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# Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  28 Mar 2013, 22:00
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Congrats to all of today's admits! (Glad to be one of you. Haha.)

Quick question: did you just get a status update (with the admit letter / link to 2015 page(s)), or did you get an additional email from admissions? I was told on the phone to expect both, but I only received the former -- which is fine, as I'm sure it includes everything I need, but just wondering!

This has been a very interesting day for me, as those $$have very likely entirely changed where I thought I'd be next year... Eek! So I guess I'm the ultimate lurker, but I got my call and admit today! I also only received the status update with admit letter. The person on the phone did not mention that I would receive any additional emails though. Intern Joined: 20 Dec 2012 Posts: 14 Location: India Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 28 Mar 2013, 22:55 Waitlisted! Any advice? Current Student Status: Yale! (whipped and bound) Joined: 02 May 2012 Posts: 406 Location: United States (CA) Concentration: Nonprofit GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42 GPA: 3.41 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 133 [1] , given: 78 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 00:16 1 This post received KUDOS homegrown wrote: machichi wrote: We have our first R2 "matriculator"! Yayayayay! S/he didn't even hesitate it seems! haha think that was me. Waiting for this one, but had a solid option from UCLA... fell in love with the students, the community and the campus during the interview tour. Plus the name doesn't hurt either! Haha, yes it was you! _________________ Blogging about the MBA application process. Because I need to do something with all this bschool energy. http://www.mybreakaway.com/ Recent post: September 20, "Transitions" Yale School of Management MBA Candidate, 2015. Current Student Joined: 21 Dec 2011 Posts: 96 Location: Kuwait Concentration: Finance, Strategy WE: Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 23 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 01:06 Waitlisted as well. Disappointing, although I guess it beats a ding. Do you guys think flying down to New Haven (from Kuwait) might help? I took my interview on Skype so may be, this could show them how serious I am about Yale. Posted from my mobile device _________________ INSEAD - MBA Class of December 2015 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/insead15d/ WhatsApp Group (Admits): PM me with your number to join the group VP Status: Yale SOM! Joined: 06 Feb 2012 Posts: 1306 Location: United States Concentration: Marketing, Strategy Schools: Yale SOM - Class of 2015 Followers: 43 Kudos [?]: 459 [0], given: 306 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 02:48 Expert's post Pashya wrote: Waitlisted as well. Disappointing, although I guess it beats a ding. Do you guys think flying down to New Haven (from Kuwait) might help? I took my interview on Skype so may be, this could show them how serious I am about Yale. Posted from my mobile device Feel free to visit campus if you're already in the US but I'm not sure if making a special trip at this point would be worth it. Check out the waitlist thread for what some other people have done, but keep in mind that at least with the small sample size of the Yale WL it doesn't seem to be getting much love yet. calling-all-yale-som-2013-waitlisted-applicants-144114.html _________________ aerien GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Intern Joined: 01 Dec 2010 Posts: 22 Location: United States Concentration: General Management, Healthcare GPA: 3.1 WE: Project Management (Health Care) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 4 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 03:55 aerien wrote: Pashya wrote: Waitlisted as well. Disappointing, although I guess it beats a ding. Do you guys think flying down to New Haven (from Kuwait) might help? I took my interview on Skype so may be, this could show them how serious I am about Yale. Posted from my mobile device Feel free to visit campus if you're already in the US but I'm not sure if making a special trip at this point would be worth it. Check out the waitlist thread for what some other people have done, but keep in mind that at least with the small sample size of the Yale WL it doesn't seem to be getting much love yet. calling-all-yale-som-2013-waitlisted-applicants-144114.html I got dinged! I am matriculating at GSB, but it still hurts! being dinged after receiving a near-love letter from my interviewer for how great I was and how the interview was So first they invite you for the interview because they think you are great and accomplished.. Then they interview and your interviewer start singing your praises Then they ding you ... I fail to understand this MBA admissions world ... VP Joined: 23 Mar 2011 Posts: 1110 Concentration: Healthcare, Strategy Schools: Duke '16 (M) Followers: 74 Kudos [?]: 465 [0], given: 460 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 06:06 QHSWS wrote: aerien wrote: Pashya wrote: Waitlisted as well. Disappointing, although I guess it beats a ding. Do you guys think flying down to New Haven (from Kuwait) might help? I took my interview on Skype so may be, this could show them how serious I am about Yale. Posted from my mobile device Feel free to visit campus if you're already in the US but I'm not sure if making a special trip at this point would be worth it. Check out the waitlist thread for what some other people have done, but keep in mind that at least with the small sample size of the Yale WL it doesn't seem to be getting much love yet. calling-all-yale-som-2013-waitlisted-applicants-144114.html I got dinged! I am matriculating at GSB, but it still hurts! being dinged after receiving a near-love letter from my interviewer for how great I was and how the interview was So first they invite you for the interview because they think you are great and accomplished.. Then they interview and your interviewer start singing your praises Then they ding you ... I fail to understand this MBA admissions world ... Not all the people enter the interview stage at the same level. Some of the people already have their leg-up from rest of their profile (resume/recs/essays etc.) Btw, I'm sure 92% people who are rejected at Stanford feel the same way Congratulations on the amazing admit and decision to matriculate! Current Student Status: Yale SOM 2015! Joined: 28 Feb 2012 Posts: 180 Location: United States (MA) GMAT 1: 710 Q V Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 62 [2] , given: 107 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 06:13 2 This post received KUDOS Decided to matriculate! No convincing from machichi required (though I'm still down for brunch on Sunday during the Admitted Students Weekend!). Losing the Darden deposit hurts a little, but what's a 1000 in the face of a mortgage-size student debt obligation? I was going to procrastinate cleaning by booking a hotel for ASW--any recommendations? Current Student Joined: 25 Jul 2012 Posts: 22 GMAT 1: 730 Q V0 GPA: 3.7 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 9 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 07:02 karaethon wrote: overdressed wrote: Congrats to all of today's admits! (Glad to be one of you. Haha.) Quick question: did you just get a status update (with the admit letter / link to 2015 page(s)), or did you get an additional email from admissions? I was told on the phone to expect both, but I only received the former -- which is fine, as I'm sure it includes everything I need, but just wondering! This has been a very interesting day for me, as those$$$have very likely entirely changed where I thought I'd be next year... Eek! So I guess I'm the ultimate lurker, but I got my call and admit today! I also only received the status update with admit letter. The person on the phone did not mention that I would receive any additional emails though. The email you receive is just an overview of some basic info from one of the adcom people (was the same person that called me) who will act as your point of contact. Things like the class of 2015 website link, Welcome Weekend info, enrollment response deadline, and the welcome package being mailed to the address you have on file were all mentioned. All the info you'll probably need is available on the class 2015 website. Last edited by haxx19 on 29 Mar 2013, 07:14, edited 1 time in total. Current Student Joined: 25 Jul 2012 Posts: 22 GMAT 1: 730 Q V0 GPA: 3.7 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 9 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 07:08 lb2015 wrote: Decided to matriculate! No convincing from machichi required (though I'm still down for brunch on Sunday during the Admitted Students Weekend!). Losing the Darden deposit hurts a little, but what's a$1000 in the face of a mortgage-size student debt obligation?

I was going to procrastinate cleaning by booking a hotel for ASW--any recommendations?

Congrats on the decision!

It's pretty slim pickins in terms of good hotels in New Haven. The four at the bottom here, http://mba.yale.edu/visit.shtml, are probably the main ones (with The Study being the nicest). For Welcome Weekend, you can also opt to have a current student host you. I booked my reservation at Omni to peruse downtown at night.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  29 Mar 2013, 08:10
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haxx19 wrote:
lb2015 wrote:
Decided to matriculate! No convincing from machichi required (though I'm still down for brunch on Sunday during the Admitted Students Weekend!).

Losing the Darden deposit hurts a little, but what's a $1000 in the face of a mortgage-size student debt obligation? I was going to procrastinate cleaning by booking a hotel for ASW--any recommendations? Congrats on the decision! It's pretty slim pickins in terms of good hotels in New Haven. The four at the bottom here, http://mba.yale.edu/visit.shtml, are probably the main ones (with The Study being the nicest). For Welcome Weekend, you can also opt to have a current student host you. I booked my reservation at Omni to peruse downtown at night. Most people I met for winter welcome who stayed in a hotel stayed at the Omni or the Courtyard Marriott. I stayed with a student and will likely do the same this time too _________________ aerien GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Current Student Joined: 28 Mar 2013 Posts: 8 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 6 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 08:40 karaethon wrote: overdressed wrote: Congrats to all of today's admits! (Glad to be one of you. Haha.) Quick question: did you just get a status update (with the admit letter / link to 2015 page(s)), or did you get an additional email from admissions? I was told on the phone to expect both, but I only received the former -- which is fine, as I'm sure it includes everything I need, but just wondering! This has been a very interesting day for me, as those$ have very likely entirely changed where I thought I'd be next year... Eek!

So I guess I'm the ultimate lurker, but I got my call and admit today!

I also only received the status update with admit letter. The person on the phone did not mention that I would receive any additional emails though.

I did receive the followup email this morning... it was pretty much the same as the admit letter
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  29 Mar 2013, 10:24
QHSWS wrote:
I got dinged! I am matriculating at GSB, but it still hurts! being dinged after receiving a near-love letter from my interviewer for how great I was and how the interview was

So first they invite you for the interview because they think you are great and accomplished..

Then they ding you ...

I fail to understand this MBA admissions world ...

Are you a younger applicant? Stanford is much more open to younger applicants than Yale (and Kellogg for that matter, where I see you were waitlisted). The other option is that R1 might have admitted 20 candidates just like you. You're right that we'll never know!

In any event, you're going to love Stanford. Major congratulations!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  29 Mar 2013, 10:25
lb2015 wrote:
Decided to matriculate! No convincing from machichi required (though I'm still down for brunch on Sunday during the Admitted Students Weekend!).

Losing the Darden deposit hurts a little, but what's a $1000 in the face of a mortgage-size student debt obligation? I was going to procrastinate cleaning by booking a hotel for ASW--any recommendations? That was quick! My jedi mind tricks work faster than I expected! Woohooo, welcome to the club! _________________ Blogging about the MBA application process. Because I need to do something with all this bschool energy. http://www.mybreakaway.com/ Recent post: September 20, "Transitions" Yale School of Management MBA Candidate, 2015. Manager Joined: 17 Oct 2011 Posts: 202 Location: United States (NY) Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V38 GMAT 2: 720 Q47 V41 GPA: 3.62 WE: Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 64 [3] , given: 81 Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 11:03 3 This post received KUDOS lb2015 wrote: Decided to matriculate! No convincing from machichi required (though I'm still down for brunch on Sunday during the Admitted Students Weekend!). Losing the Darden deposit hurts a little, but what's a$1000 in the face of a mortgage-size student debt obligation?

I was going to procrastinate cleaning by booking a hotel for ASW--any recommendations?

Congrats! I'd recommend staying with a student, if you're okay sleeping on a couch or air mattress for two (three) days. It's completely free, and you can really get a sense of what the housing quality is like (generally very good) and the student life is like (generally very busy and high-energy). My house generally makes breakfast and coffee for our hosted students, and has a beer with them before bedtime. Plus, most students live much closer to SOM than the Omni, Study, or Courtyard.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  29 Mar 2013, 12:03
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lb2015 wrote:
Decided to matriculate! No convincing from machichi required (though I'm still down for brunch on Sunday during the Admitted Students Weekend!).

Losing the Darden deposit hurts a little, but what's a \$1000 in the face of a mortgage-size student debt obligation?

I was going to procrastinate cleaning by booking a hotel for ASW--any recommendations?

Congrats! I'd recommend staying with a student, if you're okay sleeping on a couch or air mattress for two (three) days. It's completely free, and you can really get a sense of what the housing quality is like (generally very good) and the student life is like (generally very busy and high-energy). My house generally makes breakfast and coffee for our hosted students, and has a beer with them before bedtime. Plus, most students live much closer to SOM than the Omni, Study, or Courtyard.

Thanks, OhDenny, aerien, and haxx for your suggestions! My boyfriend is joining me for the weekend, and he feels pretty strongly about staying in a hotel, so hopefully we can find an affordable option at one of those hotels. Luckily I was able to see my friend's house in East Rock when I came for my interview, and I feel like I got a good sense for the neighborhood. I was definitely impressed with the quality--my SOM friend's house was bigger than my apartment in Boston and half the price for rent!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  29 Mar 2013, 12:31
lb2015 wrote:
Thanks, OhDenny, aerien, and haxx for your suggestions! My boyfriend is joining me for the weekend, and he feels pretty strongly about staying in a hotel, so hopefully we can find an affordable option at one of those hotels. Luckily I was able to see my friend's house in East Rock when I came for my interview, and I feel like I got a good sense for the neighborhood. I was definitely impressed with the quality--my SOM friend's house was bigger than my apartment in Boston and half the price for rent!

Totally understandable!

If you can afford it, the Omni and the Study are the best two options. The Courtyard is substantially further, and right at the edge of campus. The other two, though more expensive, are really nice, and very close to GPSCY, which will make a huge difference come Friday night. (Trust me.) Another alternate would be to contact 360 State to see if they have any guest/model apartments that you might be able to rent for a couple of days. Don't know if that is actually a thing, but just something that occurred to me in the moment.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  29 Mar 2013, 12:36

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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  31 Mar 2013, 06:25
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  31 Mar 2013, 07:07
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The details (date, location, etc) are on the admit student site. You can register for the event there as well.
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