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25 Mar 2010, 21:50
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How lame is it that we have to share a room with a complete stranger during the Consortium OP? I think it's lame.

Do we really?! I haven't read the manual yet, but that is surprising.

Yes, we do. I was going to bring my significant other down so she could enjoy the pool, florida sun, shops, etc., but no more. I am quite surprised by this. Seems like an odd place to cut down on expenses, right?

I'm not surprised. Most diversity weekends I attended and admit weekends that actually put me in a hotel (only one that I know of though) have given me hotels. I do find it funny because we aren't in undergrad anymore ... but I guess we all have the option to afford our own hotel at this point.

I would call the consortium though ... they might have some discount rate for you.
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25 Mar 2010, 22:57
sorry if this question has already been answered, but this thread is 38 pages long and i didn't have time to search the whole thing. am i eligible to apply through the consortium if i am female, but not one of those underrepresented minority groups? i tried looking on their website, but it was really vague about who qualifies.

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After 1970, in keeping with the progressive philosophy on which the organization was founded, the mission evolved to include women and, shortly thereafter, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.

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25 Mar 2010, 23:40
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Ok, let me get this right, you got full tuition $$to a top tier program, C membership, OP at a 5 star hotel where you can walk away to school with an internship in your back pocket, free flight (up to 200) AND you are complianing that you are sharing a room? Wow! No qualms on my end... No complaints; just surprised. Some people are not comfortable sharing a room with a stranger. (Heck, some people are not comfortable sharing a room with a good friend!) However, I didn't realize they were paying for the flight and hotel (hadn't read through the form/manual). That's very generous! I thought we were going to be responsible for the costs of travel and lodging. (Also didn't know about the interview opportunities at OP!) _________________ I'm officially a Terperine! Manager Joined: 26 Jan 2008 Posts: 209 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 36 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Mar 2010, 01:00 thanks for your reply, idcandy! from what you posted, it looks like anyone can apply, but urm and non-urm "special cases that help urm's greatly" will be favored. has anyone heard of any "non-special case" people slipping through? such as a female who has a few EC's (nothing spectacular) that help urm's... just wondering if it would be worth my time to apply. there are a few member schools that are ranked around 5-8 on my list of schools under consideration. Manager Joined: 04 Jan 2010 Posts: 127 Schools: Stanford, Haas, Stern Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Mar 2010, 06:29 Any waitlisted people here ... I think I may be the only one on this forum waitlisted at CGSM schools. Manager Affiliations: Alpha Phi Omega, Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi Joined: 08 Mar 2010 Posts: 68 Location: Adelphi, MD Schools: Ross (CGSM), Maryland, Columbia, CGSM: Stern, Darden, Cornell WE 1: Software/Product Dev (3 yrs) WE 2: Patent Drafting/Prosecution (1 yr) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 5 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Mar 2010, 08:34 username123 wrote: has anyone heard of any "non-special case" people slipping through? such as a female who has a few EC's (nothing spectacular) that help urm's... just wondering if it would be worth my time to apply. there are a few member schools that are ranked around 5-8 on my list of schools under consideration. Everyone's story is different. "Nothing special" could seem like a very compelling and special story to someone else. I know at least one person who felt their story was not worthy of the Consortium, but as they refined it and thought about it, they ended up presenting a very compelling story and being granted membership. That being said, it cannot hurt to apply through the Consortium. You do not have to be accepted to the Consortium to be accepted to its member schools - even if you apply through the Consortium. Here is a post from September that explains a little better: lsuguy7 wrote: I'd definitely go The Consortium route. I know people who didn't have a great mission statement essay and were awarded full tuition through the school without Consortium Membership. Basically, it's a no risk way to go. I'd be happy to help you with your mission statement or discuss the process more thoroughly with you. Here are the outcomes of the admissions process ----------------------------------------------- 1. Not accepted by any members schools 2. Accepted by a member school with no money and no admission to CGSM 3. Accepted by a member school w/money and no admission to CGSM 4. Accepted by a member school - no money - admission to CGSM 5. Accepted by a member school - some money - admission to CGSM 6. Accepted by a member school - full money - admission to CGSM obviously there are some other scenarios where multiple schools can offer you money but not a CGSM fellowship to tempt you away from your higher choice. -Disclosure- I'm a CGSM Fellow at Ross. You might take a look at the first page or so of this thread for some more discussion on this topic. Also, I believe the accepted.com chat linked from the original post will address your question as well. If you have any other questions about it, or want to discuss it further, please PM me or we can start a new thread (this thread has shifted to talk of adcom decisions, orientation program, etc - and rightfully so). Is it too soon to start up a "Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants" thread?! _________________ I'm officially a Terperine! Manager Joined: 21 Jan 2010 Posts: 190 Location: Ohio Schools: Indiana Kelley/Class of 2012/Full tuition$$
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26 Mar 2010, 09:22
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No complaints; just surprised. Some people are not comfortable sharing a room with a stranger. (Heck, some people are not comfortable sharing a room with a good friend!) However, I didn't realize they were paying for the flight and hotel (hadn't read through the form/manual). That's very generous! I thought we were going to be responsible for the costs of travel and lodging. (Also didn't know about the interview opportunities at OP!)

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26 Mar 2010, 09:34
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Waiting on NYU, Darden, Tuck, and HBS!!!

My hair is becoming gray from the wait, i have grown a bear, and feel like Scrooge McDuck, during his thinking walks...Remember the money bin, and his walks around the Auguste Rodin's thinking man aka Dante. Well you get the picture. But congrats to everyone else that is finally in.

Quite a descriptive write huh? Hang in there bro (given you "beard" comment above, I so hope you are not a lady ) They will all fall in place...just a little while longer...
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26 Mar 2010, 12:23
Hey Case2010,

Yes...

I am a Bro, i am assuming you are a Bro as well...

I was glade to when i learn that you finally received the invite a few weeks ago. I have been keeping away not wanting add to my stress.

So far no news today, i was hoping to get some news today. I check my Darden status and it seems that i am now being consider with round three candidates.

Oh well... I guess i have a few more months to go now.
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26 Mar 2010, 15:22
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JoeMahmah was banned for posting a link to the business week forum on the Kellogg thread, but he's back in a new avatar

JoeMa, how where you notified of the "ban"? I think I am partially banned . I noticed earlier today that when I try to search previous posts, get a "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" response. Glad to have you back. I was beginning to wonder where you've been at...Different name, same attitude huh
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26 Mar 2010, 15:40
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I think I am partially banned . I noticed earlier today that when I try to search previous posts, get a "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" response.

It's not just you, Case2010. That feature was temporarily deactivated to alleviate server load. I expect it to be back after admissions notices start to slow down again (see the unable to search user's messages thread).
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26 Mar 2010, 21:49
Haha, Case2010, I just was no longer able to log into my account (it was inactive). I then emailed the admins, who said I had been banned. Can't nobody hold me down, as the esteemed entrepreneur Sean Combs once said. haha

Case2010 wrote:
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JoeMahmah was banned for posting a link to the business week forum on the Kellogg thread, but he's back in a new avatar

JoeMa, how where you notified of the "ban"? I think I am partially banned . I noticed earlier today that when I try to search previous posts, get a "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" response. Glad to have you back. I was beginning to wonder where you've been at...Different name, same attitude huh
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26 Mar 2010, 22:13
Count me in as a non-URM who got in at Darden, but no fellowship.

just food for thought.

(*also, this post is probably a better fit for the 2011 CGSM thread)
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27 Mar 2010, 09:03
So, this may be a question I should know from the CGSM site, but I'm still a little unclear: does the consortium fellowship pay just for tuition, or tuition AND the estimated cost of attendance for your program (i.e. - room and board if on campus, health insurance, etc)? Thanks.
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27 Mar 2010, 15:47
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So, this may be a question I should know from the CGSM site, but I'm still a little unclear: does the consortium fellowship pay just for tuition, or tuition AND the estimated cost of attendance for your program (i.e. - room and board if on campus, health insurance, etc)? Thanks.
The Consortium Fellowship covers "tuition and fees," which is a very sweet deal. That does not include, however, room and board, health insurance, books, etc. To cover those costs, you can a) pay out of pocket, b) take out one or more loans, c) apply for additional grants or scholarships (through your school or external programs), d) complete a work-study program such as a graduate assitantship, or e) any combination of the above.

For example, if your school estimates total annual cost of attendance to be about $70k with$50k of that being tuition and fees (and the rest being room and board, etc.), the Consortium Fellowship will cover $100k of that over two years while you will be responsible for$40k. Thus, the Consortium Fellowship siginificantly reduces the "financial burden" of receiving an MBA from a great program, but does not eliminate it entirely.

Please note that I am not a financial aid officer, but rather a Fall 2010 applicant. To get a more definitive answer on what options are available to cover the cost of living, etc. expenses, you should contact financial aid officers at the program(s) that you are interested in attending.

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27 Mar 2010, 16:16
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Spring10 wrote:
So, this may be a question I should know from the CGSM site, but I'm still a little unclear: does the consortium fellowship pay just for tuition, or tuition AND the estimated cost of attendance for your program (i.e. - room and board if on campus, health insurance, etc)? Thanks.
The Consortium Fellowship covers "tuition and fees," which is a very sweet deal. That does not include, however, room and board, health insurance, books, etc. To cover those costs, you can a) pay out of pocket, b) take out one or more loans, c) apply for additional grants or scholarships (through your school or external programs), d) complete a work-study program such as a graduate assitantship, or e) any combination of the above.

For example, if your school estimates total annual cost of attendance to be about $70k with$50k of that being tuition and fees (and the rest being room and board, etc.), the Consortium Fellowship will cover $100k of that over two years while you will be responsible for$40k. Thus, the Consortium Fellowship siginificantly reduces the "financial burden" of receiving an MBA from a great program, but does not eliminate it entirely.

Please note that I am not a financial aid officer, but rather a Fall 2010 applicant. To get a more definitive answer on what options are available to cover the cost of living, etc. expenses, you should contact financial aid officers at the program(s) that you are interested in attending.

Best of luck to you!

A loud shout out to idcandy, our resident guru Your explanations -- always detailed -- comes in handy at all times. You explanation here is perfect and accurate. I got an e-mail Thursday from the director of the Kelley MBA financial aid office that pretty much said what you said.

One point of note to all: pay attention to your school estimate. Part of my e-mail read "Please note that this (the school estimate) is an average MBA student budget; it was developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid and may not accommodate individual preferences or lifestyle choices. Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the budget listed above. Financial aid of any kind is only available up to the University’s student budget. If your costs exceed the budget, you will need to come to school with savings to accommodate those expenses, or be prepared to sacrifice some items in your budget."
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