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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 16:58
There is some overlap but not as much as people think.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 20:39
Got the invite! 5:30pm ET today, east coast applicant. Similar to previous posts, it definitely made my day after the ding from HBS last week.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 21:16
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Got the invite! 5:30pm ET today, east coast applicant. Similar to previous posts, it definitely made my day after the ding from HBS last week.

Can you please tell little bit about your profile and your GMAT score.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 06:31
Happy to hear that invites are being sent out.
Good luck to the lucky ones.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 08:52
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Got the invite! 5:30pm ET today, east coast applicant. Similar to previous posts, it definitely made my day after the ding from HBS last week.

Can you please tell little bit about your profile and your GMAT score.


3y mgmt consulting, half in China and half in the US. GMAT 770.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 09:09
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Got the invite! 5:30pm ET today, east coast applicant. Similar to previous posts, it definitely made my day after the ding from HBS last week.

Can you please tell little bit about your profile and your GMAT score.


3y mgmt consulting, half in China and half in the US. GMAT 770.

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When is a Stanford GSB app a lost cause? [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 01:17
Stanford claims to issue interview invitations from immediately after the deadline to immediately before the notification date. Are invites issued evenly throughout this period or do they come out in waves (i.e., like Harvard does formally)?

In other words, Stanford's R2 notification date this year is 27 March 2013. Should I hold my breath to the end?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 18:39
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Hey, friends!

I received a lovely status update from the GSB admission committee that I felt compelled to share. Here's hoping that Stanford's sentiments - sincere and pithy - alleviate stress as effectively for you as they did for me.

Dear applicant,

We here in Palo Alto know that the MBA application process is rife with anxiety. In the last several months you worked diligently to compile an application that represents your accomplishments and goals, and the last several years navigating what has proven an unusually turbulent job market. Dates were postponed, drinks turned down and treadmills neglected for the sake of truly stellar essays and, yes, rather boring forms. It takes an abundance of energy and courage to apply to graduate programs, and you should therefore be proud of yourself. Really.

We also know that rumors thrive when information is scarce, rumors that needlessly agitate, endlessly worry. In the name of restful sleep, we'd like to set the record straight and put you at ease.

1. Your application will be thoroughly reviewed. We promise.
2. Your GMAT score is not the only element we consider.
3. Our team does not write and stage a play based on the applications of those people with the lowest GMAT scores. That happened only once, and while it was super hilarious and cathartic, we don't do that anymore. (Heehee. I'm remembering some of the funnier bits now. "Phi Beta KAPLAN!" So good.)
4. We do not rank applicants according to physical appearance. How would we even access hidden images after the implementation of that stupid privacy law? Stupid, stupid privacy law? Your accolades speak for themselves.
5. What do you look like?
6. JK! We could get in trouble if we asked you to send a pic. But if you sent one on your own free will...
7. Interview invitations are not sent out according to last name or geographic region because one year someone got the S names and threw a huge fit.
8. Stop freaking out about whether you doubled-spaced your essay. Give our system some credit, okay? Do you honestly think we'd reject a Rhodes Scholar with three patents and a successful business plan to save all babies everywhere because she didn't know how to read directions and use Microsoft Word?
8.5. READ DIRECTIONS AND LEARN HOW TO USE MICROSOFT WORD, GENIUS LADY. YOUR FRIENDS HATE YOU AND SO DO WE. Great job with the babies, though. You're probably getting accepted.
9. The thing that happened with that guy on Saturday isn't a huge deal. Yes, it happened twice, but he seems to like you a lot and will probably forget the whole thing.
10. Stanford's sole purpose is not to host better costume parties than does Wharton. We take our academic curriculum very seriously.
11. Class is not cancelled if it rains, but people do, like, freak out and say, "What's up with this rain!?" until the storm subsides. It's so annoying.
12. HE WANTS TO HANG OUT AGAIN. Stop whining to your friend about how you shouldn't have brought him back to your apartment in the first place. You had fun. He had fun. Move forward.
13. You were right: Those fields in the application that make you transcribe your resume really are worthless. If we didn't create hurdles, everyone would apply.
14. Ninety percent of the posts on that gmatclub site are BS. Try to ignore them. In fact, try to ignore the entire site. Block it, have your friend protect said block with a password that only he knows, and then end that friendship so that he'll never have a chance to reveal the password to you. (Accuse him of something nasty but not totally damning. IDK. Have fun with it!)
15. HBS supports fracking. In fact, it's one giant fracking site.
16. You're great. You're going to be fine.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 18:59
I have trouble believing that this is really from their office. Seems to lack the professional touch.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 20:51
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I have trouble believing that this is really from their office. Seems to lack the professional touch.

Obviously a joke
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 20:59
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I have trouble believing that this is really from their office. Seems to lack the professional touch.

Obviously a joke


That's cool. Thanks for sharing, but who wrote it? That dude, or their office?

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I have trouble believing that this is really from their office. Seems to lack the professional touch.


the stress must be getting to you: the post was pure irony gold.

iron-y gold? is that a new alloy?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 15:16
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I have trouble believing that this is really from their office. Seems to lack the professional touch.

Obviously a joke


That's cool bro. Thanks for sharing, but who wrote it? That dude, or their office?


I'm guessing OP wrote it (or OP found it somewhere) - Stanford wouldn't send out a joke email, especially one like that. On the off chance they did, we'd probably all receive it. 8-)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 05:23
The wait is becoming painful... how is everyone fighting the urge to pickup the phone and start yelling at some random [fill school name] phone operator?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 05:48
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The wait is becoming painful... how is everyone fighting the urge to pickup the phone and start yelling at some random [fill school name] phone operator?


I'm thinking logically they'd invite the strongest, most interesting candidates first (from reports in this thread just about 3 weeks after R2 deadline) and the less strong candidates later, I'd say right now we still have about 50% chance getting the interview invite but with each day passing we are losing about 1% chance.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 07:41
Are there any MBA/MPP candidates who have received an invitation? I guess such kind of applicants receive invites later, when the school of humanities says its word.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 09:17
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The wait is becoming painful... how is everyone fighting the urge to pickup the phone and start yelling at some random [fill school name] phone operator?


I'm thinking logically they'd invite the strongest, most interesting candidates first (from reports in this thread just about 3 weeks after R2 deadline) and the less strong candidates later, I'd say right now we still have about 50% chance getting the interview invite but with each day passing we are losing about 1% chance.


Yeah, the wait is so painful... on the other hand, I'm kind of given up hope.. .:(

Anyway, if the past is indicative enough of the current status, according to a Stanford MBA Admissions post from 2009 on round 2 statistics:

"As of this morning, we have invited 275 second-round candidates to interview. We will extend an additional 100-125 interview invitations to second-round candidates in the next couple of weeks.

During that same period, we plan to interview some of the first-round candidates who accepted spots on the waitlist without having interviewed."

So I think only ~30% of the invites are left...
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 09:28
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Anyway, if the past is indicative enough of the current status, according to a Stanford MBA Admissions post from 2009 on round 2 statistics:

"As of this morning, we have invited 275 second-round candidates to interview. We will extend an additional 100-125 interview invitations to second-round candidates in the next couple of weeks.

During that same period, we plan to interview some of the first-round candidates who accepted spots on the waitlist without having interviewed."

So I think only ~30% of the invites are left...


Thanks for the info, I looked it up and it was posted on 02/25/2009, without a significant change in admission process I think you are right there's about 30% spots left and my estimates is that if you hear nothing about an interview on 03/13 (3 weeks from today, 2 weeks before the notification date), it's not going to happen this year.
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Interview invite just came !!! my sincerest wishes to all those who are still waiting. Having waited since the beginning of 2013 and especially after HBS's ding, I can say that this forum has really helped me maintain (some of) my cool...
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 12:00
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Just got my invite as well!! super excited!!
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