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Hi guys,

I got interviewed today and also got the result that I am waitlisted for the program.
Anything that I could do further

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things like retaking the gmat and scoring higher have helped. also being in communication with the adcom members has helped. honestly if you are waitlisted you have a more than 50% chance of getting in but understand that regardless of what you do no scholarship money! best of luck...


Hey Leo,

Thanks for the input.
Just a few followup questions on the 50% statistic that you have stated above.
Is this number very specefic to Rotman?
Is it still true for an applicant who has been waitlisted in Round 2?
Any idea on roughly how many ppl get waitlisted and finally accepted in Rotman?

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well i know that rotman interviews 70% of its candidate pool for a fact. rotman is also increasing its class to 400-420 students this yr. total no of applications rotman receives roughly 1000-1200 applications though this yr the no might change and it might be more..due to limited availability of no-cosginer loans intl students who have been admitted will choose a us school and most of the ppl have applied to the likes of tuck and duke along with rotman...add all that up and you could say you have a decent chance...rotmans yield isnt great (meaning ppl who get in chose other schools) due to limited scholarship funds and the loan info i gave you...without schol asking students to finance 100k from emerging countries is impossible for most and that assumes prodigy gives you 40k...again these nos are rough data which i have got from reading countless interviews the adcom members have given...

well if you have an IT background and you fall in the indian applicant pool then its a bit of touch and go...normally what i have seen is most ppl who get interviewed get an offer...in your case as i have said before if you have an IT INDIAN background apply in round 1 always...unfortunately the adcom want diversity and having 100 odd indian students with the same background aint good...

best of luck...as i have said you have a good chance of getting in...issues you will face no scholarship and by the time you get an admit which will be sometime in april or later prodigy funds may have dried up...can you finance 140k? think about it ...if you have an existing offer from a top 20 school in us take it...
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things like retaking the gmat and scoring higher have helped. also being in communication with the adcom members has helped. honestly if you are waitlisted you have a more than 50% chance of getting in but understand that regardless of what you do no scholarship money! best of luck...


Hey Leo,

Thanks for the input.
Just a few followup questions on the 50% statistic that you have stated above.
Is this number very specefic to Rotman?
Is it still true for an applicant who has been waitlisted in Round 2?
Any idea on roughly how many ppl get waitlisted and finally accepted in Rotman?

Thanks in advance


well i know that rotman interviews 70% of its candidate pool for a fact. rotman is also increasing its class to 400-420 students this yr. total no of applications rotman receives roughly 1000-1200 applications though this yr the no might change and it might be more..due to limited availability of no-cosginer loans intl students who have been admitted will choose a us school and most of the ppl have applied to the likes of tuck and duke along with rotman...add all that up and you could say you have a decent chance...rotmans yield isnt great (meaning ppl who get in chose other schools) due to limited scholarship funds and the loan info i gave you...without schol asking students to finance 100k from emerging countries is impossible for most and that assumes prodigy gives you 40k...again these nos are rough data which i have got from reading countless interviews the adcom members have given...

well if you have an IT background and you fall in the indian applicant pool then its a bit of touch and go...normally what i have seen is most ppl who get interviewed get an offer...in your case as i have said before if you have an IT INDIAN background apply in round 1 always...unfortunately the adcom want diversity and having 100 odd indian students with the same background aint good...

best of luck...as i have said you have a good chance of getting in...issues you will face no scholarship and by the time you get an admit which will be sometime in april or later prodigy funds may have dried up...can you finance 140k? think about it ...if you have an existing offer from a top 20 school in us take it...



Ah!! the brutual picture and you have justifyed it with figures.
Unfortunately I do belong to that common brand of IT Indian.
Don't have any offers yet and probably not hopeful of any either.
World Definitely Looks Grim Currently... :(
Anyways thanx again for all the Input

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Hey Leo,

Thanks for the input.
Just a few followup questions on the 50% statistic that you have stated above.
Is this number very specefic to Rotman?
Is it still true for an applicant who has been waitlisted in Round 2?
Any idea on roughly how many ppl get waitlisted and finally accepted in Rotman?

Thanks in advance[/quote]

well i know that rotman interviews 70% of its candidate pool for a fact. rotman is also increasing its class to 400-420 students this yr. total no of applications rotman receives roughly 1000-1200 applications though this yr the no might change and it might be more..due to limited availability of no-cosginer loans intl students who have been admitted will choose a us school and most of the ppl have applied to the likes of tuck and duke along with rotman...add all that up and you could say you have a decent chance...rotmans yield isnt great (meaning ppl who get in chose other schools) due to limited scholarship funds and the loan info i gave you...without schol asking students to finance 100k from emerging countries is impossible for most and that assumes prodigy gives you 40k...again these nos are rough data which i have got from reading countless interviews the adcom members have given...

well if you have an IT background and you fall in the indian applicant pool then its a bit of touch and go...normally what i have seen is most ppl who get interviewed get an offer...in your case as i have said before if you have an IT INDIAN background apply in round 1 always...unfortunately the adcom want diversity and having 100 odd indian students with the same background aint good...

best of luck...as i have said you have a good chance of getting in...issues you will face no scholarship and by the time you get an admit which will be sometime in april or later prodigy funds may have dried up...can you finance 140k? think about it ...if you have an existing offer from a top 20 school in us take it...[/quote]


Ah!! the brutual picture and you have justifyed it with figures.
Unfortunately I do belong to that common brand of IT Indian.
Don't have any offers yet and probably not hopeful of any either.
World Definitely Looks Grim Currently... :(
Anyways thanx again for all the Input

Regards[/quote]

if you dont end up getting an admit apply to schools in round 1 or Early application round next yr...if you can improve yr gmat to 750+ your chances at booth tuck duke increase a lot...also tuck and duke really love it if you go to the schools there and interview before your application..thats called a self-initiated interview...look at things like tuck connections and other schools have similar programs to get in touch with students and really understand the school...small things like knowing the name of a local bar where students hang out have been really known to help..
with yr current scores which are very good you wont stand out...had you been for a different field i would tell you forget the gmat...also look at mba consulting services if you have difficulties in expressing yourself within 300 words...look at tier 2 schools such as UNC, Darden, cornell,etc as well...HBS, stanford ,wharton and MIT will be out of reach with yr background unless you have really hit it out of the part by developing new tech or something of that sort!

one last thing look at UBS sauder ,mcgill and haskayne...cheaper and pretty good ! if your goal is core finance then dont bother but if your goal is tech consulting i would look at them and i am pretty sure you would be admitted to all of them...
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Post the interview, what is a reasonable timeline to wait to hear from the adcom before you assume the worst- 1 week or 2 weeks?
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Post the interview, what is a reasonable timeline to wait to hear from the adcom before you assume the worst- 1 week or 2 weeks?


27th is the deadline and thats what I have been told !

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Received interview invite yesterday evening. Indian temporarily residing in the United States. Interested in investment management in the not-for-profit sector.
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Hey Guys,

Received an admit with an entrance scholarship. Applied on the 11th of Jan.......got the admit on the 13/2.
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Hi Guys,

I submitted my application on 11 January 2015. Just received a mail from Rotman a couple of days ago saying that my application was complete and under review. Haven't yet received the interview call. I'm a CA from India and really starting to worry about my chances at Rotman. Can anyone tell me if they received a similar mail and how long after this did they get an interview call?
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Hi Guys,

I submitted my application on 11 January 2015. Just received a mail from Rotman a couple of days ago saying that my application was complete and under review. Haven't yet received the interview call. I'm a CA from India and really starting to worry about my chances at Rotman. Can anyone tell me if they received a similar mail and how long after this did they get an interview call?


Well it just means not all documentation was received by jan and that could mean your transcripts or recommendation letters which they might have just gotten now! So just wait ..admissions is on a rolling basis and 27th is the deadline !
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I got waitlisted without an interview. :( i have asked the ad com guys whether i can submit additional recos , scores and essays but they havent replied . I have mailed them thrice already . I also tried calling them on the phone but the call redirects to voice mail . Is there any other way i can contact them ? I am not sure what my chances are now-
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I got waitlisted without an interview. :( i have asked the ad com guys whether i can submit additional recos , scores and essays but they havent replied . I have mailed them thrice already . I also tried calling them on the phone but the call redirects to voice mail . Is there any other way i can contact them ? I am not sure what my chances are now-


Pretty sure you have just guaranteed your rejection.
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I got waitlisted without an interview. :( i have asked the ad com guys whether i can submit additional recos , scores and essays but they havent replied . I have mailed them thrice already . I also tried calling them on the phone but the call redirects to voice mail . Is there any other way i can contact them ? I am not sure what my chances are now-


Wait listed without an interview is different than wait listed with one. It's very difficult as I have said repeatedly to get into top schools in round 2 with an Indian It background. Also you shouldn't make things worse by seeming desperate. At this stage there are lots who have been interviewed and put on waitlist and they do have a legitimate chance but it's not going to be easy for you. I would say prepare for the worst hope for the best.
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hi,
I do not agree with the above advice. I also am from Indian IT background and waitlisted. I contacted their director of admission and got a reply within a few days. I don't think TOP MBA schools will reject you just because you contacted them on regular basis. This is a wrong notion that goes around. I do not recommend that you abuse them as to why they are not replying but if you word your email correctly I think it will portray a picture of a person who is really interested in their MBA program. Isn't it something that every business school is looking for?
To answer your query, You can do nothing right now, they will review waitlist candidates after R3, I guess that is April.
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I do not agree with the above advice. I also am from Indian IT background and waitlisted. I contacted their director of admission and got a reply within a few days. I don't think TOP MBA schools will reject you just because you contacted them on regular basis. This is a wrong notion that goes around. I do not recommend that you abuse them as to why they are not replying but if you word your email correctly I think it will portray a picture of a person who is really interested in their MBA program. Isn't it something that every business school is looking for?
To answer your query, You can do nothing right now, they will review waitlist candidates after R3, I guess that is April.


nope they wont reject you coz you tried to contact them but calling them once and sending numerous email and leaving a lot of voicemail is different.
As far the indian IT background goes the point i was trying to make and have heard this from a lot of people and even if you go through the interviews rotman adcom has given is that having a non traditional background helps. then the adcom member further said from india candidates who have a non IT background have an edge. Also she said if you have a common IT profile its better to apply earlier since you dont really have a lot to differentiate from other candidates.
honestly the fact is simple if you have worked in the non profit sector,entertainment industry,management consulting, etc and have a gmat of 650 versus someone who has worked in IT at infosys with a gmat of 710 adcom will prefer the former given all other things are at parity. Ppl go to intl schools to have a rounded experience and if 40% of the class is from the Indian IT industry it doesnt do much for diversity. my friend is a second yr student at fuqua and she interviews candidates coz thats how it works at duke and she said indian IT applicants have difficulty getting in even with scores of 730-740 and have virtually no chance at scholarship. With an IT background you need to hit it out the park or apply early.
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I do not agree with the above advice. I also am from Indian IT background and waitlisted. I contacted their director of admission and got a reply within a few days. I don't think TOP MBA schools will reject you just because you contacted them on regular basis. This is a wrong notion that goes around. I do not recommend that you abuse them as to why they are not replying but if you word your email correctly I think it will portray a picture of a person who is really interested in their MBA program. Isn't it something that every business school is looking for?
To answer your query, You can do nothing right now, they will review waitlist candidates after R3, I guess that is April.


Yeah, but you didn't email them three times, and call them. If you're on the fringe, they will reject you because of this. There's an important distinction between being interested, and accepted social etiquette.
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Got an interview call today!!! Anyone interview by Dimitra Tsalpouris? Please share your experience. Would really appreciate your inputs.

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Got an interview call today!!! Anyone interview by Dimitra Tsalpouris? Please share your experience. Would really appreciate your inputs.

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It really doesn't matter who interviews you . The common questions are why Rotman and have a good answer for this? Depending on your post graduation plans you may be asked how you plan to achieve it? Your strength ? Name one time you led a team ? One setback you had ? ..and multiple follow ups! I would strongly advise don't prepare for individual questions but prepare 2-3 stories from your life where you can adress all behavioral questions ! Know your resume in and out and don't lie at any cost .best of luck
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New post 18 Feb 2015, 19:38
Hello, just randomly popping in.

Dimitra is a very cool person. I still stop by and chat with her sometimes, along with Afro and Sheldon. I'm going to echo what myleo said, I recommend not having canned answers ready in anticipation of what you think they'll ask. It would be better to have three to five really great stories that you know inside out and can tailor to questions that she'll ask.

Also, for those worrying about the deadline, last year there was a larger volume that they expected and they did not get through everyone by that date (they would typically let you know though). So don't worry! Worrying too much is just a waste of energy you could be using to prepare for your interviews. You haven't been dinged until you get that email!

Lastly, for those interested in coming to Rotman, and if you can physically come to Toronto in March, I really recommend doing the Rotman Problem Solving Challenge. Not only do you meet great people (future Rotman classmates or even candidates who choose to go to other schools), you get a glimpse of what it's going to be like at Rotman. Last year, the RPSC event was you had to come up with a new venture in under five hours with three other people you've never met before. Super fun!
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