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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 05:57
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If anyone knows Yale som's late recommendation policy then can they share...


Looks like a recommendation might go in after the deadline. Would this mean that I wouldn't be considered for R1?



I heard that schools have a window that they allow recommenders to come in after the deadline before the application gets pushed to the next round. Again this is not confirmed, so I would make sure you recommender submits today or tomorrow at the latest if the window does indeed exist.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 08:45
Ok. Sent mine in for R1. Gulp.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 09:00
I have applied for R1. It's official. Last year, interview invites came in as soon as 2 days after submission. Let's all keep our fingers crossed
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 09:48
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I have the same problem where the Job Description text does not showing on my application preview. I would guess its because last year's app didn't have this description box for job description. Not sure how long we could write there.


Very frustrating. Also the online interface didn't say how long the Activities descriptions can be. Only after I clicked through to preview did it reveal the "limit 50 words" text, so I had to go back and prune. Now I'm just hoping that my ~100 word job descriptions make it through intact.


Just submitted mine!

Oops! should've checked Gmat Club before submitting :(
Where did you see the "50 words" limit? I can see the limit for reasons for leaving (that too in the preview, not sure if they mentioned this limit in the application). But definitely sure they did not mention any limit for job description in the application. I have ~100 words easily!

Can't see the JD in my preview. Hope it's all right.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 10:05
I don't recall seeing any word limit on the JD as well.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 12:00
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Now we play the waiting game


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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 19:35
Welcome welcome prospective 2014! Congrats on wrapping up your R1 applications, now arm yourselves with patience!

As far as recs going in late, the admissions committee is lenient if the rec is a couple of days late and you will still be considered R1, if it is over that you may be moved to R2 - I would suggest writing someone from admissions - preferably someone you already had contact with - and explain the situation.

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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 01:08
@btk - would you know how soon R1 applicants hear back from the adcom on interviews?
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 06:54
Assuming we are all admitted, how long does SOM give us to accept or decline?

SOM notifies by Dec 15.
Compare that to Feb 6 at MIT.
If a person was interested in MIT more than SOM, he could find himself in quite a spot
- or at least loosing a deposit to SOM if he accepted and decided to go with MIT later.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 12:26
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Welcome welcome prospective 2014! Congrats on wrapping up your R1 applications, now arm yourselves with patience!

As far as recs going in late, the admissions committee is lenient if the rec is a couple of days late and you will still be considered R1, if it is over that you may be moved to R2 - I would suggest writing someone from admissions - preferably someone you already had contact with - and explain the situation.

Good luck to all!


thanks, useful info.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 22:17
When I applied for Round 1 at the end of the 2009, I recall get invited to interview about seven days after I submitted my application (which was conveniently five minutes before the deadline). At the early end, you guys will find out soon (though I don't think there is any reason to worry even if you don't get invited to interview right away). I had friends who were invited to interview towards towards the latter end and they happily got it.

I would prepare for interviews if I were you guys though. Although I didn't find the Yale SOM interview to be particularly difficult, I would try to practice so you can effectively express and verbalize your interests in Yale SOM. To me, Yale SOM is a special business school that has so much intangible benefit and amazing qualities, which are hard to necessarily define in words. Start polishing up your stories so you can communicate your commitment to the school.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2011, 11:25
Yale seems like a wonderful school. It has very good finance placements and the alumni network seems strong. The essays seem tailor made to me (especially #3 what have you done to switch careers. This fits in like a glove for me). But the school seems to place a heavy emphasis on GPA. I am wondering whether I should apply given my 710 GMAT and 2.6 in electrical engineering from a Canadian school. My stats are obviously quite below average for Yale SOM.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 04:41
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When I applied for Round 1 at the end of the 2009, I recall get invited to interview about seven days after I submitted my application.


Wow, that's pretty quick. Hopefully we'll start hearing back within the next 10 days! Does anyone else here have SOM as your #1 choice? Or is it just one of your choices?

PS: It would be great if an SOM alumnus wrote a book or an essay similar to Ahead of the Curve. That was a good read.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 11:26
Submitted for R1... Let's wait now ! :gl Did anyone receive an IWT invite at this point ?
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 19:14
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If anyone has list of recommender questions can they post it?

in for applying this fall


It seems that we have to create an account to see the questions.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 01:47
@ nink & others....

Is there a huge difference between the number of offers made in R1 vs R2? I stopped short of applying in R1 because of lack of due diligence on my part regarding the program. At the same time, my Grad GPA (Econ masters; LSE) is below the avg (3.0/4) (though I have a distinction in UG) and a 1500 GRE, 740 GMAT. I am tempted to take a few online classes (mbamaths etc..) to have an alternate transcript ready in time for R2.

Need suggestions. Does this sound like a good plan?

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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 08:54
Awfully quiet around here, anyone think interview invites start going out this week? Last year at this time this thread was over 8 pages.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 08:58
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Awfully quiet around here, anyone think interview invites start going out this week? Last year at this time this thread was over 8 pages.


I'm noticing a lot of "Calling All..." threads were way more bustling last year than this year. An indicator of fewer applicants YoY maybe?
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 12:13
nink wrote:
In regards to lesser activity in this forum compared to last yr, it's probably because the roll call is now automated.


That's a good point
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 19:55
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@ nink & others....

Is there a huge difference between the number of offers made in R1 vs R2? I stopped short of applying in R1 because of lack of due diligence on my part regarding the program. At the same time, my Grad GPA (Econ masters; LSE) is below the avg (3.0/4) (though I have a distinction in UG) and a 1500 GRE, 740 GMAT. I am tempted to take a few online classes (mbamaths etc..) to have an alternate transcript ready in time for R2.

Need suggestions. Does this sound like a good plan?

Thanks!

I think you are fine. As Nink mentioned, the crux of the GPA evaluation will focus on your undergrad grades. I would just commit on writing a great collection of essays to really tell a convincing story. If you are studying Econ at LSE, you could have a potentially wonderful story to tell... Yale is arguably the top institution in the world for behavioral finance and economics with not only Robert Shiller but a great roster of other behavioral finance thought leaders...
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