that in your e-mail.

-Asphalt[/quote]
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  17 Jan 2014, 22:20
Hello culgaurav,

It's good that you are following up with Gary/Sajni. Maybe when they receive your official TOEFL score they will consider your application complete and start processing it. I think TOEFL score is just a yes or no type, if you score 100 and above its a tick mark for their checklist. I guess unofficial transcripts are also okay for them, but are required before they roll out the admission decision. Can't comment if TOEFL and interview can cover the verbal score, but worth giving a shot.

(If I were you I would give a parallel shot at improving the GMAT score )

-Asphalt

culgaurav wrote:
Thanks Alphalt,

That was really a valuable suggestion. Actually i met Gary lindblad in one of the MBA fair in Mumbai, India. I am in constant touch with Sajni on the application front. I need to submit my TOEFL score n transcripts and only then she can sent to admissions committee for evaluation. I have scheduled TOEFL on 18th Feb. If i exhibit a gud score of around 105-110, then what do u think, will that compensate my verbal scores? With good AWA and TOEFL score and my interview should cover my verbal score.

asphalt wrote:
culgaurav wrote:
Hey Asphalt,

I had applied for R2(Last week of Nov13).

I have more than 4.5 yrs work ex with 2yrs of international work ex. I have considerably good profile with great leadership positions handled during my work as well as during my undergrads. I have an experience in an uncommon field of Oil & Gas sector. I have topped university from india in my 3rd yr of engg and possess some gud acads. I tried to be crisp in my application on how merage can be bridge to my goals.

My GMAT is 520 (V20, Q42 AWA 5). Low in verbal will outcast my admission?

Hello culgaurav,

You sound to have an excellent profile for a B-School.Though people with low GMAT score make it to top B-Schools but the cases are rare. High GMAT score not only helps you to shine among the applicants but also helps you to bag a decent fellowship. For international applicants, it is highly advised to have a GMAT score around/above the schools average. My advice would be to improve your GMAT score. AWA is good, Your verbal and Quant score have scope of improvement. Admission season is on and there is still time till April.

-Asphalt

Hello culgaurav,

In most of the cases the admission office responds to an application in 1-3 weeks. If you haven't heard back from them then you can shoot an email to know the status of your application. improving GMAT score is my personal opinion. If you are serious about improving your score, do mention that in your e-mail.

-Asphalt[/quote][/quote]
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Jan 2014, 04:06
I got an email from UCI on 15th Jan that I was waitlisted..can somebody help,by when we can expect a decision
The school replied, the decision can be as late as June.i hope for international students it better be a bit early...does anyone know someone who got off the wait list in previous years??
Asphalt ..can u pls help here??
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  20 Jan 2014, 23:02
Hey I can just let you know that I submitted online application on 27th December, and mailed all hardcopy transcripts/scores reports to school right after, and I got my interview notice on 12th Jan 2014, and I've just complete my interview on 19th Jan, so if you haven't heard anything from them, then maybe you can contact the admission directly to see what's going on......

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Hi All,

I needed an honest suggestion.

I have applied in the last week of November 2013. My status is showing as Complete and nothing more.
Should I have to wait any further or do you think there is no positive chances??

Kindly let me know...
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  22 Jan 2014, 09:17
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I am not sure how they work for wait list. My two cents would be to mail them and check for the actual time line (it takes time to get I20 and the Visa for International students). It's admission season and they may take time to reply. If you have any offer from other Schools make sure that you mention it saying that your final decision depends on the the decision from Merage. If you have time and energy improve your GMAT score and let them know it.

Hope it helps

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  23 Jan 2014, 01:54
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I am not sure how they work for wait list. My two cents would be to mail them and check for the actual time line (it takes time to get I20 and the Visa for International students). It's admission season and they may take time to reply. If you have any offer from other Schools make sure that you mention it saying that your final decision depends on the the decision from Merage. If you have time and energy improve your GMAT score and let them know it.

Hope it helps

-Asphalt

Hi Asphalt,

I submitted my application on 1st December 2013. I got a mail from Admission team about GMAT retake that I had indicated in my application, on 18th December 2013. I confirmed to continue with my current GMAT score (580). Till 9th of January 2014, I did not hear anything from them. I call up the helpdesk number and asked about my status. Then they indicated that it will take 2 weeks to confirm. further on 17th January when I called them again, they said it will take another 2 weeks to indicate the status. Finally Just yesterday, when I wrote a mail to confirm on my status, they said it will take another 2 weeks to confirm on the application status.
My strong feeling is I am not going to get through. However, do let me know if you think there can be any hope or shall I just stop following-up with the status.

Thanks
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  23 Jan 2014, 18:41
pomurali wrote:
asphalt wrote:
I am not sure how they work for wait list. My two cents would be to mail them and check for the actual time line (it takes time to get I20 and the Visa for International students). It's admission season and they may take time to reply. If you have any offer from other Schools make sure that you mention it saying that your final decision depends on the the decision from Merage. If you have time and energy improve your GMAT score and let them know it.

Hope it helps

-Asphalt

Hi Asphalt,

I submitted my application on 1st December 2013. I got a mail from Admission team about GMAT retake that I had indicated in my application, on 18th December 2013. I confirmed to continue with my current GMAT score (580). Till 9th of January 2014, I did not hear anything from them. I call up the helpdesk number and asked about my status. Then they indicated that it will take 2 weeks to confirm. further on 17th January when I called them again, they said it will take another 2 weeks to indicate the status. Finally Just yesterday, when I wrote a mail to confirm on my status, they said it will take another 2 weeks to confirm on the application status.
My strong feeling is I am not going to get through. However, do let me know if you think there can be any hope or shall I just stop following-up with the status.

Thanks

Hello pomurali,

Have no clue about your profile, but I think you should work on improving your GMAT score. The school average is 660-670. International students are encouraged to have a score higher than the school average. Just keep in mind you will be competing with people from your own country and background. GMAT score plays a curtail role . It will also be useful for Consulting jobs. I would mail them to keep my application under consideration and mention that I will be reappearing GMAT on xxx day/month and update Merage.

-Asphalt
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