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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 06:16
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maximus81 wrote:
why facebook group not increasing in number?


New admits were JUST ndiately. Those that did request to join the group are still awaiting approval from the admins...at least I know I am.

do you think lauder group and standard mba group are composed of different members? thx.


I don't know. I haven't gotten in the group to see if Lauder admits are in there too. I would assume that they are.[/quote]
It should have been at least 400-450 people I believe.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 06:25
the number is up to 269 now... I think they're adding people today. I'm still waiting for approval on my request.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 09:23
Admitted on Friday from the R1 waitlist! Got the call around 11:30 EST.

For what it's worth for other waitlisters - I did not send any additional information after being waitlisted. I know I was struggling with this issue - turns out trusting in the process worked fine in my case.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 10:34
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the number is up to 269 now... I think they're adding people today. I'm still waiting for approval on my request.

288,
we have a lot to go up
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 10:45
I really don't know how much value the Wharton FB group has in gauging likelihood of admittance from the wait list until at least after the round 2 deposit date. As has been said, one individual has to approve all requests (which likely involves the tedious task of cross-checking a database and actually clicking on approval). The one person tasked with this probably does this periodically when she has spare time and the motivation to do this. In addition, there are likely a significant number of people that don't join at all.

Based on Round 1 FB analysis before the R2 decision date, it appeared that R1 WL admits and R2 admits would spike, which didn't really seem to materialize.

Based on Wharton's historical use of the wait list, I think the best we can hope for is 25-50 spots to open up (similar to Harvard), but in reality the number may be much lower.

The good news is the R3 decision date is relatively soon, just over 5 weeks away. We also benefit from the fact that Wharton's R3 deadline was before many R2 decision dates. R3 GC application submissions were only a handful. The bad news is that at least looking at last year, there was very little R3 movement.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 13:51
I just received an email from the wait list managers. It looks like the school is making a commitment to be more open about the process and will be sending updates the third Friday of every month and will release further admits/dings/or continued WL decisions before or on May 8.

In light of this, it appears that there will be an update of some type on April 20 and then another updated on May 8. For those wait listed through the summer, updates will take place in May, June, and July as well.

For those WL in round 1, did you receive similar updates or is this something new with Wharton?
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 05:14
Yes we did.. looking at last year it seems like there was almost no movement in R3 and summer-waitlist.. hope that's not true this year.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 13:10
maximus81 wrote:
woggy987 wrote:
the number is up to 269 now... I think they're adding people today. I'm still waiting for approval on my request.

288,
we have a lot to go up

350 mba and 120 lauder
different people in groups so 470 people is already in, which is a quite huge number now.
compared to 550 at hbs which gets 100 more people.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 13:12
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I really don't know how much value the Wharton FB group has in gauging likelihood of admittance from the wait list until at least after the round 2 deposit date. As has been said, one individual has to approve all requests (which likely involves the tedious task of cross-checking a database and actually clicking on approval). The one person tasked with this probably does this periodically when she has spare time and the motivation to do this. In addition, there are likely a significant number of people that don't join at all.

Based on Round 1 FB analysis before the R2 decision date, it appeared that R1 WL admits and R2 admits would spike, which didn't really seem to materialize.

Based on Wharton's historical use of the wait list, I think the best we can hope for is 25-50 spots to open up (similar to Harvard), but in reality the number may be much lower.

The good news is the R3 decision date is relatively soon, just over 5 weeks away. We also benefit from the fact that Wharton's R3 deadline was before many R2 decision dates. R3 GC application submissions were only a handful. The bad news is that at least looking at last year, there was very little R3 movement.

when is the deposit deadline again?
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 13:26
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maximus81 wrote:
woggy987 wrote:
the number is up to 269 now... I think they're adding people today. I'm still waiting for approval on my request.

288,
we have a lot to go up

350 mba and 120 lauder
different people in groups so 470 people is already in, which is a quite huge number now.
compared to 550 at hbs which gets 100 more people.


I think what we can hope for is a similar success rate as shown by HBS (i.e. 25 to 50 people, maybe slightly more). The good news is of the 550 people in the HBS group historical yield would result in 500 acceptances while applying historical yield to the Wharton group would produce 330 acceptances. That being said, however, the yield of people in the Facebook group likely is higher than overall historical rates (particularly for Wharton), as has been discussed at length. We also have account for people not on Facebook or not wanting to disclose information, which likely is significant (maybe another 25% or so).

It would be nuts to say there is no hope. It would also be nuts to say the majority of us get in. Chances are easily over 500, and perhaps easily over 600 people have accepted their offers.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 08:11
With all the caveats on how difficult it is to project yield based on facebook group numbers, the Wharton group is up to 436, with an additional 131 Lauder members, for a total of 567. For reference, the HBS group, which has about 100 more people in its classes is at 622 members.

Granted, almost everyone in the HBS group is likely to attend whereas the number is probably a bit lower for the Wharton group.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 10:34
Hey everyone - I'm going to be withdrawing from the Wharton waitlist as I got into my top choice school to make room for one of you guys :-D For what it's worth, I had lunch the day after I got my Sloan decision with a fellow Class of 2014 Sloanie and he said that all UPenn grad schools (Medical, Wharton, etc) are notorious for waitlisting a ton of candidates in order to get their yields up. So if you got waitlisted, chances are they like you. Good luck to all!
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 11:17
Does anybody know the deposit deadline for second round admits?
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 09:49
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 09:54
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May 5 is a Saturday. My admit letter says that the deposit deadline is Thursday May 3. You might want to recheck yours to make sure you're not tracking to the wrong date.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 09:54
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2012, 20:23
I am an R2 waitlister. LAst week, I got a promotion and moved from Singapore to Shanghai to hadle a larger profile. With this "dont contact us" policy of Wharton, I am not sure how do I put this information across. Would be grateful if any of you could advise in this regard.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 17:25
espee wrote:
I am an R2 waitlister. LAst week, I got a promotion and moved from Singapore to Shanghai to hadle a larger profile. With this "dont contact us" policy of Wharton, I am not sure how do I put this information across. Would be grateful if any of you could advise in this regard.



Hey, you should email them. You should have been instructed on how to do it. Here are the instructions below:

"Should you decide to remove yourself from our waitlist at any point, we ask you to let us know via an email to mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu, with the subject header "Waitlist Remove." Again, this is particularly in fairness to other applicants, as it helps us to know we are considering and reviewing only those candidates who are still interested in the program."
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 19:35
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espee wrote:
I am an R2 waitlister. LAst week, I got a promotion and moved from Singapore to Shanghai to hadle a larger profile. With this "dont contact us" policy of Wharton, I am not sure how do I put this information across. Would be grateful if any of you could advise in this regard.



Hey, you should email them. You should have been instructed on how to do it. Here are the instructions below:

"Should you decide to remove yourself from our waitlist at any point, we ask you to let us know via an email to mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu, with the subject header "Waitlist Remove." Again, this is particularly in fairness to other applicants, as it helps us to know we are considering and reviewing only those candidates who are still interested in the program."


The question was asked how to contact Wharton to let them know about the promotion so it could be considered as part of the his or her application. It was not how to contact them to withdraw the application due to a promotion.

To answer that question, my sense is that Wharton truly doesn't want more information so I'm not sure there's any way to convey this promotion unless you want to roll the dice and openly ignore their instructions not to contact them.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling all Waitlisters [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 00:48
Thank you for your reply. I agree that it is not advisable to openly flout a categorically stated policy. However, apart from communicating the update about the promotion, I wanted to update Wharton with my new contact details in China. As I figured and for the benifit of the forum, would like to mention that it is possible to change the contact details in the application portal at any point of time.

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