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# Stern (NYU) 2016 Class - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants

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27 Mar 2014, 08:38
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There is no downside. I asked them once over the phone about 3 weeks back, but all i got was - yes, we have started evaluating the waitlist, and that's that.

If nothing happens in another week, I will reach out to them again.
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27 Mar 2014, 10:01
Hi all,

I received an offer for Stern's Waitlist about a couple of days ago. I'm thinking how to strengthen my application. Any Advice?

Here's my profile: I'm 27, Italian, 3.4 GPA in the hardest school in Italy, 710 GMAT (Q48, V41), 107 Toefl (with just 22 in the Speaking part).
I have already written an e-mail to describe the recent changes in my career (promotion, new job position); I also used this e-mail to provide a better insight on my professional goals (I want to switch from Consulting to Finance), which were not well explained in my essays.

I was thinking about re-taking the GMAT, as I think I could improve the Quantitative Part (I did not really study for that). However I'd like to avoid to spend 300$, especially because there's a significan chance to get a lower score in the verbal part (since I'm not english mothertongue, the scores I usually got in the simulation had a range of 33-39). Any suggestion? Intern Joined: 16 May 2013 Posts: 11 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: Stern (NYU) 2016 Class - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Mar 2014, 13:37 Lerio wrote: Hi all, I received an offer for Stern's Waitlist about a couple of days ago. I'm thinking how to strengthen my application. Any Advice? Here's my profile: I'm 27, Italian, 3.4 GPA in the hardest school in Italy, 710 GMAT (Q48, V41), 107 Toefl (with just 22 in the Speaking part). I have already written an e-mail to describe the recent changes in my career (promotion, new job position); I also used this e-mail to provide a better insight on my professional goals (I want to switch from Consulting to Finance), which were not well explained in my essays. I was thinking about re-taking the GMAT, as I think I could improve the Quantitative Part (I did not really study for that). However I'd like to avoid to spend 300$, especially because there's a significan chance to get a lower score in the verbal part (since I'm not english mothertongue, the scores I usually got in the simulation had a range of 33-39).

Any suggestion?

I am not sure about this, and you might have to reach out to adcom to confirm. But I think if you improve your quant, they would consider your best quant from the 2 exams and the best 2 verbal from the 2 exams. Such rules vary across schools, but check with the adcom to be clear.
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28 Mar 2014, 02:19
Thanks for the advice, but Stern considers just the best overall score. Which means that nothing would change if I get 51 in the Quantitative part and 33 in the verbal one (with an overall score of 690).

Is a 740 really so different than a 710? Of course, it is a better score... but does it really tell so many different things than a mere 710?
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30 Mar 2014, 10:38
Wanted to let everyone know that I was admitted to the summer start program off the wait list on Monday 3/24! It's been a long journey for me, but I am thrilled to finally say that I AM IN!!!
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Thanks for the advice, but Stern considers just the best overall score. Which means that nothing would change if I get 51 in the Quantitative part and 33 in the verbal one (with an overall score of 690).

Is a 740 really so different than a 710? Of course, it is a better score... but does it really tell so many different things than a mere 710?

Hey Lerio, I strongly recommend that you do not re-write the gmat. As you've already alluded to there is not much difference between a 740 and 710 at this point. What I do recommend is to reach out to current students who experienced a similar situation as yourself and see what strategy they recommend. Also, you're not a bad spot right now because the class seems to be approximately 50% full and there will be a lot of movement in late April when admitted students will have to pay a deposit.

Perhaps, write a letter (mail it, don't email) to the adcom making a strong case why Stern is the best fit for you and what you're able to bring to the school - make sure you address it to the admissions chair, I believe her name is Paula Steisel Goldfarb (http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-ste ... ship-team/). Don't come across as being desperate, but show what you can do for the school - Just a thought.
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31 Mar 2014, 08:23
Hello sungs:

Wondering why you feel it is better to mail (and not email) the update letter to Stern?

Thanks

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Lerio wrote:
Thanks for the advice, but Stern considers just the best overall score. Which means that nothing would change if I get 51 in the Quantitative part and 33 in the verbal one (with an overall score of 690).

Is a 740 really so different than a 710? Of course, it is a better score... but does it really tell so many different things than a mere 710?

Hey Lerio, I strongly recommend that you do not re-write the gmat. As you've already alluded to there is not much difference between a 740 and 710 at this point. What I do recommend is to reach out to current students who experienced a similar situation as yourself and see what strategy they recommend. Also, you're not a bad spot right now because the class seems to be approximately 50% full and there will be a lot of movement in late April when admitted students will have to pay a deposit.

Perhaps, write a letter (mail it, don't email) to the adcom making a strong case why Stern is the best fit for you and what you're able to bring to the school - make sure you address it to the admissions chair, I believe her name is Paula Steisel Goldfarb (http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-ste ... ship-team/). Don't come across as being desperate, but show what you can do for the school - Just a thought.
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31 Mar 2014, 21:19
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Hello sungs:

Wondering why you feel it is better to mail (and not email) the update letter to Stern?

Thanks

Maybe I'm a bit off base with my previous post, I'm unaware of the update letter. If there are specific instructions given on how to submit the letter then please disregard my suggestions.

I stumbled upon this article on poets and quants that may help, http://poetsandquants.com/2013/04/07/how-to-get-off-the-mba-waitlist/
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04 Apr 2014, 14:30
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Wanted to let everyone know that I was admitted to the summer start program off the wait list on Monday 3/24! It's been a long journey for me, but I am thrilled to finally say that I AM IN!!!

Hi, did you do anything special to get off the waitlist? Also, did you get waitlisted before or after the interview? Canratulations on finally being accepted!
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07 Apr 2014, 06:27
I am waitlisted as well : 700 GMAT (41 quant, 47 verbal), 5 years work exp, 3.2 undergrad gpa with a relatively weak quant background.
I imagine that if I improved my quant profile, I may look like a better candidate for admission.

Should I retake GMAT? I worry that I may not again score in the 700s. I know 41 is low but I find the quant very difficult.
Should I take online business mathematics courses and show record of completion? Or should I take a real college level math course in NYC this summer- I worry that since these courses aren't over until late June, that I wont have completed grades/certificates to show until after NYU has likely made their decisions on the waitlist.

I recently received a promotion and have attended a few networking events and will continue to network with current Stern students and Alums.
Any ideas?
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08 Apr 2014, 10:13
Hi,
I was waitlisted at Stern for round 1 along with 2 other friends. All 3 of us got waitlisted without interview. In the last 1 month the other 2 guys got interviewed and admitted. I am just wondering if there are any others like me who are still waitlisted without interview from round 1? Also another thing that concerns me is that unlike schools where I have been waitlisted, I have not heard anything from Stern at all since waitlist. Other schools have a waitlist manager to send updates to. Any advice would be appreciated.
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08 Apr 2014, 10:22
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Hi,
I was waitlisted at Stern for round 1 along with 2 other friends. All 3 of us got waitlisted without interview. In the last 1 month the other 2 guys got interviewed and admitted. I am just wondering if there are any others like me who are still waitlisted without interview from round 1? Also another thing that concerns me is that unlike schools where I have been waitlisted, I have not heard anything from Stern at all since waitlist. Other schools have a waitlist manager to send updates to. Any advice would be appreciated.

I called them today. They refused to tell me anything specific about my waitlisted application but said that they continue to evaluate the waitlists all the way until summer. I also think that as april 1 was the notification for round 3, once the candidates from this round are interviewed - the school will have a better understanding of their intake and there will be movement on the waitlist.

The 2 candidates you talked about - i think one case was for the summer start and the other for waitlisted after the interview. So although I cannot be 100% sure, my feeling is that most of us are in the same boat of waiting.
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08 Apr 2014, 10:24
davidwiley wrote:
Hi,
I was waitlisted at Stern for round 1 along with 2 other friends. All 3 of us got waitlisted without interview. In the last 1 month the other 2 guys got interviewed and admitted. I am just wondering if there are any others like me who are still waitlisted without interview from round 1? Also another thing that concerns me is that unlike schools where I have been waitlisted, I have not heard anything from Stern at all since waitlist. Other schools have a waitlist manager to send updates to. Any advice would be appreciated.

I see you have been accepted by Kelloggs. Just out of curiosity, are you considering not going to Kelloggs, in case you receive an admit from Stern
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08 Apr 2014, 10:47
Thanks Anupam.
Are you also waitlisted without interview from round 1? If yes, did you receive any email updates from the admissions committee whatsoever? do you know who specifically to email about updates to our application or status (is it admchair@stern.nyu.edu)?

I called them right now but the person I spoke to just told me that "the waitlist is a long process and you can be interviewed at any time."
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08 Apr 2014, 12:11
davidwiley wrote:
Thanks Anupam.
Are you also waitlisted without interview from round 1? If yes, did you receive any email updates from the admissions committee whatsoever? do you know who specifically to email about updates to our application or status (is it admchair@stern.nyu.edu)?

I called them right now but the person I spoke to just told me that "the waitlist is a long process and you can be interviewed at any time."

Yes, I was waitlisted without interview from round 1. No updates whatsoever.
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01 May 2014, 15:42
Hi all! I am happy to report that I got an admitting letter today! I cannot believe I got in! My timeline is:
Applied round 2
Interviewed in Dec 19
Waitlisted on January 19
While waiting I attended 1 event and volunteered at another event, I also sent commitment letter, rec letter from alumni, essay on which steps I took to determine my new career, and a presentation on why I will succeed in my new career! I guess all these steps helped me get in!
Good luck to everyone!
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02 May 2014, 08:23
congratulations ek! this is great news and look forward to meeting you on campus this fall!
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03 May 2014, 07:02
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congratulations ek! this is great news and look forward to meeting you on campus this fall!

Thank you Financefella! I am very happy and look forward to meeting you and others in person soon! This was definitely a long journey for me (2 years of wars with GMAT and 2 years preparations and applications)- so I definitely feel relieved and happy now! Hard work and perseverance definitely work!
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09 May 2014, 12:21
Good news bros.

I will be vacating my spot on the wait list; hope it actually helps someone.
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