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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 12:23
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Correct.

A few other things to point out: take a look at the number of people who have filled out their profiles, that number is up this year compared to the last: (calling-all-ross-2012-applicants-117003.html had 245 for the entire year and there are already 285 this year/season alone and will be over 350 by the summer). We have cut over to the new stats tracking system in 2011 (that would have been 2012 thread) and you will see that the 2010 threads tend to be much more numerous with replies/views as the result of the manual tracking system. So, automation is partially to blame for the lower participation/views :-)

As to lurker counts, they have been very disproportionate compared to the registered members but I really have no way of tracking it....

Finally, I would not judge general trends in applications based on GMAT Club traffic. There are many variables why a school may be more/less popular year over year and if a school is more/less popular on GMAT Club, it does not mean it is the trend in the entire universe. You are correct, a zealous Ross applicant cant rally quite a bit of activity by posting on a daily/hourly basis. There were a few prominent veteran GMAT Clubbers who applied to Ross in 2011/2012 years and definitely drove quite a bit of interest/attention.


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I was combing through 2012 and 2011 threads.

2013 This thread is 32 pages (2 weeks til r2 decisions)
2012 54 pages at the same point
2011 105 pages at the same point

I'm going to check around to see if its a ross thing or an across the board thing. obviously a few chatty posters can make big impacts.

bb has mentioned that traffic isn't down and that the lower post counts are most likely due to how the board now tracks applicants. Previously, a user had to post in the thread to be manually updated on the roll call, but now it is managed automatically.

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 12:33
…so he fell asleep on the chair that they had given him. He dreamed of the interview, sitting on a lonely chair, answering questions from the panelists. He dreamed of their questions, strange MBA interview questions he answered without difficult. They asked him:
“Who is considered the greatest Marshall Arts actor of all time?”
“What is the deepest lake in the world?”
“You like comic books, right? Okay, who would win in a battle between Wolverine and Superman?”

Deep in his sleep, he heard his name being called. It seemed like a dream, but he became awake and heard it again.
“Are you Mr Nyama?” Half asleep, he stood up and extended his hand to the interviewer.
“Yes, it’s me. Sorry, I fell…,” but the interviewer cut him off.
“Come this way please,” and so Nyama followed the interviewer. “Would you care for some coffee?”
“Yes please, no milk and sugar,” Nyama said and sat down opposite the interviewer. He had imagined this interview a million times before.

“Okay, let’s start,” the interviewer said.
“Before we start, I have something to say,” Nyama said, raising his hand for emphasis. Half asleep, Nyama saw the interviewer nod his head. Encouraged, Nyama stood up, and said thus…..
“Ever since I was a kid, I have told myself that I would be a good student that Kellog would want. I dedicated my life to making sure that I did all that is expected of a Kelllog MBA student. I’m the right candidate, I will make Kellog proud,” Nyama said. Raising his fist in a show of determination, he continued in a high pitched voice, “I played varsity soccer as an UG, I have good GMAT scores, I went to Tuvalu as a climate change volunteer. I’m an all round scholar, and I’m the student that Kellog is…,”
“Stop,” the interviewer, annoyed, said. “So you really like Kellog, Mr Nyama?”
“I do, I love Kellog. It’s the best school in the whole world,” Nyama said.
“Ah, I see.”
“My uncle got his MBA here.”
“Uhm, interesting. But what are you doing here? This school is Ross. This interview is for the Ross MBA.”
“What, Ross,” the shocked Nyama gasps in disbelief.
“You should have gone to interview at Kellog,” the interviewer says. “This interview is over.”

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 08:06
at least this guys crazy posts keep my mind off how at this very moment the AD's are submitting their recommendations on our profiles....
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at least this guys crazy posts keep my mind off how at this very moment the AD's are submitting their recommendations on our profiles....

my Ross post-it note is down to 13-15 days
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 08:55
Does every admitted applicant get a phone call?
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 09:13
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Does every admitted applicant get a phone call?

Yes, everyone gets a call. If not before , at least after you get the email
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 09:54
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Does every admitted applicant get a phone call?

Yes, everyone gets a call. If not before , at least after you get the email


So if I don't happen to get a phone call on the 13th or 14th, there's still a chance I get an email on the 15th. Ugh. This is terrible.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 23:14
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at least this guys crazy posts keep my mind off how at this very moment the AD's are submitting their recommendations on our profiles....


Imagine if that guy is an adcom in disguise trying to see how we react to people with fancy minds :shock:
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 06:51
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sgrunt wrote:
at least this guys crazy posts keep my mind off how at this very moment the AD's are submitting their recommendations on our profiles....


Imagine if that guy is an adcom in disguise trying to see how we react to people with fancy minds :shock:


Mercifully, the Ross adcom is way too practical and too busy building their community to do that :wink:
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 08:26
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at least this guys crazy posts keep my mind off how at this very moment the AD's are submitting their recommendations on our profiles....


Imagine if that guy is an adcom in disguise trying to see how we react to people with fancy minds :shock:


Mercifully, the Ross adcom is way too practical and too busy building their community to do that :wink:


I hope the stress has not affected you.....you do realise it was a joke right
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I am seriously stressed out. In fact, I'm so stressed out that I was planning to file a lawsuit against you :-D

Of course I know it's a joke! Good luck to you for your Ross acceptance!
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Guys, I just read on the internet.
Our dear friend nyama, being the most impressive applicant Ross has ever seen, received an offer of admission 3 weeks earlier than everyone else. Soojin Kwon traveled a long way to extend the offer in person.
Unfortunately, Ross won't have the honor to have nyama as a student.
The Vatican just released the news today. The Pope resigned because His Holiness felt he was no longer the man for the job. Nyama will be moving to Rome in the fall.

We here at GMAT Club wish nyama the best of luck in this new blessed endeavour.

From now on, it's a sin to make fun of nyama, ok guys? Be careful, or you might end up in hell!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 09:47
guys i'm sitting here stressing out right with everyone else. anyone know a concrete percentage of applicants they admit after interviewing (i saw literature out there that said around 70 percent)? i'm hoping the interview just filters out applicants with personal communication issues.

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 09:52
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guys i'm sitting here stressing out right with everyone else. anyone know a concrete percentage of applicants they admit after interviewing (i saw literature out there that said around 70 percent)? i'm hoping the interview just filters out applicants with personal communication issues.

well played bizwiz84

There isn't a concrete. It was "about 70 percent" from the interview last year. But they're cutting spots, things can change. Just stay positive and keep yourself busy.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 09:59
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guys i'm sitting here stressing out right with everyone else. anyone know a concrete percentage of applicants they admit after interviewing (i saw literature out there that said around 70 percent)? i'm hoping the interview just filters out applicants with personal communication issues.

well played bizwiz84

There isn't a concrete. It was "about 70 percent" from the interview last year. But they're cutting spots, things can change. Just stay positive and keep yourself busy.


Even if they're cutting spots, it's not like the adcom didn't know that coming into the process. They most certainly have extended fewer invitations if they have fewer spots available so I'm sure the percentage will stay roughly the same (between 60-70% on average, per Soojin).
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guys i'm sitting here stressing out right with everyone else. anyone know a concrete percentage of applicants they admit after interviewing (i saw literature out there that said around 70 percent)? i'm hoping the interview just filters out applicants with personal communication issues.

well played bizwiz84


Thank you, buddy. Just thought a little joke would help folks relieve some of the stress we're all going through right now. No intention to offend anyone, I hope everyone here has a sense of humor.
About the percentage of interviewed applicants who are admitted, I don't think anyone has a concrete number... I believe that being interviewed is a good sign. However, I try not to read too much into that, because it is not a done deal. The percentage you are looking for might be from 40% to 75%, it really doesn't matter to me. My interpretation is simply that my chances now are bigger than they were 2 months ago when I submitted my application, but things can still go wrong. I guess it's my own way to deal with a possible rejection. This way, I try to maintain a positive attitude, but being aware that the competition is stiff and I might as well not make it.

Anyway, I don't think it's worth the stress right now. I know it's hard to manage the anxiety, but the decisions are most likely made by now, with just a few adjustments to be made by adcom. Whatever will be, will be.

Having said that, I wish you the best of luck, and hopefully we both will make it (along with many friends from gmatclub) and will all be classmates and laugh together about how desperate we were a few months back.

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 10:10
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guys i'm sitting here stressing out right with everyone else. anyone know a concrete percentage of applicants they admit after interviewing (i saw literature out there that said around 70 percent)? i'm hoping the interview just filters out applicants with personal communication issues.

well played bizwiz84

There isn't a concrete. It was "about 70 percent" from the interview last year. But they're cutting spots, things can change. Just stay positive and keep yourself busy.


Even if they're cutting spots, it's not like the adcom didn't know that coming into the process. They most certainly have extended fewer invitations if they have fewer spots available so I'm sure the percentage will stay roughly the same (between 60-70% on average, per Soojin).



Or they could keep the interview invites the same, and cut the offer rate. Since you can't control it, not worth worrying over imo.
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That'd give them more work though and I assume they want to save resources and not interview as many "fringe" candidates.

Regardless, nothing we can do but wait. and wait. and wait. and wait.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 11:03
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I am seriously stressed out. In fact, I'm so stressed out that I was planning to file a lawsuit against you :-D

Of course I know it's a joke! Good luck to you for your Ross acceptance!


Wow!!! I guess its me then. :-D

All the best to you too. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope to discuss Nyama in AA.
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