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I'm in here as well. Re-applicant and wait-listed without interview in R1. Have submitted a letter and additional reference thus far. Will compose another essay over the coming weeks and submit in early April if there is no movement on their end. _________________
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" Darwin
Anyone have any comments on waitlisted without interview versus waitlisted after the interview.
I know Haas encourages the applicant waitlisted without interview to self-initiate an interview, however, I don't think Stern does this. Based on reviewing of last year's WL posts, the earliest movement in the waitlist pool was around May. So hang in there and there's still chance!
I missed a call from NYU at about 3:30 on Thursday and was not able to actually connect with anybody when I called back - not sure where this is just a follow-up, or good news. I will likely have to turn down the offer if it comes as I just recently learned NYU's international loan program is only for $20,000.
I wrote a letter to the adcoms about three weeks after I was placed on the waitlist, and followed that up with an additional letter of recommendation two weeks later. Below is a post I had made on another forum that goes more in depth about what I did and what my thought process was. I hope this is helpful and best of luck to everyone still waiting!
----- Thank you gtmba. I am not sure if I did anything special, but really just made sure that whatever contact I made with the school was thoughtful and reflected the weaknesses in my application.
After I was placed on the waitlist, I reviewed my application and found that the two things I did not put enough focus on were student life and how I could impact an organization. For the former, I took a day off from work and took a trip down to campus (I live in Boston), where I was able to catch up with a former coworker who also had gotten into NYU off the waitlsit and get a better feel for campus life. I then wrote a letter to the adcoms about that experience as well as a recent info session I was able to attend with a Stern alum.
To address the latter, I had the volunteer coordinator of the group I volunteer with write a letter to the adcoms on my behalf, citing the contributions I had made to the organization and the kids we work with. I spaced both of these contacts about three weeks apart (my letter was submitted mid-march and the coordinator's letter this past Friday).
I hope that this is helpful for you and for anyone else who is on the waitlist. I wish you all the best of luck. I am excited to have the opportunity to go interview and I hope I can make the most of the opportunity.