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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 09:18
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waitlisted.... 3 months of agony begins...


Same boat. March decision, wow that is a long time to wait. See it as a rejection and plan accordingly, if it comes in as an admit later then even more power to us.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 09:21
Ding :(
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 09:28
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Ding/ with interview.

Extremely disappointing.



Same here geogman. I felt like my interview went really well (my last of 4), but I suppose it wasn't enough. It hurts to have come so close. But I feel fortunate to have made it this far and will now go back to bitting my nails until the next d-day.

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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:04
Also in the ding with interview category. I really thought my interview went well (and had some independent confirmation). I guess it wasn't quite enough.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:10
I'm in the painful interview ->ding group with you guys. I was ready to accept the ding, then got an interview invite late in the game. Worse thing ever.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:11
Ding. Interview went badly, and the profile just doesn't cut it apparently. Oh well.

The ugliest thing will be to convey the message to all those people who had no doubt whatsoever, including a benevolent boss.

I hate the year 2012.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:46
Waitlisted...
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 12:57
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The ugliest thing will be to convey the message to all those people who had no doubt whatsoever, including a benevolent boss.



I agree! I sent the boss a pretty apologetic e-mail and have since been consoling loved ones who were so certain.

Congratulations to all the admits! Do make sure you make the world a better place :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 13:10
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The ugliest thing will be to convey the message to all those people who had no doubt whatsoever, including a benevolent boss.



I agree! I sent the boss a pretty apologetic e-mail and have since been consoling loved ones who were so certain.

Congratulations to all the admits! Do make sure you make the world a better place :)


:( You shouldn't feel the need to console others!

I wish everyone the best of luck in their pursuits (whether other schools or elsewise) -- this forum is awesome and I really do hope for the best for all of you.
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Interestingly, some people, whether to console me or because of conviction, blame the application process. That's where I always intervene, because Stanford in particular has been exceedingly friendly throughout, and if my CV or essays aren't good enough, it is nobody's fault but my own.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 14:00
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I’ve found that when someone tells me how sure they are I’m going to get into great school X, I thank them politely and then try to point out that only Y out of every 100 applicants are admitted. For Stanford, if you put 100 cream-of-the-crop b-school applicants in a room, 6 of them are admitted. That’s insane. I’m not trying to turn this into a pep talk, but you guys should be proud that you put yourself out there and took the shot. Much respect – you’ve got more (bigger?) cojones than I.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 16:24
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Interestingly, some people, whether to console me or because of conviction, blame the application process. That's where I always intervene, because Stanford in particular has been exceedingly friendly throughout, and if my CV or essays aren't good enough, it is nobody's fault but my own.

I would not take not getting in as a message that you weren't good enough to get into Stanford. The majority of applicants are good enough. It's not some science where there is one metric for who's the best and the top 6% get in. It's more nuanced than that.
I would wager that you're CV, scores, and essays are plenty good enough but maybe just not the right fit at this time. There will be people admitted to Stanford with a "better CV" but worse essays or similar CV and just a different background/life experience/future goal that Stanford was more drawn to. Different doesn't mean better. Just because a guy may prefer a blonde to a brunette doesn't make blondes better than brunettes. It just is what it is. You will go to a great school that does prefer what you bring to the table and that's all that matters.

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Interestingly, some people, whether to console me or because of conviction, blame the application process. That's where I always intervene, because Stanford in particular has been exceedingly friendly throughout, and if my CV or essays aren't good enough, it is nobody's fault but my own.

I would not take not getting in as a message that you weren't good enough to get into Stanford. The majority of applicants are good enough. It's not some science where there is one metric for who's the best and the top 6% get in. It's more nuanced than that.
I would wager that you're CV, scores, and essays are plenty good enough but maybe just not the right fit at this time. There will be people admitted to Stanford with a "better CV" but worse essays or similar CV and just a different background/life experience/future goal that Stanford was more drawn to. Different doesn't mean better. Just because a guy may prefer a blonde to a brunette doesn't make blondes better than brunettes. It just is what it is. You will go to a great school that does prefer what you bring to the table and that's all that matters.

Best wishes.


...Says the woman who crip walked into 3 top 5 programs last year ;)

That was one helluva "nuanced coincidence". The politically incorrect truth is that:

* While none of us should read too much into any single ding, there are reasons that some people get multiple offers from multiple top schools
* Some people will have a harder or easier road to go based on demographic
* Some people will have more information on what to do than others based on their existing network
* Some people's stories will be a hit even when their stats are blah
* All 4 of these are things that we can influence; yet, we cannot create magic without certain raw ingredients
* No one knows for certain what all those raw ingredients are, but we can look at people who have been successful in the past and interpolate rather reasonably.
* This process sucks
* Yet, it tends to be worth it for many
* Not so much for others
* It's a gamble either way
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 18:58
Congrats to everyone who got in...and to everyone else who survived this long. :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 19:02
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cheetarah1980 wrote:
LibertyBell wrote:
Interestingly, some people, whether to console me or because of conviction, blame the application process. That's where I always intervene, because Stanford in particular has been exceedingly friendly throughout, and if my CV or essays aren't good enough, it is nobody's fault but my own.

I would not take not getting in as a message that you weren't good enough to get into Stanford. The majority of applicants are good enough. It's not some science where there is one metric for who's the best and the top 6% get in. It's more nuanced than that.
I would wager that you're CV, scores, and essays are plenty good enough but maybe just not the right fit at this time. There will be people admitted to Stanford with a "better CV" but worse essays or similar CV and just a different background/life experience/future goal that Stanford was more drawn to. Different doesn't mean better. Just because a guy may prefer a blonde to a brunette doesn't make blondes better than brunettes. It just is what it is. You will go to a great school that does prefer what you bring to the table and that's all that matters.

Best wishes.


...Says the woman who crip walked into 3 top 5 programs last year ;)

That was one helluva "nuanced coincidence". The politically incorrect truth is that:

* While none of us should read too much into any single ding, there are reasons that some people get multiple offers from multiple top schools
* Some people will have a harder or easier road to go based on demographic
* Some people will have more information on what to do than others based on their existing network
* Some people's stories will be a hit even when their stats are blah
* All 4 of these are things that we can influence; yet, we cannot create magic without certain raw ingredients
* No one knows for certain what all those raw ingredients are, but we can look at people who have been successful in the past and interpolate rather reasonably.
* This process sucks
* Yet, it tends to be worth it for many
* Not so much for others
* It's a gamble either way

See that RED Stanford lit up on my school list. Stanford was completely immune to my charms and didn't even ask me to interview. That doesn't mean I'm not charming :lol:.

Liberty Bell at least piqued their interest so I just don't want her to feel like a ding from Stanford means she's at fault for not doing something.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:14
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got the call...can't believe it....wow

What a day...thanks for all the support guys!!


jfm, have you considered applying elsewhere? I would recommend that you seriously consider rejecting the offer and going elsewhere.
Your profile is too similar to mine and you could very well open up a spot for me off the waitlist... ;)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2012, 23:00
Ding :(

Congratulations to all the selected candidates :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 04:33
Ding-a-ling.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 01:02
Congrats to all the selected candidates !!

So sorry for those who have been rejected.
Most of you had strong profiles from what I see (gmat, gpa)
Any idea why the application was denied ? Did you guys use admission consultants ? Were they confident about your chances ? I am still trying to figure out what kind of profile they are looking to enroll...

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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 08:38
4th recommendation letter.. What do you guys think about it? I have an extracurricular supervisor type in business that I think could really round out my technical background. On the GSB website it says that they discourage the 4th letter, but says it's okay to submit it (they say that it may hurt you and the adcom may not even read it). Any advice?
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