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New post 17 Dec 2010, 10:44
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I'm definitely not looking forward to declining a school's offer. I have a lot emotionally invested in each school and while I know this process is for my future development, you can't help but form relationships along the way with alumni, adcom, and students who all hope you join them. I guess I'm a people pleaser and I don't like the idea of disappointing anyone.


I echo that sentiment wholeheartedly. For myself, I honestly had very low expectations for this entire process and am genuinely shocked by the outcome so far. I think the one silver lining to making that choice is that once you decide on a school, that is one of your friends from work or a fellow forum member here who is admitted from the waitlist and given a chance to enroll at the other schools.
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New post 18 Dec 2010, 03:26
Just wondering if there are any Chicago admits currently living in Singapore. Please PM me as I would be interested in organizing a get-together.
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New post 18 Dec 2010, 05:23
You can look up people in the community directory and people have been organizing geographical meet ups via the google group.
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New post 18 Dec 2010, 11:42
@eskimoroll You are in a great position. If I were you, I'd put down the $1k deposit for Booth if you can't decide between the two. I think a lot of people will be putting down the deposit, especially for those applying in R2, so as to not lose their spot.
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New post 18 Dec 2010, 22:50
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Congrats to all who are in.

I have a lot to say about how to best prepare yourself for the MBA experience and Booth interview processes in particular. If I did a quick webinar on this, would people be interested? Nothing fancy, I'd just wing it.



Would be greatly interested!! Loved your webinar on the interview prep.
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New post 19 Dec 2010, 07:31
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Just wondering if there are any Chicago admits currently living in Singapore. Please PM me as I would be interested in organizing a get-together.


For sure lah.

Even you don't know singlish lah, you will by the time you graduate lah, cause everyone speaks singlish lah.
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New post 19 Dec 2010, 08:37
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For sure lah.

Even you don't know singlish lah, you will by the time you graduate lah, cause everyone speaks singlish lah.


Da fck! Rhymes' in Singapore?! Great! Would you be dropping by for the Chicago Booth Alumni hosted event this wednesday?
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New post 19 Dec 2010, 11:41
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For sure lah.

Even you don't know singlish lah, you will by the time you graduate lah, cause everyone speaks singlish lah.


Da fck! Rhymes' in Singapore?! Great! Would you be dropping by for the Chicago Booth Alumni hosted event this wednesday?


Sorry I was trying to be funnay. I'm not actually in singapore lah, but I'm sure there will be many admits there.
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New post Updated on: 20 Dec 2010, 15:11
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Hi all,

I updated the spreadsheet with reported Round 1 decisions. Take a look and see if everything is accurate. If you are in purple, please edit the spreadsheet or post your final decision on the board and I will edit the spreadsheet. And now for a long winded analysis. 8-) The colors let you know which stats are comparable.

Here are the total stats for Round 1:

Admit: 25.3% (42/166)
Waitlist: 22.3% (37/166)
Ding w/o Interview: 14% (23/166)
Ding w/ Interview: 22.3% (37/166)
Unknown w/ Interview: 16.2% (27/166)


From what I have gathered, we have just 14% reporting a ding before interview. That is suspiciously low (as can be expected), so we will just look at decisions post interview (total of 143):

Accepted: 29.4% (42/143)
Waitlisted: 25.9% (37/143)
Ding: 25.9% (37/143)
Unknown: 19% (27/143)


Last year’s thread is a bit of a mess. I’ve tried to put together solid stats but there may still be errors. Last year's Round 1 total stats were (total of 69):

Admit: 23.2% (16/69)
Waitlist: 29% (20/69) ((Admit after Waitlist: 50% (10/20)))
Ding w/o interview: 20.3% (14/69)
Ding w/ Interview: 13% (9/69)
Unknown w/ Interview: 14.5% (10/69)


Again, a very low Ding w/o interview rate. So let’s just look at the stats post-interview. (total of 55):

Admit: 29% (16/55)
Waitlist: 36.4% (20/55)
Ding: 16.4% (9/55)
Unknown: 18.2% (10/55)


The post-interview statistics make for an interesting comparison. We have almost three times as many post-interview applicants this year, so who knows how reliable this data is. The admit rate is about the same (~29%). The waitlist rate appears to be much lower this year, only 25% compared to last year’s 36%. The ding rate post interview appears to be higher this year, 26% compared to last year’s 16%. The unknown post interview rate is also about the same. We can probably assume that most of the unknowns are waitlist or dings.

To my fellow Round 1 waitlisters:

We seem to be in pretty good shape. The waitlist % is lower this year (at least among GMAT clubbers) while the other stats have held fairly steady. Of the 20 waitlisters from Round 1 last year, 9 were accepted in March on the Round 2 decision date (1 with money) and 1 was accepted in May. Only 1 waitlist ding was reported and that was in March. 2 of the 20 reported withdraws before the R2 decision date, 2 were waitlisted through the summer, and 5 did not report after the original december waitlisting.

So, if this year is like last year, about half of us can expect good news in March. Not bad odds, hopefully it will help relieve the anxiety over the next 3 months.

Best of luck to everyone. Let me know if you see any numerical errors here and I’ll fix them.

Originally posted by earlycareerMBA on 19 Dec 2010, 17:11.
Last edited by earlycareerMBA on 20 Dec 2010, 15:11, edited 2 times in total.
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Well, if you compare to my year, we are doing much better. I was the only FT admit in R1 I think :)
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New post 19 Dec 2010, 17:26
Good analysis earlycareerMBA. Thanks for taking the time!
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I was admitted and have no idea where to get an answer to the following question: Does Booth have a policy (formal or informal) on how early is too early to quit your job? I hate mine and would like to quit as soon as humanly possible.

Any thoughts or info anyone has would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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I was admitted and have no idea where to get an answer to the following question: Does Booth have a policy (formal or informal) on how early is too early to quit your job? I hate mine and would like to quit as soon as humanly possible.

Any thoughts or info anyone has would be much appreciated. Thanks!


I don't think they would have a 'policy' on something like this but potential recruiters post MBA definitely would. The onus is on you to figure out how to account for the months that you are not working before you join business school, I would think. If you can explain it (time off/travel/social work/part time work/freelance/whatever you choose to do) to a future employer in a manner that he remains impressed by your credentials, then quit as soon as you want to!
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I was admitted and have no idea where to get an answer to the following question: Does Booth have a policy (formal or informal) on how early is too early to quit your job? I hate mine and would like to quit as soon as humanly possible.

Any thoughts or info anyone has would be much appreciated. Thanks!


How many months of WE did you say (in your application) did you say you'd have upon matriculating? I think you'd need to honor whatever number you put in.
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bonkselle23 wrote:
I was admitted and have no idea where to get an answer to the following question: Does Booth have a policy (formal or informal) on how early is too early to quit your job? I hate mine and would like to quit as soon as humanly possible.

Any thoughts or info anyone has would be much appreciated. Thanks!


How many months of WE did you say (in your application) did you say you'd have upon matriculating? I think you'd need to honor whatever number you put in.


If it's of any help, I asked them via e-mail after being admitted and they said it's an entirely personal decision and up to you, as long as you attend the mandatory orientation on September 7th.
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New post 20 Dec 2010, 11:53
just added myself to the list. Waitlisted
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ok I have a question. I added a recommender for Booth and I got an email saying he has submitted the rec. However in the online application, I don't see his record, its gone.. How is that possible? Is it that once the rec is submitted its no longer visible?
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Hey fellow R1 waitlisters, I was in your place at this time last year, wondering if I'd get a break and accepted later in the process. I got the admit call for R2, then six weeks later got a call giving me a half-ride scholarship (totally shocked at this). I matriculated and it's been a great ride so far! So it's not over yet! Try not to think about it too much and good luck.

It's also worth noting is that I never got off of the waitlist for Kellogg. :-D So this process may have as much to do with luck as the GMAT.
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New post 21 Dec 2010, 02:49
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Hey fellow R1 waitlisters, I was in your place at this time last year, wondering if I'd get a break and accepted later in the process. I got the admit call for R2, then six weeks later got a call giving me a half-ride scholarship (totally shocked at this). I matriculated and it's been a great ride so far! So it's not over yet! Try not to think about it too much and good luck.

It's also worth noting is that I never got off of the waitlist for Kellogg. :-D So this process may have as much to do with luck as the GMAT.


@ultraeasy : Could you share some of the things you did to improve your chances at UC (update letter-when would be best to send it? ... or any other steps) - im sure many of us would be eager to know...
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Just wondering if there are any Chicago admits currently living in Singapore. Please PM me as I would be interested in organizing a get-together.


For sure lah.

Even you don't know singlish lah, you will by the time you graduate lah, cause everyone speaks singlish lah.


Lol, this post really got my attention. :lol:
I'm from Singapore and got accepted too.
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